Southern Tide Ranks #5 on List of Fastest Growing Companies in SC

Southern Tide Ranks #5 on List of Fastest Growing Companies in SC

December 10, 2013, Greenville, S.C. – This November, Southern Tide, the Greenville-based lifestyle apparel brand founded in 2006, ranked #5 on South Carolina’s 25 Fastest Growing Companies list for 2013. Companies were ranked based on the three most recently completed fiscal years at the time of nomination. Nominees were judged on financial growth and employee growth over the three-year period from 2010 to 2012.


Southern Tide represents the only company to be ranked within the top five fastest growing private S.C. companies for three straight years.


To be eligible, companies must be headquartered in South Carolina, have been in operation for at least three full fiscal years, and have reported revenues of at least $3M ($50M in assets for financial institutions) in the most recent reported year.


Companies on the top 25 list were honored in November at a luncheon held at the Marriott Hotel in Columbia, S.C. 


“We are honored to be named in the top fastest growing businesses in the state,” said William Priest, vice president of operations. “We have the support of our fans and customers to thank for this.”


Most recently, Southern Tide was also named to the 2013 Inc. 5,000 list and represents the fastest growing apparel company to make the list. This is the third straight year Southern Tide has also appeared within the top 1,000 on the Inc. 5,000 list. Southern Tide, which ranks 770 on this year’s list, reported $20.4 million in revenue for 2012, a three-year increase of 592 percent.


Customers can purchase Southern Tide products in more than 750 fine retailers in 45 states across the country, Washington, D.C., the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Bermuda, as well as on Southern Tide’s online store at


For more information about Southern Tide, visit,, or call (864) 236-8015.


About Southern Tide


Southern Tide, LLC, founded in 2006, is the Greenville, S.C.-based manufacturer of a rapidly growing lifestyle brand of apparel that boasts exceptional craftsmanship, clean lines, fine quality and classic design. The collection's original product, the Skipjack Polo, is deemed by many to be the finest, most comfortable polo shirt in the world. Constructed of Southern Tide's exclusive fabric, True-Vent Micro Pique™, the Skipjack Polo provides for breathability and a slight amount of stretch that allows for ease of motion while maintaining its shape. Southern Tide's design of extraordinarily authentic and classic clothing that is intelligently constructed with the best available materials is featured in the collection's vast array of items, including a variety of Men's and Ladies’ products such as its Skipjack Polos; Ladies’ tees and shorts; Men’s and Ladies’ Flipjacks; Channel Marker Khaki Pants and Shorts; RT-7 Pants, Chinos, and Jeans; Men's Sport Shirts and Sweaters; and Skipjack Boxers, Hats, T-shirts, belts and various accessories. Currently, the Southern Tide brand can be found exclusively at more than 750 fine retailers in 45 states across the United States, D.C., the Virgin Islands, Bermuda and online at

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