Jenny Craig, the once-popular weight loss company, is closing its centers across the United States and Canada due to an inability to secure additional financing.
The company informed its employees of the decision in an email sent on Tuesday. Hourly center employees’ last day was Tuesday, while the last day for corporate and salaried field employees is scheduled for Friday.
NBC News obtained a letter titled “Jenny Craig Company Transition FAQs,” which stated that the company had been undergoing a sales process for the past few months and that it would be “winding down physical operations.”
Although the exact number of employees affected is unclear, Jenny Craig has encouraged its staff to seek other employment.
Jenny Craig said in a statement to NBC News that the company is entering a new phase in its business to adapt to the evolving needs of modern consumers. The company is shifting from a brick-and-mortar retail business to an e-commerce-driven model.
Like many other companies, Jenny Craig promises to provide more information about its plans in the upcoming weeks as they are finalized.