Consumer >> CEO Interviews >> April 1, 2003

Murray Dashe – Cost Plus Inc (cpwm)

MURRAY H. DASHE joined Cost Plus, Inc., in June 1997 as Vice Chairman and was appointed President in September 1997 and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in February 1998. He has more than 35 years of retailing experience covering merchandising, marketing, advertising and store operations and finance, with nearly 20 years experience as CEO or COO of high- growth retail chains. He began his career with Allied Stores Corporation, (now Federated Department Stores). He earned his MA from St. Francis (Pennsylvania) Graduate School of Industrial Relations in 1970 and a BA from Albright College (Pennsylvania) in 1969. He is a decorated veteran of the Vietnam conflict. Profile
TWST: What's gone on over the past year at Cost Plus that

investors should focus on?

Mr. Dashe: We have opened a net of 25 new stores, opened 26 but

one was a replacement for an older store