Jamba, Bare Fruit Strike Fruit Chips Deal

EMERYVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Jamba Inc. and Bare Fruit LLC are teaming up in a licensing deal to create a new line of Jamba-branded dried fruit chips. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The fruit chips, which will come in Fuji apple, Granny Smith apple and mango flavors, are expected to be in grocery, convenience and other stores by the end of the year.

EMERYVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Jamba Inc. and Bare Fruit LLC are teaming up in a licensing deal to create a new line of Jamba-branded dried fruit chips.

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

The fruit chips, which will come in Fuji apple, Granny Smith apple and mango flavors, are expected to be in grocery, convenience and other stores by the end of the year.

Bare Fruit, based in Omak, Wash., sources apples from the Pacific Northwest.

Jamba's wholly owned subsidiary Jamba Juice Co. owns and franchises Jamba Juice stores. There were 746 Jamba Juice stores in the U.S. and six outside the U.S. The company has been trying to grow by licensing its brand for consumer products.

Jamba's stock was flat at $1.47 in afternoon trading.

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