Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc. and its subsidiaries, are engaged in the manufacture and sale of confectionery products. The Company's products are marketed in a range of packages designed to be suitable for display and sale in different types of retail outlets. The Company operates through manufacture and sale of confectionery products segment. The confectionery products are distributed through approximately 30 candy and grocery brokers and by the Company itself to over 4,000 customers across the United States. The Company's customers include wholesale distributors of candy and groceries, supermarkets, variety stores, dollar stores, chain grocers, drug chains, discount chains, cooperative grocery associations, mass merchandise, warehouse and membership club stores, vending machine operators, the United States military and fund-raising charitable organizations. The Company's principal markets are in the United States, Canada and Mexico.