Edible Arrangements opens third D.C. location
Chance meeting in Paris has blossomed into love at first sight for franchise owners
WALLINGFORD, CT (July 25, 2012) Â– Edible ArrangementsÂ®, the pioneer and leader in hand-sculpted, fresh-fruit arrangements with over 1,000 locations, has opened its third store in Washington, D.C.
The store, Â at 1600 Wisconsin Ave. NW in Georgetown, is owned and operated by Margaret Adams and her husband and business partner Donald Noble.Â This is their fourth store in the region but the first in D.C. for Adams and Noble, who met while working in Paris and dated in London before moving back to the U.S in 2000.
The couple already has three successful Edible Arrangements locations in Virginia and is building a true family business. Their twins, Malin and Jennifer, are also owners in the business and take an active role in the day-to-day operations.
Â“It really is a family business,Â” said Noble. Â“From the beginning, when Margaret and I met in Paris, to opening this fourth location, it really has been a labor of love that continues to grow.Â”
Adams and Noble discovered Edible Arrangements in 2009 when Adams received an arrangement from her daughter on MotherÂ’s Day, falling in love with the idea and the business model. Since then, theyÂ’ve signed a six-store agreement with the leader in fresh fruit arrangements and are excited to open their first store in Washington D.C.
Â“The response weÂ’ve received so far from the Georgetown community has been very supportive,Â” said Adams.Â Â“We look forward to achieving the same success in D.C. as we have with our first three Edible locations and the pleasure of wowing people with the great products that Edible Arrangements has to offer.Â”
Before taking over their first Edible Arrangements store in Williamsburg, Va., the couple worked as business consultants in the corporate world. Adams has 20 years of experience as a CIO for large public companies and Noble served six years in the military before becoming a corporate CFO and starting a successful consulting business.
Adams and Noble are planning an official Grand Opening celebration for the store at the end of August. Customers can place an order by visiting the store or calling (202)-471-4300. Customers may also order using the toll free number1-877-DO-FRUITor online at ediblearrangements.com.
About Edible Arrangements
With over 1100 locations open or under development worldwide, Edible Arrangements International, LLC. 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, Jordan, Oman, India and China. The company has been recognized as an industry leader since its inception, including ranking first in its category in Entrepreneur MagazineÂ’s annual Â“Franchise 500Â” for the past five years and also placing in EntrepreneurÂ’s top 40 of Â“Fastest Growing FranchisesÂ” and Â“AmericaÂ’s Top Global Franchises.Â”Â Edible Arrangements was the winner of the ICSCÂ’s 2010 Hot Retailer Award and the company has also ranked in Inc. MagazineÂ’s top 5,000 fastest growing privately-held companies for seven consecutive years, ranked ninth on Forbes Â“2011 Top Franchises to Start for the MoneyÂ” and was recently named one of IncÂ’s Â“10 Promising Franchises for 2011.Â” The company also was recently named one of the Top 100 internet retailers by Internet Retailer magazine. More information about Edible Arrangements and Edible Arrangements franchise opportunities is available at 1-888-727-4258 or online at www.eafranchise.com.
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