This makes five consecutive years for the superfoods firm
(Richmond, Calif. – August 26, 2013) Nutiva®, the world’s leading provider of organic coconut oil, hemp foods, chia seeds, and red palm oil, has again been named one of the fastest-growing private companies in America by Inc. Magazine. Earning accolades in the Private Company Sector for the fifth year in a row, Nutiva now ranks at No. 1252 as a result of rapid growth stemming from its uncompromising dedication to providing the highest-quality organic superfoods and commitment to “Nourishing People and Planet.” Nutiva ranks seventh among food brands with sales above $20M a year, and is number two in organic foods—just behind Plum Organics.
“This is the fifth consecutive year we’ve made the Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Company list,” said Nutiva founder and CEO John W. Roulac. “People today are searching for nutrient-dense organic foods, and our team has done an amazing job keeping up with the surging demand.”
Superfoods Becoming a Super Trend
As popularity spike’s for superfoods—most notably coconut, hemp, and chia—Nutiva is riding this wave of demand, resulting in its average 55 percent annual growth rate since 2002. Nutiva’s purpose is to produce the highest-quality organic superfoods, providing superior nutritional value to our customers while supporting sustainable agricultural practices. Compare this to today’s modern chemical-intensive GMO (genetically modified organism) corn and soy crops, which underpin unhealthy GMO vegetable oils and animal feedlots with their compromised meat and milk. Eaters vote with their dollars three times a day and Nutiva’s hyper growth shows that people are shifting to healthier food choices. Nutiva is accelerating the organic-food movement and revolutionizing the way the world eats!
Pioneering the Next Superfood: Red Palm Oil
Nutiva recently introduced certified-organic Red Palm Oil, a delicious culinary oil with a signature bright reddish-orange color, grown on small organic family farms in northwest Ecuador. By partnering with Natural Habitats in Ecuador, we ensure that no deforestation or habitat destruction results from the growing or harvesting process. Nutiva expects to receive its Fair Trade certification on Red Palm Oil this fall.
A wonderful buttery flavor combined with high levels of antioxidant vitamins A and E makes Nutiva’s Red Palm Oil an excellent choice for baking, soups, sauces and medium heat sautéing. Nutiva’s Kitchen offers numerous online recipes featuring red palm oil, hempseeds, coconut oil, coconut manna, chia seeds, etc.
Nutiva’s Corporate Social Responsibility
Nutiva’s socially responsible vision includes donating 1 percent of its sales to groups promoting sustainable agriculture, as well as supporting the health and well-being of the communities in which it operates. Since 1999, the company’s success and rapid growth have enhanced the sum of its contributions, which totaled $1.4 million to date. Nutiva has established the Nutiva Nourish Foundation to ensure the continuity of its philanthropic expansion.
Recently, Nutiva partnered with Common Vision to plant a fruit tree at every one of the twenty-five public schools in Richmond. In the Philippines, Nutiva has given away thirty-five thousand coconut seedlings to independent farmers. Each “money tree,” as the farmers call them, will within five years yield up to forty-eight coconuts a year.
Nutiva is dedicated to a healthy and sustainable world, demonstrating its mission to nourish people and planet by using delicious organic ingredients, enriching the soil, and donating 1 percent of sales to sustainable-agriculture groups. Founded in 1999, Nutiva is the world’s best-selling brand of nutritious organic hemp foods, extra-virgin coconut oil, and chia seeds. Fifteen thousand retailers in the United States, Canada, Asia and the European Union offer Nutiva foods, including Whole Foods, Sprouts, Vitamin Shoppe, GNC, Publix, Safeway, Costco, Loblaws, and Amazon.com.
About Inc. 5000
Each year Inc. Magazine ranks the five thousand fastest-growing privately held firms in the United States. This prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become a hallmark of entrepreneurial success and the place where future household names first make their mark. Oracle, Patagonia, E*Trade, American Apparel, Microsoft, and numerous other well-known brands are among those celebrated on this list.