One of the great joys of watching this company grow is knowing that we are able to provide so many people with rewarding careers. And here at Edible Arrangements International, we’re growing in leaps and bounds, which really gives us the opportunity to do just that. Earlier this month, we were proud to announce that we’re expanding our corporate staff to more than 150 with the addition of 42 new employees in 2012 and 12 more in the first two months of 2013. Overall, Edible Arrangements plans to hire an additional 75 corporate employees this year.
This is the kind of growth that‘s needed to support our rapidly expanding franchise network of more than 1,100 franchise locations in the U.S. and 14 countries worldwide.
Our 2012 corporate expansion included the addition of three new vice presidents as well as an expanded field support staff for Edible Arrangementsand sister companies, Netsolace Inc., EA Connect and Berry Direct.
In fact, to handle this year’s anticipated expansion, we recently purchased a commercial building adjacent to our Wallingford, Connecticut headquarters, adding an additional 23,057 square-feet of available office space!
There was no doubt in my mind that this was the way to go, and I’m proud to call Wallingford, Connecticut the corporate home of Edible Arrangements International. Simply put, we‘re committed to both the town and the state. Not only is it a great place to live and raise a family, but there is a tremendously talented workforce from which we are able to recruit new employees.
It’s been so gratifying witnessing the tremendous growth of this organization, and I look forward to further growth and more exciting developments in the years to come!