Market America, Inc. and SHOP MA, Inc. Named 22nd Fastest Growing Company in Triad

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The Business Journal’s Annual List reveals the secrets to Market America’s Success

JR Ridinger, President & CEO of Market America, Inc. and SHOP MA, INC., Internet marketing and product brokerage companies, announced today that the Business Journal has ranked Market America the 22nd fastest growing company in the triad. Market America has made the Fast 50 list for the past 6 years in a row.

“Market America has continued to achieve an enormous amount of growth, even with the hard-hitting economic climate,” said JR Ridinger. “It is clear why Market America continues to grow…we are the ultimate online destination, providing the most personalized, high-tech, high-touch and revolutionary shopping experience, allowing millions of customers to do what they love to do best-SHOP!” said Ridinger.

Market America’s recent purchase of SHOP.COM, the shopping comparison site, combines SHOP.COM's strength in technology and merchandising, providing customers with the latest, high-tech online shopping, with Market America's high-touch, personal shopping experience and its unlimited cash back program. It will continue to expand Market America’s current people-powered, relationship-based shopping portal into a content rich destination that informs, entertains and personally guides customers in their shopping experience. The partnership between Market America and SHOP.COM is set to revolutionize the internet shopping market and position the companies to be one of the fastest growing internet retailers in the country.

Market America is a product brokerage and Internet marketing company that specializes in One-to-One Marketing. With more than three million customers and 180,000 Shop Consultants worldwide, the company has generated over $3.8 billion in accumulated retail sales. Headquartered in Greensboro, NC – the company was founded in 1992 by president and CEO JR Ridinger and employs over 700 people globally with international operations in the United States, Canada, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia, Philippines and United Kingdom. Through its revolutionary One-to-One Marketing concept, Market America combines the Internet with the power of people – creating the ultimate online shopping destination. More information is available at, (

SHOP MA, Inc. runs the comparison shopping engine, SHOP.COM, designed to meet the shopping needs of the consumer and the business needs of merchants. Leveraging the features of its patented OneCart® along with extensive partner marketplace integration, and thousands of pages of unique shopping-centric editorial, SHOP.COM helps customers "Shop Smart, Save Big" across thousands of online stores. SHOP.COM also powers ShopCompanion, a comprehensive directory of online and brick-and-mortar stores, and The Shopping Vine (, a shopping blog network. For more information, please visit (


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