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About Diamond Blue Growers

Almond cooperative Blue Diamond Growers is a top global player in the tree nut market. More than 3,000 California almond growers belong to the cooperative, which sells almonds and almond products to food and candy makers, the food service industry, and retail food stores. Its offerings include classic snack almonds in a variety of flavors, gourmet seasoned almonds, almond and fruit mixes, almond crackers, and Almond Breeze almond-based milk, creamer, and yogurt. Blue Diamond sells its products throughout the US and in about 90 other countries. It has a handful of nut and gift retail shops in California.

Operations

Blue Diamond has three main product lines: snack almonds, Almond Breeze, and Nut-Thins.

The snack almond lines include mostly whole almonds flavored with herbs, spices, and seasonings or mixed with fruit. The Almond Breeze brand includes lactose-free milk substitute and creamers, as well as almond-based yogurt alternatives. The company provides a line of rice and almond snack crackers under the Nut-Thins name.

Geographic Reach

Blue Diamond ships its products to nearly 90 countries across the globe. Major global markets in Australia, China, India, Korea, Spain, Thailand, UAE, and the UK.

The Sacramento, California-based cooperative has two other campuses in the northern part of the state, one in Salida and one in Turlock.

Sales and Marketing

Blue Diamond sells its products to retailers, food manufacturers and customers in the food service industry. It also sells through grocery stores, club stores, drug stores, and other physical retail locations, as well as online through its own website, Amazon.com, and other sites. The company partners with advertising and promotion professionals, supply chain specialists, brokers, and merchandisers.

Company Background

Blue Diamond Growers traces its history to the founding of the California Almond Growers Exchange by 230 growers in 1910. It 1915 it adopted the blue diamond -- the rarest in the world -- as its symbol and later as its brand name. The cooperative officially changed its name to Blue Diamond Growers in 1980.

Diamond Blue Growers

1802 C St
Sacramento, CA 95811-1099
Phone: 1 (800) 987-2329

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Privately Owned
Chairman: Dan Cummings
President and CEO: Mark D. Jansen
Vice Chairman: Dale Van Groningen
Employees (This Location): 650
Employees (All Locations): 1,500

Major Office Locations

Sacramento, CA

Other Locations

Chico, CA
Modesto, CA
Sacramento, CA
Sanger, CA
Turlock, CA
Salem, OR