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2014 Summer Interns: The Interns That Returned For More

Coming back for their second year at 1-800-Flowers.com are Liza Pititto, Winston Jiatu and Melissa Meehan. These returning interns share their experience and what they’ve learned so far in comparison to last year. INTERNal Perspective: Liza Pititto Online Marketing I … Continue reading

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The 2014 Summer Interns Have Arrived!

Summer is finally here, which means it’s time to bring back “The INTERNal Perspective” by our blooming group of interns! Returning for its third year, “The INTERNal Perspective” captures our intern’s individual experience and contribution to 1-800-FLOWERS.COM. Each of our … Continue reading

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Meet 1800Flowers Military Heroes and Families Through the Employee Spotlight’s Patriotic Edition

Summertime is the perfect season to salute the men and women who have dedicated their lives to defending the red, white and blue between Memorial Day in May, Flag Day in June, and July 4th. Although we may not realize … Continue reading

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1800Flowers.com Employees Share Why #MyMom is Amazing

She always picks up when we call, she always knows the right thing to say, she’s our best friend and our confidante. There are so many reasons to celebrate the woman who does it all, so this Mother’s Day, 1800Flowers.com … Continue reading

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1-800-Flowers.com Rings in Mother’s Day 2014 at the NASDAQ Opening Bell Ceremony

NEW YORK, NY – On Tuesday, May 6, 2014, founder and CEO of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Jim McCann, spread the Mother’s Day cheer as he rang the Opening Bell at the Nasdaq MarketSite in the heart of Times Square in honor of … Continue reading

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Meet the Moms in the Employee Spotlight’s Mother’s Day Edition

This May, meet some of the Moms and their children from the 1800Flowers.com family in the Employee Spotlight: Mother’s Day edition! Read on as these one-of-a-kind Moms share their favorite Mother’s Day Flowers as well as their most precious parts … Continue reading

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1800Flowers.com Celebrates Take Your Child to Work Day 2014!

CARLE PLACE, NY – On Thursday, April 24, 2014, 1800Flowers.com celebrated Take Your Child to Work Day by inviting a group of 30 enthusiastic sons and daughters of our talented staff! With a busy schedule ahead of them, the kids … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day 2014 #AllAboutMom Twitter Party

1-800-FLOWERS.COM® 2014 #AllAboutMom Twitter Party OFFICIAL RULES: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES, INCLUDING THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, WHO ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AS OF THE … Continue reading

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#MyMom Mothers Day Social Sweepstakes

1-800-FLOWERS.COM® 2014 #MyMom Mother’s Day Sweepstakes OFFICIAL RULES: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES, INCLUDING THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, WHO ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AS OF … Continue reading

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Just in Time for Mother’s Day: Shop at Burlington Coat Factory & Receive a Coupon for 1-800-Flowers.com

1-800-Flowers.com and Burlington Coat Factory are teaming up this Mother’s Day to deliver even more smiles with a special promotion that will WOW your mom! During this limited time promotion, if you shop at Burlington Coat Factory and purchase any … Continue reading

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1-800-FLOWERS.COM® Midnight Red’s Roses Sweepstakes

  OFFICIAL RULES: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES, INCLUDING THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, WHO ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AS OF THE DATE OF ENTRY WHO … Continue reading

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Winter Weather Advisory Update for Valentine’s Day Delivery

As Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, we’re monitoring the severe weather on the East Coast and doing everything we can to keep you updated on delays. While we can’t control the weather, as the leading floral & gifting company, we stand … Continue reading

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1-800-Flowers Teams up With Google Wallet This Valentine’s Day

1-800-Flowers and Google Wallet have teamed up this Valentine’s Day to deliver even more smiles with a special promotion that will WOW you! If you’re a Google Wallet user, you can save $15 on your purchase when you choose to … Continue reading

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1800Flowers Family Members Go Red for National Wear Red Day

American Heart Association Celebrates 10 Years of Going Red! Here at 1800Flowers.com we’re all about wearing red throughout the month of February for one of our favorite holidays Valentine’s Day, but today we wear red for a really amazing cause. … Continue reading

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#HOW2WOW Valentines Day 2014 Social Media Sweepstakes

Tell us #HOW2WOW you this Valentine’s Day (and maybe drop a not subtle hint!). Tweet or Instagram a product from 1800Flowers.com that would WOW you, and you could receive a sweet surprise from us. Click here to view a list … Continue reading

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Wow Me Now Valentine’s Day 2014 Facebook Sweepstakes

1-800-FLOWERS.COM® 2014 WOW Me Now Sweepstakes OFFICIAL RULES: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES, INCLUDING THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, WHO ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AS OF … Continue reading

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Enter the 1800flowers “Twitter Party” Valentines Day Sweepstakes!

Join @1800Flowers on Twitter for the official kickoff to the most romantic day of the year, Valentine’s Day! There will be tons of giveaways & prizes for anyone who RSVP and joins the party, plus great gift ideas. Date: 1/29/2014 … Continue reading

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Meet the Family in the Employee Spotlight’s Christmas Edition

The holidays are all about FAMILY! This Christmas, meet some of 10 members from our 1800Flowers family in the Employee Spotlight’s Christmas edition and learn about their Christmas favorites, from truly original family traditions to favorite Christmas gifts! Brad Franklin … Continue reading

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Midnight Red Visits 1800Flowers for the Holidays

Today was an exciting day at the 1800Flowers offices, thanks to some surprise guests: Midnight Red! The new American boy band came to the 1800Flowers Headquarters in Carle Place, New York to bring some holiday cheer by singing popular hits with their … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2013 Facebook Sweepstakes

This Thanksgiving we’ll be giving five contest participants a Fresh Flower Cornucopia. Participants enter by sharing a funny story about getting home for Thanksgiving and why it’s important that they spend this holiday with their family. 1-800-FLOWERS.COM® 2013 Turkey Day … Continue reading

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Pencils of Promise 2013 Gala

Pencils of Promise (“PoP”) is an amazing organization that builds schools in the developing world, while training young leaders to take action locally and globally. 1-800-FLOWERS.COM has had the pleasure of working with PoP over the past four years and … Continue reading

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August Cookie Competition with Web Marketing

At every company, each department has a little special something that helps bring them together. At 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, the Web Marketing team has their monthly cooking competition. This month’s competition was all about COOKIES! The Web Marketing Team is pretty serious … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Online and Mobile Marketing Intern Keith Crumpler

Online and Mobile Marketing intern Keith Crumpler shares his internal perspective working at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM. Hear how he has contributed to the Marketing team and how he has learned from his summer internship: ” Working at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM this past summer has been one … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Business Gift Services Intern Melissa Meehan

“When I heard first heard about the chance to intern at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, I immediately took action. As a rising senior at Marist College, I researched the company, learned about their mission and values and immediately knew that the environment would … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Business Development Intern Brittany Kritis

Business Development intern Brittany Kritis shares his internal perspective working at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM. Hear how she has contributed to business development and how she has grown from her internship. “Working at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM has been a unique and enriching experience. I grew … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Marketing Intern Ishan Prasad

Marketing intern Ishan Prasad shares his internal perspective working at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM. Hear how he has contributed to the Marketing team and how he has learned from his summer internship: “With a specialized degree such as “Financial Engineering”, there weren’t many choices for … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Bloomnet Marketing Intern Raymond Saccone

Bloomnet Marketing Intern Raymond Saccone shares his internal perspective of his experience here at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM. “My internship here at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM has been a great experience for me so far. When I first came into the company in January 2013 I … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Direct Floral Merchandising Intern John Flanagan

“When I was originally offered an internship in the Merchandising department at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, I was a bit nervous. As a Biology major at Villanova University, I had absolutely no business background and a rudimentary understanding of what merchandising even meant. … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Marketing Intern Liza Pititto

Marketing intern Liza Pititto shares her internal perspective working at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM. Hear how she has contributed to the Marketing team and how she has learned from her summer internship: “Assigned to intern with Marketing this summer, I was glad to … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Human Resources Intern David Alter

Human Resources intern David Alter shares his internal perspective. He shares his experience being the team leader of a video project that was to be presented at a company-wide meeting. Here is his experience: “Ever have an experience where you … Continue reading

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The 2013 INTERNal Perspective of Web Marketing Intern Kirsten Knott

Web Marketing intern Kirsten Knott is a returning intern here at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM. Hear how she has learned from last year’s internship and used that knowledge to help her throughout the summer: “Last summer, I was lucky enough to have the … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Franchise Marketing Intern Nicholas Karatzas

Nicholas Karatzas, a Franchise Marketing intern at 1-800-Flowers.com, gives us his internal perspective and tells us how 1-800-Flowers.com feels like a “family business” despite its size: “Interning here at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM has taught me that even a large corporation is still able … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Mobile Marketing Intern Jeff Gottlieb

Mobile marketing intern Jeff Gottlieb shares his experiences at 1-800-Flowers.com. Hear how he became the team leader of his INTERNtainment video group and the lessons he learned over the summer: “As a Junior majoring in business with specializations in marketing … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Retail Marketing Intern Morgan Foster

Retail Marketing intern Morgan Foster shares her internal perspective and she tells us about the wonderful experiences she has had at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM this summer: “After graduating as a Communications major with a focus in Education, I was unfamiliar with many … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of International Intern Kerry McGlinchey

International intern Kerry McGlinchey shares her internal perspective at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM and tells us how much she has learned during her summer internship: “My internship as part of the International team at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM has not only given me the opportunity to … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Merchandising Intern Jalisa Clark

Jalisa Clark, a merchandising intern here at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, has learned a lot from her summer internship. Hear her summer internship story in her own words: “Over the course of my first year at Dartmouth College I had drastically changed my … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of SEO Intern Keith Hoge

Keith Hoge, an intern in the SEO department, shares his story as to how wanted to explore the business world and how 1-800-FLOWERS.COM has enabled him to do so: “As a mechanical engineering major, I never had much opportunity to … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Merchandising Intern Courtney O’Leary

Merchandising intern Courtney O’Leary shares her internal perspective as a summer intern at 1-800-Flowers.com: “My name is Courtney O’Leary and I am a rising senior at SUNY Cortland.  This was my first time interning, so when I first walked into … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Merchandising Intern Kara Lange

Merchandising intern Kara Lange describes how interning at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM has enabled her to see the business world in a way that she would otherwise not have been able to. Here is her internship experience in her own words: “When I … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Public Relations Intern Karina Wrona

Public Relations intern Karina Wrona shares her experiences as an intern at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM. Hear how she helped deliver smiles at the Boys and Girls Club: “My name is Karina Wrona and I will be a sophomore this fall at Marist … Continue reading

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1-800-FLOWERS.COM 2013 Summer of a Million Smiles Sweepstakes Winners

1-800-Flowers is celebrating a Summer of a Million Smiles! But, the smiles don’t have to stop with this summer. Enter our “Summer of a Million Smiles” Facebook sweepstakes for a chance to win a flower arrangement every month for one … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of HR Intern Jaclyn Sanderson

Jaclyn Sanderson, a first-time Human Resources Intern, shares her experience being a part of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM. Hear her story in her own words: “Working here at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM this summer is my first Human Resources internship. I am going into my junior … Continue reading

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The 2013 INTERNal Perspective of Public Relations Intern Sarah Melley

In Sarah’s third blog post for the INTERNal Perspective, she describes how much she has learned at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM as well as her wonderful experiences with Summer of a Million Smiles: “My name is Sarah Melley and I am a Public … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Email Marketing Intern Erin Mullane

Erin Mullane, an email marketing intern here at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, shares her internal perspective. Here is a summary of Erin’s internship experience in her own words: “My name is Erin Mullane and I am going to be a junior at Providence … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Vendor Relations Intern Kevin Sanches

Vendor relations intern Kevin Sanches shares with us his internal perspective. Listen to his experience delivering smiles at a Mets game in his own words: “My internship experience at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM has been nothing but exciting, engaging, and most importantly, enjoyable. As a … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective Returns!

1-800-FLOWERS.COM Welcomes 2013 Summer Interns The INTERNal Perspective is back again for the second year in a row! Focused on our Summer Internship program, INTERNal Perspective provides an inside scoop on this year’s interns. Here our interns will share who … Continue reading

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Enter the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM® “Surprise and Delight” Sweepstakes

  Enter the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM #MyMom Sweepstakes on Twitter, and each day and you could win a beautiful Mother’s Day arrangement. Enter the sweepstakes by simply tweeting to @1800flowers using the hashtag #MYMOM in your tweet! View contest rule details below. … Continue reading

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Enter the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM® Mother’s Day Scavenger Hunt Contest

1-800-FLOWERS.COM is challenging Twitter users to a Mother’s Day Scavenger Hunt.  Search through fantastic Mother’s Day gift ideas to find the featured Mother’s Day Gift of the Day and a chance to win products for the upcoming holiday! The Scavenger … Continue reading

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Spring Family of Brands Sweepstakes

Winners 1. Christine Paine 2. Jennifer Sullivan 3. Josie Myers 4. Keisha Wise 5. Kristy Beroth 6. Robin Day 7. Sadia Shaikh 8. Vickie Maxwell 9. Stephen Raleigh Tweet

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Valentines Day Flowers in the 1800Flowers Lobby

It’s beginning to look a lot like Valentine’s Day in the 1-800-flowers.com lobby! This week’s Valentines floral arrangement features scattered red rose petals and pink tulips! Tweet

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Enter the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM® Valentine’s Treats & Trivia Contest on Twitter

As we join Cupid in gearing up for Valentine’s Day, let’s celebrate the spirit of the season with loving quotes and questions! Taken from Celebrating Love: Share, Remember, Cherish, these fun tidbits and factoids are a perfect way to prepare … Continue reading

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Enter the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM® Treats and Trivia Contest on Twitter

As we dive into the Holidays, let’s celebrate the spirit of the season with Christmas Trivia! Taken from Celebrating Christmas: Share, Remember, Cherish these fun tidbit and factoids are a perfect way to kick-off Christmas day! Enter the contest by … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Public Relations Intern Sarah Melley

In her second post for the INTERNal Perspective, Public Relations Intern Sarah Melley shares her experience interning at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM and her involvement in the Imagine the Smiles and Summer of a Million Smiles initiatives. Here’s Sarah in her own words: … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Email Marketing Intern James Hoge

Who works on the emails sent out to our valued 1-800-FLOWERS.COM customers? James Hoge explains his role in creating those emails as an Email Marketing Intern this summer in his own words: “As the proud new owner of a marketing … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Interactive Marketing Intern Gabrielle Bacarella

Gabrielle Bacarella, an Interactive Marketing Intern, also of previous “Petal Talk” fame, talks about her experiences interning at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM for the second consecutive summer. Her are Gabrielle’s insights in her own words: “When I entered my first year at Boston … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Web Marketing Intern Kirsten Knott

Even she’s majoring in public relations, Web Marketing Intern Kirsten Knott describes how interning at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM has her thinking about her future career path: “I have learned so many valuable insights from my internship at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, but the main thing … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Marketing Intern Matthew Keenan

Matthew Keenan, a talented Marketing Intern at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, reveals what surprised him about his internship this summer and the impact this experience will have on his future: “When I first started my internship at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, I expected to be doing … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Merchandising Intern Remington Zience

Remington Zience, a Florist Design intern in the Merchandising Department, gives his insights into his summer experience at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM: “When I first arrived at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, I had no clue that I would be involved in so many different initiatives. As … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of BloomNet Marketing Intern Jonathan Wagner

Who works in the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM BloomNet Department? What do interns there do? BloomNet Marketing Intern Jonathan Wagner explains: “As a History major at St. Lawrence University, interning at the world’s leading floral company does not exactly tie back to my … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Chris Hopkins: Interns at 1800Flowers Volunteer

The 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Interns volunteer their time and effort to the Imagine the Smiles campaign. Chris Hopkins, a Marketing Intern here, shares his view of the experience of creating floral arrangements to be donated as part of the initiative, complete with … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Vendor Relations Intern David Kobbe

Our vendors may recognize the name of this author! In his second year operating as the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Vendor Relations Intern, David Kobbe explains his responsibilities and the successes he has built the last two years here: “I’m back here as the … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Florist Operations Intern Alan Croitoru

Hailing all the way from Miami, Florist Operations Intern Alan Croitoru shares his experience from inside the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Florist Operations Department: “As a student majoring in financial economics and psychology, I can truly appreciate 1-800-FLOWERS.COM’s caring team who is obsessed … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Sarah Melley: Delivering Smiles to Local Island Harvest Food Pantry

This is our first intern activity post! It’s written by Sarah Melley, one of our incredible Public Relations Interns! Here’s Sarah as she shares the experience of some of our fantastic interns delivering flowers to the Island Harvest Mobile Food … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Merchandising Intern Phil Kubiak

What is Floral Direct? How is it related to Merchandising? Hailing from the Floral Direct section as a Merchandising Intern, Phil Kubiak shares his experience for the INTERNal Perspective: “While I’m interning at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM this summer, during the school year … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Logistics Intern Thomas Cox

Who makes sure that products are transported and tracked correctly? Our Logistics Department! Thomas Cox tells his story about his summer as a  1-800-FLOWERS.COM Logistics Intern: “I’m a Marketing major going into my junior year at St. John’s University. This … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Merchandising Intern Emily Bahr

Our second Merchandising Intern, Emily Bahr, shares her observations from interning at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM for the second consecutive summer. Here’s Emily’s story in her own words: “I was certain that I would never feel such a strong sense of community and family … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Strategic Marketing Intern Megan Molloy

Our Smile Days for the Summer of a Million Smiles campaign are wildly successful in and out of the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM office. That’s all thanks to Megan Molloy, our Strategic Marketing Intern, who shares her own take on arranging smiles: “My summer at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM has revolved … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Interactive Marketing Intern Chelsea Ripp

You may recognize the author of our second INTERNal Perspective blog entry. Already famous for her many incredible ”Petal Talk” posts, Interactive Marketing Intern Chelsea Ripp gives her insights from an inside view of interning at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM in her own words: “My name is Chelsea Ripp and … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Merchandising Intern Drew Grombala

What is merchandising? What do merchandising interns do? Intern Drew Grombala explains and shares his perspective on his merchandising internship at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM in his own words for our first intern post: “If you had told me before I walked through … Continue reading

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The “INTERNal Perspective:” Welcome 1-800-FLOWERS.COM 2012 Summer Interns

Beautiful, bright and vivacious, and for once, we’re not talking about our flowers! The 1-800-FLOWERS.COM 2012 Summer Interns hail from 27 colleges and universities across the country. Working in departments such as product development, marketing and finance, among others, our … Continue reading

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From the Flower Farms to You for Mother’s Day 2012

With the inability to control Mother Nature, Kevin Cochran, Vice President of Procurement at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, has a tough job year round to ensure our flowers safely and beautifully get from the flower farms to you. In this Petal Talk flower … Continue reading

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From Our Mothers to Yours: Meet the 1800Flowers Moms

To help celebrate Mother’s Day around the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM offices, we honored 10 fabulous moms from our 1800Flowers family with their favorite Mother’s Day flowers! Check out their floral arrangement favorites and what they love most about being a mom. Chandra … Continue reading

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1800Flowers Rings the NASDAQ Opening Bell for Mother’s Day

NEW YORK – On Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Founder and CEO, Jim McCann, had an exciting morning as he rang the Opening Bell at the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square to celebrate Mother’s Day!  Flower friends from the 1800FLOWERS team … Continue reading

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1800Flowers Celebrates Take Your Child to Work Day 2012!

Turning Young Seedlings into Blossoming Entrepreneurs Thursday, April 26, 2012 was Take Your Child to Work Day and a dozen beaming young sprouts arrived bright and early to the 1800FLOWERS.COM corporate headquarters, anxious to participate in the company’s annual celebration! … Continue reading

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