Monday, June 05, 2006

John Mackey: Vegan CEO Of Whole Foods Market

John Mackey: Not Your Average Grocer, Dan Rather Profiles The Founder And Vegan CEO Of Whole Foods Market - CBS News

John Mackey vegan CEO of Whole Foods Market who took over UK Fresh and Wild

At the age of 52, John Mackey has become that big man on campus in corporate America, running a Fortune 500 company.

Yet, in one of the most competitive industries, Mackey's unorthodox approach has transformed Whole Foods Market into a business worth about $9 billion. In the last five years alone, the company's stock has grown faster than such powerhouses as eBay, Yahoo and Microsoft. And he has done it by creating a supermarket unlike any other.

"Shopping for groceries for most people is like a chore," says Mackey. "It's like doing the laundry or taking out the garbage. And we strive to make shopping engaging, fun and interactive."