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joetheobscure 3 posts  |  Last Activity: Sep 17, 2014 10:25 AM Member since: Nov 30, 2008
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  • joetheobscure by joetheobscure Sep 17, 2014 10:25 AM Flag

    The bottled drinks are on the Jamba website now. They look nice, cold pressed juices are popular these days.

  • joetheobscure by joetheobscure Jul 24, 2014 7:57 AM Flag

    From Fly on the Wall:

    Engaged Capital reports 7.0% stake in Jamba
    Engaged Capital acquired the shares because, in their opinion, such shares are undervalued and represent an attractive investment opportunity. Engaged Capital believes Jamba possesses multiple paths to value creation, including: (i) right-sizing Jamba's G&A cost structure, (ii) eliminating the earnings drag from Jamba's unprofitable New York City locations, (iii) eliminating the spend on Jamba's unprofitable non-core growth initiatives; and/or (iv) refranchising a significant portion of Jamba's owned locations. Engaged Capital has had, and expects to continue to have, discussions with Jamba's management and board, shareholders, and other interested parties relating to such matters.

  • joetheobscure by joetheobscure Jun 30, 2014 3:29 PM Flag

    From Miami Herald article on growing popularity of juicing.

    JAMBA JUICE

    The juicers have spoken and Jamba Juice has answered. The California-based chain and smoothie giant has added 16 new juices this summer to refresh clients. New ingredients include cucumber, ginger and orange, in combinations like Great Greens (a cucumber, supergreens, lemon and chia seeds mix), the Veggie Harvest (beets, supergreens and ginger) and a tangy Orange Carrot twist.

    The chain, founded in 1990, now operates 12 South Florida stores, from West Palm Beach to Miami.

    Increasingly, said Southeast Florida franchise owner Guillermo Perez Vargas, customers are replacing their morning coffee with morning juice.

    “We have seen a very good number of our guests who have started to come on a daily basis,” he said.

    With the growing focus on well-being, it made sense for the chain to give customers healthy juices made from locally picked produce, such as carrots, spinach and apples, he said.

    Nationally, Perez Vargas said, there has been an increase of 4 percent in sales since the new line rolled out in early June; the South Florida stores are on target with the rest of the country. The 12- and 16-ounce juices are priced at about $4 and $5.

    On one recent morning, Jamba Juice regular Meghan Gonzalez, a 29-year-old environmental sciences professor, slurped down an orange juice, kale and banana mix called a Kale Orange Power. She goes to the Jamba Juice in Florida International University’s Graham Center twice a week, she said, drawn by their tasty flavors.

    Stella Russotti, an FIU religious studies sophomore, made her first test of the chain’s new juices earlier this month: a plum-colored Orange Berry Antioxidant. Due to a heart condition, she tries to eat a balanced diet every day.

    “That’s yummy,” she said when she got her juice, raising her eyebrows.

    She’ll be back to try some more, she promised.

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