Carnivore Ranks No. 155 on Inc. Magazine’s List of the Midwest’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

GREEN BAY WI (March 22, 2021) Inc. magazine today revealed that Carnivore Meat Company is No. 155 on the 2021 Inc. 5000 Regionals: Midwest list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest growing independent small businesses by region. States that are a part of the Midwest list include Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the Midwest economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. 

“Our organization is blessed in so many ways,” commented Lanny Viegut, CEO and Owner of Carnivore Meat Company. “Our trusted vendor partners, our steadfast clients all across the US and abroad, and our employees, all go above and beyond the call of duty, every day, to make it all happen.”   

Viegut says making the 2021 Inc. 5000 regionals list is a testament to the success and growth of Carnivore Meat Company’s innovative and industry-leading raw pet foods. 

“This achievement has enabled us to give more to our community and to those in need, and to provide more great paying job opportunities for those who wish to work and invest in our company’s continued growth,” he says.

The companies on this list show stunning rates of growth across all industries in the 12 Midwest states. Between 2017 and 2019, these 250 private companies had an average growth rate of 199 percent and, in 2019 alone, they employed more than 43,000 people and added more than $11 billion to the Midwest economy.  

“This list proves the power of companies in Midwest states no matter the industry,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “The impressive revenues and growth rates prove the insight and diligence of CEOs and that these businesses are here to stay.”

As a leading manufacturer in the raw pet food category, Carnivore Meat Company has experienced tremendous growth, with a 93% 2-year growth rate. The company has worked to increase awareness of their brand, with their raw dog and cat food products available online, in independent pet retailers nationwide and in 14 international markets.  Lanny and Cheryl Viegut founded Carnivore Meat Company in 2012.


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