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Janine Allis

Janine Allis

Janine Allis, founder of Boost Juice Bars, a Director of Retail Zoo and mentor on Channel Ten’s Shark Tank, is a successful businesswomen and entrepreneur. Sharing her knowledge, passion and expertise, Janine is both engaging and inspirational.

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Janine Allis's Biography

Janine Allis is not your everyday self-made businesswoman. She grew her juice and smoothie empire from her kitchen bench to an international success story (Boost Juice Bars are now in 17 countries with over 350 stores).But her path has been anything but ordinary.


For most people, the formula for achieving success in life is to study hard, get good grades, get into a good business school or university and work your way up the ladder. Janine’s way was to work three jobs so she could fulfill her dream of travelling the world and letting life take her on a journey. 


Janine and Jeff (Janine's husband) were looking at expanding upon the Australian Boost business. The strategy was to utilise the solid foundation that had been created with Boost to be able to bolt on new and exciting brands and enable them to maximise their growth potential. Salsas Fresh Mex Grill was the first, and in 2007 they purchased a four store business and now has over 50 stores Australian wide. In December 2012, Retail Zoo acquired CIBO Espresso, the Italian espresso bar franchise that has wowed Adelaide for 12 years. CIBO Espresso shares the simple pleasures of the Italian lifestyle - wonderful coffee and quality food - in a stylish bar setting. It has 21 stores in Adelaide and three in Brisbane. Under the guidance of Retail Zoo, expansion is underway.

Their new baby into the business is a chicken shop called Hatch, which has huge potential in the Australian market.

There are almost 7000 people working across the four businesses under the holding company Retail Zoo, for which Janine is now a director. Retail Zoo has over 400 stores that has turned over from inception just on $2 billion dollars. Boost Juice bars are also in over 12 countries outside of Australia.

Fast forward fifteen years and she’s developed into an accomplished and skillful entrepreneur with an eye for a smart deal and the experience to back it up.


Janine Allis has won many accolades along the way, including:


·            Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year (2004)

·            Amex Finalist Franchisor Award (2005)

·            NRA Supreme Reward for Best Retailer (2007)

·            Made the women’s honours role in Victoria (2007)

·            Inducted into the ‘Australian Business Women Hall of Fame (2013)

·            Top 100 of most admired women in Australia. (2013)

·            International Marketing award (2010)

·            Exporter of the year award (2011)

·            Excellence in Customer service (2014)

·            Ranked at #7 on Smart Company’s Top 30 Australian Female Entrepreneurs List (2015)

·            Finalist in the Women of Style Awards for her inspirational achievements in business (2015)

·            Victorian Women In Leadership Awards (2015)

·            Golden Key Honorary Member for Australian Catholic University (2015)


Janine is now sharing her knowledge with others, including through her a role as a “shark” and mentor on Channel Ten’s Shark Tank, and says if she can do it, anyone can. “There’s nothing special about me. I wasn’t one of those kids in school that people voted ‘most likely to succeed’. I was just a very average, ordinary kid from Ferntree Gully but I had a crack and I gave it everything I had and failure was just not an option,” she said. “My recipe for success is a great idea, enormous passion and a willingness to absolutely work your butt off until it takes off and you solve the millions of problems! And finally, surround yourself with the right people”.


Janine's leadership style is natural, warm, giving and extremely demanding, which has created a high performance culture in her business, achieving amazing results.

Janine has been presented numerous retail, franchise and business awards including just to name a few, Telstra Business Woman of the Year, Amex Retailer of the year, Awarded Exporter of the year and this year BRW named her one of fifteen people that changed the way Australia does business in the last 35 years.

Based in Melbourne, Janine is a working mother of four. Her life is hectic so she understands firsthand the demands the world can put on an individua! Janine is an advocate for a healthy lifestyle – she maintains a five-day-a-week yoga practice and she is a very average surfer and tennis player ... but loves both.