Our “5 Questions With” blog segment gives you the inside scoop on the inner workings of Edible Arrangements® by bringing you an exclusive look at the work lives of some EA corporate employees. This week, we talked to Produce Manager, Rick Spreyer, of the FRESH Department, to learn a little more about his role in securing only the very best produce for Edible Arrangements® stores.
1. What are you working on right now?
Right now I am working on sourcing additional growers for our FRESH program. We are constantly monitoring market reports and looking for dynamic growing partners that we can use to supply the fruit for our arrangements.
2. What is the absolute best part of your job?
The best part of my job is the interaction with our growers, and getting them excited to be a part of the “Edible Brand”. They take a lot of pride knowing that the produce they are growing is good enough to be featured in our product.
3. What’s your favorite kind of chocolate dipped fruit?
Until I started working here I would have said strawberry, but I have been awakened to the bliss of chocolate covered pineapple!
4. Tell us something you’ve learned while working at Edible Arrangements®.
Having never worked in a franchise system before, you see the importance of a strong corporate structure supporting our franchise partners. Being a part of the system gives you the opportunity to see the pride our franchisees take in being a member of the Edible Arrangements® organization.
5. What WOWs you?
People that are passionate about what they do have always WOW-ed me. If you like what you are doing, it reflects in your performance, so it’s nice to see people doing a job they enjoy and taking pride in their work. The level of enthusiasm that our franchise partners show about Edible Arrangements® WOWs me every day!
For more information on careers at the Edible Arrangements International corporate headquarters in Wallingford, CT, visit: www.ediblearrangements.com/about/Careers.aspx