Local Companies on Forbes’ 2012 Largest Private Company List

by Matthew Hubacher, Business Development Specialist

Rich Products and Buffalo Niagara Enterprise Founding Investors Delaware North Companies and Tops Markets aren’t just three of Western New York’s largest private companies; they are among an elite group of privately held companies throughout the nation that enjoy annual revenues of at least $2 billion.

With an annual revenue of $3.02 billion, Rich Products ranks 142nd in the Forbes’ 2012 Largest Private Company list.  Rich Products has been doing business in Buffalo since 1945 and is a global supplier to the foodservice industry.  Beyond its traditional role as a world leader in non-dairy toppings, Rich Products boasts a healthy roster of offerings across several product categories.

Delaware North Companies (DNC) has long been a respected corporate citizen in Western New York. As a Steering Level investor in Buffalo Niagara Enterprise, DNC plays an integral part in developing the mission, goals and strategies of the organization.  DNC’s seven operating divisions combine to form one of the most respected hospitality and food service management companies in the world.  Achieving a rank of 172nd on the 2012 Forbes’ Largest Private Company list is a great way for Delaware North Companies to celebrate its 95th anniversary.

Tops Markets, the 191st ranked company on Forbes’ list, is celebrating its golden anniversary this year. For fifty years Tops has been a leading supermarket retailer, coupling quality groceries at great prices with extraordinary customer service.  Tops is a true local success story,  growing from a single retail outlet in Niagara Falls to over 130 stores that stretch from Northern Pennsylvania, through Western New York, all the way to Syracuse.

Congratulations go out to these three excellent companies on their most recent accolade. The full list of 2012 Forbes’ America’s Largest Private Companies can be found at: http://www.forbes.com/largest-private-companies/

About Matthew Hubacher

Research Specialist Buffalo Niagara Enterprise

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