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Dear ConAgra Foods

Christopher L. Jorgensen
P.O. Box 93042
Des Moines, IA 50393

April 27, 2009

ConAgra Foods
P.O. Box 3768, Dept. MC
Omaha, NE 68103-0768

Dear ConAgra Foods,

recently two things happened to me. I ate one of your chicken pot pies (with green beans, carrots, and corn). I also purchased the domain Currently, I am running a get-rich-quick scheme on the site, which isn’t working out so well. But then it dawned on me, what better way to get rich quick than to just sell the domain! Synchronicity! What a perfect convergence of ideas!

So I figured, who better to buy than a company that makes pot pies? I did look around and couldn’t find any puppy ones in my local grocer’s freezer, but they have to make such things in other countries, right? And most other countries have the internet, so it’s a win win! is currently the #1 goggle (a popular search engine) hit for “puppy pot pie.” That’s something you just can’t get for free!

So let me know how much you’ll offer?


Christopher L. Jorgensen

p.s. I thought the chicken pot pie was tasty!







ConAgra Foods®

ConAgra Foods, Inc.
Consumer Affairs
P. O. Box 3768
Omaha, NE 68103-0768
1-877-CONAGRA (1-877-266-2472)

May 13, 2009

Christopher L. Jorgensen
P.O. Box 93042
Des Moines, IA 50393

Dear Mr. Jorgensen,

Thank you for your correspondence. We appreciate consumers like you who think of ConAgra Foods when identifying the companies with whom they want to share their ideas.

As I suspect will come as no surprise to you, ConAgra Foods employs hundreds if not thousands of employees whose role includes generating and developing new ideas for the company, whether it be for new products, new marketing campaigns, and the like. Given this, we are not able to accept and review the idea you sent us, as we do not want to create any potential confusion as to the source of any similar ideas that we may separately and independently develop. Please understand, however, that our inability to accept your idea does not reflect in any way on the nature or quality of the idea.

Please understand that your submission does not create any confidential relationship with us. Thank you again for your interest in ConAgra Foods.

We appreciate the time you have taken to contact us and your interest in our products. We hope this information is helpful in selecting our fine products in the future.







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By Christopher L. Jorgensen


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