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Community Collaboration and Giving Back as a Way of Doing Business

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Community Collaboration and Giving Back as a Way of Doing Business

“There’s no such thing as a self-made man. I really feel like I’m a product of this community, and also our ice cream is,” said Jeni Britton Bauer, founder of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream. “I’ve always said, ‘You’ve got to build the community you want to live in,’ and it’s incumbent on all of us […]

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Jeni’s Addresses Old Listeria Concerns, No Problems with Ice Cream Found

Walker Evans Walker Evans Jeni’s Addresses Old Listeria Concerns, No Problems with Ice Cream Found

Earlier today, the Wall Street Journal published a story about a new listeria warning issued by the FDA and multiple local media outlets immediately picked up the story and ran with it. But before anyone jumps to any conclusions that every pint is a contaminated mess, it should be noted that the FDA’s report came […]

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Jeni’s Reopening Production Kitchen, Rehiring Production Staff

Walker Evans Walker Evans Jeni’s Reopening Production Kitchen, Rehiring Production Staff

After two months of closure, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is ready to re-open their production kitchens. The company has been utilizing production facilities at Smith Dairy in Orrville, Ohio to produce some of their flavors and keep scoop shops partially stocked since mid-July, but has been unable to produce some of their more complex recipes without […]

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Jeni’s Reopening Scoop Shops This Weekend with Outsourced Production

Walker Evans Walker Evans Jeni’s Reopening Scoop Shops This Weekend with Outsourced Production

After a second production shutdown last week, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams announced today that their scoop shops will reopen tomorrow evening at 5pm. The company is continuing to partner with Smith Dairy in Orrville, Ohio to produce ice cream while their Columbus production facility remains closed for further sanitation and inspection. “The menu will be […]

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#love4Jenis

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation #love4Jenis

The Columbus Foundation is working to capture The Spirit of Columbus through images that showcase the determination, dedication, and commitment of people in our smart + open community. Be sure to check out columbusfoundation.org and follow along on Facebook as we continue to celebrate The Spirit of Columbus through photography. You can also tune in on Instagram.

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Jeni’s Retail Stores to Reopen on May 22nd

Walker Evans Walker Evans Jeni’s Retail Stores to Reopen on May 22nd

As promised earlier this week, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams has restarted their production kitchen after a voluntary shutdown following a listeria issue. The problems have been resolved through equipment upgrades and procedural changes, and founder Jeni Britton Bauer shared news of retail reopenings on the company’s blog today: “BIG news — we’re making ice cream again,” […]

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Jeni’s Plans to Resume Ice Cream Production This Week

Walker Evans Walker Evans Jeni’s Plans to Resume Ice Cream Production This Week

After figuring out the source of the listeria problem at Jeni’s last week, the company has been working around the clock to resolve all issues, upgrade kitchen equipment and get ice cream back into freezers and stores. Founder Jeni Britton Bauer announced on social media tonight that the voluntary shutdown may be over by the […]

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