Monthly Archives: February 2010

About the Edible Fruit Franchise

For the last half decade, edible fruit storefronts have been cropping up throughout the nation. A delectable alternative to the traditional bouquet, edible fruit is an artistic arrangement, resembling a bouquet of flowers. Unlike the fruit basket purveyor, Harry & David, Edible Arrangements ® is a thriving business opportunity.

Is there a high demand for fruit bouquets?

With more Americans concerned about living healthier, the consumer demand for healthy sustenance is booming.

What is the average cost of an Edible Arrangement® ?

Edible fruit arrangements range in price. Starting at $24 – $200.  Most consumers opt for the median priced fruit bouquets: $45-$75.

What is the profit margin for owning an edible fruit franchise? 

The profit margin for the ownership of an edible fruit franchise varies from start-up to start-up. For instance, a store located in an urban area will fare better than the one located in a rural are for obvious reasons. Primarily, the demand and financial means is better in a major metropolis versus a small town.

How profitable is it to own an Edible Arrangement ® franchise?

Studies released in 2008, showed that almost 45 percent of Edible Arrangement startups made more than $364,000 during the first 18-months in business. The statistic is based on 245 stores. 

What is the underlying advantage of starting an edible fruit basket company versus opting for a franchise?

Unlike independent new start ups, where the owner has to do everything without any support or protocol, a startup like Edible Arrangements ® provides the new proprietor with online support, guidance, quality control, operational compliance, and other useful assistance. Moreover, the franchise provides the new business owner everything they need to operate a profitable business.

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Valentine’s Day Edible Fruit Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day makes for another auspicious occasion to give an edible fruit bouquet. After all it’s the one bouquet that the recipient can actually enjoy too. Among the most popular edible fruit purveyors.

Edible Arrangements (TM) touts an edible fruit bouquet. For under, $50 the Hearts and Berries is a sweet, juicy and sensual bouquet. Comprised of pineapple hearts, strawberries and grapes, the edible fruit arrives ripened to perfection in a keepsake ceramic container. If you pick up the arrangement at the closest location, save on the $12 delivery fee.

 Want to melt her heart, appease her palate and say happy valentine’s day, Edible Arrangement’s “Be My Berry Valentines™” includes sweet semi-sweet chocolate covered strawberries, pineapples and other edible fruit. This adorable Valentine’s Day package comes with a small, soft and cuddly bear and Valentine’s balloon, inscribed with a message of the recipient’s choosing ($84).

Perhaps, you’re shopping for a Valentine’s Day gift for a non-romantic recipient. Harry and David’s Classic All-Occasion Tower of Treats® Gift is an exclusive design from the edible fruit company’s studio, stacked and bound in a matching ribbon. It makes for a classic gift idea with Royal Riviera® Pears, dark chocolate Moose Munch® confection, mixed nuts, Bing cherry chocolates, raspberry shortbread cookies, as well as rich chocolate truffles.

The Fruit Company has an edible fruit gift, called the Chocolate Fruit Medley. Presented in a Pan Dan reed woven box, cherries, strawberries, and blueberries are covered in chocolate. So, there’s no need to worry about fruit going bad. This Valentine’s Day gift idea has complimentary delivery when ordered before February 10. For just $39.95, this edible fruit gift is an indulgent alternative to the fresh fruit bouquet.