Jenny Craig Is Reportedly Closing for Good After 40 Years in Business
Jenny Craig told employees that the company is shutting down.
In an email first shared with Jenny Craig employees and then NBC News late Tuesday, the company said it would close “due to its inability to secure additional financing.” It also stated hourly employees’ last day working was that same day, May 2, and that corporate and salaried field employees' last day would be Friday, May 5.
This latest update from the company comes about a week after the outlet reported that employees in Jenny Craig's Carlsbad, California office received a WARN Act notice that the company would be closing the office by June 24 or as soon as Friday.
Around the same time, an internal FAQ memo was also shared with NBC reporters, which suggested Jenny Craig would be scaling-down physical operations and focusing on its e-commerce model.
The company was founded by Australian husband and wife duo Jenny and Sid Craig in 1983 with the mission to help people lose weight. In 1985, the company expanded to the U.S., using celebrities like the late Kirstie Alley, Valerie Bertinelli, Jason Alexander and Mariah Carey to promote its brand.
But in recent months and according to Bloomberg Law, the company was searching for a new buyer.
Prior to its financial setback, Jenny Craig–which was purchased by H.I.G. Capital in April 2019–operated about 600 company-owned and franchised stores across the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Neither Jenny Craig nor H.I.G Capital responded to NBC's request for comment or publicly addressed the leaked emails.
That said, the Jenny Craig Instagram and Twitter accounts seem to have gone dark, with neither posting since 2022.
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