Parker’s, the Savannah, Georgia-based convenience and foodservice company, has been included on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America for the fifth time.
Inc. released the complete list of honorees Aug. 14 and will recognize the winners in the September issue of the magazine and at the Inc. 5000 Conference and Gala, which will be held Oct. 10-12 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Parker’s once again joins top U.S. companies like Microsoft, Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Jamba Juice, Timberland, Pandora, Patagonia and Oracle. To make the cut, companies needed to achieve significant revenue growth between 2015 and 2018.
“We’re deeply grateful to all of our loyal customers for making this incredible recognition possible,” said Parker’s founder and CEO Greg Parker. “We’re absolutely thrilled to be honored, once again, as one of the nation’s fastest-growing companies, delivering the ultimate in customer service, technology and food service to our customers.”
In recent years, Parker’s has redefined the role of a convenience store by adding freshly prepared, Southern-inspired food at Parker’s Kitchen locations across Georgia and South Carolina. Parker’s has earned accolades for donating a percentage of gas sales on the first Wednesday of each month to area schools and hospitals through the company’s Fueling the Community charitable initiative.
Parker’s is currently using predictive analytics and machine learning to determine the most seamless, frictionless and time-efficient ways to complete more than 125,000 daily transactions and to prepare the freshest possible food to meet customer demand.
“For decades, Inc. has welcomed the fastest-growing private companies in America,” said James Ledbetter, editor in chief of Inc. Magazine, “and this year’s set of winners places the bar very high indeed.”
With 58 stores throughout coastal Georgia and South Carolina and a $50 million expansion into the Charleston, South Carolina market currently underway, Parker’s is on its way to becoming a billion-dollar company. Parker’s has enjoyed 20 to 24 percent annual growth every year for the past 19 years.
Founded in 1976, Parker’s employs nearly 1,000 people throughout the region.