2012 Blue Diamond Annual Grower Meeting
Blue Diamond is Expanding in Sacramento with World's First Almond Innovation Center - Blue Diamond Growers opened the doors to its Almond Innovation Center, a facility dedicated to developing the newest almond product concepts for its consumer retail business and the most innovative global food companies.
Blue Diamond Marks Record Sales Year of $1 Billion - Blue Diamond Growers' fiscal year 2011-12 sales catapulted to a record $1 billion with two year growth of $300 million driven by demand for value-added almond products, according to President and CEO Mark Jansen who addresses the cooperative's grower-owners at their 102nd annual meeting,
Blue Diamond Breaks Ground for Turlock Plant Construction - Blue Diamond Growers officially launched Phase 1 of its new manufacturing plant in Turlock at an onsite groundbreaking ceremony.
Record Growth Powers Stellar Return to Blue Diamond Growers - Blue Diamond Growers heads into 2012 powered by growth in all business segments, new product launches and a manufacturing expansion plan to support its global business, according to President and CEO Mark Jansen who addressed the cooperative’s grower-owners at their 101st annual member meeting.
Blue Diamond Chairman Says Expansion Plan Secures Future for Almond Growers - The purchase of 88 acres of land in Turlock will allow Blue Diamond to expand to keep pace with the growing demand for almonds around the world, while reaping large incremental returns for its grower-owners.
In the Headlines
Modesto Bee: "Blue Diamond Offers Sneak Peak at New Plant in Turlock"
Sacramento Bee features almond crop in Food and Wine section: "Goin' nuts: Almond crop nears record"
Blue Diamond Featured on Discovery Channel - "How Do They Do It?," a Discovery Channel show that delves into different companies to show how a product is made, will feature Blue Diamond Growers Thursday, August 30 through September 1 and Thursday September 6 through September 8. The segment, which originally aired on the Discovery Channel in the U.K., follows the almond crop from the bloom period through the processing plant and into consumer packaging.
Blue Diamond Growers Earns 11 First Place, 27 Overall Awards at National Council of Farmer Cooperatives' Information Fair. The winner's catalog can be viewed here.
Business Without Borders Highlights Blue Diamond's Industry Leadership: "Something is Growing in California"
Los Angeles Times, February 2012: "Blue Diamond plant in Sacramento is almond purveyor to the world"