Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000

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For the 2nd Straight Year, SnackNation is Among the 500 Fastest Growing Companies in America and a Top Ten Food and Beverage Company

August 14, 2019

CULVER CITY, CA — August 14th, 2019 — Inc. magazine today revealed that for the second year in a row, SnackNation is among the 500 fastest growing private companies in the U.S. The tech-enable snack delivery service ranked in the top ten in the food and beverage category, and #352 on the list of 5000. 

The Inc. 5000 list is the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies, and offers a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

SnackNation co-founders Sean Kelly (CEO) and Andy Mackensen (CMO) are now three-time Inc. 500 honorees, having also made the list for their previous venture H.U.M.A.N. (Helping Unite Mankind and Nutrition). 

Not only have the companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 (which are listed online at Inc.com, with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands August 20) been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2019 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 454 percent, and a median rate of 157 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $237.7 billion in 2018, accounting for 1,216,308 jobs over the past three years.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.”

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held October 10 to 12, 2019, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. As always, speakers include some of the greatest innovators and business leaders of our generation.

About SnackNation
SnackNation is a tech-enabled snack delivery service that serves today’s most innovative, best-tasting, and emerging CPG brands to high-value consumers at their most engaged moments. SnackNation exists to inspire more conscious food decisions. Founded in 2014, the company curates and delivers great tasting, better-for-you snacks to more than half a million people in thousands of member offices nationwide – places like Microsoft, MailChimp, Soothe, and many more. SnackNation is committed to helping families facing hunger, and has donated more than six million meals to Feeding America. SnackNation was named the 24th fastest-growing private company by Inc. Magazine and the third fastest growing company in LA county by the Los Angeles Business Journal. The company has offices in Los Angeles and Chicago. To learn more, visit SnackNation.com.

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000 

Methodology
The 2019 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2015 and 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2015. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2018. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2015 is $100,000; the minimum for 2018 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

About Inc. Media
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Inc. took home the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. The total monthly audience reach for the brand has been growing significantly, from 2,000,000 in 2010 to more than 20,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates the remarkable achievements of these companies. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://conference.inc.com/.

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