Inc. Magazine Names Saffron Road® one of the Fastest-Growing 2016 Private Companies in America
Stamford, Conn. (August 19th, 2016) – Saffron Road, a leader in the natural frozen entrees category, announced with Inc. Magazine their inclusion on the Inc. 5000, an exclusive list of the nation's fastest-growing privately held companies. This elite group has included companies such as Microsoft, Yelp, Chobani, Cliff Bar, Zappos and Oracle.
This is the second consecutive year that Saffron Road has made the Inc. 5000 and this year is ranked #3 in the state of Connecticut and #703 out of 5000 nationally with a 3-year growth rate of over 700%.
Saffron Road is now widely available in 12,000 stores such as Whole Foods Market, Safeway, Publix, Kroger, Sprouts and Meijer. According to A.C. Nielsen, Saffron Road is the fastest growing natural protein based frozen entree brand in the U.S. In addition to a robust Culinary Division, the brand recently launched a Snacks Division in support of their recent expansion into healthier plant based high-protein snacks. The emerging millennial consumers demand for high-protein plant-based snacks as well as the enormous demand for free-from cleaner, transparent products like Saffron Road’s, validates Saffron Road’s positioning is on trend.
Saffron Road CEO Adnan Durrani commented, “We’re honored for the second year in a row to be named to the Inc. 5000 prestigious list of fastest growing American companies. Saffron Road’s incredible sales growth in both our Culinary and Snack Divisions clearly indicates how passionate Saffron Road’s consumers are for a clean label, organic or antibiotic free and gluten-free products. Millennials continue to be a huge component of our success as these discerning consumers, now the largest U.S. demographic, continue to distrust conventional large CPG brands. In my three decades in the food business, I have never seen such a huge affinity of consumers so devotionally embracing values-based brands like Saffron Road. We expect this emerging consumer wave to rise like a tsunami and continue to lift Saffron Road’s level of wider consumer acceptance nationally in 2017 and beyond.”
The 2016 Inc. 5000 winners were unveiled online at Inc.com (www.inc.com/inc5000/list/2016/).
They will be honored at the Annual Inc. 500|5000 Conference and Awards Ceremony on October 18-20, 2016 in San Antonio, TX.