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


Liberty Community Services Sunrise Cafe

Giving Thanks For Those Who Help Others

Posted  November 25th, 2015  by  Tariq Farid

On the eve of the day in which we give thanks for the blessings in our lives, among the many things I am thankful for are the many people who make sure that our most vulnerable neighbors are cared for. One such group is John Bradley and his team at Liberty Community Services, a nonprofit [...]

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Bringing hope through education

Posted  November 19th, 2015  by  Tariq Farid

One of the truly wonderful benefits of living in this country is that everyone, regardless of their situation in life, has access to education. Sadly, that is not the case in many parts of the world. The good news is that there are many organizations that have taken it as their mission to create educational [...]

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A special “Thank You!” to the Immigrant Heritage Hall of Fame

Posted  November 10th, 2015  by  Tariq Farid

Over the years I have been fortunate to receive a number of awards and recognitions. Of course none of them would have been possible without the support of my family and friends as well as the valuable contributions of my many, many business associates. Each honor has its own special meaning and brings back special [...]

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Franchising and Franchisees

An opportunity to advance franchising worldwide

Posted  November 2nd, 2015  by  Tariq Farid

For many years I’ve participated in numerous events sponsored by the International Franchise Association (IFA), the world’s premier organization for franchisors, franchisees and industry suppliers. It’s been an honor, as well as an education, to meet the brightest people in franchising through the IFA, and now I’ve been given an opportunity to work with the [...]

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Mackenzie Page and the Great Pumpkin Challenge

A learning experience becomes a cause for good

Posted  October 28th, 2015  by  Tariq Farid

Almost every day something happens that makes me very proud of the Edible Arrangements franchise owners and team members. One particular moment comes each month when new franchise owners arrive at our Corporate Headquarters in Wallingford, Connecticut for training. For two weeks they work diligently to learn the many aspects of running an Edible Arrangements [...]

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