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  • #1086317

    HarveyWallbanger
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    She needs to drop prices now that she’s using Smith Dairy for the base. Marketing it as supporting a 110 year old family business is fine, but it is a corporate dairy farm creating a massed produced product that’s cheaper and inferior to smaller dairy farms. Smuckers is fine 100 year old family jelly producer, but I would never pay $10 for a jar of it.

    #1086327

    DouginCMH
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Jeffersin wrote:</div>
    How to Survive a Crisis, by the Founder of Jeni’s Ice Creams

    https://www.yahoo.com/food/how-to-survive-a-crisis-by-the-founder-of-jenis-124661863071.html

    Has Jeni’s officially survived this crisis? They aren’t even making all of their ice cream and to my knowledge they may never get shelf space back at some of the retailers. Seems a little premature to be self proclaiming they are out of the woods on this one yet.

    I’d say, no, they’ve obviously not officially survived this. Until they’re back in their own facility they’re functioning on what can’t really be a sustainable business model. That said, is this really “self proclaiming”? The article is by “Kerry Diamond, Editor in Chief, Yahoo Food.”

    #1086329

    DouginCMH
    Participant

    She needs to drop prices now that she’s using Smith Dairy for the base. Marketing it as supporting a 110 year old family business is fine, but it is a corporate dairy farm creating a massed produced product that’s cheaper and inferior to smaller dairy farms. Smuckers is fine 100 year old family jelly producer, but I would never pay $10 for a jar of it.

    Is she using Smith Dairy for the “base” or as a temporary production facility? I,e., is this repackaged Smith Diary ice cream (with its ingredients) or Jeni’s ice cream produced in someone else’s facility (using Jeni’s ingredients)?

    Jeni’s had already switched over to Smith Dairy as their milk and cream provider once their production out-grew what Snowville could provide. So there’s no change, at all, in the most basic of their base product.

    #1086388

    GeeDee
    Participant

    That said, is this really “self proclaiming”? The article is by “Kerry Diamond, Editor in Chief, Yahoo Food.”

    The “Top 10” list printed is Jeni’s own & the article is titled — “How to Survive a Crisis, by the Founder of Jeni’s Ice Creams”

    #1086448

    DouginCMH
    Participant

    That said, is this really “self proclaiming”? The article is by “Kerry Diamond, Editor in Chief, Yahoo Food.”

    The “Top 10″ list printed is Jeni’s own & the article is titled — “How to Survive a Crisis, by the Founder of Jeni’s Ice Creams”

    So?

    The article was written by Kerry Diamond, not Jeni’s. She obviously interviewed Jeni Britton Bauer for the piece, but Jeni didn’t write it. This person did:

    https://www.yahoo.com/food/author/kerry-diamond

    Editor in Chief, Yahoo Food
    Kerry Diamond
    Writer, restaurateur, and enthusiastic home cook, Kerry Diamond oversees Yahoo Food’s daily mix of recipes, news, interviews, and reviews. She is co-founder of the indie magazine Cherry Bombe and co-owner of Brooklyn’s Nightingale 9, Wilma Jean, and Smith Canteen. She believes in eating seasonally, supporting local farms, and making the most of your leftovers.

    I don’t know what you’re getting at with the title. It’s arguing that Jeni’s represents a case study in how to survive a crisis. Which may or may not be a valid thesis; time will tell. But it certainly isn’t meant to imply that the article was penned by Jeni.

    #1086462

    GeeDee
    Participant

    So?

    The article was written by Kerry Diamond, not Jeni’s. She obviously interviewed Jeni Britton Bauer for the piece, but Jeni didn’t write it. This person did:

    Right. My understanding is the “issue” is whether Jeni is self-proclaiming. When Jeni writes her own top 10 list about getting out of said crisis then, yes, I think it qualifies as “self-proclaiming”.

    No matter who is responsible for the coverage of or vehicle for Jeni’s self-proclamations.

    I don’t know what you’re getting at with the title. It’s arguing that Jeni’s represents a case study in how to survive a crisis.

    It is also printing a list, written by Jeni, about how to survive a/her crisis. That’s precisely where the self-proclamation comes in.

    #1086529

    CbusBiz
    Participant

    So?

    The article was written by Kerry Diamond, not Jeni’s. She obviously interviewed Jeni Britton Bauer for the piece, but Jeni didn’t write it. This person did:

    Right. My understanding is the “issue” is whether Jeni is self-proclaiming. When Jeni writes her own top 10 list about getting out of said crisis then, yes, I think it qualifies as “self-proclaiming”.

    No matter who is responsible for the coverage of or vehicle for Jeni’s self-proclamations.

    I don’t know what you’re getting at with the title. It’s arguing that Jeni’s represents a case study in how to survive a crisis.

    It is also printing a list, written by Jeni, about how to survive a/her crisis. That’s precisely where the self-proclamation comes in.

    Precisely. Figured it was pretty clear from the article. Apparently not everyone who read it was able to comprehend that.

    #1086952

    Chrysee
    Participant

    I’m unhappy that they haven’t been as transparent this time around. The first time it happened, we were devastated and sympathetic and stood in line the day they reopened and promoted it on social media with the appropriate hashtags and all that jazz. We haven’t had any Jeni’s since. There’s been no update since the outsourcing and I hate to see new flavors being promoted on Instagram and not knowing who’s making them. I have nothing against Smith’s, but I’m not really interested in Jeni’s ice cream made by another company. I hope everything goes well for them and they survive this and get back to making their own product in their own facilities. But the way this second instance is being handled has left a bad taste in my mouth for now.

    #1087014
    Snarf
    Snarf
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    The flavors on the website are sure limited and sad. No salty caramel, no brambleberry, no buckeye state?

    They have a long way to go, but with closing the production kitchen and laying off its staff who knows.

    Seems a stretch to even call it Jeni’s.

    #1087025

    CB_downtowner
    Participant

    I’m unhappy that they haven’t been as transparent this time around. The first time it happened, we were devastated and sympathetic and stood in line the day they reopened and promoted it on social media with the appropriate hashtags and all that jazz. We haven’t had any Jeni’s since. There’s been no update since the outsourcing and I hate to see new flavors being promoted on Instagram and not knowing who’s making them. I have nothing against Smith’s, but I’m not really interested in Jeni’s ice cream made by another company. I hope everything goes well for them and they survive this and get back to making their own product in their own facilities. But the way this second instance is being handled has left a bad taste in my mouth for now.

    At the end of the day, she’s running a business. Constantly apologizing and pointing out the company’s shortcomings makes news when she doesn’t need to. Especially when you’re fighting an uphill battle to regain public trust. I appreciate that they were testing every batch, transparent when they caught it, and shut down production. And I don’t envy the amount of cost they’re sinking into fixing this twice. Jeni’s still has my support. 100%.

    #1087029
    Coremodels
    Coremodels
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    Seems a stretch to even call it Jeni’s.

    That’s where I’m at with it. I’m rooting for them, they have been great for the city and produced an amazing product for a long time…but they aren’t right now. If they come back all the way, I’ll be there, but right now I can’t see spending that price for what they’re serving.

    #1087034
    vestanpance
    vestanpance
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    I heard they did a soft re-opening of the factory and were passing out samples at Wheeler dog park.

    #1087048

    buckeyecpa
    Participant

    I heard they did a soft re-opening of the factory and were passing out samples at Wheeler dog park.

    Seems like a shitty joke to make.

    #1087054

    Ben
    Participant

    Reddit is leaking

    #1087057
    vestanpance
    vestanpance
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    Reddit is leaking

    full discloser, totally admit to stealing that from reddit.

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