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GREEN MOUNTAIN COFFEE ROASTERS INC (GMCR)
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. engages in the roasting and sale of specialty coffee products primarily in the eastern United States. It offers arabica coffees and coffee selections, including single-origins, estates, certified organics, proprietary blends, and flavored coffees in various packages, including whole bean, fractional packages, one-cup coffee pods, and single-cup portions. The company sells its coffee products to retailers, including supermarkets, convenience stores, specialty food stores; food service enterprises, such as restaurants, hotels, universities, and business offices; and individual consumers. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Waterbury, Vermont.
KEY TECHNOLOGY INC (KTEC)
Key Technology, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, sale, and service of automated inspection systems, process systems, and after market products. It offers a range of automated inspection systems that are used to detect and eliminate defects during processing of raw and semifinished products. The company's automated inspection systems primarily include automatic defect removal systems for the French fry industry; tobacco sorting systems for tobacco threshing and primary processing; and the Tegra and Optyx optical sorting systems. Key Technology provides various conveying and process systems, including conveyor systems, rotary grading systems, steam blancher, process control systems, and additional equipment. The company also offers spare parts, and post-sale field and telephone-based repair services. It provides products primarily to the food processing industry, as well as other industries, such as tobacco, plastics, and pharmaceuticals. Key Technology was founded in 1948 as Key Equipment Co. and changed its name to Key Electro Sonic Corporation. Further, Key Electro Sonic changed its name to Key Technology, Inc. in 1982. Key Technology is based in Walla Walla, Washington.
FLOWERS FOODS INC (FLO)
Flowers Foods, Inc. engages in the production and marketing of bakery products in the United States. It operates through two segments, Flowers Bakeries and Flowers Specialty. The Flowers Bakeries segment produces and markets bakery products, including breads and rolls in the southeastern and southwestern United States. The Flowers Specialty segment produces snack cakes for sale to co-pack, retail, and vending customers; frozen bread, rolls, and buns for sale to retail and foodservice customers; and pastries, doughnuts, and bakery snack products. The company also contract manufactures snack products under various private and branded labels. Flowers Foods distributes its products through traditional supermarkets and their in-store deli/bakeries, foodservice distributors, convenience stores, mass merchandisers, club stores, wholesalers, restaurants, fast food outlets, schools, hospitals, and vending machines. The company was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Thomasville, Georgia.
UNILEVER NV (UN)
Unilever NV engages in the manufacture and supply of fast moving consumer goods worldwide. The company operates in two divisions, Foods, and Home and Personal Care (HPC). Food division's products include savoury and dressings, spreads and cooking products, healthy and refreshing beverages, and ice cream and frozen foods, as well as solutions for professional chefs and caterers. HPC division's products include laundry products, such as powders and liquids for washing by hand or machine; skin cleansing and deodorants; and hair care and mass-market skin care products. The company distributes its products through the distribution centres, satellite warehouses, company-operated and public storage facilities, depots, and other facilities to the sales force, independent brokers, agents, and distributors to the chain, wholesale, cooperative, independent grocery accounts, food service distributors, and institutions. Unilever operates in Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa, Middle East, Turkey, Asia, and Pacific. The company was incorporated in 1927 and is based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
COFFEE HOLDING CO INC (JVA)
Coffee Holding Co., Inc. operates as an integrated wholesale coffee roaster and dealer in the United States. The company offers its products in three categories: wholesale green coffee, private label coffee, and branded coffee. Wholesale green coffee product category consists of unroasted raw beans imported from worldwide, and sold to roasters and coffee shop operators. Private label coffee product category includes coffee roasted, blended, packaged, and sold under the specifications and names of others. Branded coffee product category comprises coffee roasted and blended to the company's own specifications, and packaged and sold under its seven brand names in various segments of the market. The company's unprocessed green coffee includes approximately 70 types of coffee and is sold to specialty gourmet roasters. It also offers trial-sized minibrick coffee packages, specialty instant coffees, instant cappuccinos and hot chocolates, and tea line products. The company markets its private label and wholesale coffee through trade shows, industry publications, sales force, and nonexclusive independent food and beverage sales brokers to supermarkets, wholesalers, and individually owned and multi unit retail customers. Coffee Holding Co. was incorporated in 1971 and is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York.
PEPSICO INC (PEP)
PepsiCo, Inc. operates as a global snack and beverage company. It manufactures, markets, and sells carbonated and noncarbonated beverages; various salty, sweet, and grain-based snacks; and food products worldwide. Its beverage product suite includes beverage concentrates, fountain syrups, and finished goods under various beverage brands, including Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Gatorade, Tropicana Pure Premium, Sierra Mist, Mug, Tropicana Juice Drinks, Propel, SoBe, Slice, Dole, Tropicana Twister, and Tropicana Season's Best. It also manufactures, markets, and sells ready-to-drink tea and coffee products through joint ventures with Lipton and Starbucks. PepsiCo's snack product suite includes Lay's potato chips, Doritos flavored tortilla chips, Cheetos cheese flavored snacks, Tostitos tortilla chips, Fritos corn chips, Ruffles potato chips, Rold Gold pretzels, Sunchips multigrain snacks, Munchies snack mix, Grandma's cookies, Quaker Quakes corn and rice snacks, and Cracker Jack candy coated popcorn. In addition, the company licenses the Aquafina water brand to its bottlers and markets this brand. PepsiCo also offers cereals, rice, pasta, and other products, including Crunch and Life ready-to-eat cereals, Rice-A-Roni, Pasta Roni, and east side dishes. The company distributes its products through direct store delivery, broker warehouse, and food service and vending distribution networks to its customers, including franchise bottlers, distributors, and retailers. PepsiCo was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Purchase, New York.
OMEGA PROTEIN CORPORATION (OME)
Omega Protein Corporation engages in processing, marketing, and distributing fish meal and fish oil products in the United States and internationally. It produces and sells various protein and oil products derived from Menhaden, a species of wild herring-like fish found along the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic coasts. The company produces fish meal of various types: Special Select, SeaLac, and FAQ Meal; crude unrefined fish oil, refined fish oil, and food grade oils; and soluble-based products, including Neptune Fish Concentrate, OmegaGrow, and OmegaGrow Plus. Omega's fish meal products are primarily used as a protein ingredient in animal feed for swine, cattle, aquaculture, and household pets. The fish oil is utilized for animal and aquaculture feeds, and in industrial applications, as well as in additives for human food products. Its fish solubles are sold primarily to livestock feed manufacturers, aquaculture feed manufacturers, and for use as an organic fertilizer. The company sells its products through sales force and independent sales agents. Omega is based in Houston, Texas. Omega Protein Corporation is majority owned by Zapata Corporation.
FARMER BROTHERS COMPANY (FARM)
Farmer Bros. Co. engages in the roasting, packaging, and distribution of coffee and allied products in the western United States. Its product line includes roasted coffee and coffee-related products, such as coffee filters, sugar and creamers, assorted teas, cocoa, spices, and soup and beverage bases. The company sells its products through its direct sales force to restaurants, hotels, hospitals, convenience stores, and fast food outlets. Farmer Bros. was founded in 1912 and is headquartered in Torrance, California.
RALCORP HOLDINGS INC (RAH)
Ralcorp Holdings, Inc. engages in the manufacture, distribution, and marketing of store brand food products in the United States and Canada. It operates in four business segments: Cereals, Crackers, and Cookies; Dressings, Syrups, Jellies, and Sauces; Snack Nuts and Candy; and Frozen Bakery Products. The company's products include ready-to-eat and hot cereal products; snack mixes and corn-based snacks; crackers and cookies; snack nuts and chocolate candy; wet-filled products, such as salad dressings, mayonnaise, peanut butter, syrups, jams and jellies, and sauces; frozen griddle products, such as pancakes, waffles, French toast, griddle products, and biscuits; and breads, rolls, and muffins. It serves retail chains, mass merchandisers, grocery wholesalers, warehouse club stores, drug stores, restaurant chains, and foodservice distributors. Ralcorp Holdings was founded in 1995 and is based in St. Louis, Missouri.
GOLDEN ENTERPRISES INC (GLDC)
Golden Enterprises, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary, Golden Flake Snack Foods, Inc., engages in the manufacture and distribution of salted snack items, such as potato chips, tortilla chips, corn chips, fried pork skins, baked and fried cheese curls, onion rings, and buttered popcorn. It also sells cakes and cookie items, canned dips, pretzel, peanut butter crackers, cheese crackers, dried meat products, and nuts packaged by other manufacturers using the Golden Flake label. Golden Flake sells its products through its own sales organization and independent distributors to commercial establishments, which sell food products primarily in the southeastern United States. The company was organized as Magic City Food Products, Inc. in 1946 and changed its name to Golden Flake, Inc. in 1958. Further, the name was changed to Golden Enterprises, Inc. in 1977. Golden Enterprises is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.
KELLOGG COMPANY (K)
Kellogg Company and its subsidiaries engage in the manufacture and marketing of ready-to-eat cereal and convenience foods. Its products include cookies, crackers, toaster pastries, cereal bars, frozen waffles, and meat alternatives. Kellogg Company was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Battle Creek, Michigan.
MCCORMICK & COMPANY INCORPORATED (MKC)
McCormick & Company, Incorporated engages in the manufacture, marketing, and distribution of spices, herbs, seasonings, and other flavors to the food industry worldwide. It offers seasoning blends, spices, herbs, extracts, sauces, marinades, and specialty foods to retail outlets, such as grocery, drug, dollar, and mass merchandise stores under various brands, including McCormick' and Zatarain's' in the U.S.; Ducros' and Silvo' in continental Europe; Club House' in Canada; and Schwartz' in the U.K. The company also offers condiments, compound flavors and extracts, and coating systems to food processors, restaurants, distributors, warehouse clubs, and institutional operations. It sells its products through brokers, wholesalers, and distributors. McCormick & Company was formed in 1889 and is based in Sparks, Maryland.
GENERAL MILLS INC (GIS)
General Mills, Inc. produces packaged consumer foods in the United State and internationally. It offers ready-to-eat cereals; dry packaged dinner mixes, Mexican foods and dinner kits, soups and ingredients, canned and frozen vegetables, meal starters, and refrigerated barbeque products; dry packaged specialty potatoes, instant mashed potatoes, salad, and salad topping; and shelf-stable microwave meals and packaged meals. In addition, the company offers refrigerated and frozen dough products, including biscuits and sweet rolls, cookies, breads, pie crust, and other bakery goods; breakfast products comprising pastries, frozen pancakes, waffles, and waffle sticks; and baking products, including dessert mixes, including cake mixes, ready-to-spread frostings, dessert bar mixes, muffin mixes, and other mixes. Further, General Mills provides microwave popcorn, grain snacks, fruit snacks, snack mix products, savory snacks, and carbohydrate management bars; yogurt products; organic frozen fruits and vegetables; various canned tomato products, including tomatoes and spaghetti sauce; frozen juice concentrates; fruit spreads; and frozen desserts. It markets mixes, as well as unbaked, par-baked, and fully baked frozen dough products to retail, supermarket, and wholesale bakeries; and sells flour to bakery, foodservice, and manufacturing customers. The company markets frozen dough products, baking mixes, cereals, snacks, dinner and side dish products, refrigerated and soft-serve frozen yogurt, and custom food items to quick serve chains and other restaurants, business and school cafeterias, convenience stores, and vending companies. The company operates in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, and the Asia/Pacific region. General Mills was founded in 1928 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
THE HAIN CELESTIAL GROUP INC (HAIN)
The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries engage in the manufacture, marketing, distribution, and sale of natural and organic food products, and personal care products worldwide. It offers a line of natural and organic grocery products, consisting of approximately 1,500 branded items in various categories, which primarily include nondairy drinks, such as soy and rice milk, popcorn cakes, cookies, crackers, flour and baking mixes, hot and cold cereals, pasta, cereal bars, canned, aseptic and instant soups, chilis, packaged grain, nut butters and nutritional oils, juices, frozen desserts, pastas, and ethnic meals. The company also offers snacks product line, consisting of approximately 250 items, such as various potato and vegetable chips, organic tortilla style chips, pretzels, and popcorn. In addition, it offers tea products, which include red, honeybush, white, green, black, and chai. The company' personal care products include skin care, hair care, body care, oral care, and deodorants. Further, it processes and markets prepared meals, comprising cut organic fruits and vegetables packaged; and appetizers and full-plated meals. The company sells its products to specialty and natural food distributors; supermarkets; natural food stores; and other retail classes of trade, including mass market stores, drug stores, food service channels, and club stores. The Hain Celestial Group was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Melville, New York.
SUNOPTA INC (STKL)
SunOpta, Inc. operates in the natural and organic food markets in Canada and the United States. The company's operations are classified into three segments: SunOpta Food Group, Opta Minerals, and StakeTech Steam Explosion Group. The SunOpta Food Group segment produces, packages, markets, and distributes natural, organic, kosher, and specialty food products and ingredients with a focus on soy, oat, sunflower, rice, and corn. The Opta Minerals segment processes, sells, and distributes silica free loose abrasives, industrial minerals, specialty sands, and recycles inorganic materials for the foundry, steel, bridge, and ship cleaning industries. The StakeTech Steam Explosion Group segment owns numerous patents on its proprietary steam explosion technology, and designs and subcontracts the manufacture of these systems for processing non-woody fibers for use in the paper, food, and biofuel industries. The company, formerly known as Stake Technology, Ltd., was incorporated in 1973. It changed its name to SunOpta, Inc. in 2003. SunOpta is headquartered in Norval, Canada.
PEETS COFFEE & TEA INC (PEET)
Peet's Coffee & Tea, Inc. operates as a specialty coffee roaster and marketer of roasted whole bean coffee. It sells approximately 32 types of coffee comprising approximately 21 blends with the balance being single origin coffees from countries, such as Colombia, Guatemala, and Kenya. The company also offers hand selected whole leaf and bagged tea, as well as a limited line of specialty food items, such as jellies, jams, and candies. Peet's Coffee & Tea provides a range of merchandise that consists of brewing equipment for coffee and tea; paper filters and brewing accessories; and branded and nonbranded cups, saucers, travel mugs, and serveware. As of January 2, 2005, it operated 92 retail stores in California, Colorado, Illinois, Oregon, Massachusetts, Texas, and Washington. The company offers products through various distribution channels, including grocery, home delivery, food service, and office accounts, as well as company-operated retail stores in the United States. Peet's Coffee & Tea was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Emeryville, California.
LANCE INC (LNCE)
Lance, Inc. and its subsidiaries engage in the manufacture, marketing, and distribution of various snack food products primarily in the United States. The company's products include sandwich crackers and cookies, crackers, cookies, potato chips, nuts, cakes, and other salty snacks. In addition, it purchases cakes, candy, meat snacks, bread basket items, salty snacks, and cookies for resale. The company packages its products in various individual-size, multipack, and family-size configurations. It sells both branded and nonbranded products. The company's branded products are principally sold under the Lance' and Cape Cod' brand names. Its nonbranded products consist of private label products, which are sold to retailers or distributors using a controlled brand or the customers' own labels; products sold to other manufacturers; and products sold under third-party brands, which comprise products distributed for other branded companies and products with branded trade names that the company has licensed for use. The company's customers for the private label products include grocery stores, mass merchandisers, discount stores, and distributors. Its customers for the branded and third-party branded products comprise grocery stores, convenience stores, food service brokers and institutions, mass merchandisers, drug stores, warehouse club stores, vending operators, schools, military and government facilities, and distributors, as well as outlets, such as recreational facilities, offices, and independent retailers. The company distributes its products through its sales personnel, independent distributors, and brokers. Lance was founded in 1912 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.
MAUI LAND & PINEAPPLE COMPANY INC (MLP)
Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc. (MLPC) engages in the growing, packing and processing, and marketing of canned and fresh pineapple. The fruit grown by the company principally consists of three types of pineapple: Champaka that is used for canning; Hawaiian Gold, which is sold as fresh, whole fruit; and organic pineapple. It sells pineapple juice, juice concentrates, pineapple juice blended with orange juice, and canned pineapple products to grocery chains, other food processors, wholesale grocers, and wholesalers in the United States and internationally. The company also involves in the operation of Kapalua Resort, which includes three championship golf courses, a tennis facility, a vacation rental program, a 22,000 square foot shopping center, a real estate sales office, 10 retail outlets, and regulated water and sewage transmission operations, as well as manages various leases. In addition, MLPC engages in community development, which comprises real estate entitlement, development, construction, sales, and leasing activities. It also owns 51% equity interest in Kapalua Bay Holdings LLC, the owner and operator of the Kapalua Bay Hotel. Maui Land & Pineapple Company was organized in 1909 and is based in Kahului, Hawaii.
JM SMUCKER COMPANY NEW (SJM)
The J. M. Smucker Company engages in the manufacture and marketing of various food products worldwide. Its products include peanut butter, shortening and oils, fruit spreads, flour and baking ingredients, baking mixes and ready-to-spread frostings, potato mixes, fruit and vegetable juices, beverages, dessert toppings, syrups, pickles and condiments, and frozen sandwiches. The company sells its products to food retailers, food wholesalers, club stores, mass merchandisers, and military commissaries through brokers, retail channels, other food manufacturers, and health and natural food stores. The company was founded in 1897 and is headquartered in Orrville, Ohio.
CORN PRODUCTS INTERNATIONAL INC (CPO)
Corn Products International, Inc. (CPI), together with its subsidiaries, produces starches, liquid sweeteners, and other ingredients worldwide. It also operates as a corn refiner in Latin America. The company's sweetener products include fructose corn syrups, glucose corn syrups, maltose corn syrups, dextrose, maltodextrins and glucose, and corn syrup solids. Its starch-based products comprise both industrial and food grade starches. CPI also offers co-products, such as refined corn oil to packers of cooking oil, as well as to producers of margarine, salad dressings, shortening, mayonnaise, and other foods. In addition, the company provides corn gluten feed and steepwater for animal feed. Its customers include food and beverage, pharmaceutical, paper products, corrugated and laminated paper, textile, and brewing industries, as well as animal feed markets. The company operates in North America, South America, and Asia/Africa. CPI was founded in 1906. It was formerly known as Corn Products Refining Company and changed its name to Corn Products Company in 1958. Subsequently, it changed its name to CPC International, Inc. in 1969 and later to Corn Products International, Inc. The company is headquartered in Westchester, Illinois.
GRUMA SAB DE CV (GMK)
Gruma, S.A. de C.V., a holding company, primarily engages in the production, distribution, and marketing of corn flour, tortillas, wheat flour, and other related products. The company markets its products to supermarkets, mass merchandisers, smaller independent stores, restaurant chains, food service distributors, schools, hospitals, and the military. It operates in the United States, Mexico, Venezuela, Europe, and Central America. The company was founded by Roberto Gonzalez Barrera in 1949. Gruma is headquartered in Monterrey, Mexico.
CONAGRA FOODS INC (CAG)
ConAgra Foods, Inc. operates as a packaged food company serving restaurants and other foodservice establishments in North America. The company operates in three segments: Retail Products, Foodservice Products, and Food Ingredients. The Retail Products segment offers branded foods in the shelf-stable, frozen, and refrigerated temperature classes. Its shelf-stable include tomato products, cooking oils, popcorn, soup, puddings, meat snacks, canned beans, canned pasta, canned chili, cocoa mixes, and peanut butter for retail and deli customers; frozen products include dinners, pizzas, turkeys, entrees, snacks, desserts, ice cream, potato products, hand-held dough-based products, and seafood for retail and deli customers; and refrigerated products include hot dogs, bacon, ham, sausages, cold cuts, turkey products, ethnic foods, kosher products, meat alternative products, tablespreads, egg alternatives, and dessert toppings for retail and deli customers. The Foodservice Products segment provides branded and customized food products, including meals, entrees, prepared potatoes, meats, seafood, and sauces, as well as various custom-manufactured culinary products packaged for sale to restaurants and other foodservice establishments. The Food Ingredients segment offers certain branded and commodity food ingredients, such as milled grain ingredients, seasonings, blends, and flavorings. The company was incorporated in 1919 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.
SARA LEE CORPORATION (SLE)
Sara Lee Corporation provides food and beverage, foodservice, and household and body care products. It operates through five segments: Sara Lee Meats, Sara Lee Bakery, Sara Lee Beverage, Household Products, and Branded Apparel. The Sara Lee Meats segment provides meat products, including hot dogs and corn dogs, breakfast sausages and sandwiches, smoked and dinner sausages, and deli and luncheon, as well as meats, bacon, meat snacks, and cooked and dry hams. The Sara Lee Bakery segment provides frozen baked products, including bread, buns, bagels, rolls, muffins, specialty bread, refrigerated dough, frozen pies, cakes, cheesecakes, and desserts. The Sara Lee Beverage segment produces coffee and tea products, as well as provides coffee and dispensing equipment. The Branded Apparel segment sources, manufactures, and markets intimate apparel, which include bras, panties, shapewear, and other women's undergarments; legwear that comprise pantyhose, combination panty and pantyhose garments, tights, knee-highs, and socks; and sportswear products, which include basic fleece, T-shirts, sportshirts, and other jersey products. The Household Products segment produces and sells body care products that consist of soaps, shampoos, bath and shower products, deodorants, shaving creams, and toothpastes; air care products, which include air fresheners; shoe care products that comprise polishes, cleaners, and wax; and insecticides. The company sells its products through supermarkets, warehouse clubs, chains, and foodservice distributors in the United States, western and central Europe, Mexico, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Puerto Rico. The company was organized in 1939 as C.D. Kenny Company and changed its name to Sara Lee Corporation in 1985. Sara Lee Corporation is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
DIAMOND FOODS INC (DMND)
Diamond Foods, Inc. engages in the processing, marketing, and distribution of culinary, in-shell, ingredient nuts, and snack products. Its products include shelled nuts, pegboard nuts, glazed nuts, mixed nuts, roasted nuts, and custom processed nuts, as well as trail mix and yogurt enrobed products. The company sells its products directly to retailers, primarily national grocery stores, club stores, mass merchandisers, and drug store chains; and indirectly through wholesale distributors who serve independent and small regional retail grocery store chains and convenience stores. It markets its ingredient and food service nuts to food processors, restaurants, bakeries, and food service companies and their suppliers. Diamond Foods markets its products primarily under the Diamond, Emerald, and Harmony brands. The company sells its products primarily in the United States and Europe, as well as in Japan, Canada, Korea, Israel, and Australia. Diamond Foods was founded in 1912 and is based in Stockton, California.
CAMPBELL SOUP COMPANY (CPB)
Campbell Soup Company engages in the manufacture and marketing of convenience food products. It operates in three segments: U.S. Soup, Sauces, and Beverages; Baking and Snacking; and International Soup and Sauces. The U.S. Soup, Sauces, and Beverages segment offers condensed and ready-to-serve soups; broth and canned poultry; pasta sauce; Mexican sauce; canned pasta, gravies, and beans; meal kits; vegetable juice; juice beverages; and tomato juice. The Baking and Snacking segment offers cookies, crackers, and bakery and frozen products in the United States; biscuits in Australia and Asia Pacific; salty snacks in Australia; and chocolates worldwide. The International Soup and Sauces segment offers soup, sauce, and beverages in Europe, Mexico, Latin America, the Asia Pacific region, and Canada. The company also distributes other products, such as soup, specialty entrees, beverage products, and other prepared foods and products through various food service channels in the United States and Canada. It distributes its products through its own sales force, as well as through broker and distributor arrangements. The company was founded in 1869 and is headquartered in Camden, New Jersey.
SENECA FOODS CORP - CLASS A (SENEA)
Seneca Foods Corporation operates as a food processing company in the United States. It offers canned vegetables, frozen vegetables, and fruit and chip products, as well as sells cans and ends. The company sells its products to retail, institutional, distributor, and industrial customers. Under an alliance agreement with General Mills Operations, Inc. (GMOI), Seneca Foods packs canned and frozen vegetables carrying GMOI's Green Giant brand name. The company was organized in 1949 and is headquartered in Marion, New York.
REDDY ICE HOLDINGS INC (FRZ)
Reddy Ice Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiary, Reddy Ice Group, Inc., engages in the manufacture and distribution of packaged ice products and bottled water in the United States. It operates through two segments, Ice Products and Non-Ice Products and Operations. The Ice Products segment manufactures and distributes packaged ice products in cube, half-moon, cylindrical, crushed, and blocked forms primarily under Reddy Ice brand name. The Non-Ice Products and Operations segment provides refrigerated warehousing for third parties, as well as manufactures and sells bottled water. The company markets its products to supermarket chains, mass merchants, convenience stores, wholesale ice and food distributors, commercial users, resorts and restaurants, agricultural buyers, and self-suppliers. It serves approximately 82,000 locations in 31 states and the District of Columbia. As of March 9, 2007, the company owned or operated 63 ice manufacturing facilities, 59 distribution centers, approximately 79,000 merchandisers, approximately 3,000 Ice Factories, 5 refrigerated warehouses, and 1 bottled water plant. Reddy Ice Holdings is based in Dallas, Texas.
INVENTURE FOODS INC (SNAK)
Poore Brothers, Inc. engages in the development, production, marketing, and distribution of innovative snack food products in the United States. It manufactures and sells nationally T.G.I. Friday's brand snacks under license from TGI Friday's Inc. The company also offers salted snack food products under its own brands, which include Poore Brothers, Cinnabon, Bob's Texas Style, and Boulder Potato Company brand batch-fried potato chips, as well as Tato Skins brand potato snacks. In addition, it provides private label potato chips for grocery retail chains in the southwest, and distributes Arizona snack food products that are manufactured by others. The company sells its T.G.I. Friday's brand snack products to mass merchandisers, grocer, club, and drug stores directly; and to convenience stores and vend operators through independent distributors. Poore Brothers was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Goodyear, Arizona.
B&G FOODS INC B&G FOODS INC (BGS)
B&G Foods, Inc. engages in the manufacture, distribution, and sale of a portfolio of shelf-stable foods in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. It offers shelf-stable Mexican food, which includes taco shells, seasonings, dinner kits, taco sauces, peppers, refried beans, salsas, and related food products; maple syrup, gourmet salad dressings, marinades, fruit syrups, confections, pancake mixes, and organic products; and shelf-stable pickles, relishes, peppers, olives, and other related specialty items. The company also provides a range of fruit-based spreads and jarred wet spices, such as chopped garlic and basil; and seasonings, salad dressings, marinades, pepper sauces, barbecue sauces, mustards, salsas, and pasta sauces, as well as chicken, beef, and vegetable cooking stocks. In addition, B&G Foods offers meat spreads, including deviled ham, chicken, roast beef, and liver pate and sardines; various baked beans and brown bread; canned beans comprising kidney, chili, and other beans; and mild and full-flavored molasses products and blackstrap molasses product that is used in baking and barbeque sauces, and as a breakfast syrup. It sells its products through a network of independent brokers and distributors. The company was founded in 1996 under the name B Companies Holdings Corp. and changed its name to B&G Foods Holdings Corp. in 1997. Later, it changed its name to B&G Foods, Inc. in 2004. B&G Foods is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey.
TREEHOUSE FOODS INC (THS)
TreeHouse Foods Inc. makes private label and regionally branded consumer packaged goods including nondairy creamer, egg substitutes, pickles and refrigerated salad dressings.
J & J SNACK FOODS CORP (JJSF)
J & J Snack Foods Corp. engages in the manufacture, marketing, and distribution of various nutritional snack foods and beverages to the food service and retail supermarket industries primarily in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. It offers soft pretzels, frozen juice treats and desserts, churros, funnel cake, popcorn and bakery products, and frozen carbonated beverage to snack bar and food stand locations in chain, department, discount, warehouse club, and convenience stores; malls and shopping centers; fast food outlets; stadiums and sports arenas; leisure and theme parks; movie theatres; independent retailers; and schools, colleges, and other institutions. J & J Snack Foods also operates retail supermarkets. As of September 24, 2005, it operated 19 stores. The company sells its products to the public through its restaurant group's chains of specialty snack food retail outlets located primarily in the Mid-Atlantic States, as well as through a network of food brokers, independent sales distributors, and direct sales force. J & J Snack Foods was founded by Gerald B. Shreiber in 1971. The company is headquartered in Pennsauken, New Jersey.
JOHN B SANFILIPPO & SON INC (JBSS)
John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. engages in the processing, packaging, marketing, and distribution of shelled and inshell nuts in the United States. Its product line includes peanuts, almonds, Brazil nuts, pecans, pistachios, filberts, cashews, English walnuts, black walnuts, pine nuts, and macadamia nuts. The company offers its nut products in a various styles and seasonings, including natural, blanched, oil roasted, dry roasted, unsalted, honey roasted, butter toffee, praline, and cinnamon toasted. In addition, the company offers peanut butter; candy and confections; natural snacks, trail mixes, and chocolate and yogurt coated products; baking ingredients, including chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and flaked coconut; bulk food products; corn snacks, sunflower seeds, party mixes, sesame sticks, and other sesame snack products; and various toppings for ice cream and yogurt. It sells its products to wholesalers, grocery chains, mass merchandisers, drug store chains, convenience stores, membership clubs, bakeries, ice cream and candy manufacturers, other food and snack processors, hospitals, schools, universities, airlines, restaurants, and food service franchises. The company markets its products through a network of independent brokers and independent distributors and suppliers. John B. Sanfilippo & Son was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.
OVERHILL FARMS INC (OFI)
Overhill Farms, Inc. operates as a custom manufacturer of frozen food products. Its products include entrees, plated meals, meal components, soups, sauces, poultry, and meat and fish specialties. The company offers its products through its internal sales force and outside food brokers. It serves retailers, foodservice, and airline industries. Overhill was formed in 1995 and is headquartered in Vernon, California.
MGP INGREDIENTS INC (MGPI)
MGP Ingredients, Inc. produces certain ingredients and distillery products. Its ingredients consists of specialty ingredients, including specialty wheat starches and proteins; commodity ingredients, including commodity wheat starches and vital wheat gluten; and mill feeds. The company's distillery products consists of food grade alcohol, including beverage alcohol and industrial alcohol; fuel alcohol; and distillers grain and carbon dioxide, which are by-products of the company's distillery operations. MGP Ingredients processes the products at its plants located in Atchison, Kansas, and Pekin in Illinois. The company sells its products directly or through distributors to manufacturers and processors of finished goods. MGP Ingredients was founded by Cloud L. Cray, Sr. in 1941 and is headquartered in Atchison, Kansas.
JAMBA INC (JMBA)
Jamba, Inc., through its subsidiary, Jamba Juice Company, operates as the retailer of blended-to-order fruit smoothies, squeezed-to-order juices, blended beverages, and healthy snacks in the United States. As of January 9, 2007, it operated approximately 373 company-owned and operated stores, as well as 222 franchise stores in 23 states, the District of Columbia, and the Bahamas. The company was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Emeryville, California.