Chad joined Door to Door Organics in 2009 as Chief Operating Officer and became CEO later the same year. He has overseen the expansion of its headquarters in Colorado and led the building of operations in Kansas City, Detroit, Chicago and Ottsville, Pa. Under his guidance, the company received $25.5 million in Series B financing from the Arlon Group, a New York-based global food and agriculture investment firm, as well as a $3.25-million Series-A round investment from Greenmont Capital in 2012.
American eating habits are changing but are retailers keeping pace? We consider new formats that are challenging the supremacy of the supermarkets, whose all-things-to-all-people approach and systemized merchandising based on store-size and slotting fees is accused of failing to respond to local food culture. Trend-watchers say fresh format stores are doing a better job and will grow strongly, but what other formats will work and how can food manufacturers cash in?