Blue Diamond Growers is one nutty business. Some 3,000 California almond growers belong to the cooperative, which is a top global player in the tree nut market. The co-op sells almonds and almond products, hazelnuts, macadamia, pistachio, and other nuts to food and candy makers, the food service industry, and retail food stores. Blue Diamond Growers has developed products such as Almond Breeze, an almond-based, lactose-free milk substitute; Nut Thins crackers; and special cuts and flavored varieties of nuts. Blue Diamond, formed in 1910, sells its products throughout the US and in more than 90 other countries. It operates processing plants, receiving stations, and several retail nut stores in California.
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