Saffron Road’s Management and Directors are pioneers in the natural and organic food movement and have exercised great care to ensure that our products are deliciously natural. All of our meat is sourced from small farm operations that treat the animal humanely and never use antibiotics and growth hormones. Even our Basmati rice is selectively hand-picked from farmers who share our sustainable “tayeeb” values.
Tariq Farid, Board of Directors
Tariq Farid is Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Edible Arrangements® International, Inc., the industry leader of high quality, artistically designed fresh fruit arrangements. Tariq and his brothers Kamran and Irfan, all immigrants of Pakistan, launched their first store in 1999 in East Haven, Connecticut, with start-up capital of only $5,000. Today, with over $350 million in annual sales and 905 stores in locations throughout U.S., Puerto Rico, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Dubai, Edible Arrangements has been named one of the fastest-growing privately held businesses in America by Inc. magazine and ranked as one of the top franchise systems in Entrepreneur Annual Franchise 500® magazine, with 25 new franchise signings a month.
All of Edible Arrangements fruit is sourced from local vendors and made from a combination of fresh fruit and other all natural ingredients—no additives, sugars, or preservatives are permitted. Edible Arrangements is one of the most innovative branded companies in the United States and prides itself on exceptional customer service, facilitated through a very robust online ordering website and highly efficient computer logistics and advanced collaborative software tools. The enterprise is one of the only branded Shariah compliant businesses in America. The Farid’s and Edible Arrangements have recently founded the Salma K. Farid Academy, a not for profit learning and community center in Hamden, CT, devoted to serving the faith based values of their local community.
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