December 05, 2016 // Franchising.com // WALLINGFORD, Conn. - Edible Arrangements International, LLC, the worldwide leader in creatively designed fresh cut fruit arrangements and treats, today announced that Anthony (Tony) Pavese has been named President of Edible Global, LLC. In this role, Pavese will focus on markets outside of North America. Pavese will seek new partnerships throughout the world and support the ten international markets in which Edible Arrangements® franchisees currently operate.
With the addition of Mr. Pavese, the company seeks to build on the surge in Edible Arrangements®’ franchise sales following recent concept innovations, including a new Edible Arrangements® store prototype that features a sleek, colorful design, and an expanded Edible To Go® product line. Strengths like these are part of the reason Edible Arrangements® was recently ranked one of the 10 Best Franchise Investments by Forbes magazine and one of the Top Global Franchises for 2016 by Entrepreneur magazine.
Pavese will report to Robert Price, President of Edible Arrangements International. According to Price, “Edible Arrangements' core purpose of helping people Celebrate What’s Good in Life™ resonates beautifully in all languages, cultures, and geographies. We are thrilled to have someone of Tony's caliber to accelerate advancements like our fresh fruit smoothies, frozen yogurt fruit blends, and new Edible® Chocolate brand worldwide through a partnership with leading international franchisees."
Pavese brings more than three decades of international franchise experience to the position, most recently serving as International Group President for Focus Brands, the franchisor of over 1,500 units in more than 60 countries. He also spent 9 years as COO of Dunkin’ Brands International, overseeing more than 6,000 Dunkin’ Donuts® and Baskin-Robbins® stores in over 50 countries, and served 20 years at AFC, the parent company to Popeyes®, Church’s®, Cinnabon®, and Seattle’s Best Coffee® brands, where he was President/COO of the International Division.
More information about Edible Arrangements® products, locations, and franchise opportunities is available at edible.com.
With more than 1,300 franchise locations open or under development worldwide, Edible Arrangements International, LLC is the world's largest franchisor of shops offering creatively designed fresh cut fruit arrangements. Edible Arrangements® store locations also carry the company's rapidly expanding Edible To Go® line which features all-natural, fresh fruit smoothies, chocolate Dipped Fruit™, Froyo Fruit Blends™, fresh fruit salads, sundaes, parfaits, and treats. Since its founding in 1999 in East Haven, Conn., the company has been recognized as an industry leader, ranking first in its category in Entrepreneur magazine's annual "Franchise 500," Entrepreneur's Top 40 of "Fastest Growing Franchises" and "America's Top Global Franchises" as well as being included among the "Inc. 5000" list of the fastest growing privately-held companies. Edible Arrangements®’ fresh fruit arrangements, chocolate Dipped Fruit™, fresh fruit smoothies, and more can be enjoyed at franchise locations worldwide. Gifts can be ordered online at edible.com, by phone at 1-877-DO-FRUIT®, or through any local Edible Arrangements® store.
SOURCE Edible Arrangements