MONTEREY, Calif., Oct. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The list of accolades continues to grow for Sweet Earth Natural Foods with significant recognition from both the Silicon Valley Business Journal and Goldman Sachs. The Journal has named Sweet Earth the 11th fastest growing company in Silicon Valley and CEO Kelly Swette was named one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2015 by Goldman Sachs.
Each year, the Journal publishes its "Fast 50" privately held companies based on growth from year to year. At 488% growth and the largest food company on the list, Sweet Earth proves that Silicon Valley is more than just high-tech.
It was Swette's culinary innovation that earned her the Intriguing Entrepreneur recognition from Goldman Sachs. Innovation is the fuel for Sweet Earth's mainstream, sustainable, plant-based foods. Swette co-founded the vegetarian food company with her husband Brian, former Chief Operations Officer at eBay and Burger King chairman.
"I've always been interested in food and nutrition, and both Brian and I are committed to making a difference in sustainability," said Swette. "For us, launching a plant-based food brand allowed us to pursue these goals."
For four years, Sweet Earth has been dishing out award-winning products, including a full-line of burritos and 100% plant-based Benevolent Bacon. This month, Sweet Earth launched four Farmstand Flaxbread breakfast sandwiches to lead a trend toward savory, nutrient-dense, convenient breakfast food.
Sweet Earth products can be found at grocery retailers nationwide like Whole Foods, Kroger and Target stores.
"I am honored that the vision and entrepreneurial spirit of the Sweet Earth brand has been recognized by both Goldman Sachs and the Silicon Valley Business Journal," said Swette. "This is an exciting time for our company – we recently launched a new line of nutritious breakfast sandwiches, we're expanding our partnerships with retailers and we develop new relationships with consumers every day."
Based in Monterey County, California, Sweet Earth Natural Foods is an award-winning health food innovator crafting a wide-range of natural products featuring deliciously nutritious Non-GMO Project verified farm-fresh ingredients. Owned by husband and wife Brian and Kelly Swette, the company has won over health-conscious consumers with deliciously nutritious new takes on timeless convenience foods. For more information, please visit sweetearthfoods.com and and connect with the brand on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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