YORK, Pa. -- Rutter's Farm Stores said that The Central Penn Business Journal has ranked it No. 15 on the newspaper's 16th annual list of the 50 top businesses making significant contributions to the growth, strength and success of the Central Pennsylvania economy.
This year marks the sixth consecutive year that Rutter's has appeared on the list, advancing from the No. 27 spot in 2011.
"It feels great to know that we're helping to grow our local economy and creating jobs," said Scott Hartman, Rutter's chief executive officer.
The Central Penn Business Journal also recognized Rutter's as the third largest privately owned company in Central Pennsylvania.
The paper held an event on September 12 in Harrisburg, Pa., to recognize the winners and announce their rankings.
And the paper profiled the "Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies" in a special supplement to the September 14 issue, with information on each company's financial growth.
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In order to be eligible for nomination, a company has to be a public or private, for-profit entity with headquarters in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry or York counties. It is required to show revenue of at least $500,000 in each of the fiscal years ending 2009, 2010 and 2011 and then demonstrate revenue growth for 2011 as compared to 2009.
Rutter's Farm Stores, based in York, Pa., in Lancaster County, is a third-generation, family-owned business with 57 conveniences stores located in six Central Pennsylvania counties.