A summary of results for the second quarter ended July 30, 2022 as compared to the second quarter ended July 31, 2021: *Net sales of $805 million, down 7% as compared to last year on a reported basis and down 4% on a constant currency basis. *Gross profit rate of 57.9%, down approximately 730 basis points as compared to last year. The year-over-year decrease was primarily driven by higher product costs, which contributed 750 basis points, and the adverse impact of exchange rates, which accounted for 30 basis points. These impacts where partially offset by higher AUR at Abercrombie. *Operating expense, excluding other operating income, net, was up 4% compared to last year. The increase was driven primarily by inflation and higher digital fulfillment expenses partially offset by lower incentive-based compensation. Operating expense as a percentage of sales increased to 58.0% from 52.1% last year. *Operating loss of $2 million and $0 million on a reported and adjusted non-GAAP basis, respectively, as compared to operating income of $115 million and $116 million last year, on a reported and adjusted non-GAAP basis, respectively.
1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLWS) today announced it plans to hire approximately 8,000 associates nationwide for positions across its gourmet food brands as it prepares for the 2017 holiday shopping season. Interviewing for new hires is now underway for seasonal roles at Harry & David, Cheryl’s Cookies and The Popcorn Factory.
Available positions vary by brand and include full-time and part-time roles in high-volume areas such as production, gift assembly and retail stores, as well as call center, distribution and fulfillment center operations. Most of the seasonal positions are being offered in Illinois, Ohio and Oregon.
“Our seasonal associates are a valued addition to our team and critical in helping us provide gift-givers with the distinctive quality products and exceptional service they expect from us,” said Maureen Paradine, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, 1-800-Flowers.com, Inc. “We’re looking for highly-motivated associates who are passionate about the important role they play in delivering millions of holiday smiles to our customers.”
Seasonal associates will be eligible for applicable employee discounts and may also be considered for permanent positions once the holidays are over.
Interested candidates can learn more about employment opportunities and apply for positions online at 1-800-Flowers.com/hiring.