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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...

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...

Edible Arrangements® Founder & CEO Tariq Farid Donates to North Haven Fire Department

Edible Arrangements® Founder and CEO Tariq Farid recently made a generous donation to the North Haven Fire Department, providing the department with a check...

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...

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...

Recognizing Exceptional Edible Arrangements® Franchisees

This post originally appeared on Tariq Farid.com. One of my great pleasures as the CEO of Edible Arrangements® is the opportunity to recognize the outstanding...

Anti-Defamation League Debunks False Rumors

The post below was originally published by the Anti-Defamation League on adl.org.  False Rumor; Edible Arrangements Owners Do Not "Fund Hamas"  A widely circulated rumor suggests...

A Message from our Founder and CEO Tariq Farid

This blog post titled, "A closer look at who we support, and why" was originally posted by Edible Arrangements® CEO and Founder Tariq Farid...
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Edible Arrangements CEO Launches New Tariq Farid Foundation Website

Established in 2013 by Tariq Farid, the founder and CEO of Edible Arrangements®, the Tariq Farid Foundation is a philanthropic, non-profit corporation providing support...

Successful Branding: CEO Tariq Farid Follows Inspiration

In a recent interview, our Founder and CEO Tariq Farid sat down with Sales Bench™ to discuss how Edible Arrangements® has been able to...

CEO Tariq Farid Donates to Wallingford-Based Organizations

Edible Arrangements® Founder and CEO Tariq Farid extended a generous philanthropic hand to two local organizations recently, Master’s Manna and the Hubcap, in which...

CEO Tariq Farid Talks Technology & Franchising

In a recent feature article on www.entrepreneur.com, Edible Arrangements® Founder and CEO Tariq Farid was highlighted as an advocate and leader in innovative technology for...

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...

CEO Tariq Farid Donates to New Haven Register Fresh Air Fund

Edible Arrangements® Founder and CEO Tariq Farid generously donated $20,000 to the New Haven Register Fresh Air Fund this past week, marking the second...

CEO Tariq Farid Donates to Youth@Work Program

Edible Arrangements® Founder & CEO Tariq Farid recently paid homage to his humble beginnings by giving a generous donation of $35,000 to the City...

Edible Arrangements welcomes Robert Price as new president

Today it is our pleasure to introduce Robert Price as the new President of Edible Arrangements®. This is an incredibly exciting time for the...

Spotted: Edible Arrangements® featured on The Street

How is it possible to innovate on a product like fruit which seems to be pretty evolved? Tariq Farid, President and CEO of Edible...

CEO Tariq Farid Credits Success to Mom’s Support

We are just two days away from helping moms and their families celebrate Mother’s Day for the 15th consecutive year, and all we can...

A Teacher’s Gift: CEO Tariq Farid Shares Experience

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 President’s Remarks: Mother’s Day Marketing Campaign

Monday, April 28th marks the official launch of our 2014 Mother’s Day International Marketing campaign. In fact, our President and CEO Tariq Farid believes...

Edible Arrangements® President & CEO Tariq Farid Re-Launches Official Blog

Edible Arrangements® founder and CEO Tariq Farid has officially announced the re-launch of his blog, tariqfarid.com. There, Farid plans to routinely share some of...

Spotted: Tariq Farid and Edible Arrangements® Featured on Forbes.com

Edible Arrangements® has proven to be more than just a novelty, and Forbes.com is taking notice. Founder and CEO, Tariq Farid spoke to Forbes...

Spotted: Tariq Farid on Fox Business’ Varney&Co with Stuart Varney

Edible Arrangements® founder and CEO, Tariq Farid stopped by Fox Business' Varney&Co. to talk with host Stuart Varney about the sweet secrets behind the success of the...

Happy 15th Birthday Edible Arrangements®

Edible Arrangements® is celebrating its 15th Birthday and we are so excited to share what we've been up to! In 15 short years, Edible...

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...

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...

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...

Year’s Top Bananas Recognized at 2013 Convention

Every year, we celebrate the success of our amazing franchisees by presenting awards to honor their accomplishments in several key categories.  This year, we...

It’s Official… Meet Our New Agency Partners

We’re thrilled to officially announce that we’ve chosen creative powerhouse The Richards Group as our new creative advertising agency, and industry leader Horizon Media...

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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Fruit for the 4th of July

From outdoor barbecues with family and friends to an evening of fireworks or other festivities, our collection of patriotic fruit arrangements for the 4th...

Edible Arrangements® is Now on Instagram

At Edible Arrangements®, we are invested in using social media as an important part of our overall brand strategy. The latest social platform we’re...

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...

Halfway Mark: New Edible Arrangements® Store Openings in 2013 (So Far)

It’s hard to believe that we’re halfway through 2013! A lot has been happening here at Edible Arrangements® over the past six months (including...

Summer Seasonal Collection: Watermelon, Kiwi, Mango and more!

It’s that time again -- the weather is getting warmer, the sun is shining, and our favorite summer fruit arrangements are officially back for...

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...

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...

Window Shoppers Rejoice: Our Newest Signage Kits Are Now in Stores!

Merchandising our storefronts is a huge opportunity for us to engage with Guests, whether they are driving by or walking in. And, with such...

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,...

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...

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...

Edible Arrangements® and IFA’s FranCamp 2013

Edible Arrangements® was a proud supporter and sponsor of FranCamp 2013, the International Franchise Association’s (IFA) Digital Marketing & Technology Best Practices Conference, held...

5 Questions With Sally Velcofsky, Director of Operations Services

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

Diá de las Madres con Edible Arrangements®

At Edible Arrangements®, Mother’s Day has always been one of our biggest and busiest holidays. Now, we’re tapping into another special day for moms:...

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...

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...

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...

Edible Arrangements® is an Internet Retailer Top 100 Retailer

For the second consecutive year, Edible Arrangements® is a Top 100 retailer on the Internet Retailer Top 500! This year, Edible Arrangements® is ranked...

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...

5 Questions With Jared Lombardo, 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...

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,...

Go West, Edible Arrangements®, Go West

The establishment of new Edible Arrangements® franchise locations throughout the country (and worldwide!) is always a top priority for us, and this year especially,...

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...

Well-Deserved Recognition for an Exemplary Franchisee

At last year’s Edible Arrangements convention, it was my pleasure to bestow the President’s Award—the highest honor an EA franchisee can achieve—to Maurice Welton,...

5 Questions With Tom Horn, Vice President of Human Resources

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

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...

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...

Smart Gifting for Smarter Living with Edible Arrangements® This Month

As the creator and leader in the fresh fruit gift giving industry, Edible Arrangements® has always promoted healthier lifestyle choices, including fresh ways to...

Edible Arrangements International is Growing!

We recently made a number of exciting announcements regarding our 2012 and 2013 corporate employee growth. To support our franchise system that now encompasses...

Time to Celebrate: Spring Has Arrived

Winter’s wind may still be whispering in our ears, but it’s easy to see that spring is upon us! As the snow melts away...

Edible Arrangements® Best Dipped Fruit Sale Period.™

Shaved coconuts and crushed almonds. Confetti sprinkles and lovely heart-shaped sprinkles. Miniature chocolate morsels and rich chocolate micro drops. Semisweet chocolate with white drizzle,...

Local Edible Arrangements® StoresJoin the Fight Against MS

In recognition of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s MS Awareness Month this March, 63 Edible Arrangements® stores located in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode...

Looking Forward To Our 2nd Fruit Summit

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

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...

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...

John Wuycheck Named Edible Arrangements® Vice President of Franchise Development

With our sights set on continuing Edible Arrangements®’ global expansion through 2013 and beyond, we’re excited to announce that franchise veteran John Wuycheck was...

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Valentine’s Day 2013 at Edible Arrangements®

A heartfelt “Thank You” to every single one of our franchisees, managers, and Fruit Experts® who contributed to another fruitful Valentine’s Day! After months...

We’re Ready for Valentine’s Day 2013

The season of love is officially upon us, and here at Edible Arrangements®, we’ve been preparing for the BIG day for 364 days… every...

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...

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® --...

Fresh Fruit Is Now America’s #1 Snack

It’s official: fresh fruit is now America’s #1 snack food! One of the country’s leading market research companies, The NPD Group, made this proclamation...

Edible Arrangements® Hosts 2013 Grower/Distributor Conference

On Wednesday, January 16th, we welcomed Edible Arrangements® produce vendors at our 2013 Grower/Distributor Conference, held in North Haven, Conn. This collaborative day of...

Happy National Dipped Fruit Week®!

At Edible Arrangements®, we believe every day is another reason to celebrate. That’s why we’ve created our own semi-annual celebration: National Dipped Fruit Week®....

Edible Arrangements® Honors Corporate Employees

Nine outstanding corporate employees were recently recognized by the Edible Arrangements® management team for their exceptional contributions during the 2012 calendar year. Amy Wietmarschen...

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...

My Store Marketing; New Year, New Toolkits

A new year is on the horizon for Edible Arrangements and its local store marketing tactics.  The marketing team here has developed a new,...

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:...

Edible Arrangements® Earns Inc. Magazine’s Hire Power Awards No. 5-Ranking in State of Connecticut

Inc. Magazine recently recognized Edible Arrangements® as one of the top job-creating organizations in the state of Connecticut, listing the company at No. 5...

McAllen Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Edible Arrangements® Franchisee Maurice Welton with 2012 Top 5...

The hard work and dedication demonstrated during this past year has once again earned Maurice Welton, owner of four Edible Arrangements® stores in Texas...

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...

Showing Support to Make Life a Little Sweeter ™

As Hurricane Sandy barreled through the East Coast over the weekend and into Monday, leaving many cities and towns reeling, we at Edible Arrangements®...

Edible Arrangements® Gets Spooky with 2012 Halloween Collection

Halloween is right around the corner, and we’ve ramped up our frighteningly fresh Halloween Collection with the launch of a new arrangement, the BOOtastic...

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® Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This October marks the seventh year we’ve partnered with the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the Breast Cancer Society of Canada to help stomp...

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...

Deriving Inspiration from Franchisees Who Give Back

I never fail to be impressed and inspired by the interest so many of our franchisees take in their local communities. Giving back is...

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...

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...

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...

Edible Arrangements® hits 500,000 Facebook Fan milestone

We would like to thank our 500,000+ Facebook fans for being so supportive and a major part of our growth.   It’s a tremendous accomplishment...

Community Connection

One of the things I love the most about our franchisees is their dedication and commitment to their communities. Over the years as Edible...

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...

Giving Back Puts You Ahead

Have you ever been so moved by a special person that you become so grateful that there are people like them in this world....

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....

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...

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 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...

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