Valentine’s Day is a very special day. Every year we mark February 14th as the day to show our love and appreciation for our partners, kids and close friends. This year, the traditional Valentine’s Day plans may be altered, but that does not mean we cannot celebrate our loved ones. At Edible, Valentine’s Day is one of our biggest holidays of the year. From our famous chocolate covered strawberries to our new FruitFlowers®, our products embody the Valentine’s Day spirit. As the day approaches, we wanted to share our enhance safety protocols, so you can remain confident in allowing our teams to share in your celebration. Most importantly, we hope everyone is safe and healthy.
As our towns, states and country adapt to the changing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we believe it is critical that organizations, such as Edible Arrangements®, provide consistent communication with our customers to ensure everyone remains up-to-speed on our safety protocols. In particular, as people look to gift delivery options for special holidays like Valentine’s Day, we wanted to confirm that we are committed to the safety of our employees and customers. Please find our safety protocols, which we believe ensure the safety of our Edible community and allows us to help celebrate all of those every day occasions and special events like Valentine’s Day.
Although our stores and lobbies are now open for business, we are continuing to offer curbside pickup. Customers that choose this option should arrive at their local Edible Arrangements® and call the number posted. Then, the staff will bring your order to your car while wearing a mask and protective gloves. Shortly after, the staff will dispose of the gloves and wash their hands when they re-enter the store, to maintain our health and safety protocols. For customers that choose to physically come in-store, we are continuing to enforce social distancing and masks in our lobbies.
At Edible Arrangements®, we pioneered contactless delivery. From the start, we focused on helping our customers celebrate life’s most special moments through the delivery of our fruit arrangements, boxes, platters and more. Now, each of our local franchisees deliver these products masked, with their refrigerated vehicles, along with custom arrangement carriers and containers. This means, we can continue to provide contactless delivery throughout the holiday season without making any changes to our process. As a result, customers can rest assured they will continue to receive the same experience and delicious fruit!
Our management team works tirelessly with franchise owners to ensure local and state orders are followed. We take the safety of our employees very seriously. While essential staff will work on site to prepare your arrangements, boxes, platters and more, they will follow extensive cleaning and hygiene procedures. As each state offers different guidelines and phased re-opening plans, we encourage all franchisees to make the right decision for their store. This means that although in-store operations may be permissible in certain states, franchise owners may not open the store (but continue to provide contactless delivery and curbside pickup). However, regardless of in-store operations, every franchise must follow a required checklist of cleaning and maintenance.
We feel these health and safety protocols provide the safest possible environment for our customers and staff throughout the current pandemic. Additionally, we remain committed to you, and continue to offer a seamless customer experience while maintaining proper social distancing.
In addition to standing by our enhanced safety protocols, we also stand by our Certified Happiness commitment to you! This means we’ll ensure the highest quality product and customer service from every store owner and the Fruit Experts® in our system. The purpose of “Certified Happiness” is to guarantee our customers and recipients are satisfied with the service and quality they receive each and every time. Although we are in the middle of a health crisis and unusual daily lives, our commitment to you does not change.
Thank you for your patience and patronage, we look forward to resuming our normal business practices as soon as practical and possible.