The York, Pa.-based convenience store chain moves from the No. 27 spot it held in 2011 to No. 15 among fastest growing companies.
Rutter’s Farm Stores has ranked No. 15 on the 16th annual list of the 50 top businesses making significant contributions to the growth, strength and success of the central Pennsylvania economy.
This year marks the sixth consecutive year that Rutter’s appeared on the list, advancing from the No. 27 spot in 2011. “It feels great to know that we’re helping to grow our local economy and creating jobs,” said Scott Hartman, Rutter’s CEO. The Central Penn Business Journal also recognized Rutter’s as the third largest privately owned company in central Pennsylvania.
An event held Monday, Sept. 10 at the Hilton Harrisburg recognized the winners and announce their ranks. In addition to the awards breakfast, the “Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies” will be profiled in a special supplement to the Sept. 14, 2012, issue of the Central Penn Business Journal, with information on each company’s financial growth.
In order to be eligible for nomination, companies had to be public or private, for-profit entities headquartered in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry or York County, Pa. They were required to show revenue of at least $500,000 in each of the fiscal years ending 2009, 2010 and 2011; then demonstrate revenue growth for 2011 as compared to 2009.
Rutter’s Farm Stores is a third generation, family owned business with 57 conveniences stores located in six central Pennsylvania counties.