Jamba, Inc. (NASDAQ:JMBA) and SYGMA, a national foodservice distribution company owned by Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY), announced plans today to expand their supply chain distribution alliance to include the Colorado and Texas markets.
“Based on the outstanding results of our initial business relationship, we have decided to expand our existing program to include broader coverage into new territories,” stated Greg Schwartz, senior vice president, Supply Chain, Jamba Juice Company. “SYGMA now services a significant number of Jamba locations nationwide. They’ve become a great partner, who is helping us achieve our supply chain efficiency goals and positioning us well to drive additional product expansion and geographic growth. Ability to access Sysco’s entire network of resources has proven beneficial in further extending our international capabilities, enhancing our reporting effectiveness and giving us great access to servicing non-traditional venues. This opens the door to accelerated growth as we look to the future and our anticipated expansion plans.”
SYGMA has a robust reporting system to enable faster processing and management of orders. Their relationship with Sysco, the parent company, also provides them access to highly efficient freight and logistics technology which assures delivery of the right product at the right place, at the right pace, all at the right price while providing significant quality assurance and increasing overall customer satisfaction.
About Jamba, Inc.Jamba, Inc. is a holding company which owns and franchises, on a global basis, Jamba Juice stores through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Jamba Juice Company. Jamba Juice Company is a leading restaurant retailer of better-for-you beverage and food offerings, which include great tasting fruit smoothies, fresh juices and teas, hot oatmeal made with organic steel cut oats, fruit and veggie smoothies, Whirl’ns™ Frozen Yogurt, breakfast wraps, salads, sandwiches, California Flatbreads™, and a variety of baked goods and snacks. As of October 4, 2011, there were 752 locations in the United States consisting of 310 Company-owned and operated stores and 442 franchise-operated stores. In addition, at October 4, 2011 there were 10 international stores.