Alan Gladstone advising cannabis company
August 7, 2017,
Irvine, Calif. – Anna’s Linens founder Alan Gladstone has a brand new bag.
Gladstone is the first appointee to Terra Tech Corp.’s new advisory board. The company operates retail and medical cannabis facilities in Nevada and California. Its Edible Garden subsidiary cultivates sustainably grown hydroponic produce sold through major grocery stores such as ShopRite, Walmart, Winn-Dixie, Raley's, Meijer, Kroger, Stop & Shop and others nationwide.
Gladstone was chairman, president and ceo of Anna's Linens from 1987 until the company’s demise in 2015. The specialty home textiles chain at one point consisted of 305 stores in 23 states generating over $400 million in annual revenue.
Prior to Anna’s Linens, Gladstone was a self-employed retail business consultant whose clients included Vons, TG&Y and Cook United. He was also President of Home Front, a division of U.S. Shoe, from 1983 - 1986 where he grew the business from 21 stores to 105 stores, and grew sales from $40 million to $400 million.
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