Why I'm Voting for Prop 37

By Walter Robb, November 5, 2012  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Walter Robb

I've been in the grocery business for more than 30 years. Since I opened my first store in Weaverville, California in 1977, I've talked to customers about everything from diet choices to recipes to organic gardening. Over that time I've had the opportunity to see firsthand what Whole Foods Market customers want­ is information about the food they're buying.

GMO labeling is standard practice in 50 other countries around the world, including Japan, China, Russia, and across Europe. Foods containing GMOs are produced and labeled at little or no extra cost, we know it can be done without seeing food costs go up.

I support Prop 37 because I believe that our customers have the right to know how their food is sourced, grown and produced. I see this as a fundamental right - the right to know and the right to choose freely based on...

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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.