Edible® Brands President, Cheikh Mboup, Accepted into Forbes Business Council
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Edible® Brands President, Cheikh Mboup, Accepted into Forbes Business Council

Forbes Business Council Is an Invitation-Only Community for Successful Business Owners and Leaders

April 18, 2022 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA - Cheikh Mboup, President of Edible® Brands, LLC. has been accepted into the Forbes Business Council, the foremost growth and networking organization for successful business owners and leaders worldwide.

Cheikh was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of his experience in retail, franchising and economics. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honors.

Through challenging and unprecedented times, Cheikh has served as a source of guidance for business leaders. In 2020, Cheikh was featured in Forbes for his leadership and Edible Arrangement’s ability to quickly pivot its business model to respond to the coronavirus.

“We are honored to welcome Cheikh Mboup into the community,” said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Business Council. “Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world."

As an accepted member of the Council, Cheikh will serve as a point of reference for other business leaders in America, giving feedback on the current economic trends and advice on how to tackle micro and macro-economic challenges.

He will connect and collaborate with other respected local leaders in a private forum and at members-only events. Cheikh will also be invited to work with a professional editorial team to share his expert insights in original business articles on Forbes.com, and to contribute to published Q&A panels alongside other experts.

“I’m honored to have been selected to be a part of the Forbes Business Council,” said Cheikh Mboup, President of Edible® Brands. “I look forward to working alongside this remarkable community of industry leaders, sharing best practices and developing the next generation of business leaders.”

About Forbes Councils

Forbes Councils is a collective of invitation-only communities created in partnership with Forbes and the expert community builders who founded Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). In Forbes Councils, exceptional business owners and leaders come together with the people and resources that can help them thrive. To learn more about Forbes Councils, visit forbescouncils.com.

About Edible Brands®

Edible Brands is the parent company of Edible, a leading retailer and e-commerce provider as well as the world's largest franchisor of stores offering all-natural fruit, snacks, dipped treats and fresh fruit arrangements with more than 1,000 locations worldwide. Since its founding in 1999, 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, fresh produce boxes and other treats can be ordered through any local Edible store or online at edible.com. Edible is now licensing its products in retail destinations.




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