Bob’s Red Mill (Bob Moore) Interviews

November 4, 2015


I love hearing success stories of how people got started.
I’m sure you know Bob’s Red Mill products by now.
They’re big on whole, organic grains/lentils/etc.

I’ve searched high & low and his interviews are rare.
Here are a few:

1. Bob Moore, Founder Of Bob’s Red Mill (audio, NPR)
“Bob Moore founded Bob’s Red Mill in 1978 after an earlier career in the auto mechanics business. The company produces all natural whole-grain products that are prepared in the age-old tradition of quartz stone grinding. Based in Portland, Oregon, Bob’s Red Mill provides roughly 400 natural grain products to natural food stores across the United States. In 2010, at 81 years old Bob turned the company over to his more than 200 employees through an ESOP (Employee Stock Option Plan).”

2. Nutrition Matters: An Interview with Bob Moore of Bob’s Red Mill (audio)
“Listen in as hosts Dr. Courtney Jackson and Dr. Julie Briley, co-founders of Food as Medicine Institute (FAMI), talk with Portland natural foods icon Bob Moore of Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods about the early days of his whole-grains food company, which helped kick-start the natural foods industry at its inception in the 1960s.”

3. How I Did It: Bob Moore, Bob’s Red Mill (INC Magazine)
“Bob Moore was a middle-aged retiree when he launched his second career. He nurtured it into a $70 million business — and then gave it away to his employees.”