Market America | SHOP.COM Ranks #8 In The 2018 Grant Thornton North Carolina 100®

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Global product brokerage and Internet marketing company, Market America | SHOP.COM, creator of the revolutionary “Shopping Annuity®” program, has been ranked the 8th largest privately-owned company in the 2018 Grant Thornton North Carolina 100® (NC100).

Market America | SHOP.COM Ranks #8 In The 2018 Grant Thornton North Carolina 100®

“This has been a remarkable year of growth for Market America | SHOP.COM across the United States and globally, as well as right here in North Carolina,” said JR Ridinger, Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of the company.

Global product brokerage and Internet marketing company, Market America | SHOP.COM, creator of the revolutionary “Shopping Annuity®” program, has been ranked the 8th largest privately-owned company in the 2018 Grant Thornton North Carolina 100® (NC100), which ranks the state’s largest private companies by revenue. In 2017 Market America | SHOP.COM ranked 26th. This marks the 13th consecutive year that the company has been ranked in the NC100.

“This has been a remarkable year of growth for Market America | SHOP.COM across the United States and globally, as well as right here in North Carolina,” said JR Ridinger, Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of the company. Ridinger continued, “our continuous growth is due to the overall success of The Shopping Annuity and the UnFranchise® business model that empowers entrepreneurs to succeed. UnFranchise Owners throughout the world continue to reap the benefits of our tried and proven business model. Also, our best of breed products, especially in the nutraceutical, beauty and skin care industries, have helped change our customer’s lives for the better while empowering them to earn a residual income.”

The company’s Shopping Annuity program allows online shoppers the ability to convert their existing everyday spending into earning. Ridinger added, “we have combined this with our amazing ecommerce site, SHOP.COM, providing cashback and allowing for earning on offline purchases as well via our SHOP Local program. I am proud to say that now there is only one ecommerce site that truly offers everything – SHOP.COM.”

Since 1984, the NC100 has ranked the state’s largest private companies by revenue in the most recent fiscal year.

To view the complete 2018 list, please visit https://www.grantthornton.com/-/media/content-page-files/offices/pdfs/NC/2018-NC-100-BNC-Oct-18-Final-GT.ashx?la=en&hash=019E884B92325B16CBC9E9931A75D53FBA14259C.

ABOUT MARKET AMERICA, INC. & SHOP.COM
Currently in its 26th year, Market America, Inc. is a global product brokerage and Internet marketing company that specializes in one-to-one marketing and is the creator of The Shopping Annuity. Its mission is to provide a robust business system for entrepreneurs, while providing consumers a better way to shop. Headquartered in Greensboro, NC, the company was founded in 1992 by Chairman and CEO JR Ridinger and has generated over $8.5 billion in accumulated sales. Market America employs nearly 1,200 people globally with operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and Malaysia. Through the company’s primary shopping website, SHOP.COM, consumers have access to over 60 million products, including Market America exclusive brands and thousands of top retail brands. Market America’s revolutionary Shopping Annuity program, which helps shoppers convert their existing everyday spending into earning, is an extraordinary and financially meaningful benefit of the business. Internet Retailer has ranked SHOP.COM #65 in the 2018 Internet Retailer Top 1000, the #43 largest global online marketplace, #96 in the Internet Retailer Asia 500 and the 18th fastest growing Internet Mobile Retailer. The company is also a two-time winner of the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics, was ranked 8th in the 2018 Grant Thornton North Carolina Top 100® (NC100) and received 2018’s Triad Business Journal’s “Fast 50” award as one of the top privately-held companies for sustained growth, driving the area’s economy. By combining Market America’s entrepreneurial business model with SHOP.COM’s powerful comparison shopping engine, Cashback program, Hot Deals, SHOPBuddy™, Express Pay check out, social shopping integration and countless other features, the company has become the ultimate online shopping destination.

For more information, please visit http://www.marketamerica.com or http://www.SHOP.COM.

About Grant Thornton North Carolina 100®
Since 1984, the Grant Thornton North Carolina 100® has ranked the state’s largest private companies by revenue in the most recent fiscal year, based on data provided by the participants. The NC100 is a voluntary list restricted to companies based in North Carolina that do not have publicly traded stock. Companies owned by private equity are permitted. Nonprofits, financial services companies, health care providers such as hospitals and subsidiaries of corporations are excluded.

About Grant Thornton LLP
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