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Luke Clausen Joins Bridgford Foods for 2015
Category : INDUSTRY NEWS
Bridgford Foods adds FLW Tour angler Luke Clausen to their 2015 professional angling team. Bridgford Foods will replace Chevy as Clausen’s title sponsor. Clausen said, “Innovation, high quality, and consistency are major attributes of the Bridgford Foods company and those are qualities I value in a company I represent. I am looking forward to working with Bridgford’s marketing team to increase their sales of their premium Pepperoni and Beef Jerky products as well as continue to elevate their overall brand awareness.”
Clausen, the 2006 Bassmaster Classic Champion and 2004 Forrest Wood Cup Champion is one of only five anglers to win both major titles, and the youngest angler to ever do so. Also in 2006, Clausen became the youngest angler to reach the one million dollar career earnings mark. To date, Clausen has four major tournament wins along with 26 top-ten finishes for a total of over two million dollars in career earnings.
Allan Bridgford said, “We are excited and honored to have reached a long-term agreement with Luke Clausen. In the future, Luke will be an integral part of Bridgford’s professional angling team. In addition to being a FLW Cup and Bassmasters Classic Champion, Luke’s business savvy and impeccable reputation, embodies Bridgford Foods commitment to integrity and our reputation of being the PREMIUM BRAND. Bridgford’s industry-leading sales growth in the Pepperoni and Beef Jerky business has been phenomenal the last few years. We attribute a large part of this success to our unique marketing program and association with professional bass fishing.”
Bridgford Foods’ roots trace back to 1932 when found Hugh H. Bridgford opened a retail market in San Diego, California. Since then Bridgford Foods has evolved into a bread and dough manufacturer along with manufacturing a plethora of meat snacks and shelf-stable sandwiches. Today, Bridgford Foods employs over 500 employees, sells products in all 50 states and several other countries. Bridgford Foods is a NASDAQ National Market System company (BRID) with approximately 1000 shareholders. However, the company remains over 80% family and employee owned.
As Clausen’s title sponsor for 2015 Bridgford will be the main logo on Clausen’s boat, truck and jersey. Clausen is looking forward to having a new unique look on tour for the season. Clausen said, “It might take some getting used to because I have been with Chevy for so long. I really like the people at Bridgford Foods and think this is a great fit. I will be proud to represent them as I look to qualify for my tenth Forrest Wood Cup in twelve seasons.”