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Aug 10, 2018, 07:00am - Since selling Whole Foods to Amazon, the company’s former co-CEO Walter Robb has become an investor, mentor and adviser to the next era of food companies. One of the issues he has focused on is reducing food waste.
“This is an opportunity whose time has arrived,” says Robb. “There is now an appreciation that food matters. Together with technology change, media change, and a generation change, we’re at a place where we can take on the next generation of issues. One of those is using food well.”Read More
Former Whole Foods co-CEO Walter Robb is to serve as ‘executive-in-residence’ at Chicago-based VC fund S2G Ventures (Seed 2 Growth) to help its team identify new investments and mentor portfolio entrepreneurs.Read More
In the wake of Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods just over a year ago, some of the company’s brightest talent have been entering the agrifood tech investment ecosystem.
Former vice president of grocery Errol Schweizer is now on the board of farm to consumer delivery service Good Eggs, insect farm Aspire Food Group and a large handful of other startups. Former global director of local brands product innovation Elly Truesdell is now chief strategy officer at consumer packaged goods (CPG) investor Canopy Foods.
But, the brightest talent of these departures is former Whole Foods co-CEO Walter Robb, who saw the acquisition through and left the company to form Stonewall Robb Advisors in 2017 to advise, invest in and mentor individuals and organizations committed to social justice and animal welfare.Read More
As you can see, we have made the foundation of our new effort and chapter a stone wall. Many have asked why, and if there is a significance to the wall. The answer is yes, as it is both the name of the beach at our third generation family place on Martha's Vineyard off the coast of Massachusetts, but just as important, the nature and form of the wall represent how we see the relationship between man and nature. The wall is a guide to how we can do our work and live our lives, and a touchstone for remembering that always present beneath the pressure and challenge of everyday life, there is the constant presence of the stones that have endured for so many more years and the sound of the waves washing up on the stone wall - shifting and shaping, relentlessly but purposefully - all holding so much meaning, spoken and unspoken, for our family.
Business leaders who also want to lead change in their communities and in the world must push themselves outside their comfort zones, said Walter Robb, the former co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, in a presentation at the Winter Fancy Food Show.Read More
AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- HeatGenie, the leading innovator in self-heating beverage packaging, today announced that Walter Robb, former co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, has invested in HeatGenie and joined its Board of Directors, signaling the company's readiness to finalize product development and enter the market in the ready-to-drink (RTD) beverage category.Read More
You may have heard this terrifying yet true statistic: 40 percent of all food produced in this country goes uneaten. It’s no secret that food waste is a big issue. Months ago, we reported on FoodMaven’s innovative approach to tackling the squandered food problem.Read More