Karen Christensen

SVP, Merchandising for Perishables at Whole Foods Market

Karen Christensen is Senior Vice President of Merchandising for Perishables for Whole Foods Market. Karen joined Whole Foods Market in 1998. For six years before becoming SVP, Karen served as the Regional Vice President of Whole Foods Market’s Northern California Region. She originally started as a Regional Produce Buyer and quickly made her way to roles like Regional Produce Coordinator, Global Produce Buyer, and Global Produce Coordinator.

Karen is a true food visionary whose passion for Whole Foods Market’s mission and purpose allows her to be a champion for change and a leader excited to bring that enthusiasm to the perishables category. Karen serves on the Board of Directors for Whole Planet Foundation.


  • SVP, Merchandising for Perishables

    Current role

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