8 Health Food Store Success Stories [2024]

Updated: November 19th, 2023
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Here are some real life success stories of starting a health food store:

1. Protein Package ($1.08M/year)

At the age of 17, George Greenhill came up with the idea for Protein Package while facing the challenge of finding affordable and customizable healthy snacks. He invested all of his birthday money into stock and taught himself to code to build the website, and within a week, he had already doubled his initial investment, validating the idea for the pick and mix store of protein bars and snacks. Now, at 21 years old, Protein Package has achieved over £1 million in annual turnover and continues to experience rapid growth.

How much they make: $1.08M/year
How much did it cost to start: $300
Current team size: 4

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I Started A $1.08M/Year Snacks Ecommerce At 17 [With Only $300]

How a 17-year-old founded a successful snacks eCommerce, with over 400% YoY growth for the past four years, reinventing the traditional 'pick and mix' for health-conscious consumers and offering an unrivaled choice of quality brands at the best prices when mixing and matching.

About
George started Protein Package over 6 years ago
Revenue
George grew the business to $90K/month
Costs
It cost George $300 to start the business
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2. Truvani ($4.44M/year)

How much they make: $4.44M/year
Current team size: 28

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Derek Halpern On How To Get 250K Orders In 2 Years With Truvani

Truvani, a health supplement, plant-based proteins, snacks, and personal care product brand founded by Vani Hari, Derek Halpern, and Devin Duncan, boasts an entirely USDA Organic, Non-GMO line of food that is free of risky chemicals and cheap additives, promoting the Truvani Standard.

About
Vani started Truvani over 6 years ago
Revenue
Vani grew the business to $370K/month
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3. Daily Harvest ($50M/year)

How much they make: $50M/year
Current team size: 360

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How Daily Harvest Earned $250 Million in Revenue in Just 5 Years of Business

Daily Harvest offers organic, clean, and fresh fruits and vegetables that are dairy-free, gluten-free, and gum-free, leading to its status as one of the fastest-growing direct-to-consumer brands in New York in 2016, making over $250M in revenue in five years.

About
They started Daily Harvest over 8 years ago
Revenue
They grew the business to $4.17M/month
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4. LEAN BENTO ($1.01M/year)

How much they make: $1.01M/year
Current team size:

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From Fat To Fit: This S’porean Taps On Data Analytics To Design Healthy Bentos

Lean Bento co-founders use engineering research to develop customizable menu combos for their 13-item healthy meal restaurant, which expanded to a delivery service for the entire island after only one year of operation.

About
They started LEAN BENTO over 10 years ago
Revenue
They grew the business to $84K/month
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So... can you actually make money with a health food store?

Of course. There are millions to be made in this industry.

But how?

  1. Research real, profitable businesses and see exactly how much money they make.
  2. Study exactly what works, and what doesn’t.
  3. Take action, because now you have the roadmap.

Join Starter Story and build your next big thing:

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5. FireCreek Snacks ($500K/year)

How much they make: $500K/year
Current team size: 2

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How FireCreek Snacks Found Massive Success in Alternative Retail Channels

FireCreek Snacks provides a healthy, all-natural snack with exceptional taste, made with pure and traditional ingredients, containing no artificial ingredients, being gluten-free, soy-free, MSG-free, and high in protein and low in sugar.

About
Dustin started FireCreek Snacks about 8 years ago
Revenue
Dustin grew the business to $41.7K/month
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