10 Fastest Growing Food and Beverage Companies 2018

10 Fastest Growing Food and Beverage Companies 2018


Company Management Description
Flowers Foods, Inc.
Allen L. Shiver, President
& Chief Executive Officer
Flowers Foods, Inc., is a leading producer and marketer of packaged bakery foods for retail and foodservice customers in the U.S. The company’s 47 highly efficient bakeries produce breads, buns, rolls, snack cakes, pastries, and tortillas. More than 85 percent of the U.S. population has access to the company’s fresh bakery foods through a network of independent distributors. Flowers’ frozen bakery items and snack cakes are delivered to customers’ warehouses nationwide.
Kettle Foods, Inc.
Cameron Healy, Founder Kettle had about as humble a start as can be had. The founder sold natural foods from a van way back in 1978. His original vision—great taste with real, less processed foods—has been our driving ambition ever since. Kettle has always been about real people who care about what we do. The time and attention each Kettle worker puts into our products, as each one makes its way from farms to kitchens and then to your home, is care you can taste.
Henry Chu, CEO Founded in 2000, the BreadTalk Group has rapidly expanded to become a distinctive household brand owner that has established its mark on the world stage with its bakery, restaurant and food atrium footprints. Today, with close to 1000 outlets in 17 locales, the BreadTalk Group produces culinary magic for everyday recipes that you savour, uniting people with good taste around the world.
Tuomas Kukkonen, CEO
Matti Kukkonen , VP, Sales
Juha-Petteri Kukkonen , VP,
Marketing & Communications 
Kaslink Foods is an innovative and flexible company specialised in developing and manufacturing premium Scandinavian food products including cooking products, drinks and snacks. The family-owned company’s products are sold in over 15 countries in Europe. The company was established by Raino Kukkonen, the father of current owners Tuomas, Juha-Petteri and Matti Kukkonen, also known as brothers Kukkonen.
Daiya Foods Inc.
Terry Tierney, CEO Daiya was started with a simple belief: plant-based living was better for their health, better for the planet and better for animal welfare. As it turns out, Andre and Greg weren’t alone in their dream. Millions of others were wishing for the same delicious outcome. Their perseverance paid off and Daiya Cheddar Style and Mozzarella Style Shreds debuted in 2009 at the Natural Products Expo West. Consumers raved — and plant-based dairy innovation changed forever.
The Pickle Juice Company, LLC
Filip Keuppens, VP Pickle Juice® Sport was founded in 2001 for the purpose of providing relief for anyone that suffers from muscle cramping. The high electrolyte content of the dill flavored beverage assists the body in removing lactic acid from exerted muscle tissue thereby alleviating debilitating muscle cramps. Pickle Juice® Sport offers additional advantages with fortification of Potassium, Zinc, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E.
MELT Organic
Cygnia Rapp, Founder Prosperity Organic Foods, Inc., the proud creator of Rich and Creamy Melt® organic buttery spread. The company is committed to creating great tasting organic products through innovative uses of healthy fats and oils so you can eat better, feel better and live better. 
Peeled Snacks
Noha Waibsnaider, Founder Peeled Snacks are available nationwide in coffee shops, airports, gyms, hotels, and other convenience locations, including Starbucks, Hudson News, Whole Foods, Amazon, and Peeled Snacks have received much press, including features in Oprah's O List, Rachael Ray, US Weekly, Good Housekeeping, Time Out NY, Fitness Magazine, Self Magazine, and Gluten-Free Living. Peeled Snacks received a “Best of Food” award from Health magazine and The Nutrition Action Newsletter's “Best Bite” at Starbucks.
Farmhouse Culture

John Tucker, CEO

Farmhouse Culture® has been on the cutting edge of fermented foods since its founder Kathryn Lukas started selling her sauerkraut in a local Santa Cruz farmers’ market in 2008. Since then, the company has quickly risen as a category leader in probiotic-rich foods and beverages. Fueled by growing consumer demand for gut-healthy foods, the company has expanded its product offerings beyond the Krauts it was founded on to include more varieties of fermented vegetables, Gut Shots™ probiotic drink line, and Kraut Krisps™, a line of probiotic kraut-based snacks.
The Chaat Company, LLC

Anshu Dua & Shiraz Noor,


In the bustling streets of India, you’ll find chaat, hundreds of mouth-watering fresh snacks that have fueled billions of people for generations. Served in roadside carts helmed by masters of bold flavors and textures, chaat brings together people from all walks of life. We’re on a mission to shock the standards of Indian cuisine armed with these bold street snacks. Chaat is fresh. It’s alive with crunch and spice and tang. It hits with the flavor impact of a tornado. You've never had Indian food like this before.