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Stew Leonard Jr.

President, Stew Leonard's, America's Most Celebrated Food Retailer

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Stew Leonard Jr. Biography

Stew Leonard Jr. is president and chief executive officer of Stew Leonard's, a unique family-owned and operated retailer dubbed “The Disneyland of Dairy Stores” by The New York Times for it’s in-store entertainment and costumed characters and listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for having “the greatest sales per unit area of any single food store in the United States.”

Leonard’s father started the business in Norwalk, CT in 1969 as the first dairy retail store where children could be entertained watching milk being bottled while mothers did their shopping for locally-produced farm-fresh foods. Leonard grew up in the business, helping his father expand the store to include fresh meat, seafood, produce, cheese and a bakery.

Since Leonard took over as president and CEO in 1991, the company has grown to include four food stores in Norwalk, Danbury and Newington, Connecticut and Yonkers, New York, and nine wine stores in Norwalk, Danbury and Newington, Connecticut, Yonkers, Farmingdale and Carle Place, New York and Clifton, Springfield and Paramus, New Jersey. Stew Leonard’s employs over 2,000 team members and has annual sales of $400 million.

Stew Leonard’s has received worldwide recognition for its passionate approach to customer service and creating a great work environment for its team members. The company is continuously featured in marketing textbooks and business school case studies such as Harvard Business School and Columbia University, was named to FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for ten consecutive years, and has been featured in two of management expert Tom Peter's books, A Passion for Excellence and Thriving on Chaos.

Leonard was awarded the prestigious Dale Carnegie Leadership Award, an international honor that recognizes company leaders who emphasize development of their people, and has appeared on numerous national television shows regarding his expertise and store’s business philosophy, including the CBS Early Morning Show, Martha Stewart, CNN, MSNBC, The History Channel and The Food Network.

Following the devastating drowning accident of their 21-month old son, Stewie, Leonard and his wife Kim founded the Stew Leonard III Children’s Charities with the mission to save lives through water safety education and awareness, since drowning is the leading cause of accidental death in children under the age of five. As part of this mission they have published two children’s books on the topic of water safety—Stewie The Duck Learns to Swim and Swimming Lessons with Stewie The Duck—and have raised over $1 million to fund

Speaking Topics
  • The Customer Is ALWAYS Right!

    Stew Leonard, Jr. shares the secrets of the company that's been called "The Disney of retail". He offers practical, usable ideas to build teams, empower employees, continually innovate and improve quality and establish total dedication of the team to exceeding customer expectations. His management style stresses flawless execution of the fundamentals as the clear, competitive edge. He calls it S.T.E.W.: Satisfy the customer; work together as a Team; strive for Excellence at everything you do; and get the customer to say WOW. This talk is tailored to your needs as Stew speaks with examples that can easily be adapted to any business or industry.

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  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Stew Leonard Jr.?

    Booking fees for Stew Leonard Jr., or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Stew Leonard Jr., please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Stew Leonard Jr. for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Stew Leonard Jr. for your next private or corporate function.
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President, Stew Leonard's, America's Most Celebrated Food Retailer

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Stew Leonard Jr. Biography

Stew Leonard Jr. is president and chief executive officer of Stew Leonard's, a unique family-owned and operated retailer dubbed “The Disneyland of Dairy Stores” by The New York Times for it’s in-store entertainment and costumed characters and listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for having “the greatest sales per unit area of any single food store in the United States.”

Leonard’s father started the business in Norwalk, CT in 1969 as the first dairy retail store where children could be entertained watching milk being bottled while mothers did their shopping for locally-produced farm-fresh foods. Leonard grew up in the business, helping his father expand the store to include fresh meat, seafood, produce, cheese and a bakery.

Since Leonard took over as president and CEO in 1991, the company has grown to include four food stores in Norwalk, Danbury and Newington, Connecticut and Yonkers, New York, and nine wine stores in Norwalk, Danbury and Newington, Connecticut, Yonkers, Farmingdale and Carle Place, New York and Clifton, Springfield and Paramus, New Jersey. Stew Leonard’s employs over 2,000 team members and has annual sales of $400 million.

Stew Leonard’s has received worldwide recognition for its passionate approach to customer service and creating a great work environment for its team members. The company is continuously featured in marketing textbooks and business school case studies such as Harvard Business School and Columbia University, was named to FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for ten consecutive years, and has been featured in two of management expert Tom Peter's books, A Passion for Excellence and Thriving on Chaos.

Leonard was awarded the prestigious Dale Carnegie Leadership Award, an international honor that recognizes company leaders who emphasize development of their people, and has appeared on numerous national television shows regarding his expertise and store’s business philosophy, including the CBS Early Morning Show, Martha Stewart, CNN, MSNBC, The History Channel and The Food Network.

Following the devastating drowning accident of their 21-month old son, Stewie, Leonard and his wife Kim founded the Stew Leonard III Children’s Charities with the mission to save lives through water safety education and awareness, since drowning is the leading cause of accidental death in children under the age of five. As part of this mission they have published two children’s books on the topic of water safety—Stewie The Duck Learns to Swim and Swimming Lessons with Stewie The Duck—and have raised over $1 million to fund

Stew Leonard Jr. Speaking Topics

  • The Customer Is ALWAYS Right!

    Stew Leonard, Jr. shares the secrets of the company that's been called "The Disney of retail". He offers practical, usable ideas to build teams, empower employees, continually innovate and improve quality and establish total dedication of the team to exceeding customer expectations. His management style stresses flawless execution of the fundamentals as the clear, competitive edge. He calls it S.T.E.W.: Satisfy the customer; work together as a Team; strive for Excellence at everything you do; and get the customer to say WOW. This talk is tailored to your needs as Stew speaks with examples that can easily be adapted to any business or industry.

Stew Leonard Jr. Videos

  • Stew Leonard Jr. meets the Naked Cowboy
  • Stew Jr's Song to his Father

FAQs on booking Stew Leonard Jr.

  • How to book Stew Leonard Jr.?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Stew Leonard Jr. for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Stew Leonard Jr., or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Stew Leonard Jr. or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Stew Leonard Jr.?

    Booking fees for Stew Leonard Jr., or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Stew Leonard Jr., please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Stew Leonard Jr.?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Stew Leonard Jr. for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Stew Leonard Jr. for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Stew Leonard Jr. or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Stew Leonard Jr. or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Stew Leonard Jr. is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as The Customer Is ALWAYS Right!. The estimated speaking fee range to book Stew Leonard Jr. for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Stew Leonard Jr. generally travels from CT, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Laurence Winmill, Hamish Taylor, Ron Broussard, Tim Rooney and Monte M. Wyatt. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Stew Leonard Jr. for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Stew Leonard Jr. Speaking Topics

  • The Customer Is ALWAYS Right!

    Stew Leonard, Jr. shares the secrets of the company that's been called "The Disney of retail". He offers practical, usable ideas to build teams, empower employees, continually innovate and improve quality and establish total dedication of the team to exceeding customer expectations. His management style stresses flawless execution of the fundamentals as the clear, competitive edge. He calls it S.T.E.W.: Satisfy the customer; work together as a Team; strive for Excellence at everything you do; and get the customer to say WOW. This talk is tailored to your needs as Stew speaks with examples that can easily be adapted to any business or industry.

Stew Leonard Jr. Speaker Videos

  • Stew Leonard Jr. meets the Naked Cowboy
    Stew Jr's Song to his Father

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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