Harry and David Operations Corp., formerly "Bear Creek Corporation", is an American company that was.. read more founded in 1910, when Seattle hotelier Samuel Rosenberg purchased 240 acres (1 kmÂ˛) of pear orchards in Medford, Oregon. His sons, Harry and David, took the company over upon his death in 1914. The company is best known for beginning the business of mail order direct marketing of fruit, especially through its "Fruit-of-the-Month Club". Their "Harry and David" brand specializes in high-end gift baskets and holiday gift towers.
Harry and David added Jackson & Perkins, a mail-order rose marketer, to its brands in 1966. However, Jackson and Perkins was sold to an outside group of investors for $49 million in 2007.
In 2008, Harry and David announced its acquisition of Wolferman's  and Cushman's.  Wolferman's signature English muffins, a market leading recipe dating to 1910, and Cushman's Honeybell, an exclusive rare naturally occuring tangerine-grapefruit hybrid, plus their respective ancillary specialty food lines generated approximately $47 million during fiscal 2007.
In an effort to become more green Harry & David has â€śâ€¦successfully moved a large number of catalog customers to [their] Internet site.â€ť Through this they have eliminated over 37 million catalogs â€śâ€¦resulting in paper reduction of approximately 35%, or 9,310,000 pounds compared to [their] 2003 consumption.