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Leader in Office, Home and School Fruit Delivery Named One of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies

San Francisco, Calif. (September 12, 2012) - The FruitGuys, the nation's leader in providing farm-fresh fruit to the American workplace and homes nationwide, announced today that they have been named as one of the fastest growing private companies in America, earning a place on the Inc. 500/5000 list for the fifth consecutive year. This list represents America's fastest growing companies and today's announcement underscores The FruitGuys' commitment to helping America combat poor eating habits and create better access of fresh fruit to all walks of life. The company's three-year growth rate soared 25%.

The company provides farm-fresh produce to thousands of small family-run businesses to major Fortune 500 corporations as well as to homes and schools nationwide. In 1998, the company pioneered the fast-growing category that provides viable solutions to the ever-challenging workplace health crisis. The company was founded on the premise that bringing healthy brain food to the office can boost productivity, improve wellness and contribute to an uplifting company culture. The FruitGuys are also committed to philanthropic causes and have developed several cause-related initiative designed to support local farms and feed the less fortunate.

"We are honored to be included on this prestigious list again and ranked among the most innovative and forward thinking companies in the nation today," said Chris Mittelstaedt, founder and chief executive officer, The FruitGuys. "The FruitGuys is working to make fresh fruit as accessible as it is to grab a can of soda, help combat obesity in America and help small family operated farms grow. We couldn't be more proud."

The Inc. 500/5000 list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy - America's independent entrepreneurs For more than 30 Years, Inc. magazine's list has served as evidence of the significant accomplishments of America's top private companies.

"Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward. Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is," says Inc. magazine Editor Eric Schurenberg.

For more information please call 1-877-FRUIT-ME (877-378-4863) or visit fruitguys.com.

About The FruitGuys
The FruitGuys is the industry leader in providing farm-fresh produce to the American workplace and homes nationwide. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in San Francisco, The FruitGuys has pioneered this fast-growing category that provides viable solutions to the ever-challenging workplace health crisis. The company was founded on the premise that bringing healthy brain food to the office can boost productivity, improve wellness and help companies improve their bottom lines.

The FruitGuys provides fresh fruit from local farms to thousands of American businesses, from small family-run businesses to major Fortune 500 corporations. The FruitGuys has been called upon by some of the most well known businesses in the nation, including: Yahoo!; Yamaha; VMWare; Wells Fargo, among thousands of other industry leaders.

About Inc.

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. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

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