CARLE PLACE, N.Y., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLWS), the world's leading florist and gift shop, is pleased to announce today that Yanique Woodall, Vice President of Enterprise Public Relations, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM has been named one of PRWeek's "40 Under 40" as a "blooming" talent within the public relations industry. One of the most prestigious honors within the communications industry, PRWeek's "40 Under 40" recognizes public relations professionals every year who have made a significant impact on their organizations and the industry as a whole.
"Since joining the company in 2006, Yanique has become a key influencer in our organization's approach to public relations, firmly establishing public relations as a core strategic function of our business," said Jim McCann, CEO and founder of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. "She has created and executed, award-winning communications and social media programs that have helped broaden awareness around our efforts to deliver smiles for our customers. She is well-deserving of this honor and we're proud to call her one of our own."
Throughout the last six years, Woodall has worked at all levels of the enterprise to build a centralized internal public relations infrastructure for 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, streamlining the communications process among the company's various departments and establishing one unified vision for the organization as a whole. In addition to the core 1-800-FLOWERS.COM brand, Woodall oversees communications strategy for the company's entire portfolio of brands, including The Popcorn Factory, Fanny May Chocolate, Cheryl's, 1-800-Baskets.com and WineTasting.com.
Woodall also gives back to the public relations field and the community through teaching. For ten years, Woodall has taught and mentored college students as an assistant adjunct professor of communications at Hofstra University. As one of the university's most respected and popular professors, Woodall has helped train and mentor a number of rising stars in the industry.
About 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc.
1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. is the world's leading florist and gift shop. For more than 35 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. 1-800-FLOWERS.COM's Mobile Flower & Gift Center was named winner of the Mobile Shopping Summit's "BestMobile Site of 2011." 1-800-FLOWERS.COM was also rated number one vs. competitors for customer service by STELLAService and named by the E-Tailing Group as one of only nine online retailers out of 100 benchmarked to meet the criteria for Excellence in Online Customer Service. 1-800-FLOWERS.COM has been honored in Internet Retailer's "Hot 100: America's Best Retail Web Sites" for 2011. 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 "Gift Shop" also includes gourmet gifts such as 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® confections brands (www.fanniemay.com and www.harrylondon.com); gift baskets and towers from 1-800-Baskets.com® (www.1800baskets.com); incredible, carved fresh fruit arrangements from FruitBouquets.com(sm) (www.fruitbouquets.com); wine gifts from Winetasting.com® (www.winetasting.com); top quality steaks and chops from Stock Yards® (www.stockyards.com); as well as premium branded customizable invitations and personal stationery from FineStationery.com® (www.finestationery.com). The Company's Celebrations® brand (www.celebrations.com) is a premier online destination for fabulous party ideas and planning tips. 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. is involved in a broad range of corporate social responsibility initiatives including continuous expansion and enhancement of its environmentally-friendly "green" programs as well as various philanthropic and charitable efforts. Shares in 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, ticker symbol: FLWS.
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