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Jimbo’s…Naturally! raises over $14,000 for Kids Healthy BackPack Program

August 29, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact: Kelly Hartford – 858-793-7755 (marketing@jimbos.com)
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San Diego, CA –From August 4-17, Jimbo’s…Naturally! partnered with SuperFood Drive for a fifth summer to collect healthy food for Feeding America San Diego’s Kids BackPack Program. The BackPack Program serves over 2,500 children weekly at 17 schools around San Diego County. Each child receives an easy-to carry bag filled with nutritious staple items and fresh produce when leaving school each Friday afternoon. This year’s summer SuperFood Drive raised 2,500 pounds of nutrient-dense non-perishable foods for the San Diego community and customers donated an additional $14,631 for SuperFood Drive to purchase specific kids healthy back pack items for Feeding America San Diego.

Jim “Jimbo” Someck, owner of Jimbo’s…Naturally!, is thrilled with the success of the summer
SuperFood Drive. “Our customers recognize the benefits of eating organically – on both their bodies and the environment. Accordingly, we believe that high quality natural foods, especially organics, should be made available to people of all ages. We are grateful for our customers’ generosity and support of SuperFood Drive and Feeding America San Diego.”

ABOUT JIMBO’S…NATURALLY!
Jimbo’s…Naturally! is a complete natural foods grocery store. In order to fulfill its mission of providing the highest quality organic and natural foods, Jimbo’s…Naturally! places a strong emphasis on local and organic produce. Jimbo’s…Naturally! also carries a full line of groceries, vitamins, health & beauty aids, hormone-free and antibiotic-free meats, an in-house deli, a made from scratch bakery and a juice bar. Locations include Carmel Valley, Escondido, Carlsbad, 4S Ranch and downtown San Diego at Westfield Horton Plaza. To learn more, visit http://jimbos.com.


Jimbo’s…Naturally! Hosts 5th Annual Summer SuperFood Drive

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Jimbo’s…Naturally! raises minimum wage to $10/hour

July 3, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact Person: Kelly Hartford – 858-793-7755 (marketing@jimbos.com)

San Diego, CA –Local natural and organic foods company Jimbo’s…Naturally! has made the decision to raise its minimum wage to $10 per hour effective July 1, 2014. The implementation will begin immediately and the process will be complete within the next six months. The $10 per hour minimum applies to courtesy and helper clerks, while the minimum for all other positions will be $10.50 per hour. The announcement was made to staff at an all store meeting on June 26th and was enthusiastically received.

While many companies are looking for ways to cut costs and are laying off staff, Jimbo’s…Naturally! is committed to improving the financial possibilities for their employees. Despite the new wage increase, Jimbo’s…Naturally! will not be reducing employee hours, changing it’s pricing structure nor its focus on customer service. Customers will continue to experience the great customer service San Diegans have experienced for over 30 years.

“As part of our mission and commitment to our employees and customers, we have determined that it is in the best interest of our staff and Jimbo’s as a whole to raise our minimum wage to $10 per hour,” said Jim “Jimbo” Someck, founder and owner of Jimbo’s…Naturally!. “While we feel we have always been competitive with our worker’s pay and overall benefits, we wanted to make a statement in regards to how much we value what they do. It is important in these difficult economic times that we provide our staff with a fair starting wage and opportunities to grow from there. We are committed to our staff and acknowledge their contribution to our overall success.”

Jimbo’s…Naturally! currently employs over 400 San Diegans. Employees will continue to receive important benefits such as medical/dental/vision insurance, quarterly bonus program, 401(k), paid time off, and 20% employee discount. For the full summary of benefits and current job openings, visit www/jimbos.com/employment.

ABOUT JIMBO’S…NATURALLY!
Jimbo’s…Naturally! is a complete natural foods grocery store. In order to fulfill its mission of providing the highest quality organic and natural foods, Jimbo’s…Naturally! places a strong emphasis on local and organic produce. Jimbo’s…Naturally! also carries a full line of groceries, vitamins, health & beauty aids, hormone-free and antibiotic-free meats, an in-house deli, a made from scratch bakery and a juice bar. Locations include Carmel Valley, Escondido, Carlsbad, 4S Ranch and downtown San Diego at Westfield Horton Plaza. To learn more, visit http://jimbos.com.


Scripps Health and Downtown Partnership Launch “Healthy Living in the City”

June 25, 2014
Contact: Jennifer Davies, (619) 405-2741

DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO – Downtown San Diego just a got a lot healthier.
Scripps Health and the Downtown San Diego Partnership have teamed up to launch “Healthy Living in the City,” a wellness initiative that encourages people to explore Downtown and its healthy lifestyle options.

The year-long initiative, which officially kicks off on July 10, will include health-conscious cooking classes, lunchtime strolls and yoga taught in unique urban settings. All of the activities are sponsored by Scripps and are free to the public.

Don Stanziano, corporate vice president of marketing and communications for Scripps, said the program is designed to help people stay healthy while enjoying urban living and the unique neighborhoods and places of Downtown.

“Scripps has a long-standing commitment to serving the health care needs of our community,” Stanziano said. “We are pleased to join forces with the Partnership and offer fun ways to help keep people fit and healthy throughout Downtown San Diego.”
Kris Michell, president and CEO of the Downtown San Diego Partnership, said the organization was thrilled to work with Scripps to add fun, healthy activities to the growing roster of cool things to do in Downtown.

“’Healthy Living in the City’ will enrich the Downtown experience and help Downtown workers, residents and visitors see that wellness is around every corner,” Michell said. “Scripps has a well-known commitment to wellness and health, so they are the perfect organization to partner with on this initiative.”

The initiative includes:

  • Recipe for Health: These free monthly cooking classes, taught by Scripps certified nutritionists and Jimbo’s…Naturally at Horton Plaza, will show participants how to use San Diego’s bounty to whip up healthy and delicious meals. The first class is on July 10. Register at http://www.eventbrite.com/o/downtown-san-diego-partnership-6779133063?s=26279133
  • Lunchtime Strolls: These free, 30-minute guided walks will allow participants to get out and explore Downtown’s unique neighborhoods. The walks will be held twice a month on Fridays and will also include Scripps-branded water bottles for first-time strollers. The first stroll is on July 11 with a tour of the Gaslamp Quarter, which starts at the Balboa Theater at noon.
  • Stretch Yourself: Get limber and lean with these free bimonthly yoga classes that will be held at unique locations throughout Downtown and taught by the expert staff of Downtown’s Yoga One. The first class will be held at 8 a.m. on July 12 on the flight deck of the USS Midway. Register at http://www.eventbrite.com/o/downtown-san-diego-partnership-6779133063?s=26279133.

To find out more about the Healthy Living in the City program and for a list of events, dates and locations, visit http://www.downtownsandiego.org/healthyscripps/.

The Downtown San Diego Partnership is a non-profit, member-based organization that serves as the leading advocate for the revitalization and economic health of Downtown. To learn more about the Downtown Partnership, visit www.downtownsandiego.org.

Scripps Health is a nonprofit integrated health system based in San Diego, Calif., that treats a half-million patients annually through its five acute-care hospital campuses, hospice and home health care services, and an ambulatory care network of physician offices and 25 outpatient centers and clinics. Scripps is ranked among the top five large health systems nationally by Truven Analytics and Scripps hospitals are consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the nation’s best. More information can be found at www.scripps.org.
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Jimbo’s…Naturally! raises over $18,000 for Jewish Family Service

JFS Check Presentation
April 30, 2014
San Diego, CA – Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) was designated by Jimbo’s…Naturally! as the beneficiary of its annual Customer Appreciation Sale held on April 12th. Jimbo’s.. Naturally! donated 5% of the entire day’s sales in all 5 stores along with customer donations for a grand total of $18,076 to the Jewish Family Service.

JFS plans to use a large portion of the proceeds to replace its JFS Foodmobile truck, now more than 10 years old. JFS Foodmobile is the only program in San Diego providing hot, kosher, home-delivered meals to homebound older adults and younger homebound disabled adults.

“As part of our mission and throughout the years, we have worked with various charities and non-profits that support a number of social causes that we are passionate about,” said Jim “Jimbo” Someck, founder and owner of Jimbo’s…Naturally!. With our donation, not only will Jewish Family Service be able to purchase a new Foodmobile, but also fund additional valuable programs that they offer to the San Diego community.”

ABOUT JIMBO’S…NATURALLY!
Jimbo’s…Naturally! is a complete natural foods grocery store. In order to fulfill its mission of providing the highest quality organic and natural foods, Jimbo’s…Naturally! places a strong emphasis on local and organic produce. Jimbo’s…Naturally! also carries a full line of groceries, vitamins, health & beauty aids, hormone-free and antibiotic-free meats, an in-house deli, a made from scratch bakery and a juice bar. Locations include Carmel Valley, Escondido, Carlsbad, 4S Ranch and downtown San Diego at Westfield Horton Plaza. To learn more, visit http://jimbos.com.

ABOUT JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE
Since 1918, Jewish Family Service of San Diego has been a trusted community resource for people in times of need. Our 50+ programs offer a wide range of help and care to Empower Families, Respond to Crisis, and Care for Seniors throughout San Diego County and the Coachella Valley. Many people turn to Jewish Family Service with a specific need, such as hunger. But what begins with one JFS program often leads to providing a much larger scope of assistance, including counseling, education, job coaching, transportation, and more. Our message to the more than 35,000 individuals and families in our community who we help each year is: WE’RE WITH YOU. To learn why JFS is One Source for a Lifetime of Help, visit www.jfssd.org.

For Immediate Release
Contact Person: Kelly Hartford – 858-793-7755 (marketing@jimbos.com)


Jewish Family Service Chosen as Beneficiary of Jimbo’s Annual Customer Appreciation Sale, Saturday April 12, 2014

San Diego, CA – Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) has been designated by Jimbo’s…Naturally! as the beneficiary of its annual Customer Appreciation Sale. On April 12, Jimbo’s will donate 5% of the entire day’s sales to JFS. Each customer may also donate 5% of his/her individual purchase to JFS at the check stand. Additionally, customers have the opportunity to enter Jimbo’s drawing for free products. Between 12:00-4:00pm, shoppers can enjoy in-store demonstrations, free samples, and great giveaways!

By shopping at any of the five Jimbo’s locations in San Diego, customers will support Jewish Family Service’s work to Empower Families, Respond to Crisis, and Care for Seniors across San Diego. JFS plans to use a large portion of the proceeds to replace its JFS Foodmobile truck, now more than 10 years old. JFS Foodmobile is the only program in San Diego providing hot, kosher, home-delivered meals to homebound older adults and younger homebound disabled adults.

“As part of our mission and throughout the years, we have worked with various charities and non-profits that support a number of social causes that we are passionate about,” said Jim “Jimbo” Someck, founder and owner of Jimbo’s…Naturally! “In that vein, we are proud to partner with Jewish Family Service as our beneficiary for our Customer Appreciation Day Sale. With our donation, not only will Jewish Family Service be able to purchase a new Foodmobile, but also fund additional valuable programs that they offer to the San Diego community.”

Jimbo’s Locations:

  • Downtown San Diego • Westfield Horton Plaza
    92 Horton Plaza
    San Diego 92101
  • Carmel Valley
    12853 El Camino Real
    San Diego 92130
  • 4S Ranch
    10511 4S Commons Dr.
    San Diego 92127
  • Escondido
    1633 S. Centre City Pkwy.
    Escondido 92025
  • Carlsbad
    1923 Calle Barcelona
    Carlsbad 92009

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ABOUT JIMBO’S…NATURALLY!

Jimbo’s…Naturally! is a complete natural foods grocery store. In order to fulfill its mission of providing the highest quality organic and natural foods, Jimbo’s…Naturally! places a strong emphasis on local and organic produce. Jimbo’s…Naturally! also carries a full line of groceries, vitamins, health & beauty aids, hormone-free and antibiotic-free meats, an in-house deli, a made from scratch bakery and a juice bar. Locations include Carmel Valley, Escondido, Carlsbad, 4S Ranch and downtown San Diego at Westfield Horton Plaza. To learn more, visit http://jimbos.com.

ABOUT JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE

Since 1918, Jewish Family Service of San Diego has been a trusted community resource for people in times of need. Our 50+ programs offer a wide range of help and care to Empower Families, Respond to Crisis, and Care for Seniors throughout San Diego County and the Coachella Valley. Many people turn to Jewish Family Service with a specific need, such as hunger. But what begins with one JFS program often leads to providing a much larger scope of assistance, including counseling, education, job coaching, transportation, and more. Our message to the more than 35,000 individuals and families in our community who we help each year is: WE’RE WITH YOU. To learn why JFS is One Source for a Lifetime of Help, visit www.jfssd.org.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact Person: Kelsey Burgess – 858-453-9600 (kelsey@behmedia.com)
Dennis Ellman – 858-453-9600 (dme@behmedia.com)


Jimbo’s Customer Appreciation Sale

Join us Saturday, April 12th for Jimbo’s Customer Appreciation Sale!
Receive 5% off your entire purchase. Some restrictions apply.

Join us for a party from 12pm to 4pm for in store demonstrations, samples, and giveaways!

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Jimbo’s…Naturally! Gets Silver from EPA’s GreenChill Partnership

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – January 21st, 2014 – Jimbo’s…Naturally! new 28,000 sq. ft. downtown San Diego Westfield Horton Plaza store earned the prestigious EPA GreenChill Silver Award.

With this achievement the store will cut its refrigeration emissions by 65%. Reducing refrigerant emissions is a significant step to helping our environment. GreenChill certified stores only use refrigerants that do not harm the earth’s ozone layer. Refrigerants have the potential to harm the ozone layer and contain greenhouse gases, which contribute to climate change.

“Jimbo’s…Naturally! commitment to achieve GreenChill’s certification standards for its new store proves that the company is serious about its role in protecting the ozone layer and preventing climate change,” said Tom Land, Manager of EPA’s GreenChill Partnership. “It is important that companies understand that helping the environment has become the business model of the future.”

It is Jim “Jimbo” Someck’s passion for the environment that encouraged Jimbo to partner with the EPA. “GreenChill Certification is part of an overall commitment by Jimbo’s…Naturally! to be a responsible community member and steward to the environment. This achievement demonstrates our ongoing effort to provide our customers with more than just a great place to shop. We want our customers to be proud of the fact that we continue to make great strides to protect the environment,” said Jimbo.

About:
Jimbo’s…Naturally! is a complete natural foods grocery store. In order to fulfill its mission of providing the highest quality organic and natural foods, Jimbo’s…Naturally! places a strong emphasis on local and organic produce. Jimbo’s…Naturally! also carries a full line of groceries, vitamins, health & beauty aids, hormone-free and antibiotic-free meats, an in-house deli, a made from scratch bakery and a juice bar. Locations include Carmel Valley, Escondido, Carlsbad, 4S Ranch and downtown San Diego at Westfield Horton Plaza.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kelly Hartford, Director of Marketing
858.793.7755 x114
marketing@jimbos.com


Jimbo’s…Naturally! Donates Over $23,000 to Connections Housing Downtown San Diego

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – October 30th, 2013 – Jimbo’s…Naturally! held their Anniversary Sale on Saturday, October 19th at all locations. Customers received 5% off of their entire purchase and 5% of the entire day’s sales benefited Connections Housing Downtown San Diego. Customers also had the option of donating their 5% discount to Connections Housing. In addition, Jimbo’s new Westfield Horton Plaza location donated 5% of all its sales from October 16-18. Jimbo’s will proudly present a check in the amount of $23,528.85 to Connections Housing on Thursday, October 31st at 1pm at the Westfield Horton Plaza location.

Jimbo’s largest and newest location at Westfield Horton Plaza is 28,000 square feet with parking conveniently located on Level 4 of the G Street Garage with 85 “preferred” Jimbo’s parking spaces. Making it easy for shoppers, a cartveyor has been installed to move grocery carts from Level 2 to Level 4. The store’s theme pays respect to the history of downtown San Diego. A huge part of the store focuses on the prepared food selection and deli which offers an appealing option for those who live and work in downtown San Diego. There is also a made from scratch bakery, a refreshing juice bar and a large selection of wine and cheese. Also, exclusive to the store is a burrito station and wok bar providing exciting foods to order. At all times, the foods and juices prepared at Jimbo’s are made with organic ingredients whenever possible.

Jimbo’s local commitment to organic farming, schools and non-profit organizations continues to spread its roots into the downtown area and surrounding communities. Jimbo’s will continue to work with various charities and non-profits to support a number of social causes. “We are proud to partner with Connections Housing, as we fully understand that homelessness in San Diego is a huge problem,” said Jim “Jimbo” Someck, founder and owner of Jimbo’s…Naturally!.

About:
Jimbo’s…Naturally! is a complete natural foods grocery store. In order to fulfill its mission of providing the highest quality organic and natural foods, Jimbo’s…Naturally! places a strong emphasis on local and organic produce. Jimbo’s…Naturally! also carries a full line of groceries, vitamins, health & beauty aids, hormone-free and antibioticfree meats, an in-house deli, a made from scratch bakery and a juice bar. Locations include Carmel Valley, Escondido, Carlsbad, 4S Ranch and downtown San Diego at Westfield Horton Plaza.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kelly Hartford, Director of Marketing
858.793.7755 x114
marketing@jimbos.com


Jimbo’s…Naturally! Opens Fifth Location at Westfield Horton Plaza

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – October 7, 2013 – Jimbo’s…Naturally! will open its doors at Westfield Horton Plaza on Wednesday, October 16 at 11am, becoming downtown San Diego’s first full service natural foods grocer. A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place that morning at 10:30 with speakers to include Owner Jim “Jimbo” Someck, Interim Mayor Todd Gloria, Councilmember Lori Zapf, Jerry Engen, Senior Vice President of Development for Westfield, and Roxane Helstrom, Director of Development for the Family Health Centers of San Diego.

Located on the second level at the Nordstrom end of the mall, this beautiful 28,000 square foot store will make it the largest Jimbo’s…Naturally! store. Parking is conveniently located on Level 4 of the G Street Garage with 85 “preferred” Jimbo’s parking spaces. Making it easy for shoppers, a cartveyor has been installed to move grocery carts from Level 2 to Level 4. The store’s theme pays respect to the history of downtown San Diego. Additionally, upon certification, Jimbo’s…Naturally! will be the first and only grocery store in San Diego to be LEED certified under the USGBC rating system for Retail Commercial Interiors.

Jimbo’s is best known for their incredible selection of local and organic produce, its commitment to GMO-free foods, as well as hormone-free beef, poultry and pork. A huge part of the store will focus on the prepared food selection and deli which will offer an appealing option for those who live and work in downtown San Diego. There will also be a made from scratch bakery, a refreshing juice bar and a large selection of wine and cheese. Also, new to the Jimbo’s store will be a burrito bar and wok station providing exciting foods to order. At all times, the foods and juices prepared at Jimbo’s are made with organic ingredients whenever possible.

On Saturday, October 19, all Jimbo’s locations will celebrate their Anniversary Sale in which customers receive 5% off their entire purchase and 5% of the entire day’s sales will go to Connections Housing Downtown San Diego. Customers also have the option of donating their 5% discount to Connections Housing. In addition, Jimbo’s new Westfield Horton Plaza location will donate 5% of all its sales from October 16-18 to Connections Housing.

Jimbo’s local commitment to organic farming, schools and non-profit organizations will continue to spread its roots into the downtown area and surrounding communities. The newest Jimbo’s…Naturally! is expected to boost the local economy by bringing more than 100 new jobs to the area.

“I opened my original store in North Park in 1984 and sold it in 1997. Since then, I have always wanted to return to that area or downtown. So it is with great excitement and anticipation that we will open our doors to downtown San Diego on October 16th. Our entire Jimbo’s team is raring to go and service downtown’s residents and businesses with the highest quality organic foods. We hope that we will also have a positive impact in the area, as we continue to work with various charities and non-profits to support a number of social causes. As evidence of that, we are proud to partner with Connections Housing, as we fully understand that homelessness in San Diego is a huge problem,” said Jim “Jimbo” Someck, founder and owner of Jimbo’s…Naturally!.

About:
Jimbo’s…Naturally! is a complete natural foods grocery store. In order to fulfill its mission of providing the highest quality organic and natural foods, Jimbo’s…Naturally! places a strong emphasis on local and organic produce. Jimbo’s…Naturally! also carries a full line of groceries, vitamins, health & beauty aids, hormone-free and antibiotic free meats, an in-house deli, a made from scratch bakery and a juice bar. Other locations include Carmel Valley, Escondido, Carlsbad and 4S Ranch.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kelly Hartford, Director of Marketing
858.793.7755 x114
marketing@jimbos.com