John B Sanfilippo & Son Inc was formed as a corporation under the laws of the State of Delaware in 1979 as the successor by merger to an Illinois corporation that was incorporated in 1959. The Comapany is a processor and distributor of peanuts, pecans, cashews, walnuts, almonds and other nuts in the United States. It also markets and distributes a diverse product line of food and snack products. The nut product line includes almonds, pecans, peanuts, black walnuts, English walnuts, cashews, macadamia nuts, pistachios, pine nuts, Brazil nuts, and filberts. The nut products are sold in numerous package styles and sizes, from stand-up bags, poly-cellophane packages, environmentally friendly packages, composite and clear-plastic cans, plastic tubs and plastic jars for retail sales, to cases and sacks for bulk sales to commercial ingredient customers. It also market and distribute, and manufacture or process, a diverse product line of food and snack products, including peanut butter, almond butter, candy and confections, snacks and trail mixes, snack bites, sunflower kernels, dried fruit, corn snacks, sesame sticks and other sesame snack products under private brands and brand names. It sells its products through distribution channels to buyers of nuts, including food retailers, commercial ingredient users, contract packaging customers and international customers. It competes with Kraft Heinz Company (Planters brand), ConAgra Foods, Inc., Diamond Foods, Inc. (Emerald and Diamond brands), Treehouse Foods, Inc. and numerous regional snack food processors. Its products are under name brands, including the Fisher, Orchard Valley Harvest, Fisher Nut Exactly and Sunshine Country brand names, which are registered as trademarks with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as well as in various other foreign jurisdictions. It is subject to regulation by the FDA, the USDA, the United States Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") and other state, local and foreign authorities in jurisdictions where its products are manufactured, processed or sold. Among other things, these regulations govern the manufacturing, importation, processing, packaging, storage, distribution, advertising and labeling of its products.