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Whether it’s on Main Street or at a URL, setting up (a) shop is a risky proposition. But the retailers on the 2016 PROFIT 500 ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies have mastered the art of selling stuff to consumers at bricks-and-mortar locations and on e-commerce platforms.

The 24 retailers on this year’s ranking grew their revenues an average of 734% between 2010 and 2015, creating an additional 550 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs over that period. Collectively they employed 566 full-time and 375 part-time employees in 2015.

Here is the complete list of Canada’s Fastest Growing Retail Companies for 2016.

1. TDot Performance

PROFIT 500: No. 25
Head Office: Toronto, Ont.
Growth (2010–2015): 2,888%
Revenue (2015): $5–10 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 6

What it does: Retails automotive parts and accessories

2. Buytopia.ca

PROFIT 500: No. 26
Head Office: Toronto, Ont.
Growth (2010–2015): 2,798%
Revenue (2015): $5–10 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 21

What it does: Runs an online promotional marketplace for goods and services

3. EPH Apparel

PROFIT 500: No. 58
Head Office: Winnipeg, Man.
Growth (2010–2015): 1,393%
Revenue (2015): $2–5 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 26

What it does: Manufactures and sells customized menswear through e-commerce, a retail storefront and a network of “style reps”

4. Posterjack (Online Print Decor)

PROFIT 500: No. 59
Head Office: Toronto, Ont.
Growth (2010–2015): 1,298%
Revenue (2015): $2–5 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 19

What it does: Manufactures custom-printed products, sold via an online storefront

5. Fiasco Gelato

PROFIT 500: No. 62
Head Office: Calgary, Alta.
Growth (2010–2015): 1,224%
Revenue (2015): $2–5 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 17

What it does: Manufactures and sells all-natural gelato and sorbets through a café and through grocery stores in Western Canada

6. Certified Battery

PROFIT 500: No. 63
Head Office: Burnaby, B.C.
Growth (2010–2015): 1,209%
Revenue (2015): $5–10 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 28

What it does: Sells replacement parts for consumer electronics through an online store

7. Indochino

PROFIT 500: No. 65
Head Office: Vancouver, B.C.
Growth (2010–2015): 1,187%
Revenue (2015): U.S.$20–50 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 167

What it does: Manufactures and sells made-to-measure men’s apparel via online and physical retail channels

8. Jenny Bird

PROFIT 500: No. 83
Head Office: Toronto, Ont.
Growth (2010–2015): 910%
Revenue (2015): $2–5 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 10

What it does: Sells branded fashion jewellery online

9. Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria

PROFIT 500: No. 105
Head Office: Richmond, B.C.
Growth (2010–2015): 680%
Revenue (2015): $2–5 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 16

What it does: Franchises a chain of pizza restaurants across B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario

10. Venue Kings Ticket Brokers

PROFIT 500: No. 106
Head Office: North Vancouver, B.C.
Growth (2010–2015): 677%
Revenue (2015): $2–5 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 20

What it does: Offers online ticket-brokering services for concerts and sporting events

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Other fast-growing retailers on the 2016 PROFIT 500:

11. AVShop.ca (Shopstix) (No. 108); 12. Knifewear (No. 123); 13. Rock Universe (Blue Rays) (No. 164); 14. D&D Vehicle Sales (No. 202); 15. Mabel’s Bakery & Specialty Foods (No. 232); 16. Blush Lane Organic Market (No. 283); 17. Spoke O’Motion (No. 304); 18. Sandbanks Winery (No. 312); 19. RobotShop (No. 320); 20. Cindy’s Home & Garden (No. 394); 21. Brownlee Equipment (No. 410); 22. Maplelea (Avonlea Traditions) (No. 456); 23. Full Throttle Power Sports (No. 471); 24. Paramount Parts (No. 498).

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