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Sara Lee buys Jimmy Dean

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Silver Bullet, Jun 10, 2005.

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  1. Silver Bullet

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    Bummer. I had read somewhere that Sara Lee was acquiring Jimmy Dean sausage. Last night in the grocery store I looked at a roll of sausage and, sure enough, Sara Lee's name is in the fine print.

    I switched to Tennessee Pride, and discovered it’s mighty fine. (I don't know who makes it; I'm almost afraid to find out. :) )

    What does he mean ?

    Does he have another example ?
     
  2. mtnbkr

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    Most of the sausage I buy and eat is from Nahunta, NC. I'm not a fan of most store-bought sausage.

    Chris
     
  3. DonP

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    Sara Lee has owned Jimmy Dean for years

    Sara Lee bought the Jimmy Dean brand more than 9 years ago.

    Sara Lee owns a whole pile of brands. If you want to know their full market basket go to their web site.

    Heck, I think they own or owned Playetx and Fruit of the Loom at one point.
     
  4. Dave R

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    OTOH, I love Jimmy Dean Sage Sausage. Its the secret ingredient in my wife's awesome meat loaf recipe.

    Why is this bad? Is Sarah Lee an anti company or something? I may have missed the point...
     
  5. Silver Bullet

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    DonP,

    I think you're right. The recent news item I was remembering was apparently a lawsuit by JD to get SL to quit using his name on the product:

    http://bg.promomagazine.com/ar/marketing_jimmy_dean_files/

    Regardless of when the acquisition was made, I think the folks here will be interested in knowing of SL's ownership when they make their choices in the supermarket. They can choose to not empower the gun-grabbers with their money or subscriptions.

    Of course, most of the folks here probably already knew that. I'm just posting this for the ones a little slower to catch on, like me. :eek:
     
  6. Mr. X

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    They also bounced Jimmy from his spokesperson role because he didn't represent the product like they wanted. ***?
     
  7. Silver Bullet

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    Jimmy is probably too red-county for the bluenecks at Sara Lee; their perceived customer base would feel threatened.
     
  8. bogie

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    They also own Hanes. That's why I prefer to use Gildan or Jerzees shirts.
     
  9. Mr. X

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    Those folks eat Tofu sausage. ;)
     
  10. cidirkona

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    Yikes, I wonder what their kids are going to look like!

    -Colin
     
  11. Silver Bullet

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    :D
     
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    And with the money Jimmy (probably) got out of the deal, he probably didn't lose any sleep over that.
     
  13. DonP

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    Jimmy Dean cashed in

    Jimmy D. sold his company, including the brand name, for a big wad 'o cash and what they call a limited "Personal services contract" pretty normal when a single indisvidual represents the brand.

    That contract requires his availability for use as a spokesperson for a set period of time. My hunch is that the time on the contract ran out and Jimmy is gettin a little gray around the temples and has low and dropping "Q" scores to serve as a spokesperson for a major brand. No judgement implied there (wish I had hair to get gray anywhere!).

    FWIW, Commie's Ben & Jerry had to sell their ice cream company to Unilever a while back too and have the same deal. For the record, none of the money from Ben & Jerry's ice cream sales goes to their phony baloney political causes. It goes to the Unilever stockholders, which is primarily owned by a bunch of major pension funds, including some major unions too. That's why I love it when the Liberals start to go crazy on how evil big corporations are, all the time while they have their own money invested in them.

    The Ben & Jerry's brand is now run by the Good Humor-Breyers ice cream brand people in Green Bay, Wisonsin.
     
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    I've been trying to find some George Jones sausage, but so far, no luck.
     
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    What's next? NASDAQ trends?

    Tim
     
  17. scout26

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    Either I'm missing how this is gun related or the Mods are asleep.


    I'm surprised that this thread has lasted this long.......
     
  18. Baba Louie

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    Sara Lee... real anti-gun
    http://www.gunowners.org/a112497.htm
    So now... do you... or do you don't... boycott Jimmy Deam Snausages?
    This is old stuff, circa 97...
    Boycott Sara Lee Corporation! Women Against Gun Control urges gun rights supporters everywhere to participate in a world-wide boycott of Sara Lee products. The boycott is to protest Sara Lee's presentation of its "Humanities" award to Sarah Brady, as well as its donation of $50,000 to the Center to Prevent Handgun Violence.

    Stop buying products distributed by Sara Lee or its subsidiaries: Sara Lee, Ball Park, Hillshire Farm, Jimmy Dean, Aoste, Douwe Egberts, Hanes, Hanes Her Way, L'eggs, Bali, Playtex, Champion, Coach, Dim, Sanex and Kiwi. Let Sara Lee know that you disapprove of its efforts to undermine your Second Amendment rights. Call, write, fax, or email Sara Lee today!

    Contact Info. for Sara Lee Corporation

    3 First National Plaza
    Chicago, IL 60602-4260
    Ph: 800-621-5235
    Fax: 312-726-3712
    Web comment form: http://www.saralee.com/tools/suggestions/
    For more information, http://www.wagc.com is the Women Against Gun Control website.
     
  19. CentralTexas

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    Excuse me but,

    Me and my gun totin' wife both eat Tofu sausage, got a problem with that?
    CT
     
  20. Silver Bullet

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    What brand ? :)
     
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    Must be something in the water, since it looks like our membership is now gonna squabble over Tofu. :rolleyes:

    Baba Louie: Good point, I just wish it were to so hard to find decent, convenient food stuffs for work that is not produced by a firm that is anti 2nd Amendment.
     
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    I don't care who owns Ben & Jerry's. I still won't buy it. They still probably get some form of compensation form Unilever. Even if they didn't, their socialist, racist faces and names are still on the package.
     
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    I shot at a Jimmy Dean sausage once. I would like to do it again someday. I wonder if they'll be around for a while...

    -Colin
     
  24. CentralTexas

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    Brand?

    MorningStar Farms and Boca mainly....
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  25. Silver Bullet

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    I usually find that a .22 is enough gun for a Jimmy Dean sausage, although I know folks who like to use snake shot. What’d you use ? :)
     
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