OLD SAYBROOK, Conn., Sept. 2 FromYouFlowers.com, one of nation's leading retailers of flowers and gifts, has once again been named to the 2010 Inc. 500 | 5000 list, a nod to America's fastest-growing and most entrepreneurial companies. This year's edition marks the third straight year the company has appeared on the list.
"Everyone at From You Flowers is thrilled to see us make Inc.'s list once again," commented Michael Chapin, the company's President and co-founder. "We're especially proud to say we've been able to sustain our impressive growth at a time when the broader economy presents such headwinds for small and medium sized companies." Chapin credits the company's focus on customer service and retention paired with controlled growth. FromYouFlowers.com is an internet retailer of fresh, florist delivered flowers, plants and gift baskets and was counted as the 106th fastest growing company in the retail sector.
This year, From You Flowers appears at #2121 on the overall list, a ranking generated by looking at private American companies' three-year revenue growth rate. Between 2006 and 2009, the Old Saybrook, CT based company posted a 123% increase in sales volume. In recent years, the annual release of the list has served as unique barometer for measuring the overall health of America's small businesses. Last year's list saw Inc. 5000 companies boast an aggregate revenue increase of $29 billion over the previous year and take claim for the creation of more than 1 million jobs since their inception. This year's honorees have seen an impressive total growth rate of 45.8%. The complete 2010 Inc. 500 | 5000 list will be appearing on newsstands and online at Inc.com.
FromYouFlowers.com® is a leading online retailer in the flower and gift category, offering hand arranged, same day delivered flowers for every occasion and sentiment. Vera Gibbons declared From You Flowers a "Best Value" in the category with CBS News (Valentine's Day '09) and top "Overall Quality and Price" with CNBC (Valentine's Day '10). Shoppers can make purchases 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week via the toll-free number 1-800-838-8853 or on the online at www.fromyouflowers.com.