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Tim Sperry
The Tim Sperry Group
President

Tim Sperry
The Tim Sperry Group
President

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Tim Sperry started The Tim Sperry Group in 2006, following a twenty year career in Purchasing Leadership at Whole Foods Market.

His consultancy includes the following services: Taking new products to market, Natural channel navigation strategies with a focus on Whole Foods Market, Product review and branding strategies, Category reviews and sales strategies, Market overviews and opportunities for Private Equity firms.

Tim began his career in the natural foods industry in 1982, joining the team at The Semple St. Food Co-op in Pittsburgh. He later ran the East End Food Co-op, also in Pittsburgh.

Prior to joining Whole Foods Market, Tim worked for Wellspring Grocery in Durham and Chapel Hill, North Carolina, as part of the Management Team. Whole Foods Market acquired Wellspring in 1991 and Tim, a native New Englander, moved to Massachusetts when WFM purchased Bread & Circus in 1992.

During his tenure with Whole Foods Market, Tim led the Grocery Team in one of the largest regions of the company. He participated in the expansion of WFM into Washington, D.C. and New York City, as well as London. Tim was also a key participant in the development of National Purchasing at Whole Foods.

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