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 Hiring Fair

Saturday, July 13th, 10am-4pm

Westfield Horton Plaza
1st level, next to Victoria’s Secret

Accepting applications for all locations and positions.

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 donates to the San Diego County Parks Society

The Jimbo’s…Naturally! annual Customer Appreciation Sale took place on Saturday, April 13, 2013. Each year, Jimbo’s identifies a unique non-profit organization to serve as the beneficiary of the Sale. This year’s beneficiary was the San Diego County Parks Society. $15,644.23 was raised and will be used to install the TRACK Trails Program at three sites: San Elijo Lagoon’s Nature Center loop trail in Cardiff, Louis A. Stelzer County Park and Lindo Lake County Park in Lakeside.

The TRACK Trails Program is part of the national Kids in Parks campaign – www.kidsinparks.com – and encourages families to spend more time outdoors together at the many wonderful parks throughout our county. Each TRACK Trail offers a series of self-guided brochures designed to turn an ordinary hike into a fun-filled adventure!

It’s the support and generosity of our loyal customers who make programs like this possible. Thank you for participating and helping to make the event a great success!
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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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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.

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