Fortune Selects Kristy Lewis, Quinn Foods, 1st Food Exec on Top Promising Women Entrepreneur List in 4 Years

BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kristy Lewis, CEO and Founder Quinn Foods, made Fortune’s 2015 Top 10
Most Promising Women Entrepreneurs list. Each year Fortune recognizes 10
female entrepreneurs who are outstanding game changers, groundbreakers
and innovators, and Kristy is the first food industry entrepreneur to be
selected in 4 years.

Kristy, mother of 3, is challenging industry norms and building a new
kind of food company, one that creates innovative products that redefine
trust and transparency. In 4 years Quinn Foods went from an attic based
startup to a national brand.

Lewis attend Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit. “It’s an incredible
honor to be included on Fortune’s Most Promising Women Entrepreneurs. I
am thrilled to have the opportunity to meet and share ideas with such a
distinguished community of women leaders at the Summit.”

Her first product, Microwave Popcorn Reinvented (http://quinnpopcorn.com/popcorn-reinvented/microwave-popcorn-reinvented/), shook
up the microwave popcorn category with the world’s first patented
chemical free microwave popcorn bag. Her next innovation, Farm-to-Bag
Popcorn (http://quinnpopcorn.com/popcorn/popped-popcorn/),
was the first snack with a transparent supply chain. Quinn shows
consumers where each ingredient comes from, opening up what is usually a
closely guarded secret.

“Innovation and transparency are the key ingredients to making real food
mainstream,” says Kristy. “Knowing where your food comes from is
fundamental, and it’s about time snack companies open up”. Her
innovations have put Quinn Foods on the leading edge of natural foods.

Quinn Popcorn Awards include: 2015: New Companies to Watch in
Colorado; Clean Eating Clean Choice Award. 2014: Naturally Boulder’s
Breakthrough Innovation Award, Prevention’s Cleanest Packaged Food
Award. 2013: Most Innovative Consumer & Retail Brands (Forbes), NEXTY
Award recognizing companies that are shaping future of the natural
products, Delicious Living’s Best Bite Award for Eco-Packaging,
Prevention’s Cleanest Packaged Food Award. Best New Food Product at
Natural Products Expo East.

“The Most Promising Women Entrepreneurs add so much to the Fortune Most
Powerful Women community by sharing how they create companies from
scratch and scale their organizations at a pace and level of flexibility
that are often the envy of Fortune 500 giants.” -Pattie
Sellers, Assistant Managing Editor, Fortune; Executive
Director, MPW/Live Content, Time Inc.

Fortune 2015 Most Promising Women Entrepreneurs: http://fortune.com/2015/09/09/2015-most-promising-women-entrepreneurs/

Quinn Foods Mission: http://quinnpopcorn.com/food-should-be/?term=simple

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