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>p PRODUCERS Jensen Meat Co. Grind to the Future As the current generation of family ownership looks toward retirement, Jensen Meat Co. grooms the future caretakers for their moment. By Brian Salgado family business within any industry will benefit from a detailed succession plan to seamlessly shift between generations of management. On the surface, these plans are uniform across sectors. No matter the industry, business decisions regarding the transferring of ownership, who takes over specific positions and the retention of benefits is something every family’s transition plan must address. However, the intangibles that ultimately make or break a company and the nuances of a specific industry are invaluable comcompany profile modities that can only be shared through on-the-job interactions between outgoing industry veterans and Jensen Meat Co. those who will be replacing them. At Jensen Meat Co. Proj. 20 1 revenues: $ 1 100 million in Vista, Calif., that transferring of knowledge is under Employees: 120 Bob Jensen, president: “I think way, and the result so far is the application of the latcompanies have to go through a est technological advances to the longstanding transition to be successful because you never want any one processes that have kept this ground beef producer in company to be dependent on business for more than five decades. any one person.” Bob Jensen –  current president and son of 88 food & drink • fall 2011 • << President Bob Jensen says Jensen Meat succeeds because it is focused on efficiently producing a safe, quality product in a clean environment and responding to customers’ needs. A founder Reggie Jensen – realized this some time ago. In preparation for his impending retirement, he has relinquished various responsibilities to his stepson, Travis Scarpace, and longtime employee Abel Olivera, who serves as vice president and general manager. Between Jensen’s decades’ worth of experience and Scarpace and Olivera’s dedication to modernizing the company’s processes and customer outreach, Jensen Meat is planning to keep the family business profitable for another five decades, at least. “I think any and all companies have to go through a transition to be successful because you never want any one company to be dependent on any one

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Food and Drink - Fall 2011

Food and Drink - Fall 2011
Tableside Chat
News a la Carte
In the Safe Zone
Strengthing Brands
Restaurants: Smart Marketing
Willie’s Restaurants
Slack’s Hoagie Shack
The Cheese Steak Shop
Aloha Hospitality Inc.
Bertucci’s Corp
Falcon Holdings LLC
Mark’s Pizzeria
Seasons Pizza
San Diego State University Dining Services
Producers: Food Law
Brook & Whittle Ltd. incorporating Packstar
Nestle Professional Caribbean
Snyder’s-Lance Inc.
Basic American Foods
Evolution Fresh
Berto’s Gelato & Sorbet
Jensen Meat Co
Tumbador Chocolate
Leclerc Foods USA Inc.
FX Matt Brewing Co.
Green Organic Vegetable Inc.
Deli Star Inc.
Always Bagels
National Choice Bakery
Sequoia Orange Co.
Spring Glen Fresh Foods
Westshore Pizza
Distributors: Total Recall
Columbia Distributing
Castella Imports Inc.
Co-Sales Company
Brick Brewing Co. Limited
Prime Distributors
Retailers: What’s in Store
AriZona Beverage Co.
Le Grand Marche
Three Things

Food and Drink - Fall 2011