Jamba Juice

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.

Jamba Juice Sets Up Shop in Mall of America

With the goal of bringing a convenient, better-for-you, specialty beverage and meal option to commuters, shoppers, and residents of Bloomington, Minnesota, Jamba Juice franchisee, JJ MAA, Inc., one of the largest franchisees for Jamba Juice Company, celebrated the opening of its 42nd store, located in Mall of America, the nation’s largest retail and entertainment complex, located in Bloomington, Minnesota.

Jamba Juice Launches New Growth Phase

Jamba Juice announced that it has entered a new phase of growth and will be ramping up expansion across the country this year.

James White, president and CEO of Jamba Juice, says the company achieved the goals laid out in its 2009 “BLEND” plan and is now pursuing BLEND Plan 2.0.

The original BLEND plan saw Jamba Juice eliminate store-level costs, expand its food and beverage portfolio across multiple dayparts, and grow its licensing segment, among other things.

Obama Praises Jamba Juice’s Hiring Initiative

Jamba Juice Company, a leading healthy, active lifestyle brand, recently received special recognition by President Barack Obama and United States Labor Secretary Hilda Solis for demonstrating the highest level of corporate leadership by actively participating in the Obama Administration’s Summer Jobs USA 2011 initiative.

Last spring, Jamba stepped forward and committed to hire a minimum of 2,500 young people across the country between the ages of 17 and 24. Along with their franchise partners, Jamba exceeded their committed goal by more than 200.