Candy CEO unwraps the sweet life | Shelf Life, ep. 5

Meet Walgreens partner Rick Ross, CEO of Galerie Candy and Gifts. An entrepreneur with a passion for candy, Ross is satisfying America’s sweet tooth with chocolate, novelty candy and confectionary gifts. In this episode, he shares his struggles as a gay business owner facing discrimination in the 1980s retail industry and how his experience inspired him to advocate for diversity.

Published December 2022.