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South Africa exported 3.4 million proteas last year

South Africa’s iconic protea is in high demand with 3,43 million exported throughout the world in 2017. The largest markets are the European Union and Russia, which represent almost half of the exports.This is according to Cape Flora SA, a non-profit company that monitors and promotes sustainable exporting.....

English florists learn a thing or two from Dutch colleagues

The Flower Circus recently set up camp in Gateshead, Newcastle. Flower magician Michael van Namen went out together with John Koopman to provide the wholesaler's open day with 'floral infotainment'.To give as many florists as possible the opportunity to come to the show, Floral Circus got up before dawn. The.....

Label supplier switches to 100% recycled plastic

Elburg-Smit has announced their stick-in labels will be made of 100% recycled polystyrene (PS) from now on. This means that the stick-in labels apart from being made to be recyclable after use, are made of 100% recycled material to start with. The material is recognizable by the Elburg-Smit recycle logo.....

Ralph Maas, Carrier:

"Temperature-controlled transport is often client-specific"

In 2016, Carrier Transicold Netherlands acquired TRS Transportkoeling. This Dutch company, a manufacturer and service provider of sustainable transport refrigeration systems, became a well-known name in the transport of flowers and plants over the years. Their engine driven transport refrigeration uses a.....
Plant Sentry

US (NE): Nursery develops comprehensive plant compliance system

Nature Hills Nursery, an e-commerce seller of trees, shrubs and perennial plants, has developed a comprehensive plant compliance system called Plant Sentry. This new compliance program is designed to ensure that e-commerce vendors grow and ship only plants that are fully compliant with the regulations and.....

October 24

US: SAF seeks industry participation for Petal It Forward

For the fourth year in a row, the Society of American Florists is leading the industry in a nationwide feel-good promotional effort that shows consumers and reporters how great it feels to both give and receive flowers. SAF’s 2018 Petal It Forward campaign date is set for Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, and SAF is.....

US: #FlowerMarketingMonday promotes flowers through weekly videos

Beginning April 16th, and weekly through the end of 2018, a new video promoting flowers will be shared weekly on the AFE Facebook and Twitter pages. The campaign, complete with a catchy hashtag #FlowerMarketingMonday will showcase a new 60 second or less video that retailers, wholesalers, growers,.....

for cut roses, tulips and peonies

Controlled atmosphere boxes extend flower shelf life

Valentine’s Day, International Women’s Day, Mother’s Day… Among different specificities, the cut flowers market is characterized by strong price variations related to some festive events. And so, growers are always looking for solutions to sell as many stems as possible at these high-price periods. Stems’.....

Bercomex takes over Potveer activities

Following a recent bankruptcy, some of the activities of machine manufacturer Potveer will be continued by Bercomex. This means that the Potveer brand, service and a number of their products will be integrated into the family-owned Bercomex company.'Bercomex plans to ensure ongoing good service to the.....

Global leaders in flower bouquet exports

Nothing says Valentine’s Day more than a bouquet of red roses. However, year over year, the value of global flower bouquet exports has been depreciating. Exports by country totalled $7.7 billion (Sh778.2 billion) in 2016, down by an average -7.3 per cent for all the exporters since 2012.Click hereto see the.....

Floralife “Flowers Love Food Too!” campaign launches in Europe

Floralife announces a global integrated marketing promotion for its newly expanded Express Technology product line in Europe. The “Flowers Love Food Too!” campaign for Europe launches with a video that stresses the importance of proper hydration and nutrition for cut flowers, as well as promotes the efficacy.....

NL: B&G de Mooij launches online service

Flower wholesaler B & G de Mooij recently unveiled its new logo along with the new online shop for customers. 20 years after its inception, the company is modernizing its services, and the new logo symbolizes that change."The flower sector is changing and we are adapting to it," according to B & G de.....

US (WA): Delta, Air France-KLM co-locate cargo in Seattle

Delta Cargo and the cargo division of its joint venture partner, Air France-KLM, have co-located cargo warehouse facilities in Seattle, a move that will allow more space for cargo capacity and make shipping easier and more convenient for the airlines’ shared customers.Delta Cargo’s Seattle warehouse has.....

Video: Innovation improves shelf life

Liquidseal has developed a biodegradable layer that improves the shelf life of flowers, and fruit like mangoes, papayas and avocados. The result: More products make it to the final destination. Find out more in the Rabobank video below.