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There are many reasons that Edible Arrangements is a success. First, of course is the fact that our products feature fresh fruit and chocolate, that is beautifully arranged. They are both delicious and healthy! The sight of them continues to WOW people, and is part of so many of life’s special occasions! After all, why not celebrate what’s good in life?


Just as important to our success, however, is the fact that our 1,200 stores are locally owned by franchisees — small business owners that are so passionate about what they do and know their local community better than any corporate office ever could!

Edible Arrangements’ local store owners come from all walks of life. Some have come out of retirement for a new challenge, others are “corporate refugees” looking for autonomy and control over their own destinies, and some are young upstarts with entrepreneurial dreams!

Meet Karli, who falls into that last category. Only 22 years old, she will WOW you! You see, Karli has just earned an engineering degree AND has just opened her fist Edible Arrangements store in Canada!

Just four years ago, in 2010, Karli first heard of Edible Arrangements when she received a call from a friend. The Edidble Arrangements store in Halifax was trying to find extra workers for its Valentine’s Day rush. At the time, she was a college student and was happy for opportunity to pick up some part-time work.

Karli says she was immediately WOWED by Edible Arrangements!

After Valentine’s Day she became an Edible Arrangements team member at the store. Of the experience of working at Edible Arrangements, Karli remembers, “I was happy when I went into work. I was happy when I left. I loved it!”

Fast forward a few years to March of 2014. Karli had just graduated from college with a degree in engineering. Still, though, there was just something special about Edible Arrangements that she loved. She learned that a nearby store was for sale and immediately knew what she wanted to do: become a local store owner and continue with the work that she loved!

A month later she told her parents of her decision and was thrilled when they told her they supported her. About one month ago, Kari became owner of the Edible Arrangements store in New Brunswick!

She says that Ryan, owner of the store where she was first introduced to Edible Arrangements four years earlier, has served as an invaluable mentor, saying, “He has been a wonderful supporter and so helpful to me!”

Karli says she still gets to do what she loves as a small business owner, but now she focuses on “bigger picture” issues such as ensuring enough supplies are ordered, that team members are top-notch and implementing local marketing efforts.

What does she like best about owning an Edible Arrangements franchise? Introducing product to new people!

“In Canada, everyone is not as familiar with Edible Arrangements as they are in the United States,” she said. “I love that I have the opportunity to introduce the product to people for the first time–and see the joy on their faces!”

Edible Arrangements is a successful company because of smart, passionate and hard working entrepreneurs like Karli!


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Just over ten years ago, Rory was a Pharmaceutical Sales Trainer and his wife Hillary was a 6th grade science and math teacher. They were happy with their careers and lives, but had an entrepreneurial itch and dreamed of being small business owners.

While in the process of researching several other business opportunities, Rory happened to receive a thank you gift from a client one day — an Edible Arrangement. The impact of that gift was lasting!

As everyone knows, there’s just something special about an Edible Arrangements that really WOWS people!

For Rory and Hillary, the idea of owning a business that provides beautiful and delicious, yet healthy, treats was intriguing. They loved the thought of being in a business where they could make people happy everyday — and help make life’s special occasions even sweeter!

After a thoughtful discussion, Rory and Hillary knew that Edible Arrangements store ownership was the opportunity they had been looking for and contacted Edible Arrangements corporate offices to start the process.

They learned that Edible Arrangement franchisees benefit from a ready-made business infrastructure that has been proven successful, as well as support from the Edible Arrangements’ corporate office.

In 2005, the couple became Edible Arrangements franchisees when they opened their first store was in Plainveiw, New York, which is located on Long Island.

They hit the ground running, tailoring their store to the specific needs of their local community.

With the hard work they put in, they experienced very early success. So much so that barely a year later, they opened another store in Port Washington, New York!

Now, 10 years later, the couple has three successful Edible Arrangements stores. With a decade of small business experience under their belts, they have eagerly signed on for another decade of Edible Arrangements store ownership.

The secret to their success?

In addition to wonderful products and the benefit of support from Edible Arrangements’ corporate offices, Rory and Hillary believe that their success stems from a few simple things: they love what they do and are passionate about it, they work hard, they are attentive to their local community.

They love being involved with their local community and sponsor as many community events and charities as possible. They also maintain Kosher Certification for their stores.

One final secret to their success is that Rory and Hillary listen to and support their team! They follow the philosophy that they can empower every team member to be a manager and to satisfy their guests. Rory and Hillary promote from within whenever possible and several of their team members and managers have been with them since the day they opened their first store in July of 2005!

The Facebook page for Hillary and Rory’s Edible Arrangements stores can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Edible-Arrangements-of-Plainview-Port-Washington-and-Hicksville-NY/652195021554199 and they can be followed on Twitter at @EdibleSweetLife.

If you are interested in learning more about being a small business owner with Edible Arrangements, call us at 1-888-727-4358 or visit: https://www.ediblearrangements.com/franchiseopportunities/


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