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Edible Arrangements was named one of America’s fastest-growing privately held businesses in America by Inc. Magazine and has been ranked first in its category by Entrepreneur Magazine’s Annual “Franchise 500” Ranking for the past seven consecutive years. In 2011, Edible Arrangements was ranked 9th on Forbes.com ‘Top Franchises for the Money” listing. In February of 2009, Tariq was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by the International Franchise Association, whose members include more than 1,300 franchise systems, 11,000 franchisees and 500 suppliers. In June 2009 Tariq was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2009 Award in the Retail and Consumer Products category in Metro New York.

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Reflecting on sweet Easter memories

posted by Tariq Farid April 12, 2017

Every year as Easter approaches I pause to think back and remember where this all started, and every year I’m taken back to memories of two special Easter seasons. That’s because Easter is where the story of my entrepreneurial journey as well as the start of Edible Arrangements really began.

In both cases, while I was intimidated by the challenge that starting new businesses presented, each time it reconfirmed my belief in myself and that I was making the right decisions.

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Edible Arrangements celebrates women’s history with the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame

posted by Tariq Farid March 31, 2017
President Rob Price, Kathryn Gloor from The CT Women's Hall of Fame and Vice President of Netsolace, Inc. Asma Farid

President Rob Price, Kathryn Gloor from The CT Women’s Hall of Fame and Vice President of Netsolace, Inc. Asma Farid

Earlier today, nearly 50 people at the Edible Arrangements office gathered to reflect on the trailblazing achievements of women at a presentation by The Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame, an organization dedicated to honoring the achievements and stories of women.

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Edible Arrangements celebrates the colors of Spring

posted by Tariq Farid March 26, 2017

The transition from winter into spring is one of my favorite times of year,  and I am happy to share that Edible Arrangements is celebrating this transition through a partnership with The Children’s Place, a children’s specialty retailer of clothing and accessories. Together, we are celebrating the colors of spring with a special Color-A-Peel promotion. Continue Reading

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Edible Arrangements delivers a summer of fun for area children

posted by Tariq Farid March 7, 2017

Summer always marked one of my favorite seasons as a child, and in less than 100 days it will officially be summer. For many kids across the country, that means it’s time to start packing for summer camp.

For many children, camp is a great place discover their talents and skills while gaining confidence, making new friends and exploring the wonders of nature during such developmentally critical times in their life.

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Edible Arrangements offers students fresh look at entrepreneurship

posted by Tariq Farid March 6, 2017

Growing up, both as an entrepreneur and young man, I had many mentors who played key roles into helping shape me into the person I am today. I am forever grateful for them, as they took time to give me and my small business the attention needed at the time.

Because of this, I have made it a mission of mine to help the future generations of entrepreneurs, whether it is globally through the International Franchise Association’s NextGen program or right here at home with the many youth and entrepreneurial programs available to students throughout the community and the region.

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