COLLINGWOOD, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Chickapea is pleased to announce it placed No. 70 on the 2020 Report on Business ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies.
Canada’s Top Growing Companies ranks Canadian companies on three-year revenue growth. Chickapea earned its spot with three-year growth of 744%.
"To be included on this list with so many incredible businesses is an honour," says Chickapea Founder and CEO, Shelby Taylor. "Our phenomenal growth is thanks to the increasing number of people that are not only making their health a priority, but choosing to put their hard-earned dollars towards products and businesses that do good in the world. This is a shift I am incredibly proud to be a part of."
Established in 2015 as a healthy alternative to a family staple (pasta), Chickapea has become a leader in the growing high-protein pasta category. Chickapea pasta is made with simple, organic ingredients—only chickpeas and lentils—and available in six varieties in more than 3500 stores across North America.
Chickapea, a Certified B Corporation and Women-Owned Business, ranks in the top 10% of all B Corporations worldwide with a commitment to donate at least 2% of revenue to charity each year. The young company has given $135,000 to feed nutritious meals to children in need and has donated more than 30,000 pounds of Chickapea pasta to food banks and community food centres.
Launched in 2019, the Canada’s Top Growing Companies editorial ranking aims to celebrate entrepreneurial achievement in Canada by identifying and amplifying the success of growth-minded, independent businesses in Canada. It is a voluntary program; companies had to complete an in-depth application process in order to qualify. In total, 400 companies earned a spot on this year’s ranking. The full list of 2020 winners, and accompanying editorial coverage, is published in the October issue of Report on Business magazine—out now—and online at tgam.ca/TopGrowing.
“The stories of Canada’s Top Growing Companies are worth telling at any time, but are especially relevant in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic,” says James Cowan, Editor of Report on Business magazine. “As businesses work to rebuild the economy, their resilience and innovation make for essential reading.”
“Any business leader seeking inspiration should look no further than the 400 businesses on this year’s Report on Business ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies,” says Phillip Crawley, Publisher and CEO of The Globe and Mail. “Their growth helps to make Canada a better place, and we are proud to bring their stories to our readers.”
Chickapea’s mission is to create good for the world through nutritious, organic meal options and impactful social contributions. Founded by Shelby Taylor in 2015, Chickapea turned a family favorite (pasta) into a superfood by producing it with only wholesome ingredients: organic chickpeas and lentils. Chickapea’s high-protein pastas are available in more than 3500 stores across North America. All products are certified Vegan, Organic, Gluten-Free, Kosher and Non-GMO. Chickapea is a Certified Women-Owned Business and B Corporation, which meets the highest standards of social and environmental responsibility, accountability and transparency.
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