Inc. Magazine Names Saffron Road one of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America

Inc. Magazine Names Saffron Road one of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America

Inc. Magazine Names Saffron Road® one of the
Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America

STAMFORD, Conn. (August 19th, 2016) – Saffron Road®, a leader in the natural frozen entrees category, announced today with Inc. Magazine their inclusion on the 35th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive list of the nation’s fastest-growing privately held companies. Each year, Inc. celebrates the extraordinary achievements of America’s entrepreneurial small businesses that drive our economy and over the years, 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 nationally with a 3-year growth rate of over 700%.

Saffron Road is the only nationally available Halal Certified line of food in the U.S., 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. and is ranked in the top 2 among natural entrees overall. In addition to a robust Culinary Division which includes their frozen entrees and single-serve World Cuisine Simmer Sauces, the brand recently launched a Snacks Division in support of their recent expansion into heathier 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 is now recognized as leading premium and high growth brand in the fastest growing segment of the foods business—the natural and organic foods sector.

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 List ranks companies according to percentage of revenue growth from 2012 to 2015 and to qualify, companies must have been founded and generated revenue by March 31, 2012. Additionally, a company must have revenue greater than $2 million in 2015, must be U.S. based, independent, for profit, and privately held. The 2016 Inc. 5000 winners were unveiled online at Inc.com and the top 500 will be listed in the September Issue of Inc. Magazine. They will be honored at the Annual Inc. 500|5000 Conference and Awards Ceremony on October 18-20, 2016 in San Antonio, TX.

To see the full list of winners, please visit: http://www.inc.com/inc5000/list/2016/

For more information about Saffron Road, please visit saffronroad.com. You can also follow the brand on Facebook at facebook.com/saffronroadfood, on Twitter at twitter.com/saffronroadfood, on Pinterest at pinterest.com/saffronroadfood or on Instagram at Instagram.com/saffronroadfood.

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About Saffron Road
Saffron Road brand markets Premium, Antibiotic Free, or Organic Halal Certified food products under its which are available in 12,000 stores nationwide. Saffron Road’s mission is to offer Premium Halal Certified and Gluten Free foods, which are also holistic, sustainably farmed, and antibiotic free. Saffron Road’s products are sourced from livestock which is fed only 100% vegetarian feed and are humanely treated. All of Saffron Road’s Products are Halal Certified by the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA) and are the only premium, Halal Certified brand available in grocery markets nationwide in the U.S.

Media Contact
Kate Pearson, American Halal Company, Inc. 203.202.3961 kate@americanhalal.com