Jamba Juice

Where America Works

The vital role restaurants play in Obama’s plan to get America back to work and out of the recession.

A half-century ago, there seemed to be considerable truth in the phrase, “As General Motors goes, so does the nation.” That sentiment reflected the general idea that the auto industry, and the manufacturing related to it, was a key sign of America’s economic health.

Jamba Juice Offers CPG Energy Drinks

Jamba announced it plans to expand the distribution and retail outlets of Jamba All-Natural Energy Drinks beyond the current Northeastern market as part of its strategic goal to accelerate its consumer products platform.

Jamba-branded products for at-home enjoyment are currently available in over 30,000 retail outlets across the nation and in Jamba locations. Jamba is finalizing an agreement with Nestlé to acquire the product formulation and intellectual property for the Jamba All-Natural Energy Drink. The deal is expected to close by June 20, 2012.

Experts: Energy Drinks an Untapped Growth Opportunity

Experts agreed during a QSR-hosted webinar that energy drinks offer quick-serve operators a tremendous growth opportunity that has so far been largely untapped.

Summer Hiring Race Is On

Operators are hiring early to secure top-level talent.

The heat is already on for summer seasonal hiring, as quick-serve managers are hiring summer help earlier in the year to have their pick of top-shelf applicants.

Snagajob, a Richmond, Virginia–based hourly employment network, released its annual summer job survey in March. The report found that 23 percent of summer positions will be filled by the end of April, while 79 percent will be filled by the end of May.

School’s in Session for Quick Serves

It’s no secret that quick-service operators are under increasing pressure to offer more nutritious meals to kids. With Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign shining the spotlight on the rising problem of childhood obesity, parents, critics, and government officials are expecting better standards from fast food players.

While improving in-store kids’ meals is a necessary step to curbing the obesity trend, there might be another opportunity to both improve kids’ nutrition and build rapport with parents and the school community: getting involved with K–12 school lunches.

Jamba Juice Hosts National Hiring Day

Jamba Juice Company, a leading healthy, active lifestyle company, announced today that on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, it will host a National Hiring Day from 2 to 6 p.m. in 80 stores across the nation, with a goal to recruit and hire youth for summer employment.

The National Hiring Day will help Jamba support its pledge to generate more than 2,500 summer jobs as part of the Obama Administration’s 2012 Summer Jobs+ campaign.

Jamba Appoints Chief Brand, Innovation Officers

Jamba, Inc., a leading healthy active lifestyle brand, today announced key personnel changes designed to accelerate the company’s brand marketing, global consumer products, and product innovation growth platforms.

The realignment of responsibilities will enable Jamba to leverage the strengths and synergies of a combined leadership across the organization.

With this new alignment, Julie S. Washington, formerly the company’s senior vice president and general manager of consumer products, will take on the new position of senior vice president and chief brand officer.

Jamba Juice Acquires Premium Tea Company, Talbott Teas

Jamba Juice Company announced today the acquisition of Talbott Teas, a Chicago-based boutique, premium tea company, recently profiled on ABC-TV’s “Shark Tank”. 

Talbott Teas founder, certified master tea blender Shane Talbott, has a talent for blending specialty ingredients to produce exceptional, award-winning teas that appeal to tea aficionados and conventional consumers alike. Oprah Winfrey selected Talbott Tea one of her “Favorite Things” in 2010.

Daily Kitchen Dishes Up Eco-Conscious Fare in Vegas

Delicious is officially in season at Daily Kitchen & Wellness Bar, the newest fast-casual concept from The LEV Restaurant Group in Las Vegas.

Situated off the Strip in the Gardens Plaza in Summerlin, Daily Kitchen & Wellness Bar is dishing up seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with its eclectic menu that offers something for every palate, from carnivores to lettuce lovers to families on-the-go.

Jamba Juice Expands To Kentucky

Local entrepreneurs Emmy and Don Marquess and Mary and John Speaker, principals of The Speaquess Group LLC, recently opened their first Jamba Juice store in Lexington, Kentucky.

This launched Jamba into its 26th state.

“I am thrilled to be in Lexington to welcome fans and celebrate the opening of our first Jamba Juice store in Kentucky,” says James D. White, chairman, president, and CEO, Jamba Juice Company.