Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company founder and CEO Marygrace Sexton has been included in Inc. Magazine’s 2021 Female Founders 100.
Inc. editors and writers reviewed thousands of applications to identify the 100 female founders who continued to triumph in a year filled with many challenges.
“The 100 women highlighted on this list are inspiring, creative, tenacious and trailblazing role models in entrepreneurship. What’s more is they were able to achieve success during one of the toughest years ever. That’s something certainly worth celebrating,” said Inc. Editor-in-Chief Scott Omelianuk.
Sexton founded Natalie’s in 1989 starting with a single used juicing machine, no contracts and a small production space. Today, the company has two facilities in Florida and distributes its juices in 32 states and 41 countries. The company has won numerous awards for its line of squeezed fresh, minimally processed juices. This year, Inc. Magazine also recognized Natalie’s Juice Company as one of the fastest growing companies in Florida.
“I founded Natalie’s Juice Company with a mission to produce high-quality, authentic juices for families,” said Sexton. She still runs the company with members of her own family, including her daughter Natalie, for whom the brand was named. Sexton said she saw an opportunity “to provide a fresh, pure product made from local Florida citrus fruits. That niche concept proved very appealing and garnered more consumer demand than we ever thought it would.”
The company has introduced new juices, ice teas, lemonades, mixers and exotic blends, including the company’s most recent line of holistic juices. Natalie’s has been ranked in the top 10 highest sold orange juice brands in Nielsen’s Multi Outlet Natural Channel. The company is on target to see projected revenues of more than $90 million this year.
See the full list of Inc. 2021 Female Founders 100.
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