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Celebrating National Small Business Week

posted by Tariq Farid May 2, 2018

This week, as the country celebrates National Small Business Week, I’d like to look back and reflect on the beginnings of Edible®, when we were just a small store in Connecticut. Looking back on these memories makes me eternally grateful for all of Edible®’s franchisees that have gone on this journey with me. I’m happy to honor all of them as small business owners across America and applaud them for earning their piece of the American Dream. Continue Reading

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More sweet news for Edible Arrangements

posted by Tariq Farid October 7, 2016

It seems that things just keep getting sweeter for Edible Arrangements in 2016 as we recently learned that Edible Arrangements has been named to the Franchise Times annual Top 200+ list.

I’m always very grateful when the Edible Arrangements family is recognized by a leading industry publication such as Franchise Times. It is yet another testament to the incredible dedication and passion of our franchisees and the corporate team.

I’m excited about the future for Edible Arrangements. We have already announced some incredible additions to our product lines and to the look of our stores, and with our unbelievable franchisees and our great corporate team, the sky truly is the limit!

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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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