Sacramento, CA, August 25, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Healthwise, a leader in wholesale distribution and fulfillment services to the healthy lifestyle industry, today announced it has earned a spot on the Inc. 5000 list, a prestigious recognition for the fastest-growing private companies in America. This marks the third consecutive year that Healthwise has ranked among the most entrepreneurial and fastest growing companies in America. This year Healthwise ranked #1870 on the list showing an improvement from last year’s position at #2484. Since 2009 Healthwise has shown progressive improvement, moving up 613 slots, with a growth rate of 139% over the same period.
“Receiving this recognition three years in a row is a great honor and a testament to the ongoing increase of people choosing to lead a healthy lifestyle, especially during this challenging economy,” said Healthwise CEO Kim Callahan. “I am extremely proud of our team’s dedication to continuously improve processes and efficiencies, while also providing outstanding customer service. Our placement on this list also provides us with the perfect opportunity to extend a sincere ‘thank you’ to our customers worldwide for helping us sustain our leadership position in the healthy lifestyle market segment.”
Healthwise attributes its continued growth to its laser-focus on its highly specialized customer base, as well as the key strategic partnerships and exclusive distribution agreements it has secured with only the best brand leaders.
“Growing at all during these past few years of tough economic times, uncertain markets, and depressed business and consumer spending is a challenge at best. Growing fast verges on incredible,” added Terry Callahan, Chief Financial Officer. “Our ranking in the Inc. 5000 is a direct result of the trust and confidence our customers have in Healthwise as a trusted partner to help them grow their businesses.”
The 2011 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2007 through 2010. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by June 30, 2007. Additionally, they must be based in the United States, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies.
According to Inc., there are nearly 7 million private, employee-based firms in America and only the very best are awarded the distinction of being named to the Inc.500|5000.
Healthwise is a leader in the $110 Billion Natural Products Industry, offering wholesale distribution and fulfillment services. Focused in the healthy lifestyle market segment, Healthwise offers more than 1000 items to include both commercial and household Juicers, Blenders, Dehydrators, Grain Mills, and other similar items. Fulfillment Services include warehousing, inventory management and control, and order fulfillment and are supported for importers and manufacturers on a worldwide basis. For more information, please visit http://www.hwhealth.com.