Caribou Coffee Company, Inc. (Caribou) is engaged in operating coffeehouses in the United States. As of January 1, 2012, it had 581 coffeehouses, including 169 franchised locations, located in Minnesota, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, North Carolina, Georgia, Maryland, Wisconsin, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Missouri, Alabama, Nevada, Indiana, Nebraska, Washington, D.C. and international markets. Its coffeehouses are located in 20 states, the District of Columbia and 10 international markets. It operates in three segments: retail, commercial and franchise. Its coffee is available within its commercial segment through grocery stores, mass merchandisers, club stores, office coffee and foodservice providers, hotels, entertainment venues and e-commerce channels. In January 2013, JAB Beech Inc. acquired Caribou.