Walter Robb

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November 10, 2014 @ Walter Robb's Blog
Walter discusses fiscal fourth-quarter profit that topped analysts’ estimates as the grocery-store chain slashed prices to win over bargain-hunting shoppers. Robb speaks with Bloomberg’s Carol Massar and Michael McKee on Bloomberg Radio’s "Taking Stock" on Nov. 6. You can listen to the interview here.  
November 10, 2014 @
Walter discusses fiscal fourth-quarter profit that topped analysts’ estimates as the grocery-store chain slashed prices to win over bargain-hunting shoppers. Robb speaks with Bloomberg’s Carol Massar and Michael McKee on Bloomberg Radio’s "Taking Stock" on Nov. 6. You can listen to the interview here.  
September 17, 2014 @ Walter Robb's Blog
I recently appeared on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” program to talk about Whole Foods Market’s progress across a number of fronts. Topics included the innovative grocery pickup and delivery service partnership with Instacart, our company being named one of the first retailers to accept Apple Pay transactions, our upcoming national branding campaign, and more.
June 27, 2013 @ Walter Robb's Blog
Walter Robb,co-CEO, shares our Revised Team Member Language Guidelines on behalf of the Whole Foods Market Leadership Network. I'd like to begin this post with two statements regarding the recent incident involving two of our team members in one of our Albuquerque, New Mexico stores. First, we sincerely apologize that a section of our handbook regarding team member interactions in the workplace was not clearly written, and for any misunderstandings or offense it has created. Its intention was to foster inclusion, not exclusion.
June 14, 2013 @ Whole Story
Walter Robb,co-CEO, shares our Revised Team Member Language Guidelines on behalf of the Whole Foods Market Leadership Network. I'd like to begin this post with two statements regarding the recent incident involving two of our team members in one of our Albuquerque, New Mexico stores. First, we sincerely apologize that a section of our handbook regarding team member interactions in the workplace was not clearly written, and for any misunderstandings or offense it has created. Its intention was to foster inclusion, not exclusion.
March 8, 2013 @ Walter Robb's Blog
Whole Foods Market commits to full GMO transparency by giving supplier partners five years to source non-GMO ingredients or to clearly label products with ingredients containing GMOs.
January 8, 2013 @ Walter Robb's Blog
  On Dec. 19, Walter stopped by the CNBC studios in New Jersey to talk with Jim Cramer: http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000136401&play=1
November 7, 2012 @ Walter Robb's Blog
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.
November 5, 2012 @ Whole Story
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.
September 27, 2012 @ Walter Robb's Blog
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.
July 19, 2012 @ Walter Robb's Blog
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.
April 13, 2012 @ Walter Robb's Blog
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.
January 16, 2012 @ Walter Robb's Blog
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.
September 21, 2011 @ Walter Robb's Blog
This past week, our $10 for a $20 gift card offer on Living Social received tremendous publicity for being the first-ever national grocery deal and for selling out in record time. Indeed, the offer sold at an average rate of 30 sales per second and reached as high as 80 sales per second at its peak — on the way to selling out one million coupons in about 10 hours.

Walter Robb, Co-CEO, joined Whole Foods Market in 1991. He operated the Mill Valley, CA store until he became president of the Northern Pacific Region in 1993, where he grew the region from two to 17 stores. He became Executive Vice-President of Operations in 2000, Chief Operating Officer in 2001 and Co-President in 2004. Now as Co-CEO, Robb oversees six regions and is on the Whole Planet Foundation Board of Directors. An avid organic advocate, Robb is on the Advisory Board for the Organic Center for Education and Promotion. He is also on the Board of Regents for the University of the Pacific.