Sobeys Inc. is a Canadian supermarket company with about 1400 stores across the country and $16 billion in annual revenue. David leads Sobeys sustainability direction, covering direct operations (retails stores, fleets, warehouses) and product sourcing (including sustainable seafood, agriculture, packaging, social compliance, animal welfare). He also participates in numerous Canadian, North American, and global sustainability committees, including with The Consumer Goods Forum and the Global Social Compliance Program.
In his previous position with Sobeys, David was General Manager of its new small urban store concept. Prior to Sobeys, David was National VP of Marketing for Whole Foods Market, Austin, Texas, during which time he was on the Organic Trade Association marketing committee, was on the inaugural Wi-Fi industry marketing committee while with a California-based wireless networking start-up, was with McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada, and was with a developing country master franchisee for Pizza Hut and KFC. David has an undergraduate degree in environmental science and a MBA.
Sobeys is driving change in the seafood industry.
Sobeys sustainable seafood strategy involves achieving a high level of transparency about its seafood sources, evaluation of the sustainability status of t...