Edible Arrangements Delivers Fresh Franchise Opportunities In British Columbia

    - Leading Fresh-Fruit Retailer to Host Franchising Webinar on May 18th at
    2:00 pm EDT -


WALLINGFORD, Conn., May 16, 2011 /CNW/ -- Edible Arrangements, the pioneer and leader in hand-sculpted, fresh-fruit arrangements, is rapidly expanding its domestic and international footprint with today's announcement that British Columbia is now open for franchise sales. The company is hosting an informational webinar on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 2:00 pm EDT to discuss the benefits of owning an Edible Arrangements business. Current single and multi-unit opportunities are available throughout British Columbia, and specifically opportunities in Victoria and Vancouver will be highlighted.


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To learn more about this webinar or to register, visit EAfranchise.com/Canada or call 1-888-727-4258.

"There is tremendous opportunity to grow the Edible Arrangements brand in British Columbia and we look forward to expanding into this marketplace," said Tariq Farid, Founder and CEO, Edible Arrangements International, Inc. "We believe entrepreneurs across the region will find great value in our proven franchise system and healthful high-quality products."

Since founding Edible Arrangements just 12 years ago, Farid has grown the fresh-fruit retailer to nearly 1000 locations in 12 countries worldwide. The company has earned countless accolades from the franchise industry, including its ranking as first in its category by Entrepreneur Magazine's Annual "Franchise 500" Ranking for the past five consecutive years and the winner of the ICSC's 2010 Hot Retailer Award. In addition, the company has also ranked for seven consecutive years in Inc. Magazine's top 5,000 fastest growing privately-held companies and was most recently ranked ninth on Forbes "2011 Top Franchises to Start for the Money."

Individuals seeking to own and operate an individual Edible Arrangements franchise should possess a minimum liquidity of $60,000 and the ability to invest approximately $153,000 - $299,000.

Multi-unit store development plans and financing options are also available for qualified applicants. Edible Arrangements offers its franchisees comprehensive corporate and onsite training, unparalleled technology, daily store support and national brand recognition marketing programs.


    About Edible Arrangements

Edible Arrangements International, Inc. is the leading purveyor of delicious, high quality, artistically designed, fresh fruit arrangements that are practical and healthy gifts and centerpieces for everyday occasions and events. Brothers Tariq and Kamran Farid developed and launched the company in 1999 in East Haven, CT, after many years in the floral industry. Edible Arrangements stores are located in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Italy, Turkey, Hong Kong, and Jordan. Customers may order arrangements by telephone at 1-877-DO-FRUIT, at one of the company's retail stores, or on-line at ediblearrangements.com.


    All franchise offerings are made only by Franchise Disclosure Document.

    Media Contact:Amanda RichFish


SOURCE Edible Arrangements

For further information: Web Site: http://www.ediblearrangements.com

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