|FTD was taken private when it was acquired by Nexus Capital Management
|FTD acquired ProFlowers and ProPlants
|FTD is spun off from United Online resulting in FTD Companies, Inc. becoming an independent, publicly traded company listed on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "FTD"
|FTD launched Mercury Connect, a hosted point of sale system making technology accessible for small and midsized florists
|FTD launched the FTD College Rose collection
|FTD celebrated its 100th anniversary
|FTD launched The Better Homes & Gardens collection by FTD
|FTD launched new product innovations including Good, Better, Best and The FTD Luxury Collection
|FTD launched a rich black and metallic gold logo and packaging to reflect the heritage of the iconic brand
|FTD was taken private when it was acquired by United Online, Inc. (NASDAQ: UNTD)
|FTD acquired Interflora (U.K. and Ireland)
|FTD became a publicly traded company on NYSE under the ticker symbol "FTD"
|FTD was taken private by Leonard Green & Partners, L.P.
|FTD launched the first Windows-based point of sale system to the florist network called FTD Mercury
|FTD completed a reverse merger with FTD.com pursuant to which FTD became publicly traded on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "FTDI"
|FTD.com became a publicly traded company on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "EFTD"
|FTD moved its headquarters to Downers Grove, IL from Southfield, MI
|FTD launched its first point of sale system to the florist network called Mercury Advantage
|FTD was acquired by Perry Capital Corporation from the florists and converted into a for-profit corporation
|FTD launched www.FTD.com
|FTD celebrated its 75th anniversary
|FTD launched the famous FTD® Pick Me Up Bouquet® which is still merchandised today
|NFL Hall-of-Famer Merlin Olsen was introduced as the FTD spokesperson
|FTD officially launched an electronic system to link the florists together called the Mercury Network on August 8, 1979
|Interflora celebrated its 50th anniversary
|Florists' Telegraph Delivery changed its name to Florists' Transworld Delivery to reflect the growing international partnership with Interflora
|A three-month test was launched of a revolutionary plan for sending flower orders via a special telephone network - the initial roadmap for the Mercury Network
|Print advertising campaigns featured prominent entertainers including Kim Novak, Elizabeth Taylor, Dale Evans and Rosemary Clooney endorsing FTD and flowers
|International Telegraph Florists was established between FTD, the FTD British Unit and Europe's floral clearinghouse Fleurop, to sell flowers-by-wire all over the world; the group later became known as Interflora
|The floral industry's first test order program to assure quality and top performance from every FTD Florist began
|FTD entered its first float in the Rose Parade
|The Mercury Man logo was copyrighted as the official trademark for FTD
|FTD Clearinghouse was created as the first non-profit international banking operation in commercial history
|A British Unit of FTD was formed in response to the success of the network in America
|The iconic Mercury Man logo debuted
|FTD was founded in Rochester, NY by John A. Valentine