Genji, Inc. Teams Up with the Whole Planet Foundation to Alleviate Poverty

Top Quote Portion of Sales to be Donated as Part of "Save & Give" Promotion. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) December 10, 2011 - PHILADELPHIA, PA - Genji, Inc., artisanal sushi provider for 138 Whole Foods Market locations on the East Coast and in San Francisco, announced it has partnered with Whole Planet Foundation, which creates economic partnerships with the poor in developing world communities, to raise funds for communities worldwide.

    "In the spirit of the holidays, we want customers to save, and Genji to give," affirmed Ken Blakemen, Director of Marketing at Genji. Inc. "We are honored to be partnering with our customers in support of an organization which provides hope and care to those who need it most."

    Now through January 3, 2012 Genji will donate 25 cents to Whole Planet Foundation for every coupon redeemed from Genji's Holiday Coupon Book & Sushi Platter Guide Program as part of its "Save & Give" program. Through various promotions, Genji has raised $43,670 in donations so far for 2011 and hopes to continue this positive growth throughout the holiday season.

    About Whole Planet Foundation
    Whole Planet Foundation creates economic partnerships with the poor in developing world communities that supply Whole Foods Market stores with products. Whole Planet Foundation's mission is poverty alleviation through microcredit in communities worldwide that supply Whole Foods Market stores with products, with a focus on the developing world. Through innovative assistance for entrepreneurship - including direct microcredit loans, the organization hopes to create wealth and prosperity in emerging economies.

    About Genji, Inc.
    Established in 1997, Genji Sushi is dedicated to the finest quality all-natural sushi and Japanese-inspired cuisine in a grab‐and‐go style. Its sushi bars are located within 138 Whole Foods Market locations in 18 states and the District of Columbia, as well as the U.K. At each location, skilled chefs prepare a variety of fresh items on‐site, including raw, cooked, vegetarian and vegan-friendly sushi and sides. The company mission is to contribute towards healthier food consumption habits on a global level. For more information, visit

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