OAKLAND, Calif. — Cost Plus here said Joseph H. Coulombe, founder of Trader Joe's Markets, has been named non-executive chairman. He will succeed Frederic M. Roberts, whose term expires June 17. Coulombe — the “Joe” of Trader Joe’s — was chief executive officer of Trader Joe's from 1957 until 1989. He was subsequently president and CEO of Sports Chalet; CEO of Provigo Corp.'s U.S. operations; and co-chairman of Thrifty Drugs. He has been a director of Cost Plus since 1995. "I am confident ...
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