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August 14, 2019

This morning, Inc. Magazine released its 38th annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Sifted is thrilled to announce that our company has made it onto the Inc. 500 at #188 and will be featured in the print issue that hits newsstands on September 1st. Outpacing our competition, Sifted has ranked at the #7 position in the national Food & Beverage category. 

When asked about being named to the Inc 500, Sifted co-founder Kimberly Lexow said, “We built Sifted from the ground up to be the most capital efficient foodtech business in the industry. With an emphasis on profitability and sustainable growth, we have proven that hyper-growth can be achieved with limited resources. We’re honored to be the 7th fastest growing food and beverage company in the US and the #188 overall.“


The list is a look at the most successful, dynamic, and diverse companies driving the American economy—independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s, Pandora, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known brands gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000. Sifted is honored to be included in the top 500 of 2019 and we look forward to growing together with our phenomenal team and rockstar clients.


The companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 (which are listed online at Inc.com, with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc.) have been exceptionally competitive within their markets, and the 2019 list represents $12 billion in revenue and more than 52,000 jobs. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.


 “If your company is on the Inc. 5000, it’s unparalleled recognition of your years of hard work and sacrifice,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “The lines of business may come and go, or come and stay. What doesn’t change is the way entrepreneurs create and accelerate the forces that shape our lives.”

About Sifted


Founded in 2015 by Kimberly Lexow and Jess Legge, Sifted is the outsourced chef team to the nation’s fastest-growing companies. Harnessing behavioral science and data analytics, Sifted creates high-impact lunch programs that drive employee engagement. With in-house chefs and dedicated account managers, Sifted is the only national end-to-end provider of recurring lunch programs. As a bootstrapped, high traction startup, Sifted has grown to six cities and served over 1 million lunches to the nation’s biggest brands.

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000



The 2019 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2015 and 2019. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2015. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2018. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2015 is $100,000; the minimum for 2018 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000. 


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. Inc. took home the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. The total monthly audience reach for the brand has been growing significantly, from 2,000,000 in 2010 to more than 18,000,000 today.  For more information, visit www.inc.com.


The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates the remarkable achievements of these companies. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://conference.inc.com/.