Inc. is out with its annual list of the fastest-growing private companies in America, and as usual, has a strong showing from the natural foods industry. Let’s take a look at some of the natural foods brands that made this year’s Inc. 5000.
This startup, which offers a delivery subscription service for healthier snacking, neared the top of the list—in spot 24—with 9,200 percent growth over three years and $16.9 million in 2017 revenue.
The Portland-based brand took gluten-free cheese breads that are so common in Brazilian restaurants and brought them to the frozen aisle, driving 2,138 percent three-year growth and $12.9 million in 2017 revenue.
Herbal and superfood beverage maker Rebbl reported 2,076 percent three-year growth and $16.2 million in 2017 revenue.
Purveyor of superfood bars, powders, and other foods made with moringa, a nutrient-dense leafy vegetable, Kuli Kuli is no stranger to New Hope readers. The company hit $2.2 million in revenue in 2017, and 1,415 percent in three-year growth.
Maker of roasted chickpea snacks in a variety of flavors, Biena Snacks posted 815 percent growth in three years and $4.8 million in 2017 revenue.
The New York-based company, which finances and builds greenhouse farms and partners with supermarkets to sell local produce, ultimately with the goal of shortening the supply chain, posted $9.8 million in 2017 revenue and 890 percent three-year growth.
The organic family food brand offers options from nondairy yogurt pouches to quinoa cereals, focusing on promoting digestive health at all ages. The Austin-based company reported 400 percent three-year growth and $3.1 million in 2017 revenue.
The kid-focused healthy cafe chain has set up locations at family-friendly destinations like children's museums and science centers, and posted $3.4 million in 2017 revenue and 204 percent three-year growth.
The children’s vitamin manufacturer, which sells non-GMO products that are free of preservatives and artificial flavors, sweeteners and colors, had 938 percent three-year growth and generated $52.4 million in 2017 revenue.
Powerful’s product line, designed to bring natural, clean dairy products to fuel men leading active lifestyles, drove 482 percent three-year growth and $9.6 million in 2017 revenue.
The stevia brand, offering natural alternatives for sugar and artificial sweeteners, grew 231 percent in three years and generated $18.2 million in 2017 revenue.
Prosperity Organic Foods
The maker of plant-based butters under the name Melt reported 90 percent three-year growth and $2.8 million in 2017 revenue.
The brand offering frozen children’s foods that contain hidden vegetables drove 238 percent three-year growth and $12.1 million in 2017 revenue.
Pete and Gerry’s Organics
Pete and Gerry’s sells organic, free range eggs sourced from over 120 family farms, and saw 75 percent three-year growth and $176.5 in 2017 revenue.