Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. develops and operates the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store concept in the United States. It operates full-service restaurants, which provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The company also operates gift shops that offer various decorative and functional items, such as rocking chairs, holiday and seasonal gifts and toys, apparel, music CD's, cookware, old-fashioned-looking ceramics, figurines, a book-on-audio sale-and-exchange program, and various other gift items, as well as candies, preserves, pies, cornbread mixes, coffee, syrups, pancake mixes, and other food items. As of May 28, 2014, the company operated 627 company-owned locations in 42 states. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Lebanon, Tennessee.
FedEx Corporation provides transportation, e-commerce, and business services in the United States and internationally. The company's FedEx Express segment provides various shipping services for the delivery of packages and freight; international trade services specializing in customs brokerage, and ocean and air freight forwarding services; international trade advisory services, such as assistance with the customs-trade partnership against terrorism program; and customs clearance services, as well as global trade data, an information tool that allows customers to track and manage imports. This segment also publishes customs duty and tax information in various customs areas; and offers supply chain solutions, including critical inventory logistics, transportation management, and temperature-controlled transportation services. Its FedEx Ground segment provides business and residential money-back guaranteed ground package delivery services; and consolidates and delivers high volumes of low-weight and less time-sensitive business-to-consumer packages. The company's FedEx Freight segment offers less-than-truckload freight services, as well as freight-shipping services. As of May 31, 2014, this segment operated approximately 62,000 vehicles and trailers from a network of 370 service centers. Its FedEx Services segment provides sales, marketing, information technology, communications, customer service, and other back-office support services; Web-enabled mobile devices, which allows customers to track the status of packages, create shipping labels, get account-specific rate quotes, and access drop-off location information; access to copying and digital printing through retail and Web-based platforms, signs and graphics, professional finishing, computer rentals, and a range of ground shipping and time-definite express shipping services; and packing services, and packing supplies and boxes. The company was founded in 1971 and is based in Memphis, Tennessee.
General Mills, Inc. manufactures and markets branded consumer foods in the United States and internationally. It also supplies branded and unbranded food products to the foodservice and commercial baking industries. The company operates in three segments: U.S. Retail, International, and Convenience Stores and Foodservice. Its products include ready-to-eat cereals; convenient meals, including meal kits, ethnic meals, pizza, frozen breakfast, and frozen entrees; snacks comprising grain, fruit, and savory snacks, as well as nutrition bars and frozen hot snacks; refrigerated yogurt products; ice creams; baking mixes and ingredients; refrigerated and frozen dough products; and frozen and shelf-stable vegetable products. In addition, the company's products comprise organic products, such as granola bars, cereals, and soups. It sells its products directly, as well as through broker and distribution arrangements to grocery stores, mass merchandisers, membership stores, natural food chains, commercial and noncommercial foodservice distributors and operators, restaurants, and convenience stores, as well as to drug, dollar, and discount chains. Further, it owns retail shops that offer ice creams and frozen desserts. General Mills, Inc. also exports its products primarily to Caribbean and Latin American markets. The company was founded in 1928 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Lennar Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in homebuilding activities in the United States. The company operates through Homebuilding East, Homebuilding Central, Homebuilding West, Homebuilding Southeast Florida, Homebuilding Houston, Financial Services, Rialto Investments, and Lennar Multifamily segments. Its homebuilding activities primarily include the construction and sale of single-family attached and detached homes to first-time, move-up, and active adult homebuyers, as well as the purchase, development, and sale of residential land. The company also offers real estate related financial services, including mortgage financing, title insurance, and closing services for home buyers and others. In addition, it is involved in raising, investing, and managing third party capital; originating and securitizing commercial mortgage loans, as well as investing in real estate related mortgage loans, properties, and related securities. Further, the company develops multifamily rental properties. Lennar Corporation was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.
Scholastic Corporation operates as a children's publishing, education, and media company in the United States. The company's Children's Book Publishing and Distribution segment publishes and distributes children's books, media, and interactive products through school-based book clubs and book fairs, and the trade channel. Its Educational Technology and Services segment produces and distributes curriculum-based learning technology and materials for grades pre-kindergarten to 12, as well as provides related implementation and assessment, and school consulting services. The company's Classroom and Supplemental Materials Publishing segment publishes and distributes children's books, classroom magazines, supplemental classroom materials, custom curriculum and teaching guides, print and online reference products, and non-fiction products for grades pre-kindergarten to 12 in schools and libraries. Its Media, Licensing and Advertising segment creates and produces programming and digital content for various platforms, including television, DVDs, audio, movies, interactive games, applications, and Websites; and offers a television library consisting of half-hour productions. This segment also produces television programming; offers young adult and children's audio recordings for the school, library, and retail markets; and creates audio visual adaptations of classic children's picture books, as well as develops literacy, education, and pro-social campaigns. The company's International segment publishes and distributes products and services to schools, libraries, bookstores, and other book distributors in approximately 150 countries; and licenses the rights to selected Scholastic titles in 45 languages to other publishing companies. It also distributes its products and services directly to schools and libraries through retail stores and the Internet. Scholastic Corporation was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in New York, New York.