|Message from 1800Flowers:
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-FLOWERSŪ 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.COMŪ 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. 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.COMŪ 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 Growers sm." 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.
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.