Farmer Bros Co was founded in 1912, and incorporated in California in 1923, and reincorporated in Delaware in 2004. The Company is a manufacturer, wholesaler and distributor of coffee, tea and culinary products. It is a direct distributor of coffee to restaurants, hotels, casinos, offices, quick service restaurants, convenience stores, healthcare facilities and other food service providers, as well as private brand retailers in the QSR, grocery, drugstore, restaurant, convenience store and independent coffee house channels. Its primary raw material is green coffee, an agricultural commodity. Other raw materials used in the manufacture of its tea and culinary products include spices, such as pepper, chilies, oregano and thyme, as well as cocoa, dehydrated milk products, salt and sugar. The Company owns 153 registered trademarks which are integral to customer identification of its products. The Company faces competition from many sources, including the institutional food service divisions of multi-national manufacturers of retail products. The conduct of its businesses, including, among other things, the production, storage, distribution, sale, labeling, quality and safety of its products, occupational safety and health practices, and distribution of many of the products, are subject to various laws and regulations administered by federal, state and local governmental agencies in the United States.