DataCandy Ranks No. 277 on the 2018 Growth 500

2018 Growth 500 - Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies


Canadian Business unveils 30th annual list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies

Montreal, Quebec (September 13, 2018) Canadian Business and Maclean’s today ranked DataCandy No. 277 on the 30th annual Growth 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Produced by Canada’s premier business and current affairs media brands, the Growth 500 ranks Canadian businesses on five-year revenue growth. DataCandy debuts on the 2018 edition of the list with a growth of 243%.

“The companies on the 2018 Growth 500 are truly remarkable. Demonstrating foresight, innovation and smart management, their stories serve as a primer for how to build a successful entrepreneurial business today,” says Deborah Aarts, Growth 500 program manager. “As we celebrate 30 years of the Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies program, it’s encouraging to see that entrepreneurship is healthier than ever in this country.”

Since its purchase in 2013, DataCandy has invested heavily in developing a feature-rich customer loyalty and gift card platform. Unique on the market, the company’s mobile Text to Win game allows businesses to easily engage and convert customers by emulating a paper-based scratch-card game and is a direct response to merchants’ loyalty-member-acquisition challenges.

“The customer loyalty and gift card industry is highly competitive, and standing out is no easy feat,” says Lorne Schwartz, President and CEO of DataCandy. “Making the Growth 500 list is a testament to DataCandy’s strong client and partner relations, product offering, and company culture.”

About the Growth 500
For 30 years, the Growth 500 has been Canada’s most respectable and influential ranking of entrepreneurial achievement. Ranking Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by five-year revenue growth, the Growth 500—formerly known as the PROFIT 500—profiles the country’s most successful growing businesses. The Growth 500 is produced by Canadian Business. Winners are profiled in a special Growth 500 print issue of Canadian Business (packaged with the October issue of Maclean’s magazine) and online at and For more information on the ranking, visit

About Canadian Business
Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving and most trusted business publication in the country. It is the country’s premier media brand for executives and senior business leaders. It fuels the success of Canada’s business elite with a focus on the things that matter most: leadership, innovation, business strategy and management tactics. Learn more at

About DataCandy
DataCandy is a leading North American provider of affordable customer loyalty and gift card solutions for businesses of all sizes. The company’s secure, user-friendly platform is used at over 10,000 locations across Canada and the United States by over 700 companies, including the ALDO Group, The Source, Booster Juice, Familiprix, Kernels Popcorn and 40 of the MTY Food Group’s restaurant brands. Contact us to find out how better insight into your customers’ buying behaviour can improve your bottom line.

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