JEROME’S HOLDING”S CORPORATION
Jerome’s Holding’s Corporation is a private corporation focused on investment into
the Jerome’s™ retail concept “Jerome’s . The investment is directed towards
institutional or accredited U.S. and foreign EB-5 investors. Their investment is in
preferred stock. This presentation is authorized under 506c of the SEC
Jerome’s Holding’s Corporation will finance half of the acquisition and operation of
each food plant and store across the United States. The other half of the
financing for each food plant or retail store will be raised through direct
investment from foreign capital through the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program
administered by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, also known as
“EB-5,” and created by Congress in 1990 to stimulate the U.S. economy through
job creation and capital investment by foreign investors.
The Foreign Investors participate in the EB-5 Program with a minimum
investment of $500,000 and their investment must create 10 full-time permanent
jobs over a 2 year period to obtain a permanent green card.
Each store is a limited partnership with a capitalization of approximately ___to ___
retrofit the store for Jerome’s™ retail concept. Each food processing plant for meat,
bakery, produce, dairy, cannery etc… is a limited partnership with different
capitalizations with each plant. The general partner of the limited
partnership is Jerome’s Holding’s Corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates will
operate each store and plant.
Jerome’s™ retail concept is one of the few investments that meet the needs of the
EB-5 Program. Ninety percent of all past and current projects offered under the
EB-5 Program are in real estate development. The EB-5 Program is for job
creation and not developer financing. For further information please visit the U.S.
Citizenship and Immigration Services website at http://www.uscis.gov1.
Within 12 to 18 months we plan to have 55 offices worldwide selling EB-5
Our advertising campaign will include commercials on CNN, CNBC, BBC
International and other media outlets.
This information, prepared for introductory informational purposes only, is being
made available on a confidential basis to a limited number of qualified recipients,
and may not be used for any other purpose. Any reproduction or distribution of
this information, in whole or in part, or any disclosure of its contents, without the
prior written consent of Jerome’s™, Inc. is prohibited.
Statements contained in these documents, which are not historical facts,
including statements about plans, goals and expectations regarding businesses
and opportunities, demand and acceptance of new or existing business
strategies, capital resources and future financial results are "forward looking" as
contemplated by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such
forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, including, but
not limited to, changes in government regulation, generally accepted accounting
principles, taxation, competition, general economic conditions and geopolitical
conditions. Accordingly, actual results may differ materially from those projected
or implied in the forward-looking statements.
This information and documentation does not constitute an offer or solicitation as
to any securities. Any such offer shall be made only pursuant to definitive written
private placement offering materials and in accordance with applicable securities
laws. Any such securities will not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933
or any state securities law, will not be reviewed or approved by the Securities and
Exchange Commission or any state securities law administrator, and will be
offered and sold under private placement and other exemptions therefrom.
Investors will need to conduct their own investigation thereof, including the merits
and risks and the legality and tax consequences. Jerome’s™, Inc. assumes no
obligation to update or correct the information contained in these documents.
Jerome's Development Corp., a subsidiary of Jerome’s Holding’s Corporation, has
developed what it believes is an innovative new model for food manufacturing,
distribution and retailing, that it calls the “Jerome’s™” concept. The Jerome’s™
concept is a vertical integration platform designed to reduce the cost of food sold
in Jerome’s™ stores by streamlining manufacturing and delivery systems, reducing
packaging costs and eliminating middleman costs through the use of Jerome's
Development Corp., -owned plants and warehouses. Jerome's Development Corp.
hopes that Jerome’s™ will become a destination point for food, general
merchandise, dining and gas – a total exciting experience at a quality and price
point that cannot be matched. Jerome's Development Corp. believes that no other
enterprise can offer the solution that it is presenting: 25,000 and 50,000 square
foot stores selling food cheaper than the competition with a virtual mart of
selected general merchandise items, a restaurant and gas station, without the
enormous overhead of Wal-Mart, Target, and its other competitors. They cannot
change. Their infrastructures are established in concrete. Accordingly, Jerome's
Development Corp. is looking to raise capital to roll out these Jerome’s™ stores on
a national basis through the JOB ACT PROGRAM and EB-5 Financing.
Development of this concept has been a concerted team effort on the part of
approximately 12 individuals, each of whom have an average of at least 30
years’ relevant experience in food manufacturing, distribution, and retailing. They
have held some of the most important positions in the industries of food and
general retailing, at such companies as SuperValue, Dominick’s, Winn-Dixie,
Proctor & Gamble and Campbell Soup.
Jerome's Development expects to acquire and/or lease supermarket facilities and
other real estate and retrofit these spaces to accommodate its business strategy
of selling high quality products under the Jerome’s™ name in neighborhood stores,
in consumer-friendly sizes, and at compelling prices. With the economic
meltdown in the national economy, Jerome's Development believes that there is a
great deal of real estate that is available for store locations at below market rates.
At some time in the future, Jerome's Development may expand into new
construction, whereby it will build stores as close in proximity as possible to Wal-
Mart, ShopRite, Kroger, and other existing national chains.
Each Jerome’s™ store will have a supermarket. Half of the items sold in the stores
will be perishable, such as meat, bakery, deli, dairy, and produce products. The
store concept is based upon the 80/20 theory, where 80% of the revenue of a
supermarket comes from 20% of the items sold therein. Jerome's Development
intends to manufacture all of the food and packaging for the items representing
80% of the revenue of its stores by acquiring facilities to manufacture, package
and deliver meat, bakery, deli, dairy, and produce products. By utilizing one
vertical platform, Jerome's Development expects to be able to manufacture the food
and packaging without incurring any middle-man costs. These facilities will
produce the highest quality products with value pricing to consumers. Jerome's
Development believes that it will change the platform in food retailing.
Jerome’s™ consumers will also have access to an online marketplace whereby a
limited amount of general merchandise, such as clothing and electronics, can be
purchased online on the Jerome’s™ Website, delivered from the Jerome's
Development warehouse on the same trucks that deliver food to the Jerome’s™
supermarkets on a 24-hour basis at no charge. The consumer will be made
aware of the available inventory through brochures at supermarket checkout
registers and e-mail alerts. One half of the store showcase samples of the
merchandise that the consumer can feel and touch but not buy. The consumer
must place his order on the Web that will be delivered from the warehouse to the
store. If a consumer is dissatisfied with the merchandise, he or she can return it
to the store for an immediate refund. Food retailing generates two to three visits
a week by most consumers. Jerome's Development believes that by giving its
consumers the opportunity to buy products on the Web and have them delivered
to a Jerome’s™ store that they frequent on a regular basis, the overall image of
Jerome’s™ as well as the consumer’s experience will be enhanced. Relatively no
other virtual enterprise has consumers that visit its brick and mortar twice a
week. For example, Macy’s buys a shirt in China for $10. To make a profit,
Macy’s must sell that shirt at 7x its cost because Macy’s must pay for its store
overhead, inventory, real estate, and personnel. By comparison, Jerome’s™ has a
central warehouse where the merchandise is kept with lower overhead than
Macy’s and can be shipped on its food trucks to its various stores. Jerome’s™, to
be profitable, would need to mark up that same shirt only 3.5x compared to
Each Jerome’s™ store may have a restaurant of approximately 7,000 square feet
with 150 to 200 seats, very similar to Golden Corral or a food court at the airport.
The menu will be a buffet-style restaurant, “all you can eat” for a fixed price.
Jerome's Development believes that the addition of a restaurant is compelling not
only because it is good business, but because half of the food in the supermarket
is perishable. Two days before it becomes dated, perishable foods will be used
by the restaurant. By doing this, Jerome's Development believes that there will be
substantial cross-marketing across the restaurant, the supermarket and the
virtual store. For instance, as a promotion, consumers who buy $100 worth of
food in the supermarket or general merchandise on the Web could receive two
free dinners in the restaurant. Jerome's Development would benefit from such
cross-promotion because the cost of food in the restaurant is significantly