Walter Robb

Whole Foods Market
Former Co-CEO

With a long and varied entrepreneurial history in natural foods ranging from retailer to farmer to consultant, Walter Robb joined Whole Foods Market in 1991 and in 2010, was named co-CEO along with John Mackey at which time he joined the Whole Foods Market Board of Directors. In 2017, Robb transitioned his leadership focus to his role as Chairman of the Board for Whole Kids Foundation and Whole Cities Foundation. Robb also serves on the Board of Directors for Union Square Hospitality Group, The Container Store, FoodMaven and HeatGenie.

Robb is an ardent organic advocate; he works his own organic garden and has served on the Board of Directors of the Organic Trade Association and the Organic Center for Education and Promotion.

He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University in 1976 and is a proud father and grandfather with two sons, a daughter, and four grandchildren.


July 19, 2018

3:50 PM  -  4:45 PM

Disrupted Retail

We will close the NBJ Summit by navigating the seismic changes happening in nutrition retail being driven by Amazon, Whole Foods, private label and other powerful forces.

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July 19, 2018

4:45 PM  -  5:30 PM

Closing Keynote: Walter Robb

Few people have had a bigger impact on how Americans perceive and purchase natural and organic foods and dietary supplements than Walter Robb. The former Whole Foods Market Co-CEO helped lead the chain through years of growth that inspired upheaval across the grocery sector. Robb has strong opinions about conscious capitalism, building purpose into a … Continued

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