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Saje Natural Wellness Ranks 49th on PROFIT 500

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Vancouver-based Saje Natural Wellness has been ranked 49th in PROFIT 500’s latest ranking of Canada’s fastest growing companies, which will be published in the October issue of Maclean’s magazine and at CanadianBusiness.com

PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian businesses by their five-year revenue growth, and Saje Natural Wellness scored high with a whopping 1,547% growth rate — in 2016 Saje ranked 74th on PROFIT 500 and in 2015, it ranked at 154.

“We are so grateful to again see growth in our PROFIT 500 ranking, marking continued success as we expand our retail presence and spread wellness further into the North American market,” says Saje Natural Wellness co-founder and CEO, Kate Ross LeBlanc. “The year’s ranking is a true testament to our dedicated, passionate teams who continue to educate our communities on the healing power of plants. We are thrilled to celebrate this new milestone on our journey to spread global wellness.”

JEAN-PIERRE LEBLANC (LEFT) AND KATE ROSS LEBLANC (RIGHT)

Saje Natural Wellness is also marking its 25th anniversary this year. Founded by entrepreneurs Kate Ross LeBlanc and Jean-Pierre LeBlanc in 1992, the company now has 52 retail locations in Canada and 16 in the United States. The company credits its impressive progress to several factors, including the growing international movement towards wellness, word-of-mouth advocacy from loyal customers, their social media presence, and consistent community engagement and education. 

The ambitious company aims to have 250 retail locations open by the year 2020 — an impressive goal that will continue to see it ranked as a leader in terms of growth. 

Saje Natural Wellness co-founder Kate Ross LeBlanc will be speaking at this year’s Retail West conference in Vancouver on October 12, hosted by Retail Council of Canada. Ms. Ross LeBlanc will provide her perspective on the opportunities retailers must focus on in order to thrive. In the afternoon session titled “Building for the future: Opportunities for retailers in the new retail ecosystem”, Ms. Ross LeBlanc will be joined by Kate Furber, PwC’s BC lead partner for retail and consumer, as well as Retail Insider’s Founder and Editor-in-Chief Craig Patterson, who will provide insight into Canadian and global retail environments. For more information, visit: www.RetailWest.ca

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Craig Patterson
Located in Toronto, Craig is the Editor-in-Chief of Retail Insider and President/CEO of Retail Insider Media Ltd. He is also a retail analyst and consultant, Director of Applied Research at the University of Alberta School of Retailing in Edmonton, and consultant to the Retail Council of Canada. He has studied the Canadian retail landscape for over 25 years and he holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws Degrees.

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