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Cookie Chicks and 1-800-flowers.com®

to partner in west Michigan

Both organizations plan expansion

Grand Rapids, MI, December 16, 2016–

Leading E-Commerce Retailer Partners with Local Cookie Company to Expand Product Offering in West Michigan

1-800-FLOWERS.com, the world’s leading destination for floral and gourmet gifts is pairing with local, baked-to-order cookie company Cookie Chicks, to offer the West Michigan marketplace their line of Fruit Bouquets.

1-800-FLOWERS.com’s version of the fresh fruit arrangement products is currently growing in popularity in the market. Before the addition of Fruit Bouquets to their portfolio four fiscal years ago, they studied and continue to monitor the trend in the market and saw that the fruit arrangement industry has grown exponentially over time, to become a $500 million dollar a year product category.

“We've sought out and partnered with local businesses in markets where we see a demand for our product such as West Michigan” said Hanna Fierstein, Senior Associate for Fruit Bouquets at 1-800-FLOWERS.com

1-800-FLOWERS.com utilized the business model from their floral business and applied that to growing their distribution with the Fruit Bouquets brand. Typically, they reach out to prospective partners with companies in the dessert and catering field as these establishments have displayed the quickest turn-around and could transition more easily with the addition of Fruit Bouquets to their current day-to-day work environment. In return, the Cookie Chicks brand and products will be featured on 1-800-FLOWERS.com’s Local Artisan pages and will be available to order for delivery along with the rest of the 1-800-FLOWERS line.

“When 1-800-FLOWERS.com approached us on this opportunity, we knew with our niche in the delivery of cookies and cookie gifts, we could expand our product line and expand our cookie operations easily, while benefiting from the marketing power of 1-800-Flowers – we saw it as a win-win proposition”” said Holly del Rosario, Managing Partner for Cookie Chicks.

About Cookie Chicks

Cookie Chicks, (www.cookie-chicks.com) based in Ada, MI is an award-winning provider of fresh, baked-to-order cookies, made with premium ingredients, no preservatives and delivered directly to our customers. We work with clients to develop and deliver cookies for gifting, meetings, favors or just good eating.

About 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. 
1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. is a leading provider of gourmet food and floral gifts for all occasions. For the past 40 years, 1-800-FLOWERS® (1-800-356-9377 or www.1800flowers.com) has been helping deliver smiles for our customers with gifts for every occasion, including fresh flowers and the finest selection of plants, gift baskets, gourmet foods, confections, candles, balloons, and plush stuffed animals. As always, our 100% Smile Guarantee® backs every gift. The company's Celebrations® suite of services including Celebrations Passport® Free Shipping/No Service Charge program, Celebrations Rewards® and Celebrations Reminders(sm), are all designed to engage with customers and deepen relationships as a one-stop destination for all celebratory and gifting occasions. In 2016, 1-800-Flowers.com was awarded a Silver Stevie "e-Commerce Customer Service" Award, recognizing the company's innovative use of online technologies and social media to service the needs of customers. In addition, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. was recognized as one of Internet Retailer's Top 300 B2B e-commerce companies in 2015 and was also recently named in Internet Retailer's 2016 Top Mobile 500 as one of the world's leading mobile commerce sites. The company was included in Internet Retailer's 2015 Top 500 for fast growing e-commerce companies. In 2015, 1-800-Flowers.com was named a winner of the "Best Companies to Work for in New York State" Award by The New York Society for Human Resource Management (NYS-SHRM). The Company's BloomNet® international floral wire service (www.mybloomnet.net) provides a broad range of quality products and value-added services designed to help professional florists grow their businesses profitably. The 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. "Gift Shop" also includes gourmet gifts such as premium, gift-quality fruits and other gourmet items from Harry & David® (1-877-322-1200 or www.harryanddavid.com), popcorn and specialty treats from The Popcorn Factory® (1-800-541-2676 or www.thepopcornfactory.com); cookies and baked gifts from Cheryl's® (1-800-443-8124 or www.cheryls.com); premium chocolates and confections from Fannie May® (www.fanniemay.comand www.harrylondon.com); gift baskets and towers from 1-800-Baskets.com®  (www.1800baskets.com); premium English muffins and other breakfast treats from Wolferman's® (1-800-999-1910 or www.wolfermans.com); carved fresh fruit arrangements from FruitBouquets.com (www.fruitbouquets.com); and top quality steaks and chops from Stock Yards® (www.stockyards.com).  Shares in 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, ticker symbol: FLWS.

Thanks for visiting!

Cookie Chicks is a West Michigan-based business that produces some pretty amazing cookies and other sweet confections. Our products are made with love and other premium ingredients AND we can deliver them right to you, our cookie-hungry customers!  We are certain that once you eat one of our cookies, you will be a convert to the way of the Cookie Chicks cookie and will soon, have our site bookmarked as a "favorite." In addition, we are the exclusive partners with 1-800-FLOWERS.COM for fulfillment of their Fruit Bouquet products in the West Michigan area. So all those delicious Fruit Bouquets and Chocolate covered berries are Cookie Chicks' work!

With a variety of offerings to choose from, we're sure you'll find something that will sweeten your day.. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us.

We hope to see you again! As some sections of our website are still baking, check back often for new updates to our website. There's much more to come!

Molten Lava Cookie

Our unique, "secret-weapon" Molten Lava Cookie.  Great as is, or pop it in the microwave for 10 seconds and it becomes pure heaven!

Chocolate Chunk/ Chocolate Chip 

Our "signature" cookie - enjoy it with or without Walnuts, or add some M&MsTM. 

These cookies didn't earn the nickname "Tami's Whammies" by being short on flavor or chocolate!

All Dressed Up, Someplace to Go

A dozen of our specialty cookies ready to be enjoyed at your meeting, party, event...or even sitting at home with a cold glass of milk

Cookie Chicks was once again, for the second year in a row, recognized by The Best of Business for Ada, in the "Cookies" Category:

"Each year, the Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the area a great place to live, work and play"
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