In less than two weeks, Mother's Day is being celebrated (May 14) and this week, the heaviest volume will enter the US via air and sea. "So far things are going well", says Christine Boldt, executive vice president of the Association of Floral Importers of Florida (AFIF). "The farms seem to be shipping as they have product available so things are going well."
Unlike the last couple of years, imports seems to be on track. "In the previous couple of years we had challenges with the number of available flights and the availability of staff, but this year we seem to be on track to this point. The airlines are flying daily and there are no delays." And if there are any issues or delays, Boldt is usually contacted right away so that they can take care of it so it does not cause any further delays.
Heaviest volumes this week
Shipments will be coming in up until a couple days before the holiday and according to Boldt, this week will be the heaviest volume. "We are hoping for great products to reach the consumers in the best condition so that people will purchase flowers for all of the Mothers in their lives!"
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Association of Floral Importers of Florida (AFIF)