Tender Belly Receives Inc. Magazine’s 2015 Inc. 5000 Award for America’s Fastest-Growing Private Company

Tender Belly Receives Inc. Magazine’s 2015 Inc. 5000 Award for America’s Fastest-Growing Private Company

Tender Belly,a nationally recognized purveyor of all natural heritage breed pork products, today announced thatInc. magazine ranked the company at NO. 698 on the 34th annualInc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies.

The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. “We founded our business on our passion with making great bacon and a passion for heritage pigs,” says Shannon Duffy, president, Tender Belly.

“We are honored to be a part of the Inc. 5000 and will continue to expand our brand to offer more products to chefs, retailers and foodies across America.”

"The story of this year’s Inc. 5000 is the story of great leadership. In an incredibly competitive business landscape, it takes something extraordinary to take your company to the top,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “You have to remember that the average company on the Inc. 5000 grew nearly six-fold since 2012. Business owners don’t achieve that kind of success by accident."

Tender Belly is known for its environmentally responsible and fully traceable methods, and its commitment to animal well-being. As part of our focus on farm-to-table cuisine and local purveyors, we source from small family farms with generations of history that produce the finest quality pork. A

ll our animals are fed a 100% vegetarian diet — with no rendered animal byproducts, antibiotics or hormones, and live with plenty of space to roam. This approach helps Tender Belly deliver an exceptional line-up of pork products to top foodies and distinguished restaurants across the country including James Beard award winners and Food & Wine Magazine's Top Chefs.

For more information on Tender Belly, visitwww.tenderbelly.com. To learn more about Inc. and the Inc. 5000 list, visit http://www.inc.com/.

About Tender BellyTender Belly was founded in 2010 by brothers Erik and Shannon Duffy, with the mission to provide the highest quality of pork products on the market. The result is incredibly natural, delicious pork raised in a stress-free environment and with a 100% vegetarian-fed diet.

Today, Tender Belly offers an array of pork products including bacon, franks, ham, ribs, various cuts and whole hogs. Tender Belly is carried by major nationwide distributors,in specialty stores throughout Colorado, Arizona and Texas, and remains one of the most requested products amongst chefs and food-lovers.

To learn more, visit www.tenderbelly.com.

About Inc. Media:Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today's innovative company builders.  

Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 13,000,000 today.  

For more information, visit www.inc.com.

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