Top Food Company Celebrates Three-Year Revenue Growth of 23,880 Percent
AUSTIN, TX – August 14, 2019 – Today, Inc. Magazine announced its annual Inc. 5000 List, ranking Cece’s® Veggie Co. No. 3 on the list. The Inc. 5000 is the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents 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.
Cece’s® Veggie Co., the top food product company to be named on the 2019 Inc. 5000 List, has been recognized for disrupting the produce department by pioneering the first pre-packaged, USDA Certified Organic spiralized vegetables. The company’s mission is to make it easier – and more fun – for everyone to eat more veggies, more often. In addition to spiralized organic veggie noodles, the company has expanded to offer organic riced veggies (cauliflower and broccoli) and organic meal solutions featuring fresh veggies and sauce inclusions for a grab & go, veggie-centric meals.
“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.”
“Cece’s started as a hare-brained scheme in my kitchen involving my kids (who have gluten allergies), power tools, and a lot of mangled sweet potatoes,” said Mason Arnold, Cece’s Veggie Co. Founder. “We launched Cece’s in 2015 with two SKUs and a single retailer — the growth and excitement around the brand and products has been noodle-rific. We were confident that the brand would resonate with consumers, but for a produce company to be ranked at the top of this list is completely bananas. The demand for healthy, convenient and organic meal solutions that taste delicious is strong and Cece’s will continue to innovate with simple but twisted offerings for the whole family.”
Since completing construction last year on a custom-designed, 42,300 square foot facility, Cece’s Veggie Co. has expanded production capacity by five times, allowing for national distribution in many major retailers in 2018. The innovative fresh-cut veggie products have also been recognized with awards from the leading trade associations in the produce industry, the United Fresh Produce Association and Produce Marketing Association.
Cece’s veggies are responsibly sourced through a trusted network of organic farmers. The products are USDA certified organic and Non-GMO Project verified as well as gluten free, keto and vegan friendly with no added preservatives, sugars or salts.
Cece’s products are available at Whole Foods Market and Sprouts stores nationwide and at Target, Kroger, Albertsons Safeway, HEB and other select regional retailers. Check the online store locator to find Cece’s products near you.
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.
More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000
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.
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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.
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More About Cece’s® Veggie Co.
At Cece’s Veggie Co., we believe in simple nutrition. Cece’s is your personal sous chef, prepping 100% organic spiralized noodles, riced veggies and meal solutions that go from pan to table in 8 minutes or less. Cece’s veggies can be enjoyed raw, sautéed as a grain alternative, and in salads, soups and more! Add a fresh twist to breakfast, lunch or dinner with all the taste and texture of your favorite grain-based recipes for a fraction of the carbs and calories.
Cece’s veggies are responsibly sourced, USDA certified Organic, gluten free and vegan/keto friendly with no added preservatives, sugars or salts. With Cece’s Veggie Co., your daily dose of veggies is just a twirl away. Less prep work. Less clean up. More veggies. More fun. Cece’s Veggie Co. Simple but twisted.
Check the online store locater to find Cece’s products near you. For more information and a variety of delicious recipes, visit cecesveggieco.com. Cece’s Veggie Co. is on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.