Year’s Top Bananas Recognized at 2013 Convention


Every year, we celebrate the success of our amazing franchisees by presenting awards to honor their accomplishments in several key categories.  This year, we recognized Edible Arrangements®’ “top bananas” at our 2013 Convention, held at the ARIA Resort in Las Vegas, NV.

Ron & Lori Taylor, accepting the Edible Arrangements® 2013 North American Franchisee of the Year Award

Top honors this year went to franchisees Ron and Lori Taylor of Youngstown, OH, who earned the award for North American Franchisee of the Year, and Emre Aydin of Istanbul, Turkey, who was recognized as International Franchisee of the Year. Ron and Cecilia Bolar of Tyler, TX were given the President’s Award, Ben and Amanda Hiner of Louisville, KY won the WOW Award, Shakera Brown of Youngstown, OH was named Manager of the Year, and an additional 19 awards were given to some of the company’s most successful performers.

Edible Arrangements® 2013 Award Winners

North American Franchisee of the Year – Ron & Lori Taylor, Hermitage, PA, Morgantown, WV, Stow, Fairlawn & Youngstown, OH

International Franchisee of the Year – Emre Aydin, Istanbul, Turkey

President’s Award – Ron & Cecilia Bolar, Cedar Hill, Forth Worth, Mansfield & Tyler, TX

WOW Award – Ben & Amanda Hiner, Roanoke, VA

Manager of the Year – Shakera Brown, Hermitage, PA & Youngstown, OH

Best Multi-Unit Owner –Matt Adkins & Mike Lonsway, Lakewood, Lyndhurst, Brunswick, Avon & Middleburg Heights, OH

Rookie of the Year – Chaz & Julie Wolfe, Lenexa & Overland Park, KS

Outstanding My Store Marketing – Heather & Paul Kessler, Provo, UT

Edible Idea Award – David Dulong, Londonderry & Nashua, NH

Guest Service Award – Rommel D’souza, Barrie, Ontario, Canada

Highest Sales: Under 24 Months – Limor & Sylvia Uziel, Howard Beach, NY

Highest Sales: 24-36 Months – Rushi, Rita & Vijay Sukharamwala and Shreya Patel, Philadelphia, PA

Highest Sales: 36+ Months – Robert Mignosi & Moses Zambrano, Philadelphia, PA

Highest Sales: Mother’s Day – Ibrahim & Hashim Choudhry, Moreno Valley, CA

Highest Sales: Valentine’s Day – Robert Mignosi & Moses Zambrano, Philadelphia, PA

Vendor of the Year – The Buhl Press Inc.

Pineapple Star Mid-Atlantic – Emily Mallery, Cranberry Township & Philadelphia, PA

Pineapple Star Northeast – Patricia & Rich Lauria, Rochester, Greece & Webster, NY

Pineapple Star Midwest –John & Lori Gordon, Granger & South Bend, IN

Pineapple Star  Southeast – Jennifer Palma, Fort Myers, North Fort Myers & Bonita Springs, FL

Pineapple Star Central – Kelly & Matthew Best, Lees Summit & Independence, MO

Pineapple Star West– Christina Flores & Angel Navarro, Los Angeles & Chino, CA

Pineapple Star Canada — Shelley & Richard Lloyd, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Pineapple Star International – Sanja Dujic & Ludek Ryzner, Hong Kong, China


Know any of the franchisees recognized at this year’s Convention? Let us know and send your congratulations in the comments section below!