Bob's Red Mill

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Bob's Red Mill
Industry Food
Founded 1978
Headquarters Milwaukie, Oregon,
United States
Key people
Bob Moore, founder
Products natural, gluten free and organic foods
Number of employees

Bob's Red Mill is a brand produced by Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods of Milwaukie, Oregon, United States. The company was established in 1978 by Bob Moore.[2]

Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods is a producer of lines of natural, certified organic, and gluten-free milled grain products, billing itself as the "nation's leading miller of diverse whole-grain foods."[3] Its products are distributed throughout the United States and Canada. It produces over 400 products, primarily whole grains that are ground with quartz millstones which come from several 120-year-old mills,[4] as well as baking mixes,[5] beans, seeds, nuts, dried fruits, spices, and herbs.

21st century history[edit]

A 2005 estimate has Bob's Red Mill's annual revenue as ranging between US$30 million to $50 million.[3]

In June 2007, the company announced that it was moving its administrative headquarters, manufacturing and warehousing facility to a 325,000-square-foot (30,200 m2) building, from its original 130,000-square-foot (12,000 m2) facility, which it plans[needs update] to sell and sub-lease.[6] Its current manufacturing facility is 82,000 square feet (7,600 m2),[3] and the new facility will triple its manufacturing capacity.[2]

It has expanded[when?] its distribution into Japan and is beginning distribution in other nations.[3]

In February 2010, owner Bob Moore transferred ownership of the company to his employees using an employee stock ownership plan.[1]


  1. ^ a b Tims, Dana (February 16, 2010). "Founder of Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods transfers business to employees". The Oregonian. Retrieved 17 February 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Kish, Matthew. Bob's in the mill biz for the long haul. Portland Business Journal June 15, 2007
  3. ^ a b c d Strom, Shelly. Taking Red Mill global. Portland Business Journal, February 18, 2005.
  4. ^ Rose, Michael. Bob's Red Mill is doing just fine, thank you. Portland Business Journal, March 26, 1999.
  5. ^ Griepentrog, Troy (June 1, 2015). "Gluten-Free Baking Mixes and Other Gluten-Free Products". Mother Earth News. Retrieved June 6, 2015. 
  6. ^ Brinckman, Jonathan. Bob's Red Mill moves to larger Milwaukie building. The Oregonian, June 7, 2007.
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Coordinates: 45°25′28″N 122°35′24″W / 45.424464°N 122.590052°W / 45.424464; -122.590052