EMERYVILLE, Calif., Feb 14, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Jamba, Inc. (NASDAQ:JMBA) and SYGMA, a national foodservice distribution company owned by Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY), announced today their plans to form a supply chain distribution alliance. The proposed alliance will enable Jamba to consolidate distribution channels and achieve greater efficiencies in their supply chain as well as position Jamba for faster expansion of services into existing and new geographic locations.
"The move to SYGMA is anticipated to drive several improvements for Jamba Juice," stated Greg Schwartz, senior vice president, Supply Chain, Jamba Juice Company. "We are constantly looking for ways to reduce costs and improve our overall service while focusing on continuous quality improvement. Due to SYGMA's strong national distribution network, particularly to non-traditional outlets such as airports, universities, and malls, we expect that our alliance will not only help us achieve those goals, but also positions us well to drive additional growth."
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.
In anticipation of formalizing their relationship, SYGMA has started servicing Jamba's 53 Midwest region locations and has plans to begin service to Jamba's 27 Southeast region locations in late February.
Jamba, Inc. (NASDAQ: JMBA) is a holding company which through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Jamba Juice Company, owns and franchises JAMBA JUICE(R) stores. Founded in 1990, Jamba Juice is a leading restaurant retailer of better-for-you food and beverage offerings, including great tasting fruit smoothies, juices, and teas, hot oatmeal made with organic steel cut oats, wraps, salads, sandwiches, and California Flatbreads(TM), and a variety of baked goods and snacks. As of December 28, 2010, Jamba Juice had 743 locations consisting of 351 company-owned and operated stores and 392 franchise stores. For the nearest location or a complete menu, visit the Jamba Juice website at www.jambajuice.com or call 1-866-4R-FRUIT (473-7848).
Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the foodservice and hospitality industries. The company operates 180 distribution facilities serving approximately 400,000 customers. For the fiscal year 2010 that ended July 3, 2010 the company generated more than $37 billion in sales. For more information about Sysco visit the company's Internet page at www.sysco.com.
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