Robb was asked about his thoughts about farms, processors, and other businesses in the food chain getting larger in size to economically survive. He acknowledged that Whole Foods, itself, plans to almost triple its number of its stores – from its current 350 markets to about 1,000 stores.

“There is nothing wrong with being a big company,” Robb said. “People give ‘big’ a bad name."

He added, “It is all about your compass and your action. We need all-sized companies.”

An advantage of a larger company is the ability to financially deal with challenges.

Robb concluded, “Just because you are a small company doesn’t make you better than a big company. It is what you are doing with the size and how you contribute to a better world.”

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