John Mackey: 2009 SN Hall of Fame

John Mackey: 2009 SN Hall of Fame

John Mackey helped usher natural and organic foods into the mainstream, riding a concept he created that emphasizes product quality as much as social responsibility. Whole Foods Market, just another natural-food store in Austin, Texas, 30 years ago, is now an $8 billion, multinational phenomenon. John Mackey helped take the movement into the black. The co-founder, chair- man and chief executive officer

John Mackey helped take the “green” movement into the black.

The co-founder, chair- man and chief executive officer of Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods Market — a college dropout who admits he knew very little about business when he opened his first store — has created a natural and organic juggernaut. Because of his leadership in the mainstreaming of natural and organic foods and his success at bui

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