Edible Arrangements® Honors Top Performers During 2019 Convention
August 28, 2019 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA - Edible Arrangements® presented Virginia multi-unit franchisee Cheryl Baugher, Arizona manager Penny Kovara and New Jersey franchisee Trishna Desai with three of the top awards at its convention last month held at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Florida.
The company’s top awards:
- Franchisee of the Year - Multi-unit franchisee Cheryl Baugher of Virginia
- Manager of the Year - Penny Kovara of Mesa, Arizona
- Rookie of the Year - Trishna Desai of Freehold, New Jersey
“It’s an honor to be able to recognize leaders who have excelled over the past year,” said Mike Rotondo, CEO of Edible Arrangements®. “The success of Edible Arrangements® would not be possible without the passion and dedication of our franchisees and managers, and their commitment to their community.”
During the convention, Edible Arrangements® also presented its signature Pineapple Star award, recognizing excellence in marketing and operations from franchisees across the United States and Canada. Recipients include: Tiziana Cannella of Vaughan, Ontario (Canada); Adam Goodhard of Chicago, Illinois (Midwest); Michelle Vickers of Visalia, California (West); multi-unit franchisee Manji Hirani of Texas (Central); multi-unit franchisee Cheryl Baugher of Virginia (Mid-Atlantic); multi-unit franchisee Chris Dellamarggio of Massachusetts (Northeast); and multi-franchisee Megan Revels of Florida (Southeast).
Edible Arrangements® also recognized top operators with award categories ranging from top store sales to customer service.
Those recipients include:
- Top Individual Store Sales - Multi-unit franchisee Rory Friedland of New York
- Customer Service - Darla Smedley of Abilene, Texas
- Double Digit Club - Filomena Silletta of Laval, Quebec
- Edible Treats Award - Multi-unit franchisee Charlie Sexton of New York
- Vendor of the Year - Dobla
- Catering / Business Gifting - Vivian Brown of Hurricane, West Virginia
About Edible Arrangements®
With more than 1,200 franchise locations open or under development worldwide, Edible Arrangements, LLC is the world's largest franchisor of shops offering creatively designed fresh cut fruit arrangements and chocolate covered fruit boxes. Edible® store locations also carry the company's rapidly expanding Edible® Treats line which features chocolate Dipped Fruit™, Froyo Fruit Blends™, all-natural, fresh fruit salads, and other 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® fresh fruit arrangements, chocolate Dipped Fruit™, fresh fruit smoothies, can be ordered online at edible.com or through any local Edible® store.
SOURCE Edible Arrangements
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