GREEN BAY, WIS. and NEW YORK — Carnivore Meat Company and three other pet industry brands were named to Inc. Magazine’s 5000 Regionals list of fastest-growing private businesses for 2021. The Wisconsin-based pet food and treat manufacturer was included in the nationwide rendition of Inc.’s 5000 list in 2019 and 2020.
The Regionals list includes 250 companies for each of six regions — California, the Washington D.C. Metro, Florida, the Midwest, the New York Metro, and Texas — ranked by their respective two-year growth rates.
In the Midwest region, Carnivore Meat Company was ranked No. 155 with 93% growth over two years. The region included companies in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
“Our organization is blessed in so many ways,” said Lanny Viegut, chief executive officer and owner of Carnivore Meat Company. “Our trusted vendor partners, our steadfast clients all across the United States and abroad, and our employees, all go above and beyond the call of duty, every day, to make it all happen.”
The company, founded in 2012, stated it is working to grow awareness of its raw dog and cat food brands, including Vital Essentials, Vital Cat, and the most recently launched Nature’s Advantage line of freeze-dried dog food and treats.
“This achievement has enabled us to give more to our community and to those in need, and to provide more great paying job opportunities for those who wish to work and invest in our company’s continued growth,” Viegut added.
Pet Parents, a pet supply and accessory company that sells SoftSupps Premium Dog Supplements and Gnawtlers Premium Deer & Elk Antlers for Dogs, was also named to Inc.’s 5000 Regionals list in the Midwest region. Pet Parents was ranked No. 53 with 244% growth over two years. The company was also named in the Inc. 5000 National list for 2020.
Overall, Midwestern companies featured in Inc.’s 5000 Regionals represented $11.1 billion in total revenue, 110% median growth and 19,515 new jobs. Forty-four of the companies were classified as “newly founded,” and 82 companies on the list were repeat honorees from previous years.
“This list proves the power of companies in Midwest states no matter the industry,” said Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief at Inc. Magazine. “The impressive revenues and growth rates prove the insight and diligence of CEOs and that these businesses are here to stay.”
In the Florida region of the Inc. 5000 Regionals list, SynergyLabs was ranked No. 193 with 56% growth over two years. The Fort Lauderdale-based pet product company, which sells medicated supplements and dental chews for dogs, is a four-time honoree on Inc.’s 5000 National list since 2017.
Inc. Magazine’s 5000 National list for 2021 will be finalized in mid-July and honorees will be announced in mid-August.
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