Jungle Jim’s International Market
Field Trip Information:
Date: Friday November 7, 2014
Bus departs from Tri Star at 7:30 am
Tour is scheduled to start upon our arrival ( 9:45- 10:00 am)
The tour takes approximately 1.5 hours
Lunch and shopping for approx 30 – 45 minutes
Bus will depart for Celina promptly at noon
A signed Permission slip is required for this trip. If you do not have the slip that was distributed in class, you may print a new one from here.
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Some Interesting Facts about Jungle Jim’s:
Started in 1971, by entrepreneur Jim Bonaminio
over 50,000 shoppers weekly
360 Store associates
a 300,000-square-foot site – that’s 6 ½ acres under roof!
stocks approximately 120,000 items
contains an estimated $7 million worth of inventory
has products from more than 60 countries
carries 800 brands of beer
has one of the largest wine collections in the United States
has over 1,400 types of both meats and cheeses
sells 1,000 varieties of hot sauce
carries the full line of Campbell’s Soups
No wonder this mega-store is able to generate sales that far exceed $1 million dollars per week.
There are lots of other shops and restaurants on the property as well: Starbucks and Rib City, Cici’s Pizza and a pet store, a dentist and a jewelry store, a bank and a post office.
As one news reporter said, “Jungle Jim’s can accommodate customers looking for anything from a gallon of milk to a pound of ready-to-grill rattlesnake.”
Currently, the best-selling categories for international foods at Jungle Jim’s right now are Hispanic, Italian, and Asian. The company is also experiencing high growth specifically with Indian foods.
Jungle Jim’s has been featured on the Food Network show Unwrapped, as well as ABC News’ Good Morning America. Last month (Oct 29) the History Channel’s Modern Marvels featured Jungle Jim’s. Modern Marvels is a documentary series that features how technologies affect and are used in today’s society.