A Store Visit with John Riddle, CEO, Howard’s – HEDGE accordingly
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What’s the history of Howard’s? This year marks our 75th anniversary. Our first store was in San Gabriel [Calif.], which our founder, Howard Roach, opened in 1946. We are, I believe, one of the five oldest employee-owned corporations in America. The Howard’s ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) was formed in 1976 and that means there is no major shareholder; the company is entirely owned by employees. John Riddle, CEO, Howard’s What makes Howard’s unique from the competition? The experience center model, which we launched here in Long Beach last September, is distinct. The store is full of dif…

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