Edible® Brands Recognizes Franchise System Excellence by Honoring Top Achievers of the Year


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The world’s leading gift and candy destination announced the annual top honorees across multiple disciplines and locations at the company’s 14th annual franchise convention.

August 17, 2022 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA, GA – Edible Brands – the parent company of Edible Arrangements, the world’s largest franchisor and e-commerce provider of gifts, candy and more – announced last month during the 14th franchise convention of the organization the 2022 Winners of the prestigious Edible Awards.

Among the major awards presented were separate honors including franchisee of the year, manager of the year, rookie of the year and more. All winners share their commitment to Edible Brands’ WOW mission. Each recognized individual also upholds the values ​​of edible brands and sets high standards, from customer service to business to community outreach.

The main winners of the 2022 edibles awards include:

  • Manager of the Year – Kelsey Lane – Perry Hall, Maryland
  • Franchisee of the Year – Kyle Dumont – Nashua, New Hampshire
  • Rookie of the Year – Maria Simoni – Tampa, Florida
  • Customer Service Award – Marco Ignacio – Visalia, CA
  • Delivery Ambassador of the Year – Robert Sheenhan – Hanover, Massachusetts
  • Catering/Business Gifts – Faith Fraser – Anaheim, CA

“It’s an honor to be recognized as franchisee of the year,” said Kyle Dumont, owner of an Edible Arrangements franchise since March 2016, who has also worked with the company since he was 16 years old. “With the support of my team, I constantly strive to improve the customer experience and continue to work on the skills necessary to be the most effective and motivated leader of my team and my community. It is a great accomplishment for me and my team to be recognized for our continued efforts in growing and providing the best products and services possible.

In addition to celebrating the best of what the company offers, the 2022 convention included educational presentations and breakout sessions, a vendor trade show and new product unveiling. The main award winners were recognized at the convention’s awards dinner, where the company also made a point of celebrating top performers across all edible branding disciplines, such as the President’s Award recipients and this year’s Pineapple Star Awards, which recognize the top three locations in each region of the United States and one of the Canadian regions that exemplify Edible’s commitment to quality.

The 2022 Edible President’s Award and Pineapple Award winners include:

  • President’s Award – Eugene Campbell – Greensboro/Charlotte, NC
  • Star East Pineapple – Michael Kelleher – Cherry Hill/Clementon, New Jersey
  • Star East Pineapple – Marco Ascolillo – East Chester, New York
  • Star East Pineapple – Gerald and Susan Schmidt – Newport, Kentucky
  • Pineapple Star West – Jeremiah Johnson – Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Star West Pineapple – Christina Flores – Chino, CA
  • Star West Pineapple – Anita Bustos – Chicago, Illinois
  • Pineapple Star Canada – Tiziana Cannella – Vaughn, Ontario Canada

“We are proud to honor these exemplary individuals and teams for their hard work in maintaining our mission to impress our customers,” said Tariq Farid, founder and CEO of Edible Brands. “The annual convention is a great time to meet face-to-face with the people who make up our organization, from franchisees to managers, suppliers and corporate partners. We hope to continue learning from each other as Edible grows and evolves in years to come. years.”

Information about Edible® franchise opportunities in the United States and Canada can be found at ediblefranchise.com.

About Edible Brands®

Edible Brands is the parent company of Edible®, the world’s largest retail franchisor of fresh fruit snacks, dipped treats and fresh fruit arrangements with more than 1,000 locations worldwide. Since its inception in 1999, the company has been recognized as an industry leader, ranking first in its category on Entrepreneur magazine’s annual “Franchise 500” rankings, the Top 40 “Fastest Growing Franchises” and “America’s Top Global Franchises”. as being included among the “Inc. 5000” list of fastest growing private companies. Edible’s Fresh Fruit Arrangements, Dipped Fruit® Chocolate, Fresh Fruit Smoothies, Fresh Produce Boxes and other goodies can be ordered at any local Edible store or online at edible.com. franchise opportunities available in a number of key markets in the United States and Canada. For more information, visit ediblefranchise.com.


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