S&D Coffee & Tea Named to NC100 List of Largest Private Companies

CONCORD, N.C. – S&D Coffee & Tea, the nation’s largest custom coffee roaster and supplier of iced tea to the foodservice industry, has been named one of the largest privately-held businesses in North Carolina as indicated by its inclusion in the 2015 Grant Thornton North Carolina 100® (NC100). Holding the 12th highest position, S&D Coffee and Tea increased three spots from the 2014 NC100 rankings.

“We are proud to once again be included in the NC100 and of the successes that contributed to our growth over the past year,” said John Buckner, vice president of marketing for S&D. “This honor represents the dedication of more than 1,100 S&D employees who work tirelessly to strengthen our partnerships and provide our customers with the highest quality, innovative beverage solutions.”

For more than 30 years, the NC100 has ranked the state’s largest private companies by revenue from the last fiscal year, excluding nonprofit, financial services and health care companies. According to Grant Thornton, dynamic companies share five traits: innovation, expansion, talent, culture and agility, and these traits are readily apparent in the 2015 NC100.

For more information or to see the entire list of companies on the 2015 list, visit: http://www.businessnc.com/articles/2015-10/upwardly-mobile-category/

About the Grant Thornton North Carolina 100® Awards

Since 1984, the Grant Thornton North Carolina 100® (NC100) has ranked the state’s largest private companies. Inclusion in the NC100 is voluntary, and rankings are based on revenue in the most recent fiscal year. To be considered, companies must be headquartered in North Carolina, may not be a subsidiary of another company and cannot have publicly traded stock. Nonprofit, financial-services and health-care companies are excluded from the ranking, however, companies owned by private equity are allowed.

This exclusive award identifies and celebrates the successes of dynamic privately-held businesses that have unlocked their potential for growth. Nominations for the award were received between August 17 and September 15. Survey results are published in the October issue of Business North Carolina magazine.

For more information, visit www.GrantThornton.com/NC100

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