Business 100 – 2019

Jim McCann/1-800-Flowers.com

Jim McCann is a successful entrepreneur, business leader, author, media personality, and philanthropist whose passion is helping people deliver smiles. Jim’s belief in the universal need for social connections and interaction led to his founding of 1-800-Flowers.com, which he has grown into one of the world’s top gifting companies. He has expanded the company’s offerings with brands including Harry & David, Cheryl’s Cookies, Shari’s Berries, The Popcorn Factory, Simply Chocolate, and 1-800-Baskets.com. Jim’s willingness to embrace new technologies has enabled him to stay at the forefront of consumer and social trends. His focus on customer engagement has enabled the organization to stake out an industry-leading position in social and mobile commerce, earning numerous awards for its initiatives in these exciting business areas. A third-generation Irish American with roots in Armagh and Limerick, Jim is chairman of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc and is a director for Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, International Game Technology PLC, and Amyris, Inc., as well as for several private and non-profit boards.