Dan Bane, Trader Joe’s

2014 Power 50 Other Retailers Selling Food: No. 5 Dan Bane Chairman and CEO Trader Joe’s Key Development: Opened stores in three new states: Colorado, Idaho and Vermont. What’s Next: Continuing its aggressive expansion program, particularly in the Sun Belt.

Trader Joe’s Co. is sustaining its aggressive growth plan, apparently without a hitch.

Led by Dan Bane, chairman and CEO, the specialty foods chain said two years ago it expected to open approximately 30 stores a year going forward, and it is meeting that goal.

At the end of its fiscal year June 30, the Monrovia, Calif.-based chain was operating 420 locations in 39 states and the District of Columbia — having opened 13 stores in the first half of the calendar year, with pl

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