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Jensen's

Quality

Family Owned and Operated Since 1940

It's been said that the more things change, the more they stay the same. At Jensen's, we've been committed to providing unparalleled quality, service and selection since 1940, and that commitment will never change. Thank you for making Jensen's the desert and mountain communities' favorite destination for specialty foods, homemade baked goods and the finest, freshest meats, seafood and produce.

THERE'S QUALITY AND THEN THERE'S JENSEN'S QUALITY.

Exceptional Quality

Meats, Deli, Bakery, Produce, Catering, Floral, Gift Baskets, Seafood, Beer, Wine & Liquor

Our Story

Jensen's Finest Foods original market was opened in Blue Jay, near Lake Arrowhead, in 1940 by Einer and Marie Jensen. While Einer served for two years in World War II, Marie ran the market. In 1964 the store moved into a new, 25,000 square foot building and in 1967 Jensen's Old Country Bakery was added. Using traditional Danish recipes, Jensen's bakery continues to be a family tradition.

Gene Fulton began his career at Jensen's in 1957 as a clean up boy at age 17. He worked his way up to the position of general manager, and in 1970 made arrangements with Mr. Jensen whereby he would purchase Jensen's upon Mr. Jensen's retirement on January 1, 1981. Mr. Fulton then began expansion, adding Jensen's Minute Shoppe, an upscale convenience store, in the nearby community of Cedar Glen. In 1983 Jensen's focused more on the upscale clientele with the opening of Jensen's in Palm Desert. The success of the Palm Desert location prompted the addition of a Palm Springs location in 1985. In 1994 another Jensen's Minute Shoppe, this one located in Rancho Mirage, was opened. May 1995 saw the opening of the sixth Jensen's location in the mountain community of Wrightwood, taking over the former Holiday Foods market. In 1998 the seventh Jensen's was added in the mountain community of Running Springs. An 8th store, this one a Jensen's Minute Shoppe, on Cook Street in Palm Desert was completed in the fall of 2003.

Still family owned and operated, Jensen's goal is to provide exceptional customer service while providing the finest selection and quality of foods and beverages in the communities which it serves. The company considers its employees its greatest asset, and strives to treat them like family, which is why a large number of them have been a part of Jensen's team for at least ten years, with some having worked for Jensen's nearly 40 years.

MAKE EVERYDAY AN OCCASION

Timeline
1940

Jensen's Finest Foods original market opens


1957

Gene Fulton begins career at Jensen's


1964

Store moves into new 25,000 square foot building


1967

Jensen's Old Country Bakery is added


1970

As General Manager, Gene Fulton makes arrangements with Mr. Jensen whereby he would purchase Jensen's


1981

Mr. Fulton purchases Jensen's upon Mr. Jensen's retirement


1981

Expansion Begins: Jensen's Minute Shoppe, an upscale convenience store, opens in the nearby community of Cedar Glen


1983

Jensen's continues focus on more upscale clientele with the opening of Jensen's in Palm Desert


1985

The success of the Palm Desert location prompts the addition of a Palm Springs location


1994

A 2nd Jensen's Minute Shoppe opens in Rancho Mirage


1995

The 6th Jensen's location opens in the mountain community of Wrightwood (taking over former Holiday Foods)


1998

The 7th Jensen's location opens in the mountain community of Running Springs


2003

The 3rd Jensen's Minute Shoppe, on Cook Street in Palm Desert opens


2008

Palm Springs moves to new location


2009

Jensen's announces new tagline "Make Every Day an Occasion" and an updated logo


2014

Jensen's launches new website


Our Community

Jensen's Finest Foods takes pride in the communities in which its stores are located. Jensen's supports many local charities and non-profit groups in promoting the local scene and local causes. To the right is a listing of many of the charities and groups Jensen's supports.

Donation Requests

Jensen's is dedicated to helping non-profit organizations in our local community that have great intentions coupled with small budgets. Our giving program supports organizations that address community issues such as hunger, poverty, health and human services, animal welfare issues, environmental concerns, and education, among others. Political and religious organizations are not eligible for donations out of respect for the wide variety of beliefs and affiliations of our customers.

Donations from Jensen's are not available in the form of cash. Donations will be given in the form of store product or as a Jensen's Gift Card. Non-profit organizations are invited to apply for a donation in the form of gift cards, gift baskets, food items or beverages. Organizations must apply at least two weeks in advance of when they require the donation to be considered.

Any eligible local non-profit organization may apply for a donation once every six months, but priority will be given to a group that has not benefited within the past year. Because of the large volume of donation requests that we receive, a previous donation does not guarantee that a donation will be offered again for a specific event or donation amount.

Sponsorship of sports teams, competition groups, yearbooks, event programs and other media is very limited and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

To apply for a donation, please fill out the following application in full. Incomplete applications will be removed from consideration.