On 3/17/2017, PhillyNews' Jane M. Von Bergen published an article about why a supermarket CEO likes hiring former drug dealers. "What we realized is that a lot of the people we hired were in the drug trade,” said Jeffrey Brown, founder and chief executive of Brown's Super Stores Inc. “We were surprised that some of the people we hired have fairly good business skills. The drug trade is a business, it’s an illegal business. You are buying. You are selling. You have inventory. You have some of the common problems that any retailer has. A lot of them are accelerating into management.” Read the full article here.
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