Rising Star! 40 under 40 list announced

February 04, 2016

Rising Star! 40 under 40 list announced

griffen report

Since 1967, The Shelby Report has been the leading publication for the food and grocery industry, delivering the latest regional and national supermarket news.  It produces five regional editions to achieve national coverage and circulates more than 74,000 copies each month to retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers, distributors, brokers and other food-industry related companies.  In December, the Northeast subdivision, The Griffin Report, published an article called 40 Under 40: Leaders in the Organic, Natural and Specialty Foods.  Look who made the list!

Maura’s path to founding a cookie company is a little unusual, right? Neuroscience and education degrees don’t seem to directly relate to owning and operating a natural foods company.  But great teachers, and education rooted in practical experience (Maura is a huge fan of Northeastern‘s co-op program!) go a long way toward teaching students to think creatively – definitely an integral part of successfully boot-strapping a growing business.  And, it’s so exciting for Fancypants to be featured with other fast growing companies we admire like Bienna Foods and Quinn Snacks  (we LOVE their healthy, cleaned up snacks!!) So, stay tuned for the next great things from Fancypants!