Sixty seconds with… Iceland’s Richard Walker

Richard Walker

As Retail Week Live nears, we interview some of the event’s most exciting speakers. This week meet Iceland’s managing director and sustainability champion Richard Walker.

Richard Walker joined the family business in 2012, spending a year as a shelf-stacker and cashier in London before becoming an Iceland store manager and moving to head office in 2013. He took up his current role in 2018.

A committed environmentalist, he is a driving force behind Iceland’s pledge to remove the 13,000 tons of plastic packaging used in its own-brand products by 2023, and its campaign to remove palm oil from its food following its infamous ‘Rang-tan’ Christmas advert in 2018.


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