Global floral company FTD Companies, Inc. is relocating its world headquarters to Chicago. FTD has been based in Downers Grove, IL for 31 years and the move to Chicago is designed to strengthen the company’s position as the world’s leading floral innovator.
“Our relocation to the heart of Chicago’s Tech Triangle represents more than just a new headquarters for us,” said FTD President and CEO John Walden. “It is an important start to a multi-pronged strategic plan to reclaim our 108-year heritage as the world’s floral innovator and leader. The move will enable us to develop the kind of technology sophistication and culture that will drive the creation of products, brands and technology-driven services our customers love.”
The new headquarters will occupy 50,000 square feet at 1 N. Dearborn and give the company access to Chicago’s talent across many business segments. The space can accommodate over 250 team members.
“Chicago is the best city in the world for a company that wants to expand its footprint, create new jobs and invest in the future,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “I commend FTD for choosing to relocate its global headquarters to Chicago and put down roots in our great city. More companies have relocated their headquarters to Chicago than to any other American city every year for the last five years, and we are now proud to be home to FTD as well.”
FTD’s iconic Mercury Man logo is displayed in approximately 35,000 floral shops in nearly 125 countries. The move to Chicago is part of the FTD’s comprehensive plan for future growth. The Five-Year Strategic Plan is designed to drive significant long-term shareholder value by focusing on four key components: Consumer focus, florist partners, supply chain efficiency and complementary gifting categories outside of floral.
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