Whole Foods Co-CEO Walter Robb introduces Tucson, Ariz., workers Keely Dietz (left) and Amber Atencio at the Global Retailing Conference in Tucson.
At Whole Foods Market, localization goes well beyond tailoring store assortments. It encompasses sourcing, events, design of the buildings, and decision-making authority to suit the communities it serves, said Walter Robb, co-CEO of the Austin, Texas-based company. “The intelligence of a company lives in the locations, lives within all of the team members, every single one of them,” Robb said in a talk at the recent Global Retailing Conference, an annual event produced by the ...
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