Ronald Wayne Burkle is an American investor and philanthropist. He is co-founder and managing partner of The Yucaipa Companies, LLC, a private equity and venture capital firm that specializes in underperforming U.S. companies in the distribution, logistics, food, retail, consumer and light industrial sectors.
|I don't know what's going on in America. I know what people in New York and Beverly Hills think about Whole Foods, but I don't know what people anywhere else think.|
|I don't pay attention to how I feel about anything.|
|I started out as a box boy. You know, I didn't go to college, and I did well in supermarkets.|
|I think traditional supermarkets have to pay attention to the fact that America is more and more conscious of lifestyle.|
|Since I was 13, I've been buying things because they are ridiculously cheap.|
|Supermarket companies are big logistics companies, and one of the ways we've increased profitability in the past is by re-evaluating how they do logistics.|
|You certainly have a higher quality of life when you are not on the Forbes list. It just means that your security changes, and you're known for the wrong things.||Life|