Don J. Clark
Global Vice President for Non-Perishables
Don Clark is global vice president of purchasing for non-perishables at Whole Foods Market. He joined Whole Foods Market in November 2015, and in this role, Clark is responsible for all functions of Whole Foods Market’s non-perishable business, including growth through strong supplier relationships, inventory and category management initiatives and the management and expansion of the grocer’s robust exclusive brands program, which generated approximately $1.8 billion in sales in fiscal year 2014 from approximately 4,400 SKUs led by the company’s 365 Everyday Value® line.
Clark joins Whole Foods Market from Target Corporation, where he helped in the ongoing transformation of Target’s grocery business through significant investments in merchandising, produce sourcing, store design, supply chain, store operations, technology and omni-channel capabilities. Prior to that, Clark led the expansion of the Merchandise Planning and Presentation capabilities in Target’s Bangalore, India office for its U.S. store and .com businesses. In that role, he implemented more efficient, cost-effective operations and innovative U.S. personalization and localization efforts.
An avid triathlete and father of four, Clark is based at the company’s headquarters in Austin, Texas where he lives with his family. He is a graduate of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota with both a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Business.