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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...

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...

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...
4th of July Entertaining

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 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,...

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...

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...

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® 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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® 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...

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