BBDA, JMBAU, PCAI, RBDC, C, HRNF
Our Stocks to Watch tomorrow include Bebida Beverage Co. (OTC: BBDA), Jamba Juice Inc. (Nasdaq: JMBAU), Petroleum Consolidators of America Inc. (OTC: PCAI), RBID.com Inc. (OTC: RBDC), Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) and Heathrow Natural Food & Beverage Inc. (OTC: HRNF).
BEBIDA BEVERAGE COMPANY (OTC: BBDA)
"Up 75.00% on Monday"
The company, formerly known as Fortis Enterprises, was founded in 2000 and is based in Casselberry, Florida. On Sept. 4, 2008, Renovo Holdings announced that the company had changed its name to Bebida Beverage Company and would be locating the base of the company's North American presence in Las Vegas, NV. Bebida Beverage Company hopes to concentrate operations on the bottled water and enhanced beverage markets of North and South America. Bebida's management will focus the company's business efforts within the United States and key target markets within Latin America.
April 9 -
Bebida Beverages Energized With New Ownership and Niche Product Line
Effective Immediately Bebida Beverages Has a New Owner and CEO
Brian Weber, co-founder and President of Potencia USA, LLC, has finalized a deal that will grant him full control of Bebida Beverages Company (OTC: BBDA). "I am very excited to have purchased a business model with a concept that is aligned with my long-term interests," said Weber.
"This is my first foray into publicly traded business and I am confident with my past experiences and corporate knowledge it will be a fantastic opportunity to grow Bebida shareholders' value," adds Weber. His executive management experience includes full ownership and operation of companies in industries such as Sanitation, Hospitality and Contracting. He is also a former NASCAR Team owner and NASCAR driver. "Now that the legal transaction is done, the first order of business will be the evaluation of Bebida Beverages' current line of products and their integration with Potencia's energy drink and otherwise with a current focus on Latino markets with a universal appeal."
Potencia USA, LLC is the owner of Potencia Energy Drink and its other products that are in development stages. Weber comments, "We feel these (beverage lines) can be incorporated into a single powerful brand and will be releasing details of our agendas in the coming weeks toward a sales/exposure campaign in several foreign countries as well as here in the U.S."
ABOUT POTENCIA ENERGY DRINK
Potencia Energy Drink is a 2-year-old Latin energy drink. Potencia is made with real fruit pulp concentrate that is imported from Mexico and Central America but recognized by Latinos from all corners of Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean.
JAMBA INCORPORATED (NASDAQ: JMBAU)
"Up 220.00% on Monday"
Jamba, Inc., through its subsidiary, Jamba Juice Company, owns and franchises Jamba Juice stores. The company operates as a retailer of blended-to-order fruit smoothies, squeezed-to-order juices, blended beverages, and snacks in the United States. As of January 1, 2008, it operated 707 stores comprising 501 company-owned stores and 206 franchisee-owned stores. The company was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Emeryville, California.
April 13 -
Jamba Juice Kicks off School Bananananza '09 — Giving Back to Schools, One Smoothie at a Time
Six-Week Promotion Amplifies Jamba Juice's School Fundraising Efforts with 20% Givebacks and Bananaman Community and School Tour
Jamba Juice (Nasdaq: JMBAU), the leading provider of healthy, fun and on-the-go food, snacks and beverages, announced the kick-off of its latest promotion, School Bananananza '09 — a 6-week long program that begins its year-long efforts to raise over $1 million dollars for schools nationwide.
In an effort to support and give back to local schools, participating Jamba Juice locations will sponsor a "Jamba School of the Week" where, with a flyer, 20% of all sales of any Jamba Juice product will be donated back to that school. Every week, for 6 weeks, a different school will be showcased--allowing a multitude of schools throughout the country to participate in this exciting promotion.
Coinciding with the 20% school give-backs, the Jamba Juice mascot, Bananaman, will be road-tripping across the country in his Jamba Bananavan--making guest appearances at schools and local events, encouraging communities to show their support of schools by sippin' on Jamba Juice smoothies. Passing out school flyers, smoothies, coupons and Summer-hire applications (Jamba has approximately 4,000 positions to fill!), Bananaman will represent healthy, happy fun everywhere he goes--he may even challenge you to a dance-off!
"Jamba Juice has been an avid supporter of school fundraising for years," said James White, CEO at Jamba Juice. "The School Bananananza '09 is Jamba's way of involving schools across the country, with the goal to raise dollars for programs where funds may be lacking. We work hard to promote a healthy, active, give-back to the community lifestyle, and that's what the Bananananza is really all about."
Bananaman will kick off his tour in Los Angeles on April 14. To see where Bananaman is on the road, follow him on Twitter at @Jamba Bananaman, check out photos and blogs on the Jamba Juice Facebook page and witness live from the road videos on YouTube.
In addition to the School Bananananza '09, Jamba Juice offers several other fundraising/partnership opportunities for local schools. To find out more, visit your local Jamba Juice and ask about fundraising.
PETROLEUM CONSOLIDATORS OF AMERICA (OTC: PCAI)
"Up 100.00% on Monday"
Petroleum Consolidators of America, Inc. is a gasoline station/convenience store operator which is implementing a targeted acquisition strategy to create a portfolio of consolidated retail gasoline facilities, producing oil wells and a wholesale fuel distributorship that will benefit from substantial operating efficiencies.
February 23 -
Petroleum Consolidators Announces Intent to Pursue an Over-the-Counter Bulletin Board Listing
Petroleum Consolidators of America, Inc. (OTC: PCAI), a gasoline station/convenience store operator announced that the company has recently engaged a prestigious law firm in the Northeast to prepare our S1 SEC registration and our 15c211 Information and Disclosure Statement.
David Cohen, President and CEO, stated, "Transparency and the open exchange of information are critical to sustained investor confidence. The preparation and subsequent submission of the S1 registration with the SEC and the submittal of the 15c211 filing through a market maker to the NASD are important first steps in a series of steps that will culminate in Petroleum Consolidators of America, Inc. becoming a fully reporting company listed on the OTC Bulletin Board."
Additionally, Mr. Cohen, stated, "The OTC-BB listing is part of the overall corporate strategy that we have outlined recently. To date, we have completed our 2006-2007 PCAOB Audit and should expect to have our 2008 PCAOB Audit completed within two weeks. Upon the completion of that component, we will then have the S1 ready for submission to the SEC."
Furthermore, Cohen, stated, "Among the aforementioned activities, we are committed to continuing our work on our rollup strategy in the retail gasoline trade, wholesale distribution and the acquisition of oil wells. We are extremely mindful of shareholder value and are looking forward with anticipation to the future and expect to provide updates on the further growth of PCAI as soon as possible."
RBID.COM INCORPORATED (OTC: RBDC)
"Up 66.67% on Monday"
RBID.com, Inc. (www.rbid.com) is a financial IT and marketing company. RBID also facilitates the acquisition, commercialization, promotion and protection of both emerging patented and/or proprietary technologies. RBID.com, Inc has the exclusive US and European licensing and distribution rights to the home budgeting software, Simply Budgets (www.simplybudgets.com).
April 13 -
RBID.com, Inc. Forges Strategic Partnership With Leverage Inc.
RBID.com, Inc. (OTC: RBDC) has acquired GLA International, Inc., a profitable and rapidly-growing distributor of health and nutrition products. GLA is now a 100% wholly-owned subsidiary of RBID.com, Inc. The acquisition was structured in a way that resulted in no dilution of ownership for RBID shareholders. GLA’s existing management team will continue to run the day-to-day operations of the subsidiary, with RBID providing funding, management oversight, and additional resources as needed. Further details will be released within the next few days.
RBID CEO Alan Rothman commented, “We believe that RBID’s acquisition of GLA International, Inc. is our most important achievement since the company’s inception. This acquisition adds significant value to the company by giving us immediate entry into the highly lucrative health food and direct sales industries with a company that is already profitable and a product line that is both unique and timely. We are committed to providing the management oversight and additional capital that will allow GLA to grow more quickly and escalate its impact in the marketplace.”
CITIGROUP INCORPORATED (NYSE: C)
"Up 25.00% on Monday"
Citigroup, the leading global financial services company, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 140 countries. Through its two operating units, Citicorp and Citi Holdings, Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, and wealth management.
April 6 -
Citi Appoints Mike Corbat CEO of Citi Holdings
Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) announced that Mike Corbat has been named CEO of Citi Holdings, a significant part of Citi that includes brokerage and asset management, local consumer finance and a special asset pool. Mr. Corbat has served as interim CEO since Citi’s announced realignment into Citicorp and Citi Holdings on January 16, 2009.
In this role, Mr. Corbat will continue to work closely with newly appointed Citi Holdings Chairman Gary Crittenden to thoughtfully evaluate and set the strategic course for these businesses, while tightly managing risks and losses and maximizing the value of these assets.
Mr. Crittenden said, “Mike Corbat is a terrific business manager and a great partner. In a short time, Mike and the team have done excellent work, and I couldn’t be more pleased to have him move into the CEO role on a permanent basis.”
“With more than 25 years at Citi in a variety of leadership roles, Mike brings a tremendous amount of experience, insight and energy to this post,” said Citi CEO Vikram Pandit. “Mike will work closely with us to accelerate our assessment of strategic opportunities for these businesses, as we also seek to optimize their performance through this challenging market environment.”
Mr. Corbat most recently served as the CEO of Citi's Global Wealth Management unit. Prior to this, he was Head of the Global Corporate Bank and Global Commercial Bank at Citi, a role in which he led the firm’s efforts to provide best-in-class financial services to top-tier multi-national corporations and financial institutions around the world. Previously, Mr. Corbat was Head of Global Emerging Markets Debt, responsible for the origination, trading and sales of emerging markets fixed income debt. Mr. Corbat joined the Company in 1983 and has worked in Atlanta, New York and London.
HEATHROW NATURAL FOOD & BEVERAGE (OTC: HRNF)
"Up 42.86% on Monday"
Heathrow Natural Food & Beverage, Inc., is a national distributor of natural food products such as Exfuze, a very popular botanical nutritional beverage and the Heathrow Natural line of Super Food Products. HNFB is based in Florida and generates revenue through online and call center sales as well as over 138 distributors nationwide. HNFB also owns WGL Entertainment, the producer of the WGL Million Dollar Shootout reality television series.
April 13 - Heathrow Natural Food & Beverage, Inc. Exfuze Sales Growing at Fifteen Percent per Month
Exfuze Seven + & Exfuze Seven + Pro Sales Projected at $2.2 Million Dollars for 2009
Heathrow Natural Food & Beverage, Inc. (OTC: HRNF) announced that its sales of the nutritional super drink Exfuze Seven + and Exfuze Seven + Pro (www.incredibledrink.com) are growing at fifteen percent per month. At this pace, HNFB projects sales for Exfuze to top $2 Million Dollars for 2009. Exfuze Seven + and Seven + Pro are a very powerful super botanical supplement beverage which delivers extreme anti oxidant values to the user. In fact, anti oxidant values, which are measured by the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity scale (ORAC), rates Exfuze at 17,700 ORAC per ounce compared to 3,400 ORAC for three ounces of blueberries. The Exfuze products also deliver cell and immune system protection, along with anti stress reduction. Claims made are based on hundreds of clinical studies of the seven primary super food ingredients found in Exfuze Seven + and Exfuze Seven + Pro.
"As a user of Exfuze for almost two years, I can attest to the healthful benefits and significant increase in energy levels I have personally experienced. With close to 100 million baby boomers looking for the fountain of youth and a healthy and active lifestyle, the Exfuze products distributed by HNFB are perfectly positioned to capture its shares of the booming Wellenss Industry," said Michael Pagnano, CEO Heathrow Natural Food & Beverage, Inc. HNFB invites everyone to take the Free Exfuze Seven Day Challenge at www.incredibledrink.com and change your health for life. Exfuze Seven + will also be featured on the upcoming airing of the WGL Million Dollar Shootout over a seven-week period on the Golf Channel beginning July 13, 2009. This will be seen by several million viewers with the reach and frequency to have a major impact on sales during the summer months of 2009 and beyond.