Irwindale, CA October 1, 2008: In a repeat of its 2007 Inc. 5000 Award, CandyWarehouse.com, Inc. has again been chosen as one of the fastest growing companies in America for 2008. Ranked at number 1,779 among America’s leading companies, Candy Warehouse is the top internet candy store in the world. In addition, Candy Warehouse was recently awarded the 2008 BizRate Platinum Circle of Excellence Badge, ranking it among the top 81 online stores in customer satisfaction!
The CW candy elves continue to work diligently to make their website top notch, and deliveries fresh and fast, especially as they head into the busy Halloween candy season.
The Inc. 5,000 ranking is based on percentage revenue growth from 2004 through 2007. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by the first week of 2004, and therefore able to show four full calendar years of sales. Additionally, companies had to be U.S.-based, privately held, and independent–not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies–as of December 31, 2007. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired). Revenue in 2004 must have been at least $200,000, and revenue in 2007 must have been at least $2 million.“Much of our growth can be attributed to our focus on fresh candy shipped fast. With this simple strategy in mind, we recently received our first BizRate Platinum Circle of Excellence Award” said Christopher Pratt, President of CandyWarehouse.com. BizRate.com is a shopping comparison site that rates internet stores based on surveys from real customers. Candy Warehouse is ranked along with only 81 other stores, including other top performers such as Diapers.com and BlueNile.com
Candy Warehouse is geared up for its best Halloween and Christmas candy seasons ever. Look for CW to again make the Inc. 5000 list in 2009.