Lynn Gust, retiring, started his career with Kroger in 1970 as a parcel clerk at Fred Meyer's Fourth Plain store in Vancouver, Wash. and has served in a number of senior-level positions becoming president of Fred Meyer in 2012.
What hinders growth? Not picking the right trusting partners, not building a distinct culture and not hiring enough leaders who have a growth mindset. The best growth organizations know what they stand for and whom they stand with. These were some of the ideas that helped set the tone at last month’s Drug Store News Industry Issues Summit in New York last month.