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Edible Arrangements® Nears 600,000 Facebook Fans Just One Month After Celebrating Half a Million...

In late September, we celebrated reaching a Facebook milestone when the Edible Arrangements® brand Facebook page reached a whopping 500,000 “likes.” We celebrated with...

Edible Arrangements CEO on Sweet Success

CEO of Edible Arrangements® Tariq Farid talks about his popular fruit bouquets, his plans for future expansion and his strategy for the year 2010 Tariq...

Edible Arrangements Ranks #5 on Top 100 Franchises List for 2015

Franchise Gator has ranked Edible Arrangements® #5 on its list of Top 100 Franchises for 2015. One of the web's largest franchise opportunity directories,...

Edible Arrangements® Ranks Among Top Franchises in the World

We are so pleased to announce that Edible Arrangements® has again been ranked #40 among the top 500 franchises in the world on Entreprenuer...

Fruit For Father’s Day

Father’s Day is around the corner, and here at Edible Arrangements® we’re gearing up for the most fruit-filled Dad’s Day yet! We already know...
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Franchise Update: The Year (So Far) for Edible® Franchise Growth

Here at Edible Arrangements®, we’re proud to work with local business owners and entrepreneurs to bring our unique franchise concept to their local markets,...

Celebrating Another Year with Our Franchisees

One of our favorite things about what we do is being a part of life’s special moments by carefully crafting and hand-delivering delicious fresh...

Thank You Gifts for Nurses and Teacher Appreciation Week

Every May, we show some well-deserved appreciation for two under-appreciated and overlook professions. Yes, every May we celebrate teachers and nurses, with a special...

Edible Arrangements launches ‘To Go’ concept

Alicia Kelso @www.qsrweb.com Edible Arrangements has been recognizable for its fresh fruit creations since its inception in 1999. Now, the brand is adding a...

Edible Arrangements® Earns Moms’ Approval

For the 12th consecutive year, Edible Arrangements® set a Mother's Day sales record in 2013. We also had our strongest Mother's Day Sunday ever,...

It’s Mom’s Day at Edible Arrangements®

We have something new in store for moms this year. And if history is any indication, a record number of mothers nationwide will celebrate...

Move Over Chocolate Bunnies and Little Yellow Chicks

Every holiday brings another opportunity for us to give our guests the freshest (and tastiest) takes on traditional holiday treats. And this spring, we’re...

Let’s Meet The IFA’s 2009 Entreprenuer Of The Year, Tariq Farid!

Tariq Farid was honored by the International Franchise Association as its "Entrepreneur of the Year" during its 49th annual convention being held in San...

A Unique Franchise Concept Bears Fruit

Succeeding in business in this tough economy is a challenge for most business owners. Entrepreneur Tariq Farid is tackling this head on, not just...

Fruit business catches the upside of a down market

Derek Sankey, Financial Post Published: Friday, March 27, 2009 Todd Korol/National PostStefani Williamson of Edible Arrangements at her store in Calgary Call it resilient franchising:...

Tariq Farid Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year(R) 2009 Award Winner

Award Recognizes Entrepreneurial Excellence in Retail & Consumer Products Category Edible Arrangements, the pioneer and leader in hand-sculpted, fresh fruit arrangements, today announced that its...

Edible Arrangements® expansion in China

Edible Arrangements® has been growing worldwide, and we are excited to announce that we have just opened our 1260th store in Guangzhou, China. This...

Store Spotlights on Edible Arrangements® of Hamilton, NJ and Poughkeepsie, NY

Spotlight: Jeanne Rappa, Owner Edible Arrangements® #219 Hamilton, NJ Owning a small business was destiny for Edible Arrangements® Franchisee, Jeanne Rappa. A lifelong New Jersey...

Edible Arrangements® Welcomes New Franchisees, Matt and Angela Ramsey

We always love to brag when our Edible Arrangements® family gains amazing new franchisees. That's why we're so pleased to welcome Matt and Angela...

Edible Arrangements® Partners With ServSafe®

We are proud to announce that we have moved our food handling training program to the next level by partnering with the National Restaurant...

Edible Arrangements® Lands a Spot on Franchise Times Top 200

Edible Arrangements® is thrilled to appear at #128 on the Franchise Times Top 200 Franchise Systems 2014 list. This is Edible Arrangements'® 6th consecutive year...

Celebrating the diversity of our franchise community

From its beginning, America has been referred to as a melting pot, where people of different races, religions and cultures are welcomed with the...

Tariq Farid Talks Path to Success in Entrepreneur

In Founder and CEO Tariq Farid’s most recent contribution to Entrepreneur, he discusses why societal labels should never limit one’s potential to grow into...

Fresh New Concept: Edible To Go® Location Debuts at the Mall St. Matthews in...

We’re making it easier than ever for our guests to enjoy fresh fruit treats, chocolate dipped fruit, and premium fresh fruit bouquets with the...

Manager Training in Richmond, VA

Our latest on-the-road Edible Arrangements®’ Manager Training session takes place this week on July 11th and 12th in Richmond, VA. Following the field Manager...

Fresh Marketing: A New Look for Edible To Go® at the Mall

Our new Edible To Go® mall concept launched in Louisville, KY on June 28th, 2013, unveiling a fresh look on everything from packaging and...

NEW Make Today A Little Sweeter™ Collection Launch & Facebook Giveaway

Our Make Today A Little Sweeter™ Collection is now officially available in stores and online! This all new line of fresh fruit gifts was...

The Newest Additions to the Edible Arrangements® E-commerce Team

The Edible Arrangements® corporate E-commerce team is growing! Since the start of 2013, three new employees joined the corporate E-commerce team -- Wambui Kihanya,...

A Fresh New Website: Ediblearrangements.com Redesign

Something fresh is in store for Edible Arrangements®, and this time we’re not just talking about our fruit -- we’re in the process of...

Edible Arrangements® Social Media Giveaway Results: A Sweet Success

To support the launch of our new Make Today a Little Sweeter™ Collection, last month we hosted a month-long giveaway on Facebook that we...

Welcome to the World of Edible Arrangements®: Winter Wonderland

The winter holiday season has officially begun! And to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year, we are proud to present our most...

Carrying on the Tradition of WOW

In the earliest days of Edible Arrangements, before it even became an official tag line, I set out with one simple goal in mind:...

Starting the New Year off Fresh: Our NEW Pear Collection

We believe the start of the New Year is always the perfect time for something fresh. So, we’re kicking off 2013 with some all-new...

The Heartbeat of Edible Arrangements®: Celebrating our Franchisees this Valentine’s Day

The season of love is officially upon us, and we’re quickly approaching one of the biggest and most anticipated holidays for Edible Arrangements® --...

Edible Arrangements®: Giving Veterans A “Hero’s Welcome”

At Edible Arrangements®, we truly appreciate the bravery, commitment and sacrifice of the military men and women who serve our country.  We believe so...

Our Cupcake Collection is a Sweet Success

With its launch in the summer of 2012, our Cupcake Collection has quickly gained recognition and praise as one of Edible Arrangements® most successful...

The President’s Award Goes To…..

The Edible Arrangements® 7th annual international convention concluded last week in Orlando and I could not be more pleased as to how it went....

A Mission We All Believe In

A few years ago I decided that Edible Arrangements® needed a new mission statement. The mission statement had to be simple, easy to remember...

The Edible Arrangements® Website Keeps Getting Better

The World of Edible Arrangements™ is unique, fresh and beautiful.  There are always a lot of new products, promotions and site enhancements that make...

Breaking Barriers – One Store at a Time

When I first started Edible Arrangements® in 1999 in a corner of my flower shop in East Haven, I never dreamed that we would...

Spreading a Little Happiness in Detroit

Last year, as part of our Edible Cares™ community outreach program, we launched a specific program called Random Acts of Happiness which recognized someone...

Walking With a Purpose

In my last entry I spoke about the Detroit area Edible Arrangements franchisees who are passionately involved with charitable causes in their communities. This...

Franchising Is a Family Affair

For the Goods, Franchising Is a Family Affair It can truly be said that a franchise is only as successful as its franchisees. I’ve always...

The Edible Arrangements® Experience: A Multi-Cultural Celebration

Fresh fruit bouquets for Hanukkah with pineapple Star of David shapes, green-colored (white) chocolate strawberries and pineapple in our St. Patrick’s Day collection, arrangements...

The Adventure of Entrepreneurship

I never cease to be amazed and pleased by the passion and genuine dedication our franchisees bring to the table, and by the challenges...

Managing Your Way To The Top

What does it take to be number one – the top in business or field of expertise? Some may say it is luck. That...

Becoming a Beloved Brand

What does it mean to be a beloved brand, and why is it important? What is it that makes some brands almost iconic in...

A Teacher’s Gift

The past few weeks across America many students were celebrating with their families graduation from or promotion to the next grade in school. It’s...

The American Opportunity -Part 1

On Monday I was honored to be a guest speaker at a leadership conference for young adults, students ages 16-24, in Washington, D.C. Many...

The American Opportunity- Part 2

This is a continuation of the blog entry I made yesterday on July 12 where I mentioned my discussion with hundreds of young adults...

The Immigrant Learning Center’s Immigrant Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

The Immigrant Learning Center in Malden, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston, assists immigrants and refugees by providing free English classes. The center recognizes that...

A California Success Story

Franchisees like Larry help make the Edible Arrangements franchise a success. Bringing decades of knowledge and experience to the table, Larry is someone who...

Franchising: A Family Affair

I never cease to be amazed by the ways in which peoples’ lives are positively impacted by becoming part of the Edible Arrangements franchise....

Welcoming a Naval Veteran to the Edible Arrangements Franchise System

Here at Edible Arrangements, we hold those who serve our great nation in very high regard, and are honored whenever a former member of...

Making the Multi-Unit Leap

I have tremendous respect and admiration for those who take that momentous step to becoming multi-unit owners. Having been there myself, I understand the...

Passion for the Product Is Where It All Begins

As I’ve said before, passion –intelligent passion - for everything you do is the name of the game if you want to be a...

Taking the Short Road to Multi-Unit Ownership

Very often, the franchisees who are the most successful are the ones who allow their dedication and desire to lead the way, and insist...

Raising the WOW Factor in the Sunshine State

After bringing one of our delicious, made-to-order Edible Arrangements bouquets to an event and instantly becoming the center of attention, Jack got an inkling...

The Sweet Taste of Success

I always feel so proud when one of our franchisees gets called upon to participate in an educational business event. I am a big...

Edible Arrangements Again Ranked as One of the Top Franchises

I just looked over Entrepreneur.com’s 2012 “Franchise 500” rankings, the 33rd version of their annual list. The rankings of the top franchise companies show...

Best of the Web

Edible Arrangement’s website has been named to the Internet Retailer Hot 100 list for 2012.  This award singled-out EdibleArrangements.com for its use of the...

Encouraging People to Donate Blood to the American Red Cross

Summer is the season for spending time outdoors, enjoying our families, and taking much needed vacations. Unfortunately, the need for blood donations never takes...

National Promotions Designed to Dovetail with Local Efforts for the Most Impact.

This summer, Edible Arrangements is running a “Random Acts of Happiness” campaign encouraging people to perform little - or not so little – acts...

Making a Mission Statement Come to Life: Edible Arrangements Sixth Annual Convention

Two weeks ago Edible Arrangements® held its sixth annual convention in Las Vegas, NV, our first one since we simplified our mission statement. Like...

Edible Arrangements Ranked in The Franchise Times

Despite what the Franchise Times calls “the Great Recession,” Edible Arrangements shot up their Top 200 Systems list, from 163 last year to 150...

Edible Arrangements Signs Master Franchisee Agreement in Turkey

New Franchisee to Open 15 Locations Throughout Turkey in Next Five Years WALLINGFORD, Conn., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Edible Arrangements, the pioneer and leader in...

The Boss-Bouquets That Bear Fruit

I WAS born in Pakistan and came to the United States in 1981, when I was 11. My grandfather owned a farm in Pakistan...

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) ‘Brands’ Hotest Retailer

BusinessWire - The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) has announced the winner of its 2010 "Hot Retailer" award, which recognizes innovative retail concepts...

Edible Arrangements to Open 1,000th Store

WALLINGFORD — Edible Arrangements, which specializes in “floral” arrangements made of fresh fruit, has signed its 1,000th franchise agreement, company officials announced. The company said...

New Edible to Go® in Sacramento, CA

Franchise partners Audrie and Shaun Spears were recently lauded by The Natomas Buzz for the successful opening of their second Edible Arrangements® store in...

Top Edible Arrangements® Moments of 2013

Another year is officially coming to an end, which means it’s time to review some of our top moments of 2013! In case you...

Reflecting On A Very Special School Day

Edible Arrangements® believes that every single day is a reason to celebrate, and last month, we were able to celebrate teachers and students at...
FranchiseGator.com's Franchise 100 of 2014 Top 10

Edible Arrangements Named #2 on FranchiseGator.com’s Top 100 Franchises of 2014

Here at Edible Arrangements®, we’re proud of how much our company has grown in 15 years. We are always doing all we can to...

Graduating from Edible® University

This is Nancy Hall, Communications Specialist at Edible Arrangements® International and, as of Friday, a proud graduate of Edible University! As promised last week,...

Come Study at Edible® University

If you’re  interested in becoming a Franchise Partner with Edible Arrangements®, you better prepare to go back to school – Edible University, that is!...

Edible Arrangements® Lands Spot on Internet Retailer’s Social Media 500 List

We are always proud to share the news the hard work of our team gets recognized, and we couldn’t be more excited to be...

Happening Now: Free Apple Fruit Truffles® 6-Piece Box with Purchase!

For a limited time only, Edible Arrangements® is offering one exceptionally sweet  deal: Get a FREE Apple Fruit Truffles® 6-piece box with any purchase of...

Two Edible Arrangements® Franchise Partners on iHeartRadio’s Show Your Stripes

In June 2013, Clear Channel launched iHeartRadio’s Show Your Stripes. The company-wide community service initiative aims to shine a light on unemployment among U.S....

Edible Arrangements® Valentine’s Day Social Media Concierge Team

The Edible Arrangements® Social Media Team is ready for one of the busiest weeks at the office, and adding the finishing touches to our...

Edible Arrangements® #WhenWordsFail Giveaway Results

We ended 2013 with a great social media giveaway that complemented our newest national advertising campaign that was all about those inevitable moments “when...

5 Questions With Chaz Wolfe, Edible Arrangements® Franchise Partner

Our “5 Questions With” blog segment gives you the inside scoop on the inner workings of Edible Arrangements®. This week, we talked to one...

Destined for Freshness: Candi Connors Talks Business

Edible Arrangements® franchise partner, Candida “Candi” Connors, first became interested in owning a store as a customer herself --  back in 2004, Candi wanted...

Living Up to Our Own Standards: A Special Valentine’s Day Message

Certified Happiness. It’s not just a catchy tagline, but rather a very real philosophy that is taken seriously as a corporate goal by all...

Fruit Summit 2013: Third Time Around

Fruit Summit: An event in which a select group of Edible Arrangements® franchisees and corporate team members engage in strategic discussions in a small...

Farid Foundation Donates $100,000 to Yale School of Medicine

The Farid Foundation, a philanthropic organization established by Edible Arrangements® President and CEO Tariq Farid, along with his brother and COO Kamran Farid, announced today...

Edible Cares™ Fund Provides Support to Store Employees

Edible Arrangements® President and CEO Tariq Farid and COO Kamran Farid recently announced the launch of our company’s Edible Cares™ Fund - a yearly...

Edible Arrangements® Expands Corporate Office Campus

The Edible Arrangements® corporate offices in Wallingford, Conn. began a new stage of expansion last fall, with the purchase of a 23,057-square-foot commercial building...

Edible Arrangements Doubles Veteran Discount

Dec. 1, 2011 -- Edible Arrangements, the pioneer and leader in hand-sculpted, fresh-fruit arrangements, announced today that it has doubled its veteran's discount from...

Beijing Welcomes Edible Arrangements

Edible Arrangements, the pioneer and leader in hand-sculpted, fresh-fruit arrangements, has expanded its international presence to China with the opening of its first store...

Edible Arrangements®: Former U.S. Marine Shares First Coast Success

Former U.S. Marine, Lauren Little, recently shared her success story as an Edible Arrangements® franchise partner with The Daily Record. Earlier this year, Lauren...

A Reason to Celebrate at King of Prussia Mall®

Wow, what a trip! We recently visited the King of Prussia Mall® in Pennsylvania to celebrate the Grand Opening of our newest Edible To...

The Early Bird Gets the Fruit

The early bird gets the fruit this holiday season at Edible Arrangements®! From November 1st through November 24th, you can enjoy two extra sweet...

Edible Arrangements Announces New Riverside, CA Design & Distribution Center

Local Economy Benefits As Facility Opens Serving Over 900 Retail Locations in the US and Canada - WALLINGFORD, Conn., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Edible...

Inc. Fruit Bouquets in Every Time Zone

By Nicole Carter July 14, 2011 How do you keep a smooth supply chain when you sell perishable goods on an international scale? Edible Arrangements's...

Social Media Concierge Service at Edible Arrangements®

In the past few years, we began to see a distinct trend on social media – more and more guests were seeking “social customer...

Edible Arrangements® Opens 1,100th Store

Just one year after opening our 1,000th store location, we’re proud to announce we’ve reached a new milestone: the opening of the 1,100th Edible...

The Story Behind Our Breast Cancer Awareness Collection

Have you ever wondered where our pink chocolate-filled collection of Breast Cancer Awareness arrangements originated? Edible Arrangements® franchise partner, Candi Connors, and one-time employee...

Military Veterans Wanted: An Edible Arrangements® Mission

In the most recent issue of Civilian Times News and Military Transition News, Edible Arrangements® CEO Tariq Farid talks about how our company continually...

NEW and Now at the King of Prussia Mall® – Edible to Go®

In June, we revealed our brand new Edible To Go® mall concept in Louisville, KY, and now we’re excited to announce the opening of...

Tariq Farid and Maurice Welton Talk Hero’s Welcome™ on FOX & Friends

Edible Arrangements® President and CEO Tariq Farid and Texas-based Edible Arrangements® franchisee Maurice Welton sat down with Ainsley Earheardt of FOX & Friends last...

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