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

 
 

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Philanthropy

Easing the financial strain for low-income, working women battling serious illness

Posted  November 20th, 2014  by  Tariq Farid

For many, few things cause more stress than the fear of missing a paycheck. Add the stress of a serious medical illness and you can understand the challenge facing many in our community on a daily basis. Fortunately, there are people like Dr. Lois Frankel. While recovering from cancer back in 2008, the best-selling author [...]

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Philanthropy

A closer look at who we support and why

Posted  November 20th, 2014  by  Tariq Farid

One of the unfortunate side effects of our digital age is that unfounded and hateful allegations can be easily spread to the public, even years after they have been dismissed as untrue. I have experienced this firsthand due to the recent reappearance of old rumors by extremist bloggers regarding charitable contributions made through our non-profit [...]

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Entrepreneurship

Work-Life Balance a perk of Edible Arrangements franchise ownership!

Posted  November 18th, 2014  by  Tariq Farid

In 2004, Janine and her husband Jerry opened their first Edible Arrangements® store on Long Island, signing a 10-year franchise agreement. Things have gone so well that they have just signed on for another 10 years! Janine explained why she and Jerry decided to pursue their small business dreams with an Edible Arrangements franchise. “From the [...]

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Edible Arrangements is the Middle Market Center’s Company of the Month!

Posted  November 18th, 2014  by  Tariq Farid

Middle market companies, defined as those with revenues of $10 million to $1 billion, are the backbone of the U.S. economy. They account for 70% of total private employment, and generate more than $9 trillion in combined revenues annually! Edible Arrangements® is one of approximately 200,000 companies in the US that comprise the middle market. Each [...]

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Philanthropy

Community Soup Kitchen of New Haven provides food, dignity and more to those who need it most

Posted  November 13th, 2014  by  Tariq Farid

With the arrival of November, my thoughts naturally turn to the holidays . . . and food. One of my true joys is celebrating with family and friends at a dinner table overflowing with good food and great conversation. For many, however, food is not about celebration. It is about survival. That’s why my thoughts [...]

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