Earth Fare Brings on New Chief Medical Officer
- by Maggie Mead
ASHEVILLE, NC - Though it’s already February, it isn’t too late for the new year, new me trend, or at least it isn’t for Earth Fare. The natural, organic retailer is starting the year off with a new addition to its leadership team. Dr. Angela Hind will act as the company’s new Chief Medical Officer, a role in which she will be working across all departments to enact and oversee a corporate health and wellness strategy to inform Earth Fare’s guiding principles of merchandising and new product selection. Dr. Hind will be acting on the company’s goal of providing only the healthiest assortment of products for the communities it serves.
"Our country has an unprecedented epidemic of chronic illness from the food we eat,” said Dr. Hind. “Grocery stores have enormous power and responsibility to step up and be part of the solution by providing healthy food to everyone. That is Earth Fare's mission, and my role as Chief Medical Officer demonstrates Earth Fare's commitment to being a place of wellness for its customers, its staff, and for our society."
Dr. Hind brings nearly 20 years of experience in Internal Medicine, where she witnessed the growing number of chronic illnesses in patients. As a result, Dr. Hind sought out additional training in molecular toxicology and Functional Medicine as a way to create an integrative approach to treat and prevent disease through toxin avoidance, diet, and stress reduction. No stranger to Earth Fare, Dr. Hind has consulted with the company before, developing programs including the Clean Pantry Makeover and contributing to the retailer’s in-store magazine, The Clean Plate.
According to the press release, some of Dr. Hind’s goals within her role at Earth Fare include:
- Supporting Earth Fare’s commitment to remain the leading, healthiest grocer in North America through its product quality standards, guided by the company’s Food Philosophy & Boot List
- Creating a customer Wellness Program that will help new and existing shoppers meet their specific health objectives
- Strengthening employees’ understanding of health and wellness so they can better educate customers.
- Developing meaningful, wellness-oriented employee benefits that empower employees to eat, feel, and stay well.
“Dr. Hind has made it her life’s work to help Americans improve their health through their food choices. Many conditions can be prevented, treated, or managed with proper nutrition,” said President and CEO Frank Scorpiniti. “We share this vision, and by having Dr. Hind’s expert medical and nutritional counsel, Earth Fare can continue to improve the health of both our shoppers and our employees, to truly help them ‘Live Longer with Earth Fare.’”
Will this new appointment achieve the results that the company is looking for? Keep reading AndNowUKnow for updates.