Bob’s Red Mill Uses an Employee Stock Ownership Plan to Put People Before Profit

Bob Moore gave employees ownership of Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods through an employee stock ownership plan, which means employees are in charge of the future of the company as well as their own retirement benefits.

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Bob Moore says about his decision, "Most business people I have known over the years have had one goal, and that is to get out of the business they are in. My advice to them is, ‘For Heaven’s sake, do not let go of your job! Keep it.’ That’s what I have done. I have worked to keep the business I love.”
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