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Thanksgiving Tips

How to have a deliciously sweet Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is one of the most beloved family holidays because it means time with the 3 Fs: family, food, and football! If you follow...

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...

Planning the Perfect Lunch for Back-to-School & Beyond

The back-to-school excitement is brewing, which means it’s time to break out of that summer vacation routine! Although this is an exciting time (for...

How to Survive Cyber Monday & Win!

Make a list of MUST-buy items For those looking to avoid the madness of Black Friday, Cyber Monday provides a less chaotic (and less dangerous!)...
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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,...

Life at Edible®: 5 Reasons to Celebrate Your Team

“Celebrate what’s good in life” is a motto that we at Edible® live by every day, and although we’re all busy with meetings, long...

Edible® Fan Feature: September Edition

Our fans were pretty busy celebrating this month, and we couldn’t be happier to be a part of their special moments. From birthdays to...

5 Leadership Lessons from our “People” Expert, Ed Welsh

In the Boss’s Day spirit (it’s right around the corner!), we’ve been reflecting on traits of some of our favorite bosses and leaders and...

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...

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...

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...

5 Questions With Christine Racine, Director of Information Technology

Our “5 Questions With” blog segment gives you the inside scoop on the inner workings of Edible Arrangements® by bringing you an exclusive look...

5 Questions With Drew Sirico, Digital Marketing Director

Our “5 Questions With” blog segment gives you the inside scoop on the inner workings of Edible Arrangements® by bringing you an exclusive look...

5 Questions With Suzanne Anderson, Office Clerk

Our “5 Questions With” blog segment gives you the inside scoop on the inner workings of Edible Arrangements® by bringing you an exclusive look...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

5 Questions With Mike Martin, Store Support Coordinator

Our “5 Questions With” blog segment gives you the inside scoop on the inner workings of Edible Arrangements® by bringing you an exclusive look...

5 Questions With Matthew Papallo, Revenue Audit Manager

Our “5 Questions With” blog segment gives you the inside scoop on the inner workings of Edible Arrangements® by bringing you an exclusive look...

5 Questions With Sarah Dinan, Construction Services Manager

Our “5 Questions With” blog segment gives you the inside scoop on the inner workings of Edible Arrangements® by bringing you an exclusive look...

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...

5 Questions With Don Schmidt, Franchise Development Consultant

Our “5 Questions With” blog segment gives you the inside scoop on the inner workings of Edible Arrangements® by bringing you an exclusive look...

Sincerely, Papyrus

Bloggers Note: You’ve probably noticed that we use Papyrus in our logo. (And if you haven’t, just ask any graphic designer you know --...

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...

5 Questions With Amy Wietmarschen, Project Manager

Our “5 Questions With” blog segment gives you the inside scoop on the inner workings of Edible Arrangements® by bringing you an exclusive look...

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...

5 Questions With Ron Oliveri, Director of Operations

Our “5 Questions With” blog segment gives you the inside scoop on the inner workings of Edible Arrangements® by bringing you an exclusive look...

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...

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...

5 Questions With Cindy Mockler, Creative Designer

Our “5 Questions With” blog segment gives you the inside scoop on the inner workings of Edible Arrangements® by bringing you an exclusive look...

5 Questions With Giulia Massaro, Field Marketing Manager

Our “5 Questions With” blog segment gives you the inside scoop on the inner workings of Edible Arrangements® by bringing you an exclusive look...

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...

5 Questions With Rick Spreyer, Produce Manager

Our “5 Questions With” blog segment gives you the inside scoop on the inner workings of Edible Arrangements® by bringing you an exclusive look...

5 Questions With John Wuycheck, Vice President of Franchise Development

Our “5 Questions With” blog segment gives you the inside scoop on the inner workings of Edible Arrangements® by bringing you an exclusive look...

Fruit at Work: Edible Arrangements® Corporate Office Expansion Now in Progress

Construction on our 2013 office expansion at the Edible Arrangements® corporate headquarters in Wallingford, CT is officially underway! The area in between our current...

5 Questions With Mike Portanova, Real Estate Manager

Our “5 Questions With” blog segment gives you the inside scoop on the inner workings of Edible Arrangements® by bringing you an exclusive look...

5 Questions With Sania Mahmood, Assistant Controller

Our “5 Questions With” blog segment gives you the inside scoop on the inner workings of Edible Arrangements® by bringing you an exclusive look...

Hat’s Off to Texas

As they say, everything is bigger in Texas, and now Edible Arrangements is getting bigger in the Lone Star state as well with 2...

Now Edible Arrangements at Northbrook, Illinois

Husband and wife Chan (Darren) and Bonnie, along with Darren’s brother Yi (Sunny) signed an agreement to open their second Edible Arrangements store to...

Edible Arrangements® in Phoenix, Arizona

In April 2011, Edible Arrangements® franchisees Brandon and Marci took ownership of the store located at 2824 East Indian School Road, Suite 15 in...

Bob and Michelle Opened Their First Edible Arrangements® Store

Bob and Michelle opened their first Edible Arrangements® store at 110-8700 200 Street in Langley, British Columbia (604-888-3434) in March 2010, and they have...

Edible Arrangements stores in Nevada, in Reno and Sparks

Husband and wife team Cameron and Kristine have signed franchise agreements to open their fourth and fifth Edible Arrangements stores in Nevada, in Reno...

Jude and Gwendolyn Signed An Agreement to Expand their business

Jude and Gwendolyn, EA franchisees since August of 2007 currently own two Edible Arrangements stores, one at 20669 West Lake Houston Parkway, Suite E...

First Edible Arrangements Store

Tana opened her first store at 5501 N 7th Avenue in Phoenix (602-265-8600) after learning about Edible Arrangements through a relative in California. She...

Second Edible Arrangements Store in Laredo

Claudia one of the owners of the Edible Arrangements store that is coming soon to Laredo Texas, received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in...

Hany and Adita stores in Irvine and Santa Ana, California

Husband and wife Hany and Adita have signed franchisee agreements to open two stores in California – one in Irvine, and one in Santa...

Edible Arrangements store in Edina Minnesota

Brenda and Jeffrey own an Edible Arrangements store at 5824 Lincoln Drive (952-935-2852) in Edina Minnesota, and have just signed a franchise agreement to...

Edible Arrangements® Says Thank You With Six Free Gourmet, Chocolate-Covered Strawberries — September 21...

New Fall Bouquets of Fruit Welcome the Flavors of the Season WALLINGFORD, CT--(September 9, 2009) - Edible Arrangements, the pioneer and leader in artistically designed...

Edible Arrangements Launches First National Television Campaign Targeting Men

Fresh Fruit Retail Leader Launches 2010 National Advertising Campaign With Exclusive on ESPN WALLINGFORD, CT--(Marketwire - 01/27/10) - Edible Arrangements, the pioneer and leader in...

Forbes names Edible Arrangements “Top 20 Franchises for the Buck”

I was honored to learn that Edible Arrangements has been named by Forbes as one of the “Top 20 Franchises for the Buck.” It...

Edible Arrangements® 2012 Annual Convention

Well, I’m on my way to the 7th Annual Edible Arrangements Convention in Orlando, Florida. This is my favorite event of the year as...

Fruit Summit

A few weeks ago we held our very first Fruit Summit at our Edible Arrangements corporate headquarters in Wallingford, CT. What is a Fruit...

Orange Blossoms for a Cause

People often ask me what it’s like to be in the happiness business, and it’s a question I never get tired of answering. Edible...

Edible Arrangements Blooms on Bloomberg TV

Yesterday, Wednesday, April 18, was a special day for Edible Arrangements and all our hardworking franchisees. On behalf of Edible Arrangements, I appeared on...
Edible Arrangements Locally Owned

Local Franchise Features

Enterprise Owner Lauren Little is featured in The Florida Times-Union, a publication from Jacksonville where she owns two stores.  Along with her husband James,...

Once Again Named to Entrepreneur’s “Franchise 500”

Entrepreneur.com has just announced its 33rd Annual Franchise 500 rankings and we are once again honored to be ranked in three relevant categories.  Edible...

Edible Arrangements keeps growing in Q1

We wanted to share with you that even after opening our 1,000th store a few weeks ago, the customer demand and entrepreneurial spirit of...

Five New Edible Arrangements Stores Open

We are excited to announce that five new Edible Arrangements (two include our Edible To Go expanded product line) stores opened last week.  The...

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