VOM FASS Named to Inc. Magazine's List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies

October 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // MADISON, Wis. - Inc. magazine announced today the ranking of VOM FASS USA on its 33rd annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy - America's independent entrepreneurs.

"To be included among such successful companies is a great honor," said Justin Gibson, the CEO of Madison-based VOM FASS USA. "It's a testament to the hard work of our team this year and the incredible growth of our franchise movement – by the end of 2014, we'll have 25 stores in 15 different states."

The 2014 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 20 to November 30), is the most competitive crop in the list's history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 516%. The Inc. 5000' s aggregate revenue is $211 billion, generating 505,000 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

The VOM FASS concept has spread like wildfire across the U.S. following its great success in Europe. Three hundred VOM FASS franchise locations have opened worldwide and the brand has won numerous accolades, including Franchise of Year in Germany in 2010 and 2012. The brand has more growth on the horizon and estimates ten additional domestic openings by the end of 2014

By selling hand-selected imported European oils and vinegars, as well as spirits, wines and spices in select locations, and offering an educationally flavorful experience for customers, VOM FASS creates a gathering place for the community to discover flavors that turn ordinary home-cooked meals and dinner parties into exceptional ones. VOM FASS features handmade products from selected artisans who use traditional methods and follow exacting standards to produce their products. VOM FASS only sources its products from partners using natural processes, sustainable agriculture and ethical sourcing.

To learn more about VOM FASS, call 608-204-0300 or visit www.vomfassusa.com.

About VOM FASS USA

VOM FASS USA is an extraordinary retail franchise that offers a unique 'from the cask' customer experience, serving hand-selected imported European oils, vinegars, spirits, wines and spices. By focusing on developing and maintaining local, trust-based relationships with store customers, VOM FASS USA creates an unforgettable retail experience in every community it enters, offering an assortment of cooking classes and tasting events to educate and provide customers with knowledge to take home. There are currently 16 U.S. locations operating, many more in development and nearly 300 VOM FASS shops worldwide. The VOM FASS concept has spread like wildfire across Europe since its launch in Germany two decades ago. Numerous accolades have followed, including awards for Franchise of Year in Germany in 2010 and 2012.

More about Inc. and the Inc. 500|5000

Methodology

The 2014 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2010 to 2013. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2010. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent--not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies--as of December 31, 2013. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2010 is $100,000; the minimum for 2013 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.'s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/5000.

About Inc. and the Inc. 5000

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 http://www.inc.com/ .

The Inc. 500|5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation's most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://www.inc.com/.

SOURCE VOM FASS USA

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All Points Public Relations
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