BrightFarms Named #571 on Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies
NEW YORK CITY, NY - BrightFarms is bashing in more than just the bright lights from the big city this week after again spotting its name on the annual Inc. 5000 list. BrightFarms was ranked #571 among the country’s fastest growing private companies this year, solidifying the company’s position as a leader in locally grown packaged salads.
“Being named again to the list of fastest growing companies is a positive sign for our continued growth. The recognition demonstrates that our model successfully addresses consumer demand for responsibly grown, local produce,” said Paul Lightfoot, CEO. “I’m grateful to my colleagues for helping the company grow in new markets and to our national retail partners for their efforts in bringing quality, fresh produce to more consumers.”
According to a press release, Inc. 5000 ranks companies by their rate of revenue growth over the last three years. For the second year in a row, BrightFarms is the only produce company to make the list, even ranking 22nd among food and beverage brands.
BrightFarms operates four greenhouse farms in Rochelle, IL; Culpeper, VA; Bucks County, PA; and Wilmington, OH, and distributes its salad greens across major markets and in retailers like Kroger, Ahold-Delhaize, Walmart, and Albertsons.
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