Lessons in Entrepreneurship: How to build a company that stands the test of time is the topic of this FMC Fast Chat featuring Jim McCann, Founder & Executive Chairman, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM. It happens live via Zoom on Tuesday, March 15, 2 p.m. ET. No fee, but you must reserve for this exclusive event. As always, your questions help drive the conversation.
Jim McCann is a successful entrepreneur, business leader, author, media personality and philanthropist whose passion is helping people deliver smiles.
From its roots in 1976 as a single flower shop in Manhattan, NY, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM has become the world’s largest florist with annual revenues that exceed $2 billion. In the process, McCann changed the way flowers and other gifts are marketed for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays and special occasions while helping to expand the definition of retailing and ecommerce, positioning his company to help customers express themselves and connect with the important people in their lives.
In addition to being the first company to have its 800-telephone number as its name – a marketing insight that helped solidify the brand in consumer’s minds – McCann was a pioneer in ecommerce, being one of the very first to seize upon the enormous reach of the internet as early as 1991. Today, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM is a leading provider of gifts designed to help customers express, celebrate and connect. His company’s ecommerce business features an all-star family of brands including:
1-800-FLOWERS.COM®, 1-800-BASKETS.com®, Cheryl’s Cookies®, Harry & David®, Shari’s Berries®, PersonalizationMall.com®, FruitBouquets.com®, Moose Munch®, The Popcorn Factory®, Wolferman’s Bakery®, Stock Yards®, Simply Chocolate®, Vital Choice Seafoods® Alice’s Table®, BloomNet®, NapcoSM and DesignPac Gifts, LLC. 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. was recognized among the top 5 on the National Retail Federation’s 2021 Hot 25 Retailers list, which ranks the nation’s fastest-growing retailers.
Find out more and ask your questions during the 30-minute chat.
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