Before the words “whole grain” and “organic” became part of Americans’ everyday vocabulary, Bob Moore knew the importance of healthful eating.In 1978, he started Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods, as a small family-run business in Oregon selling stone mill-ground whole grains.
The company has since grown into a multi-million dollar business that sells more than 400 whole grain products including flours, hot cereals, and organic and gluten-free products.
Moore is dedicated to making America healthier and he believes Bob’s Red Mill is a small part of the solution.
“Our company needs to exist so that some of the people that eat our product will be healthier — and I think they will be,” he said.
Moore’s work is a way of life and his employees are a second family, which is why he announced this week that he’s handing over the keys to his 209 employees.
Moore said he’s gotten countless buy-out offers over the years, but he couldn’t envision selling the business to a stranger.