Meet Canada’s Fastest-Growing Wholesale & Distribution Companies: 2019 Growth 500

 

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Growth 500: Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies

The 35 Wholesale & Distribution companies on the 2019 Growth 500 grew their revenues an average of 418.85% between 2013 and 2018. Collectively, they employed 1443 full-time equivalent employees in 2018.

Here is the complete list of Canada’s fastest-growing Wholesale & Distribution companies.

1. Pride Group Enterprises
Growth 500: 28
Growth (2013–2018): 2365%
Revenue (2018): $200-500 million
Headquarters: Mississauga, Ont.
What it does: Specializes in truck sales and leasing, freight transport and terminal operations, and logistics services

2. WithinUs
Growth 500: 65
Growth (2013–2018): 1378%
Revenue (2018): $2-5 million
Headquarters: Burnaby, B.C.
What it does: Specializes in health and wellness products

3. Eight Ounce Coffee
Growth 500: 68
Growth (2013–2018): 1354%
Revenue (2018): $2-5 million
Headquarters: Calgary, Alta.
What it does: Sells specialty coffee brewing and espresso equipment

4. Carson Exports
Growth 500: 86
Growth (2013–2018): 1120%
Revenue (2018): $100-200 million
Headquarters: Halifax, N.S.
What it does: Sells vehicles to retail and wholesale clients in Canada and abroad

5. CANEI
Growth 500: 115
Growth (2013–2018): 913%
Revenue (2018): $2-5 million
Headquarters: Toronto, Ont.
What it does: Sells recycled plastic raw materials to clients in Asia, Africa and South America

6. Theratechnologies
Growth 500: 137
Growth (2013–2018): 675%
Revenue (2018): $50-100 million
Headquarters: Montreal, Que.
What it does: Specializes in pharmaceutical distribution to address areas of unmet medical need

7. Jonluca Enterprises
Growth 500: 139
Growth (2013–2018): 652%
Revenue (2018): $20-50 million
Headquarters: Toronto, Ont.
What it does: Distributes wholesale organic and natural food products

8. Outland Living
Growth 500: 144
Growth (2013–2018): 625%
Revenue (2018): $20-50 million
Headquarters: Surrey, B.C.
What it does: Sells outdoor living products

9. Orb
Growth 500: 162
Growth (2013–2018): 556%
Revenue (2018): $50-100 million
Headquarters: Halifax, N.S.
What it does: Designs and manufactures toys

10. Protekta
Growth 500: 212
Growth (2013–2018): 438%
Revenue (2018): $5-10 million
Headquarters: Lucknow, Ont.
What it does: Imports and distributes feed products for the livestock industry

11. Three Farmers
Growth 500: 218
Growth (2013–2018): 415%
Revenue (2018): $2-5 million
Headquarters: Saskatoon, Sask.
What it does: Produces a line of plant-based snacks

12. Pilot Coffee Roasters
Growth 500: 260
Growth (2013–2018): 344%
Revenue (2018): $10-20 million
Headquarters: Toronto, Ont.
What it does: Operates cafes and delivers coffee education

13. A1 Cash & Carry
Growth 500: 285
Growth (2013–2018): 281%
Revenue (2018): $50-100 million
Headquarters: Mississauga, Ont.
What it does: Distributes food, beverages and janitorial supplies to restaurant and food-service clients

14. CPE Systems
Growth 500: 287
Growth (2013–2018): 277%
Revenue (2018): $2-5 million
Headquarters: Burnaby, B.C.
What it does: Provides e-commerce solutions for the craft-beverage industry

15. Agriclé
Growth 500: 320
Growth (2013–2018): 234%
Revenue (2018): $10-20 million
Headquarters: Saint-Dominique, Que.
What it does: Sells farming and building equipment and supplies

16. Food Service Solutions
Growth 500: 339
Growth (2013–2018): 211%
Revenue (2018): $10-20 million
Headquarters: Mississauga, Ont.
What it does: Distributes equipment to the commercial food service market

17. New Directions Aromatics
Growth 500: 347
Growth (2013–2018): 199%
Revenue (2018): $20-50 million
Headquarters: Mississauga, Ont.
What it does: Supplies raw materials to the natural health and beauty industries

18. Weston Forest Products
Growth 500: 351
Growth (2013–2018): 199%
Revenue (2018): $200-500 million
Headquarters: Mississauga, Ont.
What it does: Distributes and remanufactures lumber and plywood products

19. Promag Enviro Systems
Growth 500: 357
Growth (2013–2018): 196%
Revenue (2018): $2-5 million
Headquarters: Burnaby, B.C.
What it does: Offers water treatment equipment and chemical supplies

20. BioSyent
Growth 500: 376
Growth (2013–2018): 176%
Revenue (2018): $20-50 million
Headquarters: Toronto, Ont.
What it does: Acquires and licenses pharmaceutical products to bring to market in Canada

21. TruNorth Tire Distribution
Growth 500: 380
Growth (2013–2018): 174%
Revenue (2018): $10-20 million
Headquarters: Haldimand County, Ont.
What it does: Sells wheels to automotive shops, garages and dealerships

22. Electrimat
Growth 500: 386
Growth (2013–2018): 170%
Revenue (2018): $20-50 million
Headquarters: Brossard, Que.
What it does: Sells heating, lighting and electrical equipment

23. Gurvey & Berry
Growth 500: 393
Growth (2013–2018): 164%
Revenue (2018): $5-10 million
Headquarters: Toronto, Ont.
What it does: Sources and supplies natural health products and pharmaceutical ingredients

24. MDC Law Enforcement & Military Equipment Distributors
Growth 500: 396
Growth (2013–2018): 160%
Revenue (2018): $20-50 million
Headquarters: Victoria, B.C.
What it does: Sells law enforcement equipment and clothing to police and military clients

25. QHouseKids
Growth 500: 398
Growth (2013–2018): 159%
Revenue (2018): $5-10 million
Headquarters: Montreal, Que.
What it does: Imports and distributes high-end children’s products and accessories

26 Weston Wood Solutions (No. 403);
27 Vivere (No. 407);
28 BG Distribution (No. 422);
29 Coast Fraser (No. 444);
30 Botsis Fruits and Vegetables (No. 448);
31 Mountain Sports Distribution (No. 477);
32 Mits Air Conditioning (No. 480);
33 Favuzzi (No. 483);
34 Galaxy Security (No. 497);
35 Dental Savings Club (No. 498);

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