B&G Foods Inc was incorporated in Delaware on November 25, 1996 under the name B Companies Holdings Corp. On August 11, 1997, the Company changed its name to B&G Foods Holdings Corp. On October 14, 2004, B&G Foods, Inc., then its wholly owned subsidiary, was merged & renamed B&G Foods, Inc. The Company manufactures, sells and distributes a diverse portfolio of branded, high quality, shelf-stable food and household products across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. The products include hot cereals, fruit spreads, canned meats and beans, bagel chips, spices, seasonings, hot sauces, wine vinegar, maple syrup, molasses, salad dressings, Mexican-style sauces, taco shells and kits, salsas, pickles, peppers, tomato-based products, puffed corn and rice snacks, nut clusters, Greek yogurt coated granola bars and bites and other specialty products. The products are marketed under many recognized brands, including Ac'cent, B&G, B&M, Baker's Joy, Brer Rabbit, Cream of Rice,Cream of Wheat, Devonsheer, Don Pepino, Emeril's, Grandma's Molasses, JJ Flats, Joan of Arc, Las Palmas, Maple Grove Farms of Vermont, Molly McButter, Mrs. Dash, New York Style, Old London, Original Tings, Ortega, Pirate's Booty, Polaner, Red Devil, Regina, Rickland Orchards, Sa-són, Sclafani, Smart Puffs, Sugar Twin, Trappey's, TrueNorth, Underwood, Vermont Maid and Wright's. It also sells and distributes two branded household products, Static Guard and Kleen Guard. The principal raw materials for its products include maple syrup, wheat, corn, nuts, cheese, fruits, beans, tomatoes, peppers, meat, sugar, concentrates, Greek yogurt coating, molasses, spices and corn sweeteners. The Company competes in the retail grocery, food service, specialty, private label, club and mass merchandiser channels of distribution. It sells and distributes its products directly and via a network of independent brokers and distributors to supermarket chains, food service outlets, mass merchants, warehouse clubs, non-food outlets and specialty distributors. The Company's operations are subject to environmental laws and regulations in the normal course of business.