Baruch College’s Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship Presents: “The Strauss Group: A Growing Family Business: Through the Eyes of a Daughter and Granddaughter”

NEW YORK, NY-September 18, 2013 – The Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship at Baruch College is hosting an interactive presentation to give aspiring entrepreneurs a first-hand look at a multinational family business. On October 1, Raya Strauss Ben-Dror, a second generation of The Strauss Group, Israel’s second largest food and beverage company, along with her daughter, Nava Michael-Tsabari, will talk about their successful family business. The presentation will include a Q&A session and a recap of key learning points for business students, entrepreneurs, and members of the public.

With $1.7 billion in sales and operations in 15 countries, The Strauss Group is ranked #1 in coffee sales in Central and Eastern Europe, #2 for coffee sales in Brazil and #1 for Mediterranean salads in North America.  Over the past decade, Strauss Coffee B.V. has become one of the fastest growing branded coffee companies in the world.  Strauss Group manages a portfolio of five companies: Strauss Coffee B.V., Strauss Israel, Strauss Water, PepsiCo-Strauss Fresh Dips & Spreads International and Max Brenner. Its brands in North America include Sabra, (hummus and dips), which is in partnership with PepsiCo, and Max Brenner Chocolate Bar restaurants.

The event is co-sponsored by the Dean’s Executive Leadership Series and Weissman Center for International Business at Baruch College.



WHAT:           “The Strauss Group: A Global Family Business-

Through the Eyes of a Daughter and Granddaughter”

WHEN:           12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 1, 2013

WHERE:         Baruch College, Newman Vertical Campus, Room 14-220,

                            55 Lexington Avenue (between 24th and 25th Streets),

REGISTER:   Pre-registration is required to attend.




About Baruch College:
Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world.  For more about Baruch College, go to


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