SEATTLE, Aug. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third consecutive year, Talking Rain Beverage Company®, the maker of Sparkling Ice® flavored sparkling waters, has been named one of the fastest-growing private companies in America, ranking no. 2711 on this year's Inc. 5000 list. Winners will be honored in San Antonio on October 18-20 at The 35th Annual Inc. 5000 Conference and Gala.
The Inc. 5000 list is a celebration of innovation within a network of entrepreneurial leaders, ranking companies by overall revenue growth over a three-year period. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 433%. The Inc. 5000's aggregate revenue is $200 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 640,000 jobs over the past three years, or about 8% of all jobs created in the entire economy during that period.
"The Inc. 5000 list stands out where it really counts," says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. "It honors real achievement by a founder or a team of them. No one makes the Inc. 5000 without building something great – usually from scratch. That's one of the hardest things to do in business, as every company founder knows. But without it, free enterprise fails."
Talking Rain has experienced exponential growth over the past few years as Sparkling Ice has disrupted the beverage industry by slowing down consumer demand for sodas with an extensive offering of bold-flavored, better-for-you, sparkling beverage choices. Sales surpassed $650 million in 2015, resulting in 5900% sales growth since 2010; and with recent international expansions to the United Kingdom and Ireland, strong development in foodservice and a new product line of unsweetened sparkling waters with the latest launch of Sparkling Ice Essence of water, the brand's growth shows no signs of slowing.
"We are incredibly honored to be recognized once again as one of the fastest-growing private companies on the Inc. 5000 list," noted Kevin Klock, president and CEO. "Achieving this accomplishment for the third year in a row is a testament to our talented and dedicated team, and we look forward to steady growth ahead as we continue our efforts toward building a global beverage brand."
About Talking Rain Beverage Company
The Talking Rain family of beverages includes thirst-quenching product lines: Sparkling Ice, Talking Rain Fusions™, Talking Rain Mountain Spring Water and Talking Rain Sparkling Mountain Spring Water, all of which are created to refresh the body and renew the mind. For 28 years, Talking Rain has stayed true to its vision and its commitment to community by continually creating great tasting, refreshing beverages. For more information, visit www.talkingrain.com
About Sparkling Ice® Beverages
Sparkling Ice beverages combine sparkling water, natural flavors, fruit juice and vitamins to offer great tasting, lightly carbonated beverages. Sparkling Ice is the Bold Side of Water®, offering a bold-flavored, lightly-carbonated beverage that appeals to all age groups. Available in eleven refreshing flavors: Black Raspberry, Orange Mango, Pink Grapefruit, Kiwi Strawberry, Coconut Pineapple, Pomegranate Blueberry, Peach Nectarine, Lemon Lime, Crisp Apple, Cherry Limeade, Strawberry Watermelon and new in 2016 Black Cherry. Sparkling Ice Lemonades, launched in 2013, are available in three refreshing flavors: Classic Lemonade, Strawberry Lemonade and Peach Lemonade. Sparkling Ice Teas launched nationally in 2015 and include Peach Tea, Raspberry Tea, Lemon Tea and Half & Half flavors. In 2016, the brand introduced the Sparkling Ice essence of sparkling water collection, which features four natural varieties free of sweeteners, artificial colors or preservatives. The essence of sparkling water collection includes Lemon Lime, Peach, Tangerine and a non-flavored variety. Sparkling Ice is part of the Talking Rain family of beverages, and retails for $1.19-$1.29. To locate Sparkling Ice, visit www.sparklingice.com/locate/.
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