Nutiva, the world’s leading provider of organic coconut oil, hemp foods, chia seeds and red palm oil, has again been named one of the fastest-growing private companies in America by Inc. Magazine. Earning accolades in the Private Company Sector for the fifth year in a row, Nutiva now ranks at number 1,252 as a result of rapid growth stemming from its uncompromising dedication to providing the highest-quality organic superfoods and commitment to “Nourishing People and Planet.” Nutiva ranks seventh among food brands with sales above $20M a year, and is number two in organic foods—just behind Plum Organics.
“This is the fifth consecutive year we’ve made the Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Company list,” said Nutiva founder and CEO John W. Roulac. “People today are searching for nutrient-dense organic foods, and our team has done an amazing job keeping up with the surging demand."
Superfoods becoming a super trend
As popularity spikes for superfoods—most notably coconut, hemp and chia—Nutiva is riding this wave of demand, resulting in its average 55 percent annual growth rate since 2002. Nutiva’s mission is to produce the highest-quality organic superfoods, providing superior nutritional value to its customers while supporting sustainable agricultural practices. Compare this to today's modern chemical-intensive GMO corn and soy crops, which underpin unhealthy GMO vegetable oils and animal feedlots with their compromised meat and milk. Eaters vote with their dollars three times a day and Nutiva's hyper growth shows that people are shifting to healthier food choices. Nutiva is accelerating the organic-food movement and revolutionizing the way the world eats!
Pioneering the next superfood: red palm oil
Nutiva recently introduced certified-organic Red Palm Oil, a delicious culinary oil with a signature bright reddish-orange color, grown on small organic family farms in northwest Ecuador. By partnering with Natural Habitats in Ecuador, Nutiva ensures that no deforestation or habitat destruction results from the growing or harvesting process. Nutiva expects to receive its Fair Trade certification on Red Palm Oil this fall.
A wonderful buttery flavor combined with high levels of antioxidant vitamins A and E makes Nutiva's Red Palm Oil an excellent choice for baking, soups, sauces and medium heat sautéing. Nutiva's Kitchen offers numerous online recipes featuring red palm oil, hempseeds, coconut oil, coconut manna, chia seeds and others.
Nutiva’s corporate social responsibility
Nutiva’s socially-responsible vision includes donating 1 percent of its sales to groups promoting sustainable agriculture, as well as supporting the health and well-being of the communities in which it operates. Since 1999, the company's success and rapid growth have enhanced the sum of its contributions, which totaled $1.4 million to date. Nutiva has established the Nutiva Nourish Foundation to ensure the continuity of its philanthropic expansion.
Recently, Nutiva partnered with Common Vision to plant a fruit tree at every one of the 25 public schools in Richmond, Calif. In the Philippines, Nutiva has given away 35,000 coconut seedlings to independent farmers. Each “money tree,” as the farmers call them, will within five years yield up to 48 coconuts a year.