Food for Talk, Episode 23 | A Conversation with Stew Leonard Jr.
Howard Dorman and Stew Leonard Jr.
In episode twenty-three of Food for Talk, host Howard Dorman, Mazars Food and Beverage Practice Leader, talks with Stew Leonard’s Farm Fresh Food’s CEO, Stew Leonard Jr. Stew Leonard’s Farm Fresh foods emphasizes customer service, employee care, and fresh foods. Stew Leonard has grown the grocery business to nearly $500 million in annual sales, with more than 3,000 team members, and 7 stores in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. It was dubbed the “Disneyland of Dairy Stores” by the New York Times, as it has many forms of entertainment, such as animatronics and costume characters to entertain children while their parents shopped. Under Stew, the grocery store chain has been recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For in America” for 10 consecutive years. As noted by the poster, Stew has had ups and downs throughout his business and in turn has gained immense experience in the food and beverage industry that is delved into in this podcast episode.
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About Stew Leonard’s Farm Fresh Foods
Stew Leonard’s Farm Fresh Foods began as a small dairy store founded by Charles Leo Leonard in 1969 with just seven employees. Stew, Charles’s son, turned the farm into a retail dairy store and it expanded into fresh foods from there. The grocery store was known for its customer service and employee care, as it provided entertainment for children while parents could get their shopping done. It is still family owned today, with Stew Leonard Jr. as the President and CEO.
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Howard Dorman | Email: Howard.Dorman@MazarsUSA.com