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New Chrysal Bag-in-box packaging with 70% less plastic

Chrysal Professional's new Bag-in-box contains 70% less plastic than their blue containers. Not only is the new packaging ecologically friendly, it is also more user-friendly. The new Bag-in-box packaging is easy to separate and easy to dispose of; just press the plastic can together and put the carton in.....

Hong Kong florists see interest for blooms fade ahead of Lunar New Year

While Lunar New Year decorations typically include plants and flowers that symbolise luck and good fortune, florists in Hong Kong expect overall sales to droop compared to last year, with some estimating earnings to fall by up to 30 per cent.Those who spoke to the Post attributed the drop to dwindling.....

Malaysia: No love for roses despite cheaper prices

Demand for roses for Valentine’s Day this year has dropped, according to Ipoh florists, despite lower prices and greater availability compared to last year.New Foo Choon Florist owner Satchiathanandhan Nadarajah said that he only received about 10 pre-orders for this Valentine’s Day.“Last year, even though.....

Eric Egberts, BloomyPro

"Less than 1% of the total flower assortment available in webshops for consumers"

Did you know that the flower world only sells 0.01% of its total supply of cut flowers to consumers via e-commerce? When you look at the bouquets of the top 3 players in e-commerce, you come to the conclusion that they only use around 40 families of flowers. There are a number of colour and varieties per.....

Becky Roberts, Produce Marketing Association (PMA)

Dutch chrysanthemum sector informed on North American market

A group of Dutch growers and a number of traders from the chrysanthemum sector met last week at Koppert Cress for an evaluation of a research trip to Guatemala that took place in September last year. This trip, organized by Ideavelop and Dümmen Orange, was also due to visit a number of trade companies in.....

US (TX): Florist sells roses that last for more than a year

A new floral company is selling roses that can last for more than a year.Ivory Floral Design launched in May but is now rolling out with their roses. Nelly Dang, co-owner of the company, said they wanted to find the best materials before going public with sales."Everything, down to the quality of the flower......

India: MBA graduate and accountant join forces selling flowers

Two young women with professional college degrees have become successful flower farmers and flower traders with ambitions to invade overseas markets. In the process, they have inspired several traditional farmers in Haryana to switch to growing flowers.Jaipur girl Shivani Maheshwari and Delhi girl Vamika.....

Florismart presents Floralism at IPM Essen

The digital platform Florismart presents, in cooperation with the FDF, Floralism. This new initiative ensures a stronger position for florists in the market. Go on a journey to a place with new technology, knowledge, inspiration and Hana Ike Flower Battles at the IPM Essen from the 23rd until the 26th of.....

Attracting millennial consumers to local florists

The increased purchasing power of the millennial generation makes them a key player in the floral industry's future.By understanding millennials' preferences and shopping behavior, floral stakeholders can be better informed about where millennial consumers prefer to purchase floral products and how to.....

How a Dutch startup became the Netflix of flowers

Founded in 2014 by Patrick Hurenkamp, Bart Troost and Koen Thijssen, Bloomon is a subscription service for flowers. Think of Netflix, but for hyacinths and begonias. Bouquets are designed by dedicated stylists that arrange them according to seasons and trends.The company received a warm welcome from.....

NL: Bloomon fifth in top 10 investments 2017

2017 has been a year with many investments in the Dutch startup industry and startupjuncture.com listed the top 10 investments. And a company in the floral industry takes part in the list. Subscription service for floral bouquets company Bloomon ranked fifth with an investment of 21.4 million euros.Click.....

NL: Half a century of flower auction with Hans van Zanten

Hans van Zanten has been involved with the auction since 1971. That’s 46 years. "My brother-in-law was a florist, and when I, as a 16-year-old boy, came to work for him, I already did the purchasing for him. And on my 18th, when he went on vacation, I took care of the business."Times have changed and in the.....

US (TX): 500,000 bulbs planted for spring flower festival

Members of The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden's horticultural staff — along with numerous additional seasonal gardeners — are in the midst of planting more than 500,000 spring-blooming bulbs throughout the 66-acre garden. Next spring, their hard work will result in the spectacular floral display known.....

India: Training on dried flowers technology and value addition

A two-day training program on dried flowers technology and value addition was conducted from 7th December to 8th December 2017 at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Hirehalli. Mr. Jagadish K.N, SMS (Agri. Extension) welcomed all the participated resource persons and trainees for the programme. Dr. N.Loganandhan, Head and.....