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How the “Uberization” of Business is Reshaping the Future of Franchising

posted by Tariq Farid October 25, 2016

Later this week I will be in Austin speaking to a gathering of franchise professionals about the impact of technology on the future of franchising during the annual FranTech conference, sponsored by the International Franchise Association.

As a self-proclaimed tech geek, it is a topic that is dear to my heart and one that I have written and spoken about many times. Continue Reading

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Congratulations again to the tremendous Edible Arrangements family

posted by Tariq Farid July 6, 2016

Over a decade and a half later, it seems that things just keep getting sweeter at Edible Arrangements as we were recently recognized by both Entrepreneur magazine and Forbes as a top global franchise, a big win for both our corporate staff and franchisees!

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An exciting opportunity to help shape the future of franchising

posted by Tariq Farid February 24, 2016

The past weekend was a very special one for several reasons.

First, I was privileged to take my place as part of the International Franchise Association (IFA) board of directors at the organization’s annual convention in San Antonio.

As I have said many times, it is the franchise model that has allowed Edible Arrangements to become a global icon while, at the same time, creating opportunities for our many franchisees to become owners of their own businesses and pursue the American Dream. Continue Reading

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Congratulations to Edible Arrangements team for highest Franchise 500 ranking ever

posted by Tariq Farid January 25, 2016

When I created Edible Arrangements in 1999, and again when the first franchise location opened in 2001, I was convinced the idea would be successful. I could never have imagined, however, that less than two decades later we would have more than 1,200 locations worldwide.

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An opportunity to advance franchising worldwide

posted by Tariq Farid November 2, 2015

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 IFA at the highest possible level as a member of its board of directors. I’m humbled by the recent decision of IFA’s leadership to appoint me to the board beginning in February 2016. Continue Reading