Fortune Selects Kristy Lewis, Quinn Foods, 1st Food Exec on Top Promising Women Entrepreneur List in 4 Years

BOULDER, Colo.--()--Kristy Lewis, CEO and Founder Quinn Foods, made Fortune’s 2015 Top 10 Most Promising Women Entrepreneurs list. Each year Fortune recognizes 10 female entrepreneurs who are outstanding game changers, groundbreakers and innovators, and Kristy is the first food industry entrepreneur to be selected in 4 years.

Kristy, mother of 3, is challenging industry norms and building a new kind of food company, one that creates innovative products that redefine trust and transparency. In 4 years Quinn Foods went from an attic based startup to a national brand.

Lewis attend Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit. "It’s an incredible honor to be included on Fortune's Most Promising Women Entrepreneurs. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to meet and share ideas with such a distinguished community of women leaders at the Summit."

Her first product, Microwave Popcorn Reinvented (http://quinnpopcorn.com/popcorn-reinvented/microwave-popcorn-reinvented/), shook up the microwave popcorn category with the world’s first patented chemical free microwave popcorn bag. Her next innovation, Farm-to-Bag Popcorn (http://quinnpopcorn.com/popcorn/popped-popcorn/), was the first snack with a transparent supply chain. Quinn shows consumers where each ingredient comes from, opening up what is usually a closely guarded secret.

“Innovation and transparency are the key ingredients to making real food mainstream,” says Kristy. “Knowing where your food comes from is fundamental, and it’s about time snack companies open up”. Her innovations have put Quinn Foods on the leading edge of natural foods.

Quinn Popcorn Awards include: 2015: New Companies to Watch in Colorado; Clean Eating Clean Choice Award. 2014: Naturally Boulder’s Breakthrough Innovation Award, Prevention’s Cleanest Packaged Food Award. 2013: Most Innovative Consumer & Retail Brands (Forbes), NEXTY Award recognizing companies that are shaping future of the natural products, Delicious Living’s Best Bite Award for Eco-Packaging, Prevention’s Cleanest Packaged Food Award. Best New Food Product at Natural Products Expo East.

"The Most Promising Women Entrepreneurs add so much to the Fortune Most Powerful Women community by sharing how they create companies from scratch and scale their organizations at a pace and level of flexibility that are often the envy of Fortune 500 giants." -Pattie Sellers, Assistant Managing Editor, Fortune; Executive Director, MPW/Live Content, Time Inc.

Fortune 2015 Most Promising Women Entrepreneurs: http://fortune.com/2015/09/09/2015-most-promising-women-entrepreneurs/

Quinn Foods Mission: http://quinnpopcorn.com/food-should-be/?term=simple

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Liz Chatfield, 203-421-8494
liz@chatfieldpr.com

Release Summary

Kristy Lewis, CEO and Founder Quinn Foods, is the first food entrepreneur to be selected for Fortune’s 2015 Top 10 Most Promising Women Entrepreneurs list in 4 years.

Contacts

Liz Chatfield, 203-421-8494
liz@chatfieldpr.com