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Jamba and US Foods Announce Northeast Distribution Alliance

EMERYVILLE, CA (December 15, 2011 - Business Wire)—Jamba, Inc.  and US Foods announced they have formed a supply chain distribution alliance for service in the northeastern United States. The alliance will provide Jamba with greater supply chain efficiencies, consolidate distribution channels, enhance service to existing Jamba outlets and enable expansion into new geographic areas.

"Jamba continues to work on ways to simplify and align our distribution to best support future traditional and non-traditional growth," stated Greg Schwartz, senior vice president, Supply Chain, Jamba Juice Company. The hope is that the alliance with US Foods will help to reduce costs and improve overall service.

US Foods operates one of the largest private trucking fleets in the country and offers more than 350,000 national brand products and its own "exclusive brand" items, ranging from fresh meats and produce to prepared and frozen foods.