#1 Local Produce Brand Ranked a Fastest Growing Company in America
New York, NY, August 2018 – BrightFarms, the #1 brand in local produce, was named to the annual Inc. 5000 list, ranking #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.
“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. 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. For more information, visit www.inc.com/inc5000.
BrightFarms grows local produce, nationwide. BrightFarms finances, builds, and operates local greenhouse farms in partnership with supermarkets, cities, capital sources, and vendors, enabling it to quickly and efficiently eliminate time, distance, and costs from the food supply chain. BrightFarms’ growing methods, a model for the future of scalable, sustainable local farming, uses far less energy, land and water than long distance, centralized and field grown agriculture. Fast Company recognizes BrightFarms as “One of World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies” and one of the “Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Food” in the world. For more information, please visit www.brightfarms.com.