Edible Arrangements is Under New Ownership

De Pere, Wisconsin, July 17, 2018 — Creative Business Services / Creative Business Services / CBS-Global is pleased to announce the sale of Edible Arrangements to Pat O’Connell of Green Bay, WI.

Sellers Wayne and Heidi Campbell had owned the store since 2008 and had contacted Josh Phillips of Creative Business Services / Creative Business Services / CBS-Global to facilitate a sale on pending retirement.

We wanted to sell our store and make certain the long-standing employees who helped us grow our brand would be taken care of.  It was important to us that the business broker we hired would understand that, and work to find a buyer that had a similar management style as we did.  We feel we have found that in Pat, and we are eager to see him grow the store beyond what it is today.  He will do well!  Josh understood the many parts of selling our business and did a great job navigating the many moving parts and explaining the process and solving the issues as they arose.  We would recommend Josh Phillips again” said Wayne Campbell.

Edible Arrangements now sells smoothies drinks!   As part of their walk-up service, they remodeled the front of the store so if you have not visited a store recently, please stop in, check out the new menu and store layout, and order a smoothie.

Edible Arrangements® 899 in De Pere, Wisconsin first opened in January 2008. Ever since, they’ve been helping people in our local community celebrate. Their fruit arrangements and gifts are always freshly-crafted using fruit that’s grown and picked to our Fruit Expert® standards. And, we have the best variety of gourmet chocolate Dipped Fruit, too!

Did you know they also have fresh fruit treats you can enjoy on-the-go?! Stop by today and grab a fruit salad, fruit parfait, Edible Pops®, or any one of their other delicious fresh fruit snacks!

If you need a birthday gift, wedding favors, a holiday centerpiece, or even a little something just because, give them a call at 920-338-1600 — one of their Fruit Experts® will be happy to help. https://www.ediblearrangements.com/stores/569-Swan-Rd-De-Pere-WI-54115

This acquisition was facilitated by Josh Phillips of Creative Business Services/CBS Global in Green Bay, WI.  Since 1979, Creative Business Services/Creative Business Services / CBS-Global has specialized in the sale of businesses and companies throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest.  With eight M&A Intermediaries, the company provides general business brokerage services and specializes in serving core industries including transportation, dairy, staffing, manufacturing, aviation, medical hospitality, entertainment, retail and electronics.

Josh Phillips comes from a consulting background and brings to the Creative Group experience in mergers and acquisition as well as business development. Josh is a proven leader in identifying opportunities for improvement and hidden cash flow potential for his clients, thereby maximizing the value of the companies he represents.

Over the past 13 years at Creative, Josh has been directly involved in numerous multi-million dollar transactions. Representing both buy and sell sides for clients.

Josh’s success in business brokerage in Wisconsin is partly due to his deep industry contacts and his understanding of the marketplace – particularly in the manufacturing, services, and Commercial Real Estate sectors.

A Graduate of the University of Minnesota with a B.S. in Chemistry, Josh has had several business consulting roles over the past 15 years, including Business Consulting, with a deep background in Business Analytics and Commercial Real Estate.

“I thoroughly enjoy being involved in the business community and putting deals together that benefit all involved in the transaction.  I pride myself on thinking through issues and arriving with Creative Solutions.  It’s what I do best!”