New I.D and 3 posts ..pumping jones before the doors close ..and yahoo blocking my response....smells like a P + D coming , doubt any new buyer's will fall for the b.s... but Net was fooled again..lol
Jones was recently authorized to put their product in an ADDITIONAL 500 Wal-Mart stores. This is GOOD! You said, " Wal-Mart is notorious for pressuring margins of vendors. That is likely where Wal-Mart has Jones." Wal-Mart did not put a gun to this companies head recently and make them put their product in even MORE stores. It sounds like Jennifer and team put Jones in front of more people to make more money! Furthermore, go to Jones's Facebook page and look at the number of comments surrounding the new limited edition flavor. There are 262 comments. Is it a lot? Who knows, but it is enough to tell me this company has enough of a following to become not only stable, but profitable. Whole Foods recently authorized Jones stripped to EXPAND after conducting a test in California in 2013. Why would they do this if it didn't sell?? Whole Foods and Jones both want to make money, no? Look at all the out of stock product on Jones's website. I believe they sold more product online than expected. Sounds like growing pains for this small company. There are small positive signs everywhere. Some just choose to see the glass as half empty, and want instant gratification.
thoughtful answer manuel. of course the company has people who like the product and buy it. however, they are not on trend and their current attempts to follow the natural trend will fail. the demo for 35 yo men drinking soda is collapsing. and the gourmet section of the market is not their sector. they suggest they are premium. relative to coke or pepsi they are premium. but they are a premium soda at the walmart level. walmart is notorious for pressuring margins of vendors. sometimes to the point of breaking the vendor. at this stage that is likely where walmart has jones. and it is not likely that they can make money on walmart sales. it is a bad scene.
the new flavor introduction is an example of how lost the company is. it is like jc penney buying new manikins and thinking they did something vital. so too the michigan nonsense. they are playing small ball and hoping the ongoing losses minimize to get to a point where they are almost breaking even. it is good for employees. for investors, it will be enshrine the disaster.
I've ordered Crushed Melon and Jones Stripped from their website. Both of which I like! I can buy all flavors near me except the two I just mentioned, as well as Fufu Berry. I usually buy Jones at either Wal-Mart or Winn Dixie. I am a single male who makes $85,000 a year. I drink Jones soda because I like the gourmet factor. It is unique. It tastes good. The cap is re-sealable. I enjoy the pictures and my fortune. Coke is boring. This company was nearly destroyed from those before Jennifer. I trust her judgment and ability to slowly move this company forward. Patience is the key. You can get a 4-pak Jones soda at almost any Wal-Mart for $3.98. That equates to $1.00 a bottle. Someone is buying soda online. They are out of stock on many items. This is not the best situation to be in, however, their online strategy seems to be working better than they expected. There is obviously demand and some excitement around Crushed Melon. Maybe this is why they are coming out with a new flavor for next month??
i am glad you like what she is doing. what products do you order? i assume you are ordering from the website because there is no place to purchase near you. i have no doubt the web site is user friendly to order from. it is 2014 after all. empty fields and links that have empty pages, details of descriptions missing, is what i was pointing out. CFOs tend not to leave a public company in the middle of a great boon in business. i think she saw no further future and took a different opportunity. the market seems to agree. but please tell me what products they make that you are willing to pay $2 a soda for and wait for delivery? why are you a fan?
Netprophecy2. You said, " Carrie quit for a reason." Everyone quits for a reason. How is this insightful? That's like saying the sky is blue. Your thoughts on the company website are also wrong! I find it user friendly, and I order from it often. I am 34 years old, and I drink Jones soda regularly. It's not just kids drinking their product. I find you and Nut very hyperbolic and small-minded. Has the company had trouble? Sure they have. However, Jennifer is doing a great job!
your making a mistake by thinking jones can survive and they might actually have a good quarter ..when they are out of cash.. have millions in payables and liabilities and continue to lose over 5k a day.......headed to 0.00 doors are closing .....
make no mistake, if this earnings cc is the same barrel of excuses (carrie quit for a reason), then the stock is going back to 20 cents this year. there appears to be little reason at this point for the doors to be open. unless soda for children becomes a growth category again. the naturals line is a joke and should be entirely discounted, since they can not even be bothered to say what is in it. the most basic concepts of selling a product? 25 people and the website looks like the have a 12 year old intern designer and webmaster.
what a sad, sad mess. but hey, you see all the positive press and fan enthusiasm on this board and from bloggers. a real viral success story. (sarcasm - there is no buzz, no viral anything, just sad reviews from years ago on youtube, google, etc.. )
ukraine is a big future market for them. like canada is now (sarcasm). nice old article on jones in the seattle paper on how they screwed up. nothing has changed.
"artificially colored and flavored children's soda. read the ingredients. i would not give this stuff to a child i cared about."
As if any soda is "good" for anyone? Craft soda is less "harmful" than Jones or any other mass produced brand? If Jones soda runs about $1.00/bottle retail, how much is your craft all natural soda costing you?
And sorry to disappointed you, but there are also natural flavors in all Jones sodas as well. Maybe you should read the label?
That post of yours takes the cake bozo.
they don't listen anyways...so no big deal ...they have their fingers in their ears going LA LA LA LA I DON'T HEAR YOU...as the water keeps rising and is around their necks....
funny how they think if they buy pallets of product they will make a difference in saving jones ...or keep bashing management as if they don't care, ,,or how jones needs a CEO that knows quantum physics to run the company ...comical .....
Hi Mr Nut,
hey give them a break, either Jones sold more product or they did not, something happened just before qtrs end and we will know soon enough what that was. Until then let em dream of big stock gains.....
that's a sugar dream ...jones is in survival mode at 5 million in SGA cost per year .....with jones margins breakeven is 20 million in sales....and jones will be out of cash to survive by the end of the year....
also SGA expense will increase if jones starts to grow so more sales will be needed....
jones days are numbered...unless they can buy more time by diluting and that will not happen this time, like all the other times jones ran out of cash ..
she profits big time if stock fills gap at $4+. co goal is to become profitable at lower cost structure, then grow sales and profits.
I live in the Seattle area, and happen to know an employee down there. E-mail them at "retailinquiries", and you will definitely get traction with your order.
management runs out of product because margins are low. and jones losses money on every sale....jones lemonade stand buys product from a 3rd party ,( after the 3rd party pay's their expenses'.)...now jones lemonade stand has to sell at a high price point to cover the additional expense's from the 3rd party. .... but no body wants to pay those premium prices so there's no demand......and when jones does sell their lemonade they don't make enough to cover their own expense's......so there's no money left to advertise and promote .or buy more goods... .. jones can't raise their already high price point to increase margins to cover expense's and maybe make a profit........and jones can't lower their price point to create demand for their lemonade....so jones keeps diluting shareholders to survive and keeps crying turnaround and growth ......one to many times. and now jones has to close their lemonade stand because no one believes them anymore....after burning over 40 million dollars in their sugar dream...
gotta laugh....after shipping costs you would have to sell it at 4.00 a bottle to breakeven....