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Fannie May® Launches FM Artisan™ by Norman Love

10/19/2011

Iconic Brand Teams with Acclaimed Chocolatier to Introduce Suite of Ultra-premium Chocolates

CHICAGO, Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Iconic fine-chocolate brand Fannie May, a subsidiary of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, INC. (FLWS), has aligned with famed pastry chef and chocolatier Norman Love to launch an ultra-premium line of chocolates, FM Artisan by Norman Love. FM Artisan merges Fannie May's renowned commitment to quality confections with the artistic inspiration of Norman Love. The handcrafted chocolates will be available in unique flavors, from Madagascar bourbon vanilla to candy apple, in vibrant colors and designs, making each piece an edible work of art.

Norman Love, Dan Regelski, Mitch Miller

Norman Love was keynote speaker at Turning Your Passion To Profit

10/11/2011

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Norman Love was the keynote luncheon speaker during the recent Turning Your Passion To Profit entrepreneurs workshop and mini-trade show. The session was presented by Southwest Florida Business Today and the Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University. Norman Love shared his secrets to success including working every day to be better than the day before; empowering employees and providing them with the tools to succeed; and using the freshest products available. The SBDC at FGCU is a community-based resource, which helps small business owners take advantage of new opportunities to grow their business through a diverse collection of programs and services. Norman Love Confections salons are located in Fort Myers and Naples. For more information, visit www.normanloveconfections.com.

Norman Love Among Florida’s Top Retailers Honored in Orlando

06/24/2011

ORLANDO, Fla. – Norman Love, owner of Norman Love Confections, Fort Myers; Laurie Olshefski, owner of Shimmering Seas Jewelry & Gifts, Panama City Beach; and Jesse White, owner of Sarasota Architectural Salvage, Sarasota, have been named by the Florida Retail Federation as 2011 recipients of the prestigious Retailer of the Year Award. They received their awards at a luncheon held in conjunction with the University of Florida’s nationally acclaimed Retail Smarter symposium on June 23 at the Caribe Royale in Orlando. Dan Doyle, FRF chairman of the board and senior vice president of Beall’s Inc. in Bradenton, made the presentations.

“We are excited to honor these inspiring, creative entrepreneurs who have turned their passions into successful business ventures,” said Richard McAllister, FRF president and CEO. “Mr. Love, Ms. Olshefski and Mr. White embody the spirit of outstanding retailing through dedication to their customers and employees, plus their commitment to the communities they serve.”

Florida gourmet chocolatier Norman Love receives ROYAL award

06/03/2011

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Contact:
Elaine Carpenter, 888-357-3824, elaine@frf.org

2011 Florida Retailer of the Year Award for Leadership recipients named;
Fort Myers-based Norman Love selected

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (June 3, 2011) – The Florida Retail Federation has named Norman Love, owner of Norman Love Confections, Fort Myers; Laurie Olshefski, owner of Shimmering Seas Jewelry & Gifts, Panama City Beach; and Jesse White, owner of Sarasota Architectural Salvage as the 2011 recipients of the prestigious Retailer of the Year Award for Leadership (ROYAL). They will be honored and receive their awards at a luncheon held in conjunction with the University of Florida’s nationally acclaimed Retail Smarter symposium Thursday, June 23, at the Caribe Royale in Orlando, Fla.

Ribbon cutting at Norman Love Confections Naples

06/01/2011

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Contact:
Sharon Arnold, Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold Marketing and Public Relations, 239-275-5758, sarnold@gravinasmith.com

Ribbon cutting at Norman Love Confections Naples

The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce recently held a celebratory ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening of Norman Love Confections. Located in Park Shore Centre at 3747 Tamiami Trail North, the new Euro chic retail space is a combination confection shop and coffee bar. The nearly 1,263-square-foot shop includes a complete selection of NLC ultra-premium, handcrafted artisanal chocolates, pastries, desserts such as pies, cakes and cookies, breakfast bakeries including croissants, muffins and Danish, specialty coffees, cappuccinos and smoothies. Handmade, artisanal Italian gelato is now available exclusively at NLC’s newest location. The Naples salon is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.normanloveconfections.com.

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