Bob’s Red Mill going employee owned!
The other day I put up a post about Ben and Jerry’s promise to go completely Fair Trade with their ingredients by 2013. Okay, so they still use HFCS in their ice cream and source their rBGH-free milk from not-necessarily-happy cows (I got a preliminary response to my email from the creamery, saying they’ll get back to me next week since the main guy is out of town), but a commitment to Fair Trade is a good thing.
Here’s another similar happy tale: Bob’s Red Mill is going employee-owned. Bob is retiring, and while like many similar businesses he could have made a tidy bundle selling to some corporate conglomerate that wanted a piece of the organic action. But he chose not to. A quote from Bob Moore on why he made this choice: “I could not sell the company. I don’t think there’s anybody worthy to run this company but the people who built it.” Amen.
I’ve supported Bob’s Red Mill products for years, just because they are good products. Now I have another reason.