Treehouse Foods Inc, a Delaware corporation was incorporated on January 25, 2005 by Dean Foods Company to accomplish a spin-off of certain specialty businesses to its shareholders which was completed on June 27, 2005. Since the Company began operating as an independent entity, it has expanded its product offerings through a number of acquisitions. TreeHouse is a food manufacturer servicing mainly the retail grocery and foodservice distribution channels. Its products include non-dairy powdered coffee creamers; private label soups, salad dressings and sauces; Mexican sauces; jams and pie fillings; pickles and related products; infant feeding products; aseptic sauces; refrigerated salad dressings and liquid non-dairy creamer. TreeHouse manufactures and sells the following: private label products to retailers, such as supermarkets and mass merchandisers, for resale under the retailers' own or controlled labels, private label and branded products to the foodservice industry, including foodservice distributors and national restaurant operators, branded products under its own proprietary brands, mainly on a regional basis to retailers, and products to its industrial customer base, for repackaging in portion control packages and for use as ingredients by other food manufacturers. The Company's North American Retail Grocery segment sells branded and private label products to customers within the United States and Canada. These products include non-dairy powdered creamers; condensed and ready to serve soups, broths and gravies; infant feeding products; salad dressings and sauces; pickles, peppers and relishes; Mexican sauces; jams and pie fillings; aseptic products and liquid non-dairy creamer. The Company's Food Away From Home segment sells non-dairy powdered creamers, pickle products, Mexican sauces, refrigerated dressings, and aseptic products to foodservice customers, including restaurant chains and food distribution companies, within the United States and Canada. The Company's Industrial and Export segment includes the Company's co-pack soup and infant feeding business; non-dairy powdered creamer sales to industrial customers for use in industrial applications, including products for repackaging in portion control packages and for use as ingredients by other food manufacturers; pickles; Mexican sauces; and refrigerated dressings. Export sales are mainly to industrial customers. TreeHouse operates its business as Bay Valley Foods, LLC in the United States and E.D. Smith Foods, LTD in Canada. Bay Valley is a Delaware limited liability company, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company and holds all of the real estate and operating assets related to its business. E.D. Smith is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bay Valley. The Company produces a variety of products at its pickle production facilities, including pickles, peppers, pickled vegetables, jalapeno peppers, pepperoncini peppers, sliced banana peppers and pickled okra. TreeHouse also include sauces and syrups in its pickles product category. It produces both pourable and spoonable salad dressings. The salad dressings are sold mainly to supermarkets and mass merchandisers throughout the United States and Canada. Also it produces refrigerated salad dressings and liquid non-dairy creamer, which are sold to retail and foodservice customers. TreeHouse sell its products through various distribution channels, including retail grocery, foodservice distributors and industrial and export, including food manufacturers and repackagers of foodservice products. The Company is subject to national and local environmental laws in the United States and in foreign countries in which it do business including laws relating to water consumption and treatment, air quality, waste, handling and disposal and other regulations intended to protect public health and the environment.