Diamond Foods Inc was incorporated in Delaware in 2005 as the successor to Diamond Walnut Growers, Inc., a member-owned California agricultural cooperative association. In July 2005, Diamond Walnut Growers, Inc. merged with and into Diamond Foods, Inc., converted from a cooperative association to a Delaware corporation and completed an initial public offering of Diamond Foods' common stock. The Company is a packaged food company focused on building and energizing brands. It specialize in processing, marketing and distributing snack products and culinary, in-shell and ingredient nuts. The Company's segments include Snacks and Nuts. The Company sells snack products under Kettle Brand(r) and Pop Secret(r) brands. Microwave popcorn products are offered in a variety of traditional flavors, as well as a "better-for-you" product offering featuring 100-calorie packs. In March 2010, the Company complemented its snack portfolio with the acquisition of Kettle Foods, a premium potato chip company. Kettle Foods products are offered in a variety of flavors and sizes. Its snack products are typically available in grocery store snack, natural and produce aisles, mass merchandisers, club stores, convenience stores, drug stores, natural food stores and other places where snacks are sold. Under the nuts segment the Company sells nut products under the Emerald brand, and Diamond of California(r) brand in grocery store baking aisles and produce aisles and through mass merchandisers and club stores. Culinary nuts are marketed to individuals who prepare meals or baked goods at home and who value fresh, high-quality products. The Company also sell in-shell nuts under the Diamond of California(r) brand, primarily during the winter holiday season. Its non-retail nut business includes international markets and North American ingredient customers. It market ingredient nuts internationally under the Diamond of California(r) brand to food processors, restaurants, bakeries and food service companies and their suppliers. Diamond's institutional and industrial customers use its standard or customer-specified products to add flavor and texture in their product offerings. It also sells in-shell nuts to international markets. Emerald products include roasted, glazed and flavored nuts, trail mixes, granola, dried fruit and similar offerings that are sold where snack nuts and convenient breakfast items are sold. The Company obtains its raw materials from domestic and international sources. The Company's products compete against food products sold by many regional and national companies, some of which are larger and have substantially greater resources than it does.