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April 26, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
Tennis star Venus Williams was in Santa Monica on Thursday, doing fitness demonstrations, leading regular, less-in-shape folks in some exercise and promoting Jamba Juice because she likes to be able to add wheatgrass shots to her juice. Since announcing at the 2011 U.S. Open that she suffered from Sjogren's syndrome, an autoimmune disease that affects her energy levels and can leave her eyes and mouth exceptionally dry, Williams has taken the lead in learning about nutrition, diet and just about everything else about her body.
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October 9, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
In Southern California's outer orbit, a dusty highway drive away from the L.A.'s health-obsessed celebrities and hipsters, a massive $70-million factory is preparing to churn out 140,000 gallons of premium juice a week. The 264,000-square-foot Rancho Cucamonga facility is owned by Starbucks Corp., best known for its coffee-on-every-corner network of cafes. The Seattle java giant is watching juice shops crowd into major cities and command $10 a bottle even in a feeble economy. Now it's angling for a bigger sip of the $1.6-billion fresh juice craze, shifting production of its Evolution Fresh juice brand to the new factory Wednesday.
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February 28, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
Jamba Juice is about to live up to its name. The Bay Area company is best known for smoothies such as Mango-a-Go-Go and Razzmatazz. But starting Thursday, it's throwing the blender at fresh-squeezed juices and expanding its current lineup of orange, carrot and wheat grass juice to include eight options made with apples, lemons, ginger, pineapples, beets and kale. That includes chilled choices such as a mix of orange, apple, pineapple and ginger, all pressed on the spot. There are also hot juices inspired by Jamba fans in South Korea.
SPORTS
April 26, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
The San Diego Chargers don't typically get a big reaction from the crowd at Radio City Music Hall, but there was a roar - Cheers? Boos? - when the team selected controversial Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o with the sixth pick of the second round. The Chargers are in need of linebackers, both inside and outside, and Te'o was runner-up to last year's Heisman Trophy. He had a horrible national championship game against Alabama, though, turned in slow times at the combine and was dogged by the fake-dead-girlfriend scandal.
BUSINESS
December 6, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Jamba Juice Co. warned consumers Tuesday that a potentially deadly bacterium might have contaminated smoothies that contained strawberries. The warning, released in consultation with the Food and Drug Administration, applies to smoothies sold at Jamba Juice stores in Southern California, Arizona and southern Nevada from Nov. 25 to Friday. San Francisco-based Jamba Juice issued the warning after one of its suppliers -- the Salinas, Calif., branch of Cleugh's Frozen Foods Inc.
BUSINESS
October 3, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
That young white dude munching on a burger with his girlfriend at the local quick-service restaurant? He's the typical customer at chains such as In-N-Out, Starbucks and more. From a survey of 38,000 customers of various fast-food and fast-casual restaurants, research group Technomic determined that the standard patron is a Caucasian man, 25 to 34 years old. He usually brings his spouse or significant other and chooses to dine in rather than take out. That's why chains such as Carl's Jr. focus so much effort on the so-called “young hungry guy” demographic, though companies such as Burger King and McDonald's have recently begun trying to appeal to moms, older professionals and other customers.
BUSINESS
January 11, 2000 | INDRANEEL SUR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Burger King Corp.'s North American chief resigned Monday to become chief executive of privately held juice-bar chain Jamba Juice Co., the companies said. Paul Clayton, 40, former president of the Miami-based fast-food chain's North American division, will begin serving as CEO of Jamba Juice next month. He replaces Glenn Bacheller, 45, who resigned Monday as president after 3 1/2 years with the fruit-smoothie vendor.
BUSINESS
March 14, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Steven Berrard, the former chief executive of Blockbuster Inc. and co-founder of AutoNation Inc., on Monday announced his latest business venture -- leading a group that is buying the fast-growing smoothie chain Jamba Juice Co. Berrard-led Services Acquisition Corp. International said it was paying $265 million for the privately held Jamba Juice, which is based in San Francisco.
BUSINESS
May 8, 2008 | Scott J. Wilson, Times Staff Writer
To old-school Hollywood press agents, there was no such thing as bad publicity. The folks at Jamba Juice apparently subscribe to the same philosophy. In the new movie comedy "Baby Mama," Greg Kinnear plays the owner of a small juice bar who recoils at repeated suggestions that his shop is like Jamba Juice, the Emeryville, Calif.-based chain with 728 stores across the country. Kinnear's character calls Jamba Juice the Wal-Mart of the smoothie world, deriding its proprietors as "corporate juice pimps."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 2007 | Ari B. Bloomekatz, Times Staff Writer
Burglars have targeted at least a dozen area Jamba Juice stores in recent months, breaking in during the early morning and usually escaping with the store's safe, authorities said. The first theft occurred May 13 at a Bellflower Boulevard store in Long Beach, and the most recent was June 25 at a Jamba Juice in Brentwood. Some of the burglaries were caught by security cameras, and the same two thieves are probably responsible for all the heists, said L.A. County Sheriff's Det.
SPORTS
April 26, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
Danica Patrick said Friday she's not bothered by the admonition from fellow NASCAR driver David Gilliland to "shut up and race. " In fact, Patrick said she's still irked at Gilliland for, in her view, driving too aggressively when she's near him in the Sprint Cup Series. "I don't think he races me like everyone else," Patrick told reporters at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway ahead of the next Cup race Saturday night. "I watched him move over and let someone by so, no, I don't think he does," she said.
SPORTS
April 26, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
Tennis star Venus Williams was in Santa Monica on Thursday, doing fitness demonstrations, leading regular, less-in-shape folks in some exercise and promoting Jamba Juice because she likes to be able to add wheatgrass shots to her juice. Since announcing at the 2011 U.S. Open that she suffered from Sjogren's syndrome, an autoimmune disease that affects her energy levels and can leave her eyes and mouth exceptionally dry, Williams has taken the lead in learning about nutrition, diet and just about everything else about her body.
BUSINESS
February 28, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
Jamba Juice is about to live up to its name. The Bay Area company is best known for smoothies such as Mango-a-Go-Go and Razzmatazz. But starting Thursday, it's throwing the blender at fresh-squeezed juices and expanding its current lineup of orange, carrot and wheat grass juice to include eight options made with apples, lemons, ginger, pineapples, beets and kale. That includes chilled choices such as a mix of orange, apple, pineapple and ginger, all pressed on the spot. There are also hot juices inspired by Jamba fans in South Korea.
BUSINESS
October 3, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
That young white dude munching on a burger with his girlfriend at the local quick-service restaurant? He's the typical customer at chains such as In-N-Out, Starbucks and more. From a survey of 38,000 customers of various fast-food and fast-casual restaurants, research group Technomic determined that the standard patron is a Caucasian man, 25 to 34 years old. He usually brings his spouse or significant other and chooses to dine in rather than take out. That's why chains such as Carl's Jr. focus so much effort on the so-called “young hungry guy” demographic, though companies such as Burger King and McDonald's have recently begun trying to appeal to moms, older professionals and other customers.
BUSINESS
December 21, 2010 | By Emily Bryson York
Forget your grandmother's lumpy, boring oatmeal. Maple-flavored oatmeal jazzed up with diced red and green apples, a mix of raisins and cranberries and cream will be available at McDonald's 14,000 restaurants nationwide by the end of this week. The product, served in a small cardboard cup, will cost $1.99. McDonald's Corp., which will back its rollout with a massive national advertising blitz starting Jan. 3, is the latest chain to jump on the oatmeal craze. But the move by the Oak Brook, Ill., hamburger chain is expected to trigger a slew of imitators, experts say. Starbucks Corp.
BUSINESS
May 8, 2008 | Scott J. Wilson, Times Staff Writer
To old-school Hollywood press agents, there was no such thing as bad publicity. The folks at Jamba Juice apparently subscribe to the same philosophy. In the new movie comedy "Baby Mama," Greg Kinnear plays the owner of a small juice bar who recoils at repeated suggestions that his shop is like Jamba Juice, the Emeryville, Calif.-based chain with 728 stores across the country. Kinnear's character calls Jamba Juice the Wal-Mart of the smoothie world, deriding its proprietors as "corporate juice pimps."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 2007 | From a Times Staff Writer
Complimentary smoothies handed out at the USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show at the HP Pavilion on Aug. 16 and 17 may have been contaminated with hepatitis A, state health officials said Monday. The smoothies, provided at the JumpSport booth, were prepared at a Willow Glen-area Jamba Juice by an employee diagnosed with hepatitis A. Though the risk appears minimal, the California Department of Public Health said that people who consumed the drinks should monitor their health.
BUSINESS
March 15, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wires
Shares of Jamba Inc. fell to their lowest level ever after the owner of Jamba Juice smoothie stores reduced the number of outlets it planned to open this year, citing "challenging economic conditions." Jamba stock declined 21 cents, or 8.4%, to $2.28, its lowest price since the company went public in June 2005. The stock has lost 38% this year. The Emeryville, Calif.-based company said it planned to open 45 to 55 company-owned stores and 35 to 45 franchised stores this year. Previously, it said it would open 55 to 65 company-owned stores this year.
BUSINESS
March 15, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wires
Shares of Jamba Inc. fell to their lowest level ever after the owner of Jamba Juice smoothie stores reduced the number of outlets it planned to open this year, citing "challenging economic conditions." Jamba stock declined 21 cents, or 8.4%, to $2.28, its lowest price since the company went public in June 2005. The stock has lost 38% this year. The Emeryville, Calif.-based company said it planned to open 45 to 55 company-owned stores and 35 to 45 franchised stores this year. Previously, it said it would open 55 to 65 company-owned stores this year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 2007 | From a Times Staff Writer
Complimentary smoothies handed out at the USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show at the HP Pavilion on Aug. 16 and 17 may have been contaminated with hepatitis A, state health officials said Monday. The smoothies, provided at the JumpSport booth, were prepared at a Willow Glen-area Jamba Juice by an employee diagnosed with hepatitis A. Though the risk appears minimal, the California Department of Public Health said that people who consumed the drinks should monitor their health.
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