PROFIT/Chatelaine W100

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Ratana Stephens

Co-CEO

Company Profile

Company: Nature's Path Foods Head Office: Richmond, B.C. Website: www.naturespath.com

Company Financials

3-year revenue growth (%): 50 2015 Revenue: $250M-$500M (USD) Employees: 656

Spotlight

What her company does: Manufactures organic and non-GMO breakfast and snack foods

What you can learn from her: What started 31 years ago as a side venture peddling sprouted organic bread out of a family restaurant has become North America’s largest organic breakfast foods company, thanks in large part to Stephens, who works obsessively with her team to develop and iterate products that meet changing consumer needs. “In life, and in nature, things never remain the same,” she says. “One must invent, reinvent and constantly improve.”