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ARCHER-DANIELS-MIDLAND COMPANY (ADM)
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company engages in the procurement, transportation, storing, processing, and merchandising of agricultural commodities and products. The company operates in three segments: Oilseeds Processing, Corn Processing, and Agricultural Services. The Oilseed Processing segment processes oilseeds, such as soybeans, cottonseed, sunflower seeds, canola, peanuts, and flaxseed into vegetable oils and meals for the food and feed industries. This segment sells crude vegetable oil by refining, bleaching, and deodorizing into salad oils. It sells partially refined oil for use in chemicals, paints, and other industrial products. This segment also produces oilseed meals used in the manufacture of commercial livestock and poultry feeds; cottonseed flour for the pharmaceutical industry; and cotton cellulose pulp for the chemical, paper, and filter markets. The Corn Processing segment engages in wet milling and dry milling corn operations, which produce syrup, starch, glucose, dextrose, and sweeteners. It also produces corn gluten feed and meal, as well as distiller grains for use as feed ingredients. It produces astaxanthin used in aquaculture, as well as citric and lactic acids, lactates, sorbitol, and xanthan gum. The Agricultural Services segment engages in buying, storing, cleaning, and transporting agricultural commodities, such as oilseeds, corn, wheat, milo, oats and barley, and reselling these commodities to the agricultural processing industry. In addition, the company engages in milling wheat, corn, and milo into flour, which are sold to commercial bakeries, food companies, food service companies, and retailers. It produces bakery products and mixes for the baking industry. The company also produces milo to produce industrial flour used in the manufacturing of wallboard. Archer-Daniels-Midland Company was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Decatur, Illinois.
Alico, Inc. engages in the agribusiness in central and southwest Florida. The company involves in citrus fruit production, cattle ranching, sugarcane and sod production, wholesale greenhouse operations, vegetable production, and forestry. It also leases land for farming, cattle grazing, recreation, and oil exploration. In addition, Alco engages in the sale of bulk land; subdividing, development, and sale of real estate; and writing crop insurance against catastrophic losses due to weather and disease. As of August 31, 2005, the company owned approximately 136,081 acres of land located in Hendry, Polk, Collier, and Lee. Alico was formed in 1960 and is based in La Belle, Florida.
BRIDGFORD FOODS CORPORATION (BRID)
Bridgford Foods Corporation and its subsidiaries engage in the manufacture, marketing, and distribution of frozen products, and refrigerated and snack food products primarily in the United States. The company manufactures and distributes a line of food products, including biscuits, bread dough items, roll dough items, dry sausage products, various sandwiches, and sliced luncheon meats. In addition, it resells a range of jerky, cheeses, salads, party dips, Mexican foods, nuts, and other delicatessen type food products. Bridgford sells approximately 200 frozen food products through wholesalers, cooperatives, and distributors to retail outlets, restaurants, and institutions, as well as sells approximately 310 items through a direct store delivery network to supermarkets, mass merchandise, and convenience retail stores located in the United States and Canada. Bridgford was organized in 1952 and is based in Anaheim, California.
ANHEUSER-BUSCH COMPANIES INC (BUD)
Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and distribution of beer in the United States and internationally. It also distributes three nonalcohol beverages, O'Doul's, Busch NA, and O'Doul's Amber. In addition, the company manufactures beverage cans and beverage can lids. It also owns nine theme parks located in Florida, Virginia, Texas, California, and Pennsylvania. Further, the company engages in the development of real estate properties; and ownership and operation of The Kingsmill Resort and Conference Center in Williamsburg, Virginia, as well as a transportation service business. Anheuser-Busch Companies was founded in 1852 and is based in St. Louis, Missouri.
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.
CAL-MAINE FOODS INC (CALM)
Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. engages in the production, grading, packaging, marketing, and distribution of shell eggs in the United States. The company also produces and markets specialty shell eggs under Egg-Land's Best and Farmhouse brand names. These include reduced cholesterol, cage free, and organic eggs. It offers its products to grocery store chains, club stores, foodservice distributors, and egg product manufacturers. The company markets its products in 28 states, primarily in the southwestern, southeastern, mid-western, and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. Cal-Maine Foods was incorporated in 1969 and is headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi.
COCA-COLA ENTERPRISES INC (CCE)
Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. engages in the manufacture, distribution, sale, and marketing of nonalcoholic beverages primarily under agreements with The Coca-Cola Company. The company offers its products principally under Coca-Cola classic, Diet Coke, Sprite, Dasani, Fanta, Schweppes, and caffeine free Diet Coke brand names, as well as under Dr Pepper brand name. In addition, it purchases and distributes waters, juices, isotonics, and teas. The company sells its products through wholesalers and retailers primarily in North America, Great Britain, continental France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Monaco. Coca-Cola Enterprises was incorporated in 1944 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.
COCA-COLA BOTTLING CO. CONSOLIDATED (COKE)
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated engages in the production, distribution, and marketing of nonalcoholic beverages, primarily products of The Coca-Cola Company. The company's product offerings include carbonated soft drinks, bottled water, teas, juices, isotonics, and energy drinks. It holds bottle contracts and allied bottle contracts under, which it produces and markets, in certain regions, carbonated soft drink products of The Coca-Cola Company. It also distributes and markets under noncarbonated beverage contracts products, as well as operates as a bottlers and distributors of private label soft drinks. The company's principal soft drink is Coca-Cola classic. Its soft drink products are sold and distributed through retail stores and other outlets, including food markets, institutional accounts, and vending machine outlets. The company operates in North Carolina, South Carolina, and West Virginia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Florida, principally in the southeastern region of the United States. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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.
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.
CHIQUITA BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC (CQB)
Chiquita Brands International, Inc. engages in the distribution and marketing of bananas and fresh produce products worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Bananas and Other Fresh Produce. Bananas segment sources, distributes, and markets bananas primarily under the Chiquita brand. This segment also cultivates and produces bananas principally in Costa Rica, Honduras, Panama, and Guatemala. Other Fresh Produce segment distributes and markets fresh fruits and vegetables, such as citrus, apples, grapes, melons, pineapples, kiwi, and tomatoes. Chiquita Brands International also involves in cutting and packaging fruits in sealed packages, as well as in the distribution and marketing of fresh cut fruit and other branded fruit products. The company was incorporated in 1899 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Chiquita Brands International, Inc. acquired Fresh Express, which offers packaged salads in the United States, in June 2005.
CRESUD S.A.C.I.F. Y A (CRESY)
Cresud, Inc. produces basic agricultural products in Argentina. It involves in various operations and activities, including crop production, beef-cattle production, and milk production. The company's crop production consists primarily of the sowing and harvesting of fine and coarse grains, and oilseeds. Its principal crops include wheat, corn, soybean, and sunflower; and other crops, such as sorghum. The company's beef-cattle production involves the raising and fattening of beef-cattle from its own stock for sale to slaughterhouses and supermarkets. It also produces milk. In addition, the company conducts real estate development and certain forestry activities. It has strategic alliance with Cactus Feeders, Inc. The company was founded in 1936 and is headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
CADBURY SCHWEPPES PLC (CSG)
Cadbury Schweppes Public Limited Company operates as a beverage and confectionary company worldwide. The company's beverage products include carbonated soft drinks, mineral water, still drinks, fruit flavoured drinks, teas, and flavoured milk under Dr.Pepper, Schweppes, 7 Up, Snapple, Orangina, Mott's, Hawaiian Punch, Clamato, Nantucket Nectars, Canada Dry, A&W, Oasis, Yoo-Hoo, Squirt, La Casera, TriNa, Wave, and Spring Valley brand names. Its confectionary products comprise chocolate, sugar, and gum products under Cadbury Dairy Milk, TimeOut, Flake, Dream, Crunchie, Twirl, Caramel, Creme Egg, Roses, Miniature Heroes, Wedel, Poulain, Choclairs, Trebor, Bassett', Maynards, Pascall, La Pie Qui Chante, Mantecol, Swedish Fish, Sour Patch Kids, Hollywood, STIMOROL, V6, Dirol, Beldent, Bazooka, Sportlife, Kent's Relax, Halls, Dentyne, Bubbas, and Trident brand names. The company sells its products through direct sales force, third party bottlers, independent distributors, and other independent companies. Cadbury Schweppes was founded in 1783 and is headquartered in London.
COMPANIA CERVECERIAS UNIDAS S.A (CU)
Compania Cervecerias Unidas S.A. operates as a diversified beverage company in Chile and Argentina. The company produces beer, soft drinks, mineral water, pisco, wine, and other products. Its line of beers includes a range of super-premium, premium, medium-priced, and popular-priced brands. The company also produces and distributes beers under license. Compania Cervecerias Unidas sells its products to small and medium sized retail outlets; retail establishments, such as restaurants, hotels, and bars; wholesalers; and supermarket chains. The company was founded by Joaquín Plagemann in 1850. Compania Cervecerias Unidas is headquartered in Santiago, Chile.
Diageo plc engages in the manufacture and distribution of spirits, wines, and beer worldwide. The company manufactures its products under the names of Smirnoff vodka, Johnnie Walker Scotch whiskies, Guinness stout, Baileys Original Irish Cream liqueur, J&B Scotch whisky, Captain Morgan rum, and Tanqueray gin. Diageo's other spirits brands consist of Crown Royal Canadian whisky, Buchanan's De Luxe whisky, Gordon's gin and vodka, Windsor Premier whisky, Bell's Extra Special whisky, Dimple/Pinch whisky, Seagram's 7 Crown American whiskey, Old Parr whisky, Seagram's VO Canadian whisky, and Bundaberg rum; wine brands include Beaulieu Vineyard wine, Sterling Vineyards wine, Blossom Hill wine, and Piat D'Or wine; and beer brands comprise Harp Irish lager, Smithwick's ale, Malta non-alcoholic malt, and Red Stripe lager. In addition, it also owns the distribution rights for the José Cuervo tequila brands in the United States and other countries. The company was founded in 1886 and is based in London.
Dean Foods Company serves as a food and beverage company in the United States. The company operates through three segments: the Dairy Group, WhiteWave Foods Company, and the Specialty Foods Group. The Dairy Group segment manufactures, markets, and distributes a variety of branded and private label dairy case products, such as milk, cream, ice cream, cultured dairy products, and juices to retailers, distributors, foodservice outlets, schools, and governmental entities. The WhiteWave Foods Company segment manufactures, develops, markets, and sells a variety of nationally-branded soy, dairy, and dairy-related products, such as Silk soymilk and cultured soy products; Horizon Organic dairy products, juices, and other products; International Delight coffee creamers; and LAND O'LAKES creamers and cultured products. This segment also sells Sun Soy soymilk; The Organic Cow of Vermont organic dairy products; White Wave and Tofu Town branded tofu; Hershey's milks and milkshakes; Marie's dips and dressings; and Naturally Yours sour cream. WhiteWave Foods Company sells its products to a variety of customers, including grocery stores, club stores, natural foods stores, mass merchandisers, convenience stores, and foodservice outlets. The Specialty Foods Group segment processes private label pickle; and manufactures and sells nondairy powdered creamer, as well as a variety of other foods, such as aseptic sauces and puddings. In addition to the above segments, the company, through its International Group segment, manufactures, markets, and sells private label and branded milk, butter, and cream through its internal sales force to retailers and distributors across Spain and Portugal. Dean Foods was founded in 1925. The company was formerly known as Suiza Foods Corporation and changed its name to Dean Foods Company in 2001. Dean Foods is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
DEL MONTE FOODS COMPANY (DLM)
Del Monte Foods Company engages in the production, distribution, and marketing of branded and private label food and pet products in the United States. It operates through two segments, Consumer Products and Pet Products. The Consumer Products segment manufactures, markets, and sells branded and private label shelf stable products, including fruit, vegetable, tomato, broth, infant feeding, tuna, and soup products. The Pet Products segment manufactures, markets, and sells dry and wet pet food and pet snacks. The company sells its products to grocery chains, club stores, retail markets, mass merchandisers, the United States military, export markets, the foodservice industry, and food processors through direct sales force and independent food brokers. The company was incorporated in 1916 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
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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.
FRESH DEL MONTE PRODUCE INC (FDP)
Fresh Del Monte Produce, Inc. (FDMP), through its subsidiaries, engages in producing, sourcing, transporting, and marketing fresh and fresh-cut fruit and vegetables, as well as producing and distributing prepared fruit and vegetables, juices, beverages, snacks, and desserts worldwide. It offers its products under various brands name, including the Del Monte, Just Juice, Frutini, and Fruit Express. The company's products are sourced from company-owned farms, through joint venture arrangements, and through supply contracts with independent growers. FDMP sources its products, including bananas, pineapples, melons, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, strawberries, grapes, citrus, apples, pears, peaches, plums, nectarines, cherries, kiwi, Vidalia sweet onions, and greens primarily from central and South America, and the Philippines. It also sources products from North America, Africa, and Europe. Additionally, FDMP offers fresh-cut vegetable products that include lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, and various greens. Its other fresh-cut product offerings comprise bagged and prepared salads, such as coleslaw and potato salad. It also offers other products and services, which include its third-party ocean freight and United States trucking business; and plastics and box manufacturing business, which produces bins, trays, bags, and boxes. In addition, it owns a poultry farm and processing facility in Jordan; grows grain on leased farms in Argentina, including corn; and owns and operates grain silos in Argentina for the storage of grain grown by third parties and the company. The company offers its products to retail stores, food clubs, wholesalers, distributors, and foodservice operators. Fresh Del Monte Produce was incorporated in 1996 and is based in George Town, Cayman Islands.
FOMENTO ECONOMICO MEXICANO S.A.B. DE C.V (FMX)
Mexican Economic Development, Inc. operates as a beverage company in Latin America. It operates through five subholding companies: Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A. de C.V.; FEMSA Cerveza, S.A. de C.V.; FEMSA Comercio, S.A. de C.V.; FEMSA Empaques, S.A. de C.V.; and FEMSA Logistica, S.A. de C.V. Coca-Cola FEMSA produces, markets, and distributes Coca-Cola trademark beverages, including colas, flavored soft drinks, and water, as well as beverages in other categories, such as juice drinks and isotonics; proprietary brand beverages; and brands licensed from third parties. As of December 31, 2004, it operated 30 bottler plants in Mexico, Central America, Columbia, Venezuela, Brazil, and Argentina. FEMSA Cerveza produces and/or distributes beer, as well as operates breweries in Mexico. It also produces beverage cans and can ends, glass bottles, and crown caps for glass bottle presentations. As of the above date, it operated six breweries in Mexico. FEMSA Comercio operates a chain of approximately 3,466 convenience stores, which sell FEMSA Cerveza's branded beer, telephone cards, soft drinks, and cigarettes in 26 states in Mexico. FEMSA Empaques produces and distributes packaging materials primarily to the beverage industry, including products such as labels, plastic cases, coolers, and commercial refrigerators. FEMSA Logistica provides transportation, logistics, and maintenance services to the company's subsidiaries and to third parties. The company, formerly known as Valores Industriales, S.A. was founded in 1890. Mexican Economic Development, Inc. is headquartered in Monterrey, Mexico.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HANSEN NATURAL CORPORATION (HANS)
Hansen Natural Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the development, marketing, sale, and distribution of beverages in the United States and Canada. The company's products include natural sodas, fruit juices, energy drinks and energy sports drinks, soy smoothies, functional drinks, sparkling lemonades and orangeades, noncarbonated ready-to-drink iced teas, lemonades, juice cocktails, children's multivitamin juice drinks, seltzer waters, and noncarbonated lightly flavored energy waters. It also markets nutrition food bars and cereals. The company markets its products under Hansen's, Monster, Blue Sky, and Junior Juice brand names to retail and specialty chains, club stores, mass merchandisers, convenience chains, beverage distributors, and health food distributors. Hansen Natural Corporation was founded in 1985 and is based in Corona, California.
H. J. Heinz Company and its subsidiaries engage in manufacturing and marketing processed food products worldwide. The company's principal products include ketchup, condiments and sauces, frozen food, soups, beans and pasta meals, tuna and other seafood products, infant food, and other processed food products. The company sells its products through its own sales force and through independent brokers, agents, and distributors to chain, wholesale, cooperative and independent grocery accounts, convenience stores, bakeries, pharmacies, mass merchants, and club stores, as well as foodservice distributors and institutions, including hotels, restaurants, hospitals, healthcare facilities, and certain government agencies. H. J. Heinz Company was founded in 1869 and is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
REDHOOK ALE BREWERY INCORPORATED (HOOK)
Redhook Ale Brewery, Incorporated engages in brewing, marketing, and selling craft beers in the United States. The company produces nine types of beers, which are marketed under the brand names Redhook E.S.B., Redhook India Pale Ale, Redhook Blonde Ale, Blackhook Porter, Chinook Copper Ale, Winterhook, Redhook Sunrye Ale, Redhook Nut Brown Ale, and Widmer Hefeweizen. It distributes its products through joint venture and distribution agreements. The company was founded by Paul S. Shipman in 1981. Redhook Ale Brewery is based in Woodinville, Washington.
HORMEL FOODS CORPORATION (HRL)
Hormel Foods Corporation engages in the manufacture and marketing of various meat and food products in the United States. The company sells fresh, frozen, cured, smoked, cooked, and canned meat products. It offers perishable meat products, including fresh meats, sausages, hams, wieners, and bacon; and shelf-stable products, such as canned luncheon meats, shelf-stable microwaveable entrees, stews, chilies, hash, meat spreads, flour and corn tortillas, salsas, tortilla chips, and other items that do not require refrigeration, as well as frozen processed products. The company also provides turkey products, as well as nutritional food products and supplements, sugar and sugar substitutes, creamers, salt and pepper products, sauces and salad dressings, dessert and drink mixes, and industrial gelatin products. Hormel Foods sells its products through its sales personnel, as well as through independent brokers and distributors. It has a joint venture with Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation to market and sell beef and pork. The company was founded in 1891 by George A. Hormel as George A. Hormel & Company and changed its name to Hormel Foods Corporation in 1995. Hormel Foods is headquartered in Austin, Minnesota.
HERSHEY FOODS CORPORATION (HSY)
The Hershey Company manufactures chocolate and nonchocolate confectionery and grocery products. It principally offers confectionery and snack products sold in the form of bar goods, bagged items, and boxed items; refreshment products sold in the form of gum and mints; and grocery products sold in the form of baking ingredients, chocolate drink mixes, peanut butter, and beverages. The company offers a variety of snack products to consumers, including Hershey's cookies, Mauna Loa macadamia nuts, and Hershey's Snack Barz. It also provides a range of products specifically designed to address the nutritional interests of customers. These products include sugar-free Hershey's, Reese's, and York candies, as well as Hershey's SmartZone bars for people seeking balanced nutrition. The company also markets Hershey's cocoa, which is a natural source of antioxidants; Hershey's syrup; and other branded baking ingredients and toppings. The company sells its products primarily to wholesale distributors, chain grocery stores, mass merchandisers, chain drug stores, vending companies, wholesale clubs, convenience stores, and concessionaires through sales representatives, food brokers, and retail sales merchandisers in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil. In addition, the company imports and/or markets selected confectionery products in the Philippines, Japan, and South Korea; and markets confectionery products in approximately 60 countries. The company was founded in 1893 by M. S. Hershey. It was formerly known as Hershey Chocolate Company and changed its name to Hershey Chocolate Corporation in 1927. Further, the company changed its name to Hershey Foods Corporation in 1968 and The Hershey Company in April 2005. The Hershey Company is headquartered in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
INDUSTRIAS BACHOCO S.A. DE C.V (IBA)
Industrias Bachoco S.A. de C.V. primarily engages in the production and processing of poultry products in Mexico. Its principal activities include breeding, hatching, and growing chickens; processing, packaging, and distributing chicken products; and preparing animal feed. The company's chicken products include live, public market, rotisserie, chicken parts, and supermarket broiler. It also sells further-processed chicken products to supermarkets and other retailers, and brown and white eggs. In addition, it sells swine on the hoof to meat packers for pork product production. The company also produces commercial animal feed, and sells it through distributors and directly to small producers. Industrias Bachoco was co-founded by Enrique Robinson Bours Alamada, Mario Javier Robinson Bours Alamda, and Juan Bautista S. Robinson Bours Almada in 1952. The company is headquartered in Celaya, Mexico.
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.
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.
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.
The Coca-Cola Company engages in manufacturing, distributing, and marketing nonalcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups worldwide. The company also produces, markets, and distributes juices and juice drinks, as well as water products. It sells beverage concentrates and syrups to bottling and canning operators, distributors, fountain wholesalers, and fountain retailers. The company's beverage products comprise bottled and canned soft drinks and beverages, as well as concentrates, syrups, and not-ready-to-drink powder products. In addition, The Coca-Cola Company markets and distributes sports drinks, teas, coffees, and other beverage products. The company was organized in 1886 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
COCA COLA FEMSA S.A.B. DE C.V (KOF)
Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A. de C.V. operates as a bottler of Coca-Cola trademark beverages in Latin America. The company produces, markets, and distributes Coca-Cola trademark beverages, proprietary brands, and brands licensed from third parties. Its primary products comprise colas, flavored soft drinks, water, and other beverages. Coca-Cola FEMSA was formed in 1991 and is headquartered in Mexico City, Mexico.
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.
QUILMES INDUSTRIAL (QUINSA) S.A (LQU)
Quilmes Industrial S.A., through its subsidiaries, produces beer, soft drinks, and mineral water. It offers beer in Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Bolivia, and Chile; and soft drinks and bottled water in Argentina and Uruguay. The company distributes its products directly, and through independent distributors and wholesalers. Quilmes Industrial has strategic alliances with Companhia de Bebidas das AmericasAmBev and Perrier Vittel S.A. The company was founded in 1888 and is based in Luxembourg, Luxembourg. Quilmes Industrial (Quinsa) S.A. is majority owned by Beverage Associates (BAC) Corp.
Lifeway Foods, Inc. manufactures probiotic, cultured, and functional dairy and nondairy health food products. It offers Kefir, a drinkable product, which is similar to but distinct from yogurt, in various flavors sold under the name Lifeway's Kefir'; a plain farmer's cheese sold under the name Lifeway's Farmer's Cheese'; a fruit sugar-flavored product similar to cream cheese sold under the name of Sweet Kiss'; and a dairy beverage, similar to Kefir, with protein and calcium, sold under the name Basics Plus'. The company also produces various soy-based products under the name Soy Treat' and a vegetable-based seasoning under the name Golden Zesta'. In addition, Lifeway Foods' products include Lifeway's Organic Kefir; Lifeway's Slim6', a line of low-fat kefir beverages with no added sugar; La Fruta drinkable Yogurt, a yogurt like drink similar to a milkshake or smoothie; La Fruta Cheese', a cheese product similar to cream cheese; and Tuscan Brand Drinkable Yogurt, a cultured dairy beverage. It also offers Elita' and Bambino' low-fat and low-cholesterol kefir-based cheese spreads; Krestyanski Tworog', a European-style kefir-based soft style cheese; a line of approximately 40 flavors of cream cheeses under the Cream Cheese Gourmet' brand name; and Kefir Starter', a powdered form of kefir. The company sells its products to various retail establishments, including supermarkets, grocery stores, gourmet shops, delicatessens, and convenience stores in the United States and in Ontario, Canada. It also distributes some of its products in eastern Europe. Lifeway Foods was incorporated in 1986 and is headquartered in Morton Grove, Illinois.
M&F WORLDWIDE CORPORATION (MFW)
M&F Worldwide Corp. produces of licorice products for tobacco and confectionery industries. It produces licorice products from licorice root, intermediary licorice flavors produced by others, and certain other ingredients. The company also manufactures and sells cocoa and carob products for use in the tobacco industry. It sells its products to confectioners, food processors, cosmetic companies, and pharmaceutical manufacturers for use as flavoring and masking agents, including its Magnasweet brand flavor enhancer, which is used in various brands of chewing gum, lip balm, energy bars, noncarbonated beverages, chewable vitamins, aspirin, and other products. In addition, the company sells licorice root residue as garden mulch under the name Right Dress. M & F Worldwide Corp. was incorporated in 1988 and is based in New York.
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.
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.
ML MACADAMIA ORCHARDS L.P (NUT)
ML Macadamia Orchards, L.P. engages in growing and farming macadamia nuts in Hawaii. It also provides contract farming services to orchard owners. As of June 9, 2005, the company owned or leased approximately 4,169 acres of macadamia nut orchards in 3 locations within a 50-mile radius on the island of Hawaii. It also farms approximately 2,505 acres of macadamia orchards under contract. ML Resources, Inc. serves as a general partner of the company. ML Macadamia Orchards was founded in 1986 and is based in Hilo, Hawaii.
WHITMAN CORPORATION (PAS)
PepsiAmericas, Inc. engages in the manufacture, distribution, and marketing of carbonated and noncarbonated beverage products in the United States, central Europe, and the Caribbean. It sells beverage products and fountain syrup under various brands, including Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, and Mountain Dew under licenses from PepsiCo, Inc. and PepsiCo joint ventures. The company also purchases finished beverage products, such as tea and concentrate from PepsiCo and its affiliates, as well as distributes snack foods. In addition, the company provides fountain products and fountain equipment service to the PepsiCo customers. PepsiAmericas offers its products primarily through supermarkets, supercenters, mass merchandisers, convenience stores, gas stations, small grocery stores, dollar stores, and drug stores. The company also offers its products through restaurants and cafeterias, and vending machines. PepsiAmericas is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
PEPSI BOTTLING GROUP INC (PBG)
The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc. engages in the manufacture, sale, and distribution of Pepsi-Cola beverages. Its beverage products include Pepsi-Cola, Diet Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Aquafina, Sierra Mist, Diet Mountain Dew, Lipton Brisk, Sobe, Starbucks Frappuccino, and Tropicana juice drinks. The company also manufactures, sells, and distributes soft drink products of companies other than PepsiCo, including Dr Pepper and Squirt, as well as under trademarks Electropura, Epura, and Garci Crespo. It sells its beverage products in 41 states and the District of Columbia in the U.S., 9 Canadian provinces, Spain, Greece, Russia, Turkey, and 23 states in Mexico. The Pepsi Bottling Group was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in Somers, New York.
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.
PYRAMID BREWERIES INC (PMID)
Pyramid Breweries, Inc. engages in brewing, marketing, and selling craft beers and sodas primarily in the United States and Canada. It offers approximately 20 types of beers under Pyramid, Thomas Kemper, and MacTarnahan's brand names; and a line of six soft drinks, which include root beer, cream soda, orange cream, black cherry, grape, and ginger ale. The company also manufactures a line of gourmet sodas. In addition, Pyramid operates restaurants under the Pyramid Alehouse and MacTarnahan's Taproom brand names. As of March 31, 2005, it operated five restaurants. Pyramid sells its products through a network of selected independent distributors. The company distributes its soda products in supermarkets, independent food stores, convenience stores, and restaurants. The company was founded by George Hancock in 1984. It was formerly known as Hart Brewing and changed its name to Pyramid Breweries, Inc. in 1996. The company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.
MONTEREY GOURMET FOODS INC (PSTA)
Monterey Gourmet Foods, Inc. engages in the production and distribution of refrigerated gourmet pasta and sauces to restaurants and grocery stores primarily in the United States. The company produces and markets refrigerated gourmet pastas, gnocchi, pasta sauces, calzones, prepared foods, salsas, dips, hummus, and polenta. It also provides gourmet refrigerated entrees, such as seafood lasagna and pasta primavera, and grilled wrap sandwiches. Monterey Gourmet Foods offers approximately 250 varieties of contemporary gourmet food products. The company markets and sells its products through grocery and club stores. It also distributes its products in selected regions in Canada, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Asia Pacific. The company was founded in 1989 under the name Monterey Pasta Company and changed its name to Monterey Gourmet Foods, Inc. in 2004. Monterey Gourmet Foods is headquartered in Salinas, California.
Provena Foods, Inc., a specialty food processor, supplies food products to other food processors, distributors, and canners in the United States. Its primary products include pepperoni and Italian-style sausage, which are sold to frozen pizza processors, pizza restaurant chains, and food distributors. The company also offers dry pasta to food processors and canners, private label producers, and food distributors. Provena Foods was founded in 1878 and is based in Chino, 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.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHOCOLATE FACTORY INC (RMCF)
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Inc. engages in the manufacture of confectionery products, as well as in the operation and franchising of confectionery stores in the United States, Canada, Guam, and the United Arab Emirates. It offers approximately 300 chocolate candies and other confectionery products, including clusters, caramels, creams, mints, and truffles. As of November 15, 2005, the company and its franchisees operated 302 stores. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Durango, Colorado.
SANDERSON FARMS INC (SAFM)
Sanderson Farms, Inc., an integrated poultry processing company, engages in the production, processing, marketing, and distribution of fresh and frozen chicken products. It sells ice pack, chill pack, and frozen chicken in whole, cut-up, and boneless form to retailers, distributors, and casual dining operators principally in the southeastern, southwestern, and western United States. The company also offers approximately 100 processed and prepared food items, which include processed chicken products and frozen entrees, such as chicken and dumplings, lasagna, seafood gumbo, shrimp creole, and other specialty products to distributors, national food service accounts, retailers, and club stores. Sanderson Farms was founded in 1947 and is based in Laurel, Mississippi.
BOSTON BEER COMPANY INC (SAM)
The Boston Beer Company, Inc. engages in brewing and selling malt beverages and hard cider products primarily in the United States. It offers beers under the Samuel Adams name, flavored malt beverage products under the Twisted Tea name, and cider product under the HardCore Cider name with a focus on Samuel Adams Boston Lager, Sam Adams Light, and Samuel Adams Seasonal Beers. The company sells its products to a network of wholesale distributors, who then sell to retailers, such as pubs, restaurants, grocery chains, package stores, stadiums, and other retail outlets predominantly in the United States; and also in Canada, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Pacific Rim. The Boston Beer Company was founded by Jim Koch in 1984 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.
SEABOARD CORPORATION (SEB)
Seaboard Corporation operates as an agribusiness and transportation company that primarily engages in the production and processing of pork. The company produces and sells fresh and frozen pork to further processors, foodservice outlets, grocery stores, and other retail customers, as well as to distributors in the United States and foreign markets. The company's international operations consist of commodity merchandising, flour and feed milling, sugar production, and electric power generation. Its commodity trading and milling operations include marketing of wheat, corn, soybean meal, and other commodities in bulk to third party customers and affiliated companies primarily in Africa, South America, the Caribbean, and the eastern Mediterranean. Seaboard is also involved in the production and refining of sugar, as well as in the production and processing of citrus products in Argentina. These products are primarily sold in the United States, other South American countries, and Europe. In addition, the company operates as an unregulated independent power producer in the Dominican Republic generating power from diesel engines mounted on two barges. Further, it provides containerized shipping service between the United States, the Caribbean Basin, and central and South America. The company's fleet consists of 7 owned and approximately 23 chartered vessels, as well as various dry, refrigerated, and specialized containers and related equipment. Seaboard also sources and sells truck freight to third parties. Seaboard is based in Shawnee Mission, Kansas. Seaboard Corporation is a majority owned subsidiary of Seaboard Flour LLC, as of December 31, 2004.
SENECA FOODS CORP (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.
SENECA FOODS CORP (SENEB)
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SMITHFIELD FOODS INC (SFD)
Smithfield Foods, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in hog production and pork processing worldwide. The company operates in five segments: Pork, Beef, Hog Production, International, and Others. The Pork segment offers pork and processed meats products in the United States, as well as markets them in the United States, Japan, Mexico, Canada, and Australia. As of May 31, 2005, it operated approximately 40 processing plants. The Beef segment produces boxed beef and ground beef. The Hog Production segment operates hog production facilities with approximately 857,000 sows producing approximately 14.7 million market hogs annually in the United States, Poland, and Romania. The International segment comprises international meat processing operations mainly in France, Poland, Romania, and the United Kingdom. The Others segment comprises its turkey production operations. The company sells its products to supermarket chains; wholesale distributors; fast food, restaurant, and hotel chains; hospitals and other institutional customers; export markets; and other further processors through its sales force and through independent commission brokers. Smithfield Foods was founded in 1961 and is based in Smithfield, Virginia.
J.M. SMUCKER COMPANY (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.
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.
INVENTURE GROUP 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.
SCUDDER RREEF REAL ESTATE FUND II INC (SRO)
Scudder RREEF Real Estate Fund II, Inc. operates as nondiversified, closed-end management investment company. It invests primarily in common stocks, preferred stocks, and cash equivalents and others. The fund's investment portfolio comprises investments in apartments, healthcare, storage, hotels, industrial, office, regional malls, and shopping center properties. Deutsche Asset Management, Inc. serves as the investment manager of the fund. Scudder RREEF Real Estate Fund II was founded in 2003 and is based in Baltimore, Maryland.
CONSTELLATION BRANDS INC (STZ)
Constellation Brands, Inc., engages in producing and marketing beverage alcohol brands in a portfolio of wine, imported beer, and spirits categories worldwide. The company operates in two divisions: Constellation Wines, and Constellation Beers and Spirits. Constellation Wines division produces and markets wine worldwide. Its wine brands include table wine, dessert wine, and sparkling wine in popular, premium, super premium, and fine wine price points. Constellation Beers and Spirits division imports and markets a line of beer, as well as produces, bottles, imports, and markets a line of distilled spirits. The company distributes its products through wholesale distributors in North America; and directly to retail chains, hotels and restaurants, and large wholesalers in Australia and United Kingdom. It also distributes branded products, such as distilled spirits, cider, beer, water products, and soft drinks. Constellation Brands was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Fairport, New York.
SENSIENT TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (SXT)
Sensient Technologies Corporation engages in the manufacture and marketing of colors, flavors, and fragrances worldwide. It operates in Flavors and Fragrances, and Color segments. The Flavors and Fragrances segment develops, manufactures, and supplies flavor and fragrance products that impart a desired taste, texture, aroma, and other characteristics to food, beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care, and household products. The Color segment provides natural and synthetic color systems for use in pharmaceuticals, foods, and beverages; colors and other ingredients for cosmetics and pharmaceuticals; and technical colors for industrial applications and digital imaging. The company's products include flavor enhancers and bionutrients; fragrances and aroma chemicals; dehydrated vegetables and other food ingredients; cosmetic and pharmaceutical additives; inkjet inks, technical colors, and specialty dyes and pigments; and chemicals for laser printing and flat screen displays. Sensient Technologies was founded in 1882. The company was formerly known as Meadow Springs Distillery, National Distilling Company, Red Star Compressed Yeast Company, and Universal Foods. Sensient Technologies is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Tofutti Brands, Inc. engages in the development, production, and marketing of nondairy frozen desserts, soy-based products, and other food products. It offers nondairy cheeses and spreads, other frozen food products, and various dry grocery items. The company also offers frozen desserts, gallon cans, and soft serve mixes, pizzas, frozen crepes, egg watchers, Tofiggi, and cookies. The company sells and distributes its products to gourmet specialty shops, kosher supermarkets, natural/health food stores, and national and regional supermarket chains across the United States and internationally. Tofutti was organized in 1981 and is based in Cranford, New Jersey.
TOOTSIE ROLL INDUSTRIES INC (TR)
Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of confectionery products in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The company sells its products primarily under the Tootsie Roll, Tootsie Roll Pops, Child's Play, Caramel Apple Pops, Charms, Blow-Pop, Blue Razz, Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Da Pops, Cella's, Mason Dots, Mason Crows, Junior Mint, Charleston Chew, Sugar Daddy, Sugar Babies, Andes, Fluffy Stuff, Dubble Bubble, Razzles, Cry Baby, and Nik-L-Nip brand names. It sells its products primarily to supermarkets, various stores, dollar stores, chain grocers, drug chains, discount chains, cooperative grocery associations, warehouse and membership club stores, wholesale distributors of candy and groceries, vending machine operators, the U. S. military, and fund-raising charitable organizations. The company markets its products through approximately 100 candy and grocery brokers in the United States. Tootsie Roll Industries was founded in 1896. It was formerly known as Sweets Company of America and changed its name to Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc. in 1966. The company is based in Chicago, Illinois.
TEJON RANCH COMPANY (TRC)
Tejon Ranch Co. operates as a real estate development and agribusiness company. The company operates in three segments: Real Estate-Commercial/Industrial, Real Estate-Resort/Residential, and Farming. The Real Estate-Commercial/Industrial segment provides land planning and entitlement, real estate development, commercial sales and leasing, and income portfolio management. It leases land to various types of tenants, including full-service truck stop facility, truck wash, and auto service stations with convenience stores, fast food operations, full service restaurants, motels, antique shops, and postal service facilities. The Real Estate Resort/Residential segment offers conceptual design planning and entitlement activities related to its lands. The Farming segment provides permanent crops, including wine grapes, almonds, pistachios, and walnuts; leasing farmland; and the supervision of farming activities. As of June 30, 2005, the company had 60% ownership interest in joint venture with Petro Stopping Centers, L.P. for the development and management of the Petro Travel Plaza; 50% ownership interest in Centennial Founders, LLC for entitlement and development of land that it owns in Los Angeles County; and 50% interest in a joint venture with DP Properties for the development and ownership of a 651,000 square foot industrial building in the Tejon Industrial Complex. Tejon Ranch was founded in 1936 and is headquartered in Lebec, California.
TRIARC COMPANIES INC (TRY)
Triarc Companies, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a franchisor of the Arby's restaurant system in the United States and Canada. The company operates in two segments, Restaurants and Asset Management. The Restaurants segment owns and operates Arby's restaurants specializing in slow-roasted roast beef sandwiches. Its restaurants also offer menu of chicken, turkey and ham sandwiches, side dishes, and salads. As of January 2, 2005, the company owned and operated 233 Arby's restaurants. The Asset Management segment offers various fixed income and credit-related strategies to institutional investors from its domestic offices. It provides asset management services for collateral debt obligation vehicles and funds, including the real estate investment trust. Triarc Companies is headquartered in New York City.
Tyson Foods, Inc. engages in the production, distribution, and marketing of chicken, beef, pork, prepared foods, and related allied products. The company operates in four segments: Chicken, Beef, Pork, and Prepared Foods. The Chicken segment processes live chickens into fresh, frozen, and value-added chicken products. The Beef segment processes live fed cattle and fabrication of dressed beef carcasses into primal and subprimal meat cuts, and case-ready products; and sells hides and variety meats to processors and others. The Pork segment processes live market hogs and fabrication of pork carcasses into primal and subprimal cuts, and case-ready products. This segment also represents the company's live swine group and related allied product processing activities. The Prepared Foods segment manufactures and markets frozen and refrigerated food products, including pepperoni, beef and pork pizza toppings, pizza crusts, flour and corn tortilla products, appetizers, prepared meals, ethnic foods, soups, sauces, side dishes, meat dishes, and processed meats. The company markets its products to the U.S. and regional grocery retailers, regional grocery wholesalers, meat distributors, clubs and warehouse stores, military commissaries, industrial food processing companies, U.S. and regional chain restaurants or their distributors, international export companies, and U.S. distributors who service restaurants, foodservice operations, such as plant and school cafeterias, convenience stores, hospitals, and other vendors. Its products are also marketed to the manufacturers of pharmaceuticals and technical products. The company was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas.
Unilever PLC engages in the manufacture and supply of fast moving consumer goods in foods, home, and personal product categories worldwide. Its food product categories include savory and dressings, including soups, bouillons, sauces, snacks, noodles, mayonnaise, salad dressings, and olive oil; spreads and cooking products, such as margarines and liquid margarines; beverages, which include tea, weight management products, meal replacement drinks, soy-based drinks, and nutritional staples; ice creams and frozen foods; and preprepared food ingredients. Its home care products include laundry powders and liquids, soap bars, and cleaning products. The company's personal care products include skin care and hair care products, deodorants and antiperspirants, fragrances, and oral care products, such as toothpaste. Unilever sells its products through its sales force, independent brokers, agents, and distributors to chain, wholesale co-operative, and independent grocery accounts, as well as to food service distributors and institutions. Unilever was founded in 1885 by William Hesketh Lever. It was formerly known as Lever Brothers Limited. Unilever PLC is based in London.
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.
Vina Concha y Toro S.A. engages in the production and export of wine in Chile. It owns and operates vineyards that grow grapes for use in the company's wine-making operations; vinification plants, which convert grapes into wine; and bottling plants. As of December 31, 2004, the company owned 26 vineyards and operated 5 other vineyards under lease. Vina Concha sells its bottled wines in the premium, varietal, varietal blend, and sparkling wine segments. In addition, the company under a license from Santa Emiliana, uses Santa Emiliana's brand name in Chile. Vina Concha distributes wine domestically through its subsidiaries and internationally through independent distributors in approximately 110 countries. The company was founded by Don Melchor de Concha y Toro and Don Ramon Subercaseaux Mercado in 1883. Vina Concha is based in Santiago, Chile.
WILLAMETTE VALLEY VINEYARDS INC (WVVI)
Willamette Valley Vineyards, Inc. engages in the production and sale of premium, super premium, and ultra premium varietal wines. It produces and sells wine under the names of Pinot noir, Chardonnay, Pinot gris, Riesling, and Oregon Blossom types of wines. The company markets and sells its wines through a combination of direct sales at the Winery; directly and indirectly through its shareholders; self-distribution to local restaurants and retail outlets in Oregon; directly through mailing lists; and through distributors and wine brokers. Willamette Valley Vineyards was established by Jim Bernau in 1983 and is based in Turner, Oregon.
WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY (WWY)
Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company engages in the manufacture and sale of chewing gum and other confectionery products, both in the United States and abroad. It also manufactures products other than chewing gum or confectionery products through its two domestic wholly owned associated companies, L. A. Dreyfus Company and Northwestern Flavors, LLC. L. A. Dreyfus produces chewing gum base for the company's domestic and international production facilities, and for third party gum manufacturers in the United States and abroad. Northwestern Flavors processes flavorings and rectifies mint oil for the company's domestic and international production facilities. The company's direct customers include vending distributors, concessionaires, and other customers purchasing in wholesale quantities. It markets its products primarily through distributors, wholesalers, corporate chains, and cooperative buying groups that distribute the product through retail outlets. As of December 31, 2004, Wm. Wrigley manufactured its products in 4 factories in the United States and 15 factories in other countries. The company was founded in 1891 by William Wrigley Jr. and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.