August 02, 2017 // Franchising.com // WALLINGFORD, CT - Edible Arrangements International today announced that Amanda D.H. Allen, vice president of finance and accounting, has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the global leader offering creatively designed fresh cut fruit arrangements and the increasingly popular Edible To Go® treats.
“I firmly believe that cultivating talent from within builds a strong corporate culture and I am thrilled whenever someone from within the organization is promoted,” said Tariq Farid, founder and CEO of Edible Arrangements. “Amanda is a results-driven professional who has taken on every new challenge and excelled. Her passion and aptitude for creating value for our franchisees, customers, and employees will serve us well.”
Prior to joining Edible in 2015, Allen’s career began in consumer & retail investment banking at UBS and included corporate finance and strategic planning leadership roles at PepsiCo, a Fortune 50 food and beverage company, Starwood Hotels, a primarily managed and franchised hospitality company, and Waterworks, a founder-led and private equity backed retailer.
Allen, a resident of Darien, holds a Master of Business Administration with Distinction from the Stern School of Business at New York University and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Duke University, where she graduated with honors.
Allen succeeds Tony DiPippa, who will take on an expanded role overseeing the day-to-day operations of Edible and working closely with Farid to manage his portfolio of companies.
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. Select Edible Arrangements locations also carry the company's rapidly expanding Edible To Go® line which features all-natural, fresh fruit smoothies, Dipped Fruit™, fresh squeezed lemonade and orange juice, and fresh fruit salads, sundaes and parfaits and treats. 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 for eight consecutive years among the "Inc. 5000" list of the fastest growing privately-held companies. Edible Arrangements fresh fruit arrangements, chocolate Dipped Fruit™, Fresh Fruit Smoothies and others can be enjoyed at franchise locations worldwide. Gifts can be ordered online at www.edible.com and by telephone at 1-877-DO-FRUIT®.
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