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Thousands Share Stories to “Make Today a Little Sweeter™” during Edible Arrangements® April Facebook Giveaway

Fans enter to win fresh fruit arrangements for others; campaign to end April 30th

WALLINGFORD, Conn. (April 25, 2013) – Since April 1, more than 10,000 Edible Arrangements® fans have shared stories on Facebook for a chance to make someone's life a little sweeter. The social media campaign supports the launch of Edible Arrangements® new Make Today a Little Sweeter™ collection, and includes a month long giveaway of free arrangements from the new collection.

"We wanted to create a giveaway that was simple to enter, but we also wanted to engage our fans and encourage them to explore this new product collection," said Melanie Martinez, Social Media Strategist.

To enter, guests 'like' the Edible Arrangements®' Facebook page, then, explain who they would like to Make Today a Little Sweeter™ for, which new arrangement they would give them, and why that person is so deserving.

"The goal in creating this giveaway was to increase awareness and create buzz around this new collection of gifts that are perfect for everyday gifting," added Martinez. "Because these new fruit arrangements are so shareable, and our 650,000 Facebook fans are so passionate, we felt a giveaway on social media was a natural fit."

Edible Arrangements® has promoted the Make Today a Little Sweeter™ giveaway on all of its social media outlets and in national email campaigns. To date, more than 10,000 nominations have been submitted, and Edible Arrangements® earned nearly 15,000 new "likes" on Facebook. Posts related to this promotion have resulted in over one million impressions. Click through from Facebook to EdibleArrangements.com is up 3 percent over the same timeframe as last year.

"Based on the successes of all of the social media campaigns and promotions that Edible Arrangements® has run, we are definitely going to continue to explore the many opportunities and advantages that social media offers Edible Arrangements®," said Kaitlin Reiss, Vice President of Ecommerce. "There is still a lot to be learned, but we're committed to making an impact with social marketing in 2013 and beyond, because, based on what we've uncovered thus far, we think it makes sense and has real value for us."

The Make Today a Little Sweeter™ giveaway is live until April 30. Guests can enter online at www.facebook.com/ediblearrangements.

In August 2012, Edible Arrangements® celebrated reaching half a million Facebook fans with its "500,000 Fan Facebook Celebration." Edible Arrangements® was named #27 on 1851 Social 100: Top Social Media Campaigns that Stand Out.

About Edible Arrangements

With over 1,100 franchise locations open or under development worldwide, Edible Arrangements International, LLC is the leading purveyor of delicious, high quality, artistically designed, fresh fruit arrangements that are practical and healthy gifts and centerpieces for everyday occasions and events. Brothers Tariq and Kamran Farid developed and launched the company in 1999 in East Haven, CT, after many years in the floral industry. The company has been recognized as an industry leader since its inception, including ranking first in its category in Entrepreneur magazine's annual "Franchise 500" for the past six years and also placing in Entrepreneur's Top 40 of "Fastest Growing Franchises" and "America's Top Global Franchises." Edible Arrangements® was named one of the Top 5 Businesses in Connecticut by Inc. magazine's first Hire Power Awards in 2012 and has also ranked in Inc.'s Top 5,000 fastest growing privately-held companies for seven consecutive years. The company was recently recognized as one of the "Top 100 Internet Retailers" by Internet Retailer magazine and was also named as one of 1851's "Top 100 Social Franchises." Customers may order arrangements by telephone at 1-877-DO-FRUIT, at one of the company's retail stores, or online at EdibleArrangements.com. EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS® and other trademarks noted are registered trademarks of Edible Arrangements, LLC.

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Media Contact:
Jennifer Burns, BizCom Associates
214-306-7420, jenniferburns@bizcompr.com

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