Harry & David is a premium food and gift producer and retailer.
Harry & David was founded in 1910 when Samuel Rosenberg purchased Comic Pear Orchards in Oregon, naming it Bear Creek Orchards.
In 1914 Rosenberg’s sons Harry and David took over the orchard after completing their agricultural degrees at Cornell.
The brothers sold the pears in Europe until the Great Depression made it too difficult; they then began to sell their pears in the United States.
In 1934 the company began to sell pears by mail-order and in 1937 introduced the “Fruit of the Month Club.”
In 1946 the company incorporated under the name Harry & David.
In 1972 David’s son David H. Holmes was president of Harry & David. He created Bear Creek Holding Company as the parent company to Harry & David. Bear Creek went public and remained public until its purchase by Nabisco in 1984.
During the 1990’s Harry & David expanded its retail operations, opening more than 119 stores.
Today Harry & David sells gift baskets filled with gourmet foods, most notably its Royal Riviera Pears, Moose Munch popcorn snacks, and Tower of Treats gifts. The company also sells fruits, flowers, gourmet specialties, and wine through 50 stores in 25 states.