Blendid and Jamba have signed a commercial agreement that will allow the companies to expand and deploy Jamba by Blendid kiosks across the country in various types of commercial locations. Blendid has also received a strategic investment from Focus Brands (parent of Jamba) as Blendid looks to scale up its manufacturing and operations to bring Jamba by Blendid kiosks to locations nationwide. Blendid is already operating in retail stores and universities including select Walmart locations and a co-branded location with Jamba. Blendid has optimized its operations through real-world experience in colleges and supermarkets and has served over 45K smoothies already. Blendids proprietary contactless, food-safe, and NSF-certified technology is poised for increased market adoption in the post-COVID world. Their AI-driven platform has 10 patents granted or in-process.
Blendid builds robotic and AI-enabled food automation solutions. The companys first product, a fully autonomous robotic kiosk, crafts healthy and delicious smoothies that are made fresh-on-demand and customized to individual taste and nutrition preferences. Blendid recently signed a commercial agreement with Jamba and is ready to scale operations to achieve its mission of making healthy food more personalized and accessible.
Over the next four years, Blendid has a vision to expand to thousands of national and international locations, with their food operating system automating a variety of cuisines to meet the needs and food preferences of millions of consumers. This vision is supported by the growing food robotics market, which is estimated at $1.9 billion for the year 2020 and expected to reach $4.0 billion by 2026 (source).