California Proposition 37

By Walter Robb, November 7, 2012  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Walter Robb

Whole Foods Market supported California’s Proposition 37 because we believe consumers have the fundamental right to know how their food is sourced, grown and produced. We are disappointed that the initiative did not pass. We do believe that awareness of this issue was significantly raised during the campaign, and we are encouraged by the labeling efforts now underway in many other states. We hope that ultimately these efforts will lead to a single federal labeling standard.

We learned during the campaign how important it is to keep our Team Members informed on these issues, and Whole Foods Market will continue to improve in this area. We are evaluating our overall participation in the campaign and how we might evolve our role in the support of future GMO labeling efforts.

Here are some of the ways that Whole Foods Market supported Prop 37 in all of our California stores and communities:

  • Info kiosks 

  • Billboards and banners...

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Walter: Why we pay higher wages; organic study faulty

By Walter Robb, September 27, 2012  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Walter Robb

In mid-September, in an interview with Yahoo! Finance, Walter Robb talked about how Whole Foods Market works to provide great pay and benefits for its Team Members, and he addressed the Stanford study on organics that recently came out.

Walter Robb at WSU

By Walter Robb, July 19, 2012  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Walter Robb

On April 3, 2012, Walter Robb spoke about doing good in a global marketplace in a public talk at Washington State University. He discussed "Toward a More Sustainable View of Business: A Retailer's Perspective;" the event was sponsored by the WSU College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences.

Walter Robb speaks to the Detroit Economic Club

By Walter Robb, April 13, 2012  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Walter Robb

Walter Robb speaks to the Detroit Economic Club about Whole Foods Market's planned store for the city; you can see the presentation at http://www.econclub.org.

Walter Robb gives a presentation on Conscious Capitalism at the National Retail Federation Conference

By Walter Robb, January 16, 2012  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Walter Robb

On January 16, Walter Robb joined Kip Tindell, CEO of The Container Store, and Jonathon Sokoloff, Managing Partner of Leonard Green & Partners, to give a presentation on Conscious Capitalism at the National Retail Federation Conference. The three discussed this emerging business movement and discussed how they believe profits come from properly balancing the needs of all stakeholders — employees, suppliers, customers, community and investors. Watch the Conscious Capitalism video.

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