Tariq Farid – Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Edible Arrangements ® and Entrepreneur
Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Edible Arrangements


Bill Russ and his team at the downtown Baltimore Edible Arrangements are an example that the key to building a successful business is how you deal with challenges.
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An Edible Arrangements franchisee shows us all how to handle a crisis

Posted  October 9th, 2015  by  Tariq Farid

One of the things you quickly realize as the owner of a business, whether big or small, is that you should always expect the unexpected. There will always be challenges, some that you create yourself, and others over which you have no control. The key to building a successful business is how you deal with [...]

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Al Salam School student at play

Providing hope for refugee children is a cause worthy of our support

Posted  September 23rd, 2015  by  Tariq Farid

Because of my family history and my own personal experiences, there are two subjects that will immediately grab my attention when I hear about them — the plight of refugees and lack of access to education. As a child, I still remember very clearly my family members telling us of the hopelessness and fear that [...]

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Remembering a friend and mentor, Fred Deluca

Posted  September 16th, 2015  by  Tariq Farid

Yesterday the franchising world lost a friend and a great mentor, as did I. For me, Fred DeLuca was much more than the founder of Subway and a franchising icon. Fred was a true inspiration and his advice and mentorship was instrumental in the success I have enjoyed over the past two decades. Like me, [...]

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Tyrese Sullivan is giving others the same chance he was given

Posted  July 6th, 2015  by  Tariq Farid

As I have written before, few things are as inspiring to me as coming across someone who is passionate about helping others. Meet Tyrese Sullivan and Kermit Carolina. Tyrese was a basketball star at New Haven’s James Hillhouse High School and Rhode Island University. Kermit is Executive Principal at Hillhouse. “Kermit saved my life,” Tyrese told [...]

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Tony DiPippa
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Tony DiPippa is newest member of the amazing Edible Arrangements team

Posted  June 23rd, 2015  by  Tariq Farid

As the Edible Arrangements brand grows worldwide, I continue to be impressed by the talented professionals who join our team. The latest is our new CFO, Tony DiPippa. Tony brings a deep and diverse level of experience and expertise to Edible Arrangements, and that will be critical as we embark on a new era of [...]

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