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COMPANY CULTURE

The FruitGuys

This food deliverer's commitment to healthy snacks starts with its employees, who receive free produce each week.
Fruit is the staple of The FruitGuys' business and their employees' diets. Every employee receives a box of fresh produce once a week.

The Data

The FruitGuys

Location: San Francisco

Founded: 1998

2010 revenue: $7.3 million

CEO: Chris Mittelstaedt

Website: fruitguys.com

Facebook: The FruitGuys

Number of employees: 26

What it does: Delivers fresh fruit and vegetables to businesses as a healthy alternative to office snacks

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Employment at The FruitGuys involves a simple prerequisite: you must like fruit. Each week, the delivery company provides its employees with a free box of the same fresh fruit and vegetables they deliver to their customers. Employees are also expected to collaborate regularly and creatively. "I don't want people to think about trying new ideas and having them not work out as a failure," said CEO Chris Mittelstaedt. "I want them to see it as creative problem solving." With employees across the country, Mittelstaedt brings everyone together with video conferencing in all meetings and company-wide softball games.




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