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Blog · October 26, 2018

Gourmondo Makes PSBJ's 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies List

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On October 3, 2018, the Puget Sound Business Journal released its list of Seattle’s 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies and we are thrilled to announce that Gourmondo Co. was included for the third time!

Founder Alissa Leinonen remarks, “It is an honor and privilege to be included in the list,” Founder Alissa Leinonen says. “We are so thankful to our wonderful customers, vendors, and our incredible team.”

We celebrated the honor at PSBJ’s annual Blue Friday Bash on October 26 at Century Link Field, at which it was announced that Gourmondo Co. placed #58 out of 100 on the overall list- moving up almost 30 spots from last year's ranking of #86.

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Alissa believes strongly that her Seattle food business was able to make this list for another year, because of the investments the company has made in its employees, especially bringing on additional talent to the leadership team. “The key to growth is the talent of our team,” says Alissa. “Having a great team means we can take on more opportunities and, most importantly, execute well on those.”

Another significant factor to growth is that Gourmondo has also doubled its Cafe Division by introducing five new cafes to the marketplace in 2017 alone, with more on the horizon. In addition to cafes, Gourmondo Co. has cultivated successful boxed lunch and catering divisions in the 23 years it has been in business.

“Our strategy is to curate an overall consistent brand that supports three very different, but complementary divisions of the business – recognizing that each division requires its own focus and support to keep all growing at an aggressive rate.”