AUSTIN, Texas (Dec. 4, 2015) – Errol Schweizer, Whole Foods Market’s executive global grocery coordinator, has been recognized on Supermarket News’ list of top influencers who are shaking up the food business. The “Disruptors 2015: Food Industry Game Changers” list, released this week, spotlights 25 industry players who are bucking conventional norms and transforming the food industry.

Schweizer’s role in pioneering and driving trends like GMO transparency and organics, his ability to target new consumer preferences, and his commitment to creating win-win partnerships with suppliers are all reasons Supermarket News cites for naming him to its list.  

With more than 20 years of experience in food retail, Schweizer has a long track record as an innovator and industry leader. Under his leadership, Whole Foods Market’s global grocery team has launched thousands of first-to-market and exclusive products and spurred exponential growth in organic, non-GMO-verified and fair trade offerings. He also oversaw the development and launch of Whole Foods Market’s Eco-Scale rating system—a first-of-its kind, comprehensive set of household cleaning standards that require something even federal law does not—full ingredient disclosure on all product labels.