Aug 27, 2018BrightFarms named to Inc. 5000 list for revenue growth
BrightFarms, a supplier of locally-grown produce, was named to the annual Inc. 5000 list, ranking No. 571 among the country’s fastest-growing private companies. With four greenhouse farms and distribution across major markets, the ranking solidifies the brand’s position as the leader in locally grown packaged salads for supermarkets.
The Inc. 5000 ranks companies by their rate of revenue growth from the past three years. For the second straight year, BrightFarms is the only produce company to make the list and ranked 22nd among food and beverage brands, according to a release from BrightFarms.
“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,” says Paul Lightfoot, CEO of BrightFarms. “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.”
BrightFarms salad greens are sold in leading national retailers such as Kroger, Ahold-Delhaize, Walmart and Albertsons.
BrightFarms finances, builds, and operates local greenhouse farms in partnership with supermarkets, cities, capital sources, and vendors.
The company operates greenhouses in Rochelle, IL; Culpeper, VA; Bucks County, PA.; and Wilmington, OH to provide supermarkets with a consistent and year-round supply of locally grown produce.
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