Edible Arrangements is moving its corporate headquarters from Wallingford, Connecticut to the Atlanta, Georgia area by the end of the year, according to a news release.
A statement released Tuesday afternoon says the company known for arrangements made of fresh fruit will maintain a small office in Wallingford, with approximately 20 people. The company now has about 130 workers in Wallingford.
Edible Arrangements opened an Atlanta office in March as a second headquarters and said it was to take advantage of the “more centralized location, access to major transportation hubs and other resources for many of the services that were previously handled out of Wallingford.”
A representative for the company said a small number of people who work at the Wallingford site will relocate and the company will search for applicants from the Atlanta area.
Some Edible Arrangements will receive severance and relocation packages.
“We are excited to make Atlanta the brand's home base as we build a best in class Support Center for our franchise owners," CEO Mike Rotondo said in a statement. “Edible’s Wallingford, CT office is an important part of the brand’s history and heritage, and we will always have a presence in the community. At the same time, the global marketplace is changing at a rapid pace and Atlanta is an attractive location to base much of the team needed to support the company's next phase of growth.”