Profile: Farmer Bros. Co (FARM.O)
2 Dec 2016
Farmer Bros. Co., incorporated on February 17, 2004, is a national coffee roaster, wholesaler and distributor of coffee, tea and culinary products. The Company offers private brand and consumer-branded coffee products to small independent restaurants and foodservice operators, and institutional buyers, such as restaurant and convenience store chains, hotels, casinos, hospitals, and gourmet coffee houses, as well as grocery chains. The Company's product line includes organic, Direct Trade, Direct Trade Verified Sustainable (DTVS) coffees and other coffees, iced and hot teas, cappuccino, spices, and baking/biscuit mixes.
The Company's product categories consist of a line of roast and ground coffee, including organic, Direct Trade, DTVS and other offerings; frozen liquid coffee; flavored and unflavored iced and hot teas; culinary products, including gelatins and puddings, soup bases, dressings, gravy and sauce mixes, pancake and biscuit mixes, jellies and preserves, and coffee-related products, such as coffee filters, sugar and creamers; spices, and other beverages, including cappuccino, cocoa, granitas, and ready-to-drink iced coffee. The Company's owned brand products are sold primarily into the foodservice channel. The Company's primary brands include Farmer Brothers, Artisan Collection by Farmer Brothers, Superior and Metropolitan. Its Artisan coffee products include Direct Trade, Fair Trade Certified, Rainforest Alliance Certified organic blends. In addition, the Company sells whole bean and roast and ground flavored and unflavored coffee products under the Un Momento, Collaborative Coffee, Cain's and McGarvey brands at retail. The Company's roast and ground coffee products are sold in traditional packaging, including bags and fractional packages, as well as single-serve packaging.
The Company competes with The J.M. Smucker Company, Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc., The Kraft Heinz Company, Massimo Zanetti Beverage, Sysco Corporation, US Foods, Cott Corporation, Boyd Coffee Company, Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., Rogers Family Company, Distant Lands Coffee, Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee Inc., Starbucks Corporation, Peet's Coffee & Tea, Costco, Sam's Club, Restaurant Depot and Amazon.
Farmer Bros. Co
13601 North Fwy Ste 200
FORT WORTH TX 76177-3010
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- BRIEF-ISS, Glass Lewis and Egan-Jones recommend that stockholders vote "for" all Director nominees
- BRIEF-Save Farmer Bros begins process under Delaware law to obtain books and records relating to the vetting process of directors
- BRIEF-Farmer Bros Issues statement in response to a letter published by Carol Farmer Waite Stockholder group
- BRIEF-Save Farmer Bros reported that group has delivered a letter to Farmer Bros
- BRIEF-Farmer Bros asks stockholders to vote for its director nominees