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March 22, 1993
Nature of business: Weight loss and weight management services Total employees: 6,501 In Orange County: 180 Stock listing in The Times: On NYSE "JenCrg" Ticker symbol: "JC" Friday's stock close: $15.75 One-week change: Up $0.63 Analyst review: "Here is a company that's been public for a year and a half; it's a big company doing close to half a billion dollars in revenue and has been void of brokerage house coverage. I'm somewhat mystified. In the last five years, revenues increased ten-fold.
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January 13, 2012 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Is Fido getting fat? Rover a bit too round? Does Muffin sport a muffin top? Nestle Purina and Jenny Craig have teamed up to help your portly pet and you slim down with Project: Pet Slim Down. The new online program encourages pet owners to register and take advantage of several features, including tips on feeding, how to track your pet's progress, ways to share information with friends and family, and advice on exercising with your pet. "Project: Pet Slim Down recognizes the potential for pets and their owners to get fit together, and have fun doing it," said Dr. Grace Long, a veterinarian for Nestle Purina in a news release.
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NEWS
May 10, 2011 | By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times / for the Booster Shots blog
Consumer Reports has released its latest diet plan ratings, and there's a new queen of the low-cal aisle: Jenny Craig. This came as a bit of a disappointment to me.  Hoping to lose about 10-15 pounds of weight I put on when pregnant with my now 2-year-old son, I recently started Weight Watchers -- which came in third in the rankings.  Weight Watchers got dinged for not providing proof of sufficient weight loss and for publishing a sample menu...
NEWS
September 8, 2011 | By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times / for the Booster Shots blog
Following the Weight Watchers program for a year helped people lose twice as much weight as following doctor's weight loss orders in a randomized trial, researchers reported Thursday in the journal The Lancet. Primary care physicians in Australia, Germany and the U.K. recruited 772 overweight and obese adults.  About half were assigned to 12 months of care from a doctor, according to their country's national treatment standards.  The other 377 got a free yearlong membership to Weight Watchers.   Over the course of the year, researchers took measurements of the patients' weight, fat mass, waist circumference and blood pressure.  Ultimately, 61% of the Weight Watchers group completed the 12 months; 54% of other doctor-treated groups did.  The researchers compared the patients' weight loss using several different methods.  On average, weight loss for the Weight Watchers members was 11.16 pounds, versus 4.96 pounds for the patients receiving standard care.
NEWS
May 11, 2011 | By Marissa Cevallos, HealthKey / For the Booster Shots blog
For those looking to shed a few pounds, Jenny Craig may be a good bet — the plan got top honors in a Consumer Reports ranking of popular diets. But not all dieters would agree. After all, as Booster Shots blogger Eryn Brown pointed out yesterday: Jenny Craig is fairly expensive. And each diet has its fans. Consumer Reports offers an overview of its seven-diet comparison (you must have a subscription to see the rankings), but it has this to say about Jenny Craig specifically: “What gave it the edge over the other big names we assessed — stalwarts such as Atkins, Ornish, and Weight Watchers — was a 332-person, two-year study of the program published in the Oct. 27, 2010, Journal of the American Medical Association.
BUSINESS
August 12, 2000 | Bloomberg News
Jenny Craig Inc., which operates 550 weight-loss centers, said founders Sid and Jenny Craig withdrew their offer to buy the company's shares they don't already own for about $25.6 million. Sid and Jenny Craig's Craig Enterprises cited a decline in sales and pretax income from Jenny Craig Inc.'s Australian operations in withdrawing the $3.75-a-share offer it made two months ago.
BUSINESS
May 14, 2002 | Bloomberg News
Jenny Craig Inc. said its shareholders approved the company's $115-million buyout by an investor group led by ACI Capital Co. The La Jolla-based provider of weight-loss counseling said the transaction is expected to close today. The $5.30-a-share cash deal had been challenged by shareholders who alleged the offer undervalues the stock. Jenny Craig shares closed up 2cents at $5.27 in over-the-counter trading before the news was released.
BUSINESS
December 11, 2002 | From Bloomberg News
Jenny Craig Inc., which provides weight loss counseling and low-fat food, settled a lawsuit filed by shareholders who said the stock was undervalued in a $115-million buyout. The firm said in January that it would be bought by investors including co-founders Sid and Jenny Craig, a Deutsche Bank affiliate and ACI Capital Co. for $5.30 a share. Shareholders filed three suits in Delaware Chancery Court.
BUSINESS
July 2, 1999 | From Associated Press
Jenny Craig Inc. was ordered to pay $8.1 million in damages for breaking its lease on the building that had served as its headquarters. A San Diego County Superior Court jury awarded $2.2 million in compensatory damages and $5.9 million in punitive damages to JLRB Associates, a family partnership that leased Jenny Craig a building along Interstate 5 in Del Mar. Jenny Craig leased the building from 1988 to 1996.
BUSINESS
December 29, 1999 | From Associated Press
A slimmer Monica Lewinsky returns to national television this weekend--this time as the spokeswoman for struggling diet company Jenny Craig Inc. Lewinsky claims to have lost 31 pounds so far on the Jenny Craig plan, which she began during the summer. Her current weight and target weight were not disclosed.
NEWS
August 24, 2011 | By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times / for the Booster Shots blog
"Star Wars" star Carrie Fisher, who has lost 50 pounds on the Jenny Craig diet plan in just nine months, had people buzzing on Thursday morning when she told the "Today" show's Ann Curry that her new body made her "want to get into the metal bikini and just walk around the house like an idiot. Answer the doorbell: 'What is it? This old thing?' "   Yes, Jabba, THAT bikini . The 54-year-old Fisher, who's a spokeswoman for Jenny Craig , weighed 180 pounds at her heaviest and is 130 pounds now . Since she's just over 5 feet tall, that means she now has a body mass index of about 24 -- within the "normal" range.  At 180, her BMI would have been around 34, firmly in the "obese" range.
NEWS
May 11, 2011 | By Marissa Cevallos, HealthKey / For the Booster Shots blog
For those looking to shed a few pounds, Jenny Craig may be a good bet — the plan got top honors in a Consumer Reports ranking of popular diets. But not all dieters would agree. After all, as Booster Shots blogger Eryn Brown pointed out yesterday: Jenny Craig is fairly expensive. And each diet has its fans. Consumer Reports offers an overview of its seven-diet comparison (you must have a subscription to see the rankings), but it has this to say about Jenny Craig specifically: “What gave it the edge over the other big names we assessed — stalwarts such as Atkins, Ornish, and Weight Watchers — was a 332-person, two-year study of the program published in the Oct. 27, 2010, Journal of the American Medical Association.
NEWS
May 10, 2011 | By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times / for the Booster Shots blog
Consumer Reports has released its latest diet plan ratings, and there's a new queen of the low-cal aisle: Jenny Craig. This came as a bit of a disappointment to me.  Hoping to lose about 10-15 pounds of weight I put on when pregnant with my now 2-year-old son, I recently started Weight Watchers -- which came in third in the rankings.  Weight Watchers got dinged for not providing proof of sufficient weight loss and for publishing a sample menu...
SPORTS
September 28, 2009 | Lisa Dillman
Membership in the NBA draft lottery, seemingly semi-permanent for the Clippers, ended up having its benefits. It took a nightmare of a 19-win season to get to this place, the eve of the eagerly awaited debut of No. 1 draft pick Blake Griffin in training camp. But all things Griffin hardly will be the only compelling story line in what surely will be another eventful season. They are, after all, the Clippers: 1. The Curse of Jenny Craig? Baron Davis showed up last season and said all the right things.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 2008 | Mary Rourke, Times Staff Writer
Sidney Craig, who with his wife Jenny built the Jenny Craig weight loss program into a multimillion-dollar business based on a philosophy of moderation, with small-portioned meals, a balanced diet and regular physical exercise, has died. He was 76. Craig died July 21 of cancer at his home in Del Mar, said Patti Larchet, chief executive of the company.
SPORTS
February 24, 2008 | Jim Litke, Associated Press
Debates about the best and worst trades in sports history rage for decades. Earlier this week, Keith Van Horn became the beneficiary of what has to be the laziest. To seal the deal that sent Jason Kidd from New Jersey to Dallas, Van Horn got off the couch, rubbed his hands together and signed a $4.3 million contract to stay unofficially retired. Then he sat back down, checked the flight schedules to New Jersey and went back to napping, this time to dream about how to spend his windfall.
BUSINESS
December 29, 1998 | Bloomberg News
Jenny Craig Inc., which has seen its stock drop 20% in the last year, said it will offer a new lower-priced line of prepackaged meal supplements in a bid to attract new customers. The meal supplement plans, which include high-protein hot and cold breakfast drinks, soups and high-fiber beverages, start at about $40 a week. Until now, members had been paying an average of $72 a week for the company's prepackaged meal plans. Members will now be required to choose one of the food options.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1999 | ELAINE GALE
Jenny Craig, the woman whom some credit for helping millions of Americans to a thinner waistline, will appear with the Rev. Robert H. Schuller on Sunday at the 9:30 and 11 a.m. services at the Crystal Cathedral, 13280 Chapman Ave. in Garden Grove. In addition to Craig, the service will feature pianist Roger Williams and the Bel Canto Ladies Choir of Azusa Pacific University. Visitors are welcome, and child care is provided. Information: (714) 971-4000.
BUSINESS
June 20, 2006 | Jerry Hirsch, Times Staff Writer
If you binge on such high-calorie Nestle products as Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream, Toll House Morsels chocolate chips and Stouffer's macaroni and cheese, the international food giant has just the answer: a Jenny Craig weight-loss center. In a move that lets Nestle play both sides of the weight game, the company said Monday that it would buy the Carlsbad, Calif.-based Jenny Craig Inc. weight-management chain for $600 million.
BUSINESS
February 3, 2006
* Newcastle Partners and Steel Partners II said Fox & Hound Restaurant Group agreed to their $16.30-a-share takeover offer, ending a competing buyout attempt by Levine Leichtman Capital Partners of Los Angeles. * Weight-loss company Jenny Craig Inc., which is majority owned by private equity firms ACI Capital Co. and MidOcean Capital Partners Inc., said it had hired Goldman, Sachs & Co. to look at its options, including a possible sale.
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