The Flower Expo China Committee has put together an overview of news from the Chinese flower industry, which you can find below.
Zhengzhou, a rising flower trade hub in Midwestern China
As a major hub of China's national transportation network, Zhengzhou is now an increasingly important transfer station for flowers shipped from south to north and from east to west. Zhengzhou Chenzhai Flower Wholesale Market is at present the biggest flower market in Midwestern China, where about 12,000 tons of cut flowers and 60 million potted flowers were traded in 2019. It's also worth mentioning that since the Air Silk Road initiative was launched in 2016, there are weekly 3-5 directly flights loaded with 5-7 tons of cut flowers arriving in Zhengzhou from the Netherlands, Kenya, Ecuador, Columbia, South Africa, and so on.
1.5M Yunnan cut flowers shipped to Guangzhou, Shanghai by rail
China's flower market is stirring back to life as the pandemic is currently brought under control. On the morning of May 18th, an overall total of 1.5 million pieces of cut flowers from the warehouse of FlowerPlus in Yunnan were loaded into 3 refrigerated containers, to be later shipped to Guangzhou and Shanghai by rail. FlowerPlus is one of China's leading flower service providers, whose supply chain management team in Yunnan is capable of handling over 10 million cut flowers on a daily basis.
Reflower helped growers sell 6M flowers online during lockdown
To help growers better cope with the economic impact brought by the covid-19 outbreak, this Feb., Reflower and Tmall jointly launched the "Help the Growers" program, which had helped over 1000 growers sell more than 6 million cut flowers by April. It's reported that after the epidemic, Reflower will continue its partnership with Alibaba in order to further push forward China's cut flowers e-commerce.
JD Cold Chain Logistics to speed up Yunnan deployment in 2020
May 15th, JD Cold Chain Logistics and Yunan Dounan Flower Industry Group announced partnership to boost Yunnan flower sales. Ahead of this year's 6.18 Mid-Year Shopping Festival, fresh flower orders undertaken by JD grew by a staggering 191% over the same period last year. Currently, JD has invested in warehousing facilities in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. For 2020, JD will continue to deepen its cold chain logistics deployment in Yunnan, to connect local flower growers with nationwide consumers.
Scores of artificial plants exhibitors to join Flower Expo China 2020
China is a major artificial plants producing country, yearly exporting over 60 billion pieces of artificial flowers. Ready to meet global buyers this Aug., scores of artificial plants exhibitors have signed up for Flower Expo China 2020, covering artificial moss, flowers, potted plants, trees, grass, vines, etc.
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