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Harry & David

October 09, 2014 09:00 ET

Harry & David Celebrates Its 80th Anniversary With Free Shipping Offer and Unique Assortment of Heritage Gifts

The Iconic American Brand Celebrates 80 Years of Delivering Exceptional Quality and Service

MEDFORD, OR--(Marketwired - Oct 9, 2014) - Harry & David is celebrating 80 years of delivering expertly crafted delight. The company began in 1934, when Harry and David Holmes made their famous sales trips to San Francisco and New York to visit the captains of industry, and it was there that their Oregon-grown pears became a sensation. Soon, the exquisitely juicy and butter-smooth Royal Riviera® Pears were in high demand, and they became the inspiration for an array of innovative gift ideas.

Today, the brand remains true to the same values that made Harry & David an innovative leader beginning all the way back in 1934. Harry & David creates nearly everything that goes into its gifts, including expertly crafted gourmet chocolates, fresh-baked cookies, and handpicked fruit. With decades of experience in the orchard and the bakery, Harry & David is as committed as ever to providing customers with a satisfying experience by offering a sophisticated product assortment to help make any celebration all the more memorable and joyous.

In recognition of the brand's history, the gourmet food retailer will offer free shipping on select items from October 10 to October 13. Harry & David is also releasing a line of special, limited edition products that reflect its rich heritage, legacy, and tradition of innovation.

80th Anniversary Gift Tower
Featuring artwork inspired by the original Harry & David® gift tower from the 1940s, the 80th Anniversary Gift Tower is a celebration of one of the brand's enduringly popular gifts and is filled with a rich selection of favorite treats, including Royal Riviera® Pears, pineapple macadamia nut cake, signature chocolates, and more.
Retail: $39.95

Harry & David Truck Cookie Jar
A re-creation of the iconic Harry & David pear truck, this limited edition ceramic cookie jar is hand-painted in exquisite detail, making it a great gift for those who love keepsakes.
Retail: $39.95

80th Anniversary Gift Basket
Harry and David Holmes shipped fruit gift baskets just like this one in 1941. Inspired by one of the original gift baskets, the 80th Anniversary Gift Basket brims with longstanding favorites, including Royal Riviera® Pears, white sharp cheddar cheese, cinnamon swirl, chocolate cherries, and more.
Retail: $99.95

80th Anniversary Pears Gift Tin
The 80th Anniversary Pears Gift Tin is a one-of-a-kind keepsake that celebrates Harry & David's history and the premium Royal Riviera® Pears that started it all. Approximately eight pears arrive in this collectible tin, which is decorated with vintage photos from the Harry & David archives.
Retail: $39.95

80th Anniversary Grand Fruitcake Confection
Crafted in the Harry & David bakery using a traditional recipe, this fruitcake features a mix of candied cherries, pineapple, walnuts, and pecans in a rich dough. Topped with a sweet glaze, it arrives in a festive commemorative tin.
Retail: $34.95

"It brings me great pride to celebrate Harry & David's 80th anniversary and to reflect on the storybook history and admirable success of an iconic American brand," said Craig Johnson, CEO of Harry & David. "We have an unparalleled dedication to delivering top-notch customer satisfaction, and I am positive that it was Harry and David Holmes' intention all along for their work to stand the test of time. We greatly look forward to what the next 80 years have in store for us."

Harry & David will introduce a new social media campaign to complement the anniversary celebration. 80 Years of Memories Sweepstakes, which will launch October 13, 2014, invites customers and fans to share their stories and favorite moments of giving and receiving Harry & David® gifts on the brand's Facebook page ( Customers can submit their stories and vote on their favorite Golden Memories, from which Harry & David will select 10 finalists. Customers can then vote to decide the winners, who will receive prizes from Harry & David. Winning entries will be announced on December 21, 2014.

No purchase necessary. Open to adult U.S. residents. One entry per e-mail address. Odds of winning depend on entries. Open for entries 10/13/14-11/30/14 PST. See complete rules for details. Void where prohibited. Harry and David, 2500 S. Pacific Hwy., Medford, OR 97501-2675.

About Harry & David
At Harry & David, we strive to be the authority for all gifting and entertaining occasions. Since 1934, our focus has been delivering expertly crafted products backed by an extraordinary experience and unparalleled service.

Our company has been rooted in innovation since our founders, brothers Harry and David, first tended their Royal Riviera® Pears in the Bear Creek Orchards. Their exquisite pears were soon in high demand, and they became the inspiration for an array of innovative gift ideas. Today we create nearly everything that goes into our gourmet gifts, baskets, and towers, including signature chocolate truffles made in our candy kitchen and fine baked goods from our bakery. Each expertly crafted gift is shipped to arrive on time, in perfect condition.

Harry & David is a trademark, service mark, and DBA of Harry and David, LLC, Medford, Oregon.

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