Jennifer Carlson, Jill Vos rank No. 7 on the PROFIT/Chatelaine W100
PROFIT and Chatelaine unveil 17th annual list of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs
Calgary, AB – May 22, 2015 – PROFIT and Chatelaine today ranked Jennifer Carlson and Co-founder Jill Vos No. 7 on the 17th annual W100 list of Canada's Top Female Entrepreneurs. Published in the June issue of Canadian Business (available now) and online at PROFITguide.com and Chatelaine.com, the W100 ranks female entrepreneurs with a proprietary formula that considers the size, growth rate and profitability of the businesses they own and run.
"You need a bold vision, an innovative strategy and loads of tenacity to earn a spot on the W100,” says James Cowan, Editor-in-chief of PROFIT and Canadian Business. “Every person on this list represents the pinnacle of business success in Canada. Their stories are inspiring and instructive for those seeking to excel as an entrepreneur."
“On behalf of Baby Gourmet, My sister Jill and I are honored to be on the W100 ranking among some of Canada’s most influential women,” says Jennifer Carlson, founder of Baby Gourmet. “This achievement reflects the strength of our product and the dedication of our team.”
In 2014 Jennifer received the prestigious Women of Influence Trailblazer award on behalf of Baby Gourmet and the company's Squoosh product line was voted "Most Outstanding Product in Canada" by the World Tour by SIAL Awards (formerly SIAL d'Or Awards). In 2011 Jen was named Ernst & Young’s Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year (Prairies).
Baby Gourmet is the leading brand of organic baby food across the country and currently available nationwide at Loblaws, Walmart, Target, Sobey’s, Overwaite, Safeway, Metro, Jean Coutu, WholeFoods and many more independent retailers and outlets; most all banners where baby food is sold in Canada. The company holds 25% market share in the baby food category in Canada.
For more information visit us at www.BabyGourmet.com or follow us on Twitter @BabyGourmet.
About the PROFIT/Chatelaine W100
Now in its 17th year, the PROFIT/Chatelaine W100 ranking of Canada's Top Female Entrepreneurs is Canada's largest celebration of achievement by women business owners. Produced by the editors of PROFIT and Chatelaine, the rankings and extended coverage of the women honoured are published in print and online. Applicants to the 2015 W100 were ranked using a proprietary formula that considers the size, growth rate and profitability of the companies they own and manage. To see this year's complete ranking and find links to all of our W100 editorial coverage, visit http://www.profitguide.com/w100.
About Baby Gourmet
Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Baby Gourmet® is the first-to-market and leading pouched, organic baby food in Canada. It is found where over 90% of all baby food is sold in Canada and owns 25% market share. Baby Gourmet has also launched into the snacking category in the U.S. and Canada under the Slammers brand. For more information please visit www.babygourmet.com