Known as a respected mentor and teacher to many who have advanced their food careers, Bob Moore started in the grocery business in 1959 as a package clerk. When Bob and Ed Crenshaw moved to Atlanta, GA in 1992 to start a new division, he felt it was one of the “best compliments ever paid to me by my company.”
Bob had the opportunity to start from the very beginning in transferring, hiring and promoting Publix associates, and from that launch developed what is now the largest division in terms of number of stores within Publix. Publix today is one of the 10 largest volume supermarket chains in the U. S., with sales in excess of $21.7 billion, 915 stores, and 142,000 employees.
Ed Crenshaw, president of Publix, offered high praise regarding Bob’s recognition by the Food Industry Hall of Fame, “ Bob is certainly worthy of this level of recognition. He has been a tireless servant – to our customers by working to exceed their expectations, and to our associates by being the mentor and teacher that advanced their careers.”
Bob is well known throughout Marietta, GA for his civic contributions to the community and church. Bob is also well known for his contributions within the food industry, having served as past chairman of the Georgia Food Industry Association, where he is a director.
Bob credits his success to many people. “I could literally write a book on all the people who have touched my life and contributed to whatever success I have been able to enjoy. To them, I will always be indebted.”