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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


Jimbo’s…Naturally! Horton Plaza Scheduled to Open October 16 at 11am

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Organic Retail and Consumer Alliance Spotlight on Jimbo’s…Naturally!

jimbo-someck The Organic Retail and Consumer Alliance (ORCA), a project of the Organic Consumers Association, did a terrific Spotlight article on Jimbo’s…Naturally!. The article can be read on the ORCA website and in their e-Newsletter, Organic Bytes.

Read the Spotlight article on the ORCA website

Read the Organic Bytes e-Newsletter


Jimbo’s…Naturally! Contributes $10,000 to Yes on 522

San Diego, CA – August 1, 2013 – In its continuing effort to support the labeling of
genetically engineered foods, Jimbo’s…Naturally! has contributed $10,000 to the Yes on
522, Washington State’s GMO Labeling Initiative.

Yes on 522 provides Washington shoppers with more information about what’s in the
groceries they buy so that they can make the best food decisions for their families. More
than 350,000 signatures were collected to get I-522 on the November 2013 ballot—
second highest number of signatures gathered for an Initiative to the Legislature in state
history.

Jim “Jimbo” Someck, owner of Jimbo’s…Naturally! strongly supported Prop 37, the
California Right to Know 2012 Ballot Initiative to label genetically engineered foods sold
in grocery stores in California. Though Prop 37 did not pass, it set the wheels in motion
for other states to forge ahead such as Washington State. “We are happy to make this
contribution to the Yes on 522 campaign. We strongly believe that all consumers have
the right to know what is in their food and we hope that our financial support of this
important initiative will result in not only making it happen in Washington, but will
ultimately result in a national law,” said Jim “Jimbo” Someck.

Jimbo’s…Naturally! continues to grow in San Diego as we open our next location in
Downtown San Diego-Westfield Horton Plaza. Opening is slated for late summer of
2013.

About:
Jimbo’s…Naturally! is a complete natural foods grocery store and San Diego’s trusted
source for non-GMO verified products. 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. Jimbo’s…Naturally! locations include
Carmel Valley, Escondido, Carlsbad and 4S Ranch.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT:
Kelly Hartford
858.793.7755 x114
marketing@Jimbos.com


Jimbo’s…Naturally! Named Diligent Dozen – Top 12 Grocer by ORCA

Diligent Dozen LogoThe Organic Retailer and Consumer Alliance (ORCA) named Jimbo’s…Naturally! as one of the top 12 GMO Right-to-Know Grocers, also known as the “Diligent Dozen”.

The “Diligent Dozen” winning stores are those grocers who are leading the natural food industry by working with manufacturers and local producers to transition to non-GMO ingredients and by advocating for GMO labeling.

Jimbo’s…Naturally! is honored to receive this recognition and hopes to inspire more retailers to follow suit.

GMO Practices

Manufacturer Communication


Jimbo’s…Naturally! is one of the country’s pioneer Non-GMO grocer activists and organic advocates. The company has persuaded a number of manufacturers to remove suspect products from their foods, resulting in those companies either going organic or pursuing Non-GMO Project verification. Other stores have also contacted Jimbo’s…Naturally! for advice on going in the same direction.

Product Removal Process

Store products that were grandfathered in are being weeded out and replaced department by department. The company expects this process to be completed within 6-12 months. Sometimes products are dropped immediately, or offered only until there is a readily available replacement. Providing GMO-Free supplements is going to be challenging, the company said.

Labeling

Jimbo’s…Naturally! has several thousand Non-GMO Project labeled products on their store shelves. The stores are Non-GMO Project Participating Retailers, and Jimbo Someck is a member of the retail advisory board of the Non GMO-Project. Jimbo’s…Naturally! donated $10,000 to support Prop 37 in 2012.

Further Reading:
Top 12 Right-to-Know Grocers
ORCA Retailer Profile for Jimbo’s
Top Right to Know Grocers: Just the Beginning!
Jimbo’s Guide to Non-GMO


Jimbo’s Gives Back $1 Million to San Diego Community

San Diego, CA – May 29, 2013 – Since 1999, the main marketing focus of
Jimbo’s…Naturally! has been charitable giving and supporting the San Diego
community. Over the years, that amount has continued to grow and in May of this year,
Jimbo’s reached the $1,000,000 milestone in charitable contributions to the San Diego
community! Jimbo’s understands the importance of supporting various non-profits, not
only because we believe it is the right way to build customer loyalty and awareness of
healthier choices, but because it’s the right thing to do.

From Jimbo’s Bill of Rights:
At Jimbo’s, we do the right thing by being socially responsible and actively involved in
our community through such means as supporting our schools, promoting environmental
groups and practices, contributing to charities, and educating our customers and
community on organic and natural foods.

Jim “Jimbo” Someck, owner of Jimbo’s…Naturally! is excited to have achieved this
milestone. “One of our fundamental guiding principles from the beginning has been to
give back to the communities that support us. We understand that one of the keys to our
success is the symbiotic relationship we have with those around us. And truthfully, we
would not feel successful if we did not give back. To achieve this milestone brings a
great deal of satisfaction in knowing that we are accomplishing one of our main goals.
The fact that we have been able to donate over one million dollars is an indication of how
much support we have received from the San Diego community through the years and we
are extremely grateful for that.”

Our community outreach will continue to grow in San Diego as we open our next
location in Downtown San Diego-Westfield Horton Plaza. Opening is slated for late
summer of 2013.

About:
Jimbo’s…Naturally! is a complete natural foods grocery store and San Diego’s trusted
source for non-GMO verified products. 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. Jimbo’s…Naturally! locations include
Carmel Valley, Escondido, Carlsbad and 4S Ranch. For more information, please visit
www.Jimbos.com.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT:
Kelly Hartford
858.793.7755 x114
marketing@Jimbos.com


Jimbo’s Donation to Ocean Knoll Community Supported Farm

Jimbo’s…Naturally! to Celebrate Customer Appreciation Sale by Donating Percentage of Sales to Ocean Knoll Community Supported Farm

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CONTACT:
Kelly Hartford
858.793.7755 x114
Marketing@Jimbos.com

San Diego, CA – April 14th, 2012 – Every year, Jimbo’s…Naturally! identifies a unique non-profit organization to serve as the beneficiary of their Customer Appreciation Sale. This organization receives 5% of the entire day’s sales from all four Jimbo’s…Naturally! locations. Additionally, customers receive 5% off their purchase, with the option of donating those savings to this organization.

Jimbo’s…Naturally! is proud to announce Ocean Knoll Community Supported Farm as the beneficiary of this year’s event, to take place on Saturday, April 14th.

Ocean Knoll Community Supported Farm is a non-profit community based organization through Healthy Day Partners, providing students with a unique opportunity to participate in and observe activities that are part of a working, organic farm. OKCSF’s programs bring classroom subjects to life, connecting learning with the wide ecological community of which we are all a part. Community good will is fostered by growing for neighbors and local food pantries while emphasizing social responsibility.

Jim “Jimbo” Someck, owner of Jimbo’s…Naturally!, is excited to support this great organization. “We are extremely grateful for the continued loyalty and support that we receive from the community. As we take April 14th to celebrate our customers, it is also a great opportunity to support a local non-profit. For a long time, we’ve been looking for an opportunity to partner with a school to educate children on organic farming and in return be able to provide students high quality food for their snacks and lunches. We are extremely happy to be working with the Ocean Knoll Community Supported Farm, and hopefully together we can accomplish our goal of providing healthy choices for our children.”

“Healthy Day Partners is excited to join forces with Jimbo’s…Naturally! on the Ocean Knoll Community Supported Farm Project,” says Mim Michelove, co-founder of Healthy Day Partners. “We share a mission of enhancing community through nutritional education. The Ocean Knoll Community Supported Farm Project launched its first effort by having children grow fresh produce for charity. The farm project’s goal is to help students of all ages connect with the land while cultivating social responsibility along with knowledge about the importance of healthy food. Every day can be a Healthy Day!”

Jimbo’s…Naturally! will be celebrating their Customer Appreciation Sale on Saturday, April 14th and customers will receive 5% off their total purchases all day long! There will be in-store demonstrations, free giveaways, and fantastic raffle prizes. The festivities will take place from 12pm-4pm at all four Jimbo’s…Naturally! locations.

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. Jimbo’s…Naturally! locations include Carmel Valley, Escondido, Carlsbad and 4S Ranch.

About:
For additional information on Ocean Knoll Community Supported Farm, please contact Healthy Day Partners at (714) 329-1349.