Nestle Jamba All-Natural Energy Drinks will launch into the US8.5bn energy beverage category in early 2011

Nestle Jamba All-Natural Energy Drinks will launch into the US8.5bn energy beverage category in early 2011

Nestle USA and Jamba Juice are close to renewing a partnership deal for the development of a new line of ready-to-drink energy beverages for the northeastern US market.

The two firms suspended shipments of their ready-to-drink smoothies and juices in December 2008, due to "production issues".

However, Nestle and Jamba said today (5 October) that Nestle Jamba All-Natural Energy Drinks will launch into the US$8.5bn energy beverage category in early 2011. The products will feature "real fruit juice boosted with natural caffeine".

"We are thrilled at the possibility of a renewed partnership with Jamba Juice," said Rob Case, president of the Nestle beverage division.

The line will be available in three flavours: pomegranate blueberry, strawberry banana, and crisp apple.

Nestle and Jamba said they will continue to "explore a number of other joint opportunities" to extend the Jamba brand.