Bob’s Red Mill is a food processing company engaged in the production of natural and all-organic food products, focusing on milled, whole grain foods. The company operates in Canada and the United States and is headquartered in Milwaukie, Oregon.
Bob’s Red Mill® was founded by husband and wife Bob and Charlee Moore in 1978. In June of 2007, the company moved its administrative headquarters, warehouse facilities and manufacturing facilities to a 325,000 sq. ft. building. The company then planned to sub-lease or sell its original headquarters and manufacturing facilities.
Originally, Bob Moore wanted for the company to share its success with its employees. That dream was finally realized in February of 2010 when the company became owned by its employees. Despite this major change in the company’s ownership, no significant changes were made in its operations or staff.
Bob’s products became more in-demand after the USDA emphasized the health and overall benefits of eating in whole grain products. Currently, Bob’s operates a store (primarily selling whole-grain items), café and bakery and a visitor’s center in its headquarters in Milwaukie.
Some of the company’s product lines include a range of gluten-free foods. These gluten-free products were made in order for the company to cater to consumers who have known allergies to wheat, are gluten intolerant and those who have celiac disease. The company’s gluten-free processing facility is also proven to be both casein and dairy-free. These food products are also certified organic and natural.
Other products from the company include cornmeal, flaxseed meal and flour made from whole wheat. The company also produces beans, nuts, spices, seeds, dried fruits and herbs. All 400 of the company’s products are available in food retail and grocery stores in the U.S., as well as in Canada. It has also started distributing its products to Japan and continues to expand to other countries. It also caters to major food manufacturing companies by supplying bulk mix products. The company is considered one of the most well-known producers of milled organic and natural grain products in North America. Although not disclosed to the public, the company is said to have an annual revenue of between $30 million to $50 million.
Headquarters: Milwaukie, Oregon
Ownership Type: Private
No. of Employees: 209 (March 2010)
Geography: USA, Canada and Japan
Demography: food manufacturing companies, retail flour consumers, retail mix consumers
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