Jim McCann, founder and CEO of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, INC., opened his first retail store in 1976 and successfully built his own chain of 14 flower shops in the New York metropolitan area. In 1986, he acquired the 1-800-FLOWERS phone number and continued to grow his business under the 1-800-FLOWERS® name. His immediate focus was to create a reliable brand name built on trust, and over the next few years he achieved this through his understanding of his customer base and market. The next logical step was expansion, and McCann successfully expanded his business into other retail access channels-going online in 1992 and opening a web site in 1995. Today, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM® has a well-known web site (www.1800flowers.com), and maintains strategic online relationships with a number of online services, including America Online, Microsoft Network (MSN), and Yahoo!.
For more than 30 years, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Inc. – “Your Florist of Choice®” – has been providing customers around the world with the freshest flowers and finest selection of plants, gift baskets, gourmet foods, confections and plush stuffed animals perfect for every occasion. 1-800-FLOWERS.COM® offers the best of both worlds: exquisite, florist-designed arrangements individually created by some of the world’s top floral artists and hand-delivered the same day, and spectacular flowers shipped overnight “Fresh From Our Growerssm.” Customers can “call, click or come in” to shop 1-800-FLOWERS.COM twenty four hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-356-9377 or www.1800flowers.com. Sales and Service Specialists are available 24/7, and fast and reliable delivery is offered same day, any day. As always, 100 percent satisfaction and freshness are guaranteed. The 1-800-FLOWERS.COM collection of brands also includes home decor and children’s gifts from Plow & Hearth® (1-800-627-1712 or www.plowandhearth.com), Problem Solvers® (www.problemsolvers.com), Wind & Weather® (www.windandweather.com), Madison Placesm (www.madisonplace.com), HearthSong® (www.hearthsong.com) and Magic Cabin® (www.magiccabin.com); gourmet gifts including popcorn and specialty treats from The Popcorn Factory® (1-800-541-2676 or www.thepopcornfactory.com); exceptional cookies and baked gifts from Cheryl&Co.® (1-800-443-8124 or www.cherylandco.com); premium chocolates and confections from Fannie May Confections Brands (www.fanniemay.com and www.harrylondon.com); gourmet foods from GreatFood.com® (www.greatfood.com); wine gifts from Ambrosia.com (www.ambrosia.com); gift baskets from 1-800-BASKETS.COM® (www.1800baskets.com) and the BloomNet® international floral wire service which provides quality products and diverse services to a select network of florists. 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. stock is traded on the NASDAQ market under ticker symbol FLWS.The company founder and CEO is Jim McCann. Chris McCann serves as President. To learn more about the Company's key officers, please visit the Investor Relations section of our web site. You can also find more information about the Company by visiting the Press Room online.