Harry and David, known for over 65 years as America’s favorite catalog source of gourmet food gifts, will open its 100th retail store in the Galleria at Roseville mall in Roseville, Calif., on August 25, 2000.

Since 1991 Harry and David has opened stores across the country, from Maine to California and from Washington to Florida. The first Harry and David outlet store opened in Troutdale, Ore., in 1991, and in 1998 Harry and David opened its first two stores in regional malls in Denver and in West Hartford, Conn. The business has grown to include stores in some of the nation’s top regional shopping areas, such as Watertower Place in Chicago and The Gardens in West Palm Beach, Fla., as well as outlet stores in major malls across the country.

Leslie Freytag, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Stores for Harry and David, said, “We are excited about this milestone. Harry and David stores have been well-received wherever they have opened across the country. We appreciate the opportunity to meet our customers’ needs in a personal, hands-on way through our stores.”

Harry and David, through its stores, catalog, and Internet site: www.harryanddavid.com, has a rich history of offering America’s most discriminating buyers the finest in specialty foods and fresh fruit gifts, the most delicious treats for personal consumption and a world of solutions for easy entertaining.

Through its stores Harry and David offers customers great ideas for gifting and easy entertaining at home. For any occasion, business or personal, customers can create their own custom gifts or make a selection from those already made up by the stores’ staff. Customers find many longtime catalog favorites, such as the Tower of Treats®, a wide range of gift baskets and fresh fruit, including Harry and David’s flagship fruit, the succulent Royal Riviera® Pear.

The stores also feature Harry and David’s own chocolates and fine confections, such as the notoriously rich truffles and chocolate-covered fruits made by hand in the company’s own kitchens. Customers can also find a range of baked goods from Harry and David’s bakery, the company’s exclusive Moose Munch®, a caramelized and chocolate-coated popcorn treat, Harry and David’s preserves, and numerous other selections to help turn any last-minute party-giver into a gourmet chef.

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For a complete list of store locations and additional information about Harry and David stores, visit the Harry and David Web site at www.harryanddavid.com.

Harry and David is the nation’s largest direct-mail marketer of gourmet fruit and food gifts. Well known for its Fruit-of-the-Month Club®, the company was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Medford, Ore. The company is a subsidiary of Bear Creek Corporation, which is also headquartered in Medford and includes Jackson & Perkins, Northwest Express, and Bear Creek Gardens.