Special Year Overview

Looking back at December 2020

The year is about to end

2020 is coming to an end. Below, we look back at the month of December. Again with a lot of positive, but also challenging happenings. See the overview below.   Gloeckner’s Joseph A. Simone to retire from distribution Fred C. Gloeckner & Co. transfers open orders to Ball Seed This month, owner, President and CEO of Fred C. Gloeckner & Company…

Looking back at November, 2020

Christmas season around the corner

Christmas sales are in full swing and it is almost time to look back at the year. In this article we are looking back at what happened in the period October 16-31, 2020. In short, we see that the situation in China is almost back to normal and new greenhouses are being established. Also, Danziger's…

Looking back at October 16-31, 2020

Busy October

The second half of October 2020 has been a period in which a lot happens. Morel Diffusion continues in the hands of investment company Evolem, Greentech took place, the IPM Essen organization decided to cancel the show in 2021, Sian introduces summer flowers from new farm, Brandkamp celebrates 60 years in business, Vitro Plus…

Looking back at October 1-15, 2020

There is more than COVID-19

COVID-19 is still a hot topic, but when looking back at the first half of October 2020, it is not the central topic. Much more happened, like PMA's virtual Fresh Summit and the opening of World’s largest off-season tulip show on Chongming Island. Below an overview.   Global sourcing company increases focus on new segments "We want to be…

September 16-30, 2020

Industry looking ahead to 2021

The second half of September, people start to look ahead to 2021. The industry is already looking at Valentine's Day and even Spring orders are coming in. Also 2021 trends are being discussed. However, COVID-19 is still a hot topic and affecting the flower industry in some ways. In Ecuador for example, the vehicle restriction…

September 1-15, 2020

A September to remember

Also September is a month to remember for many companies. The weather has been challenging not only in Ethiopia and Kenya, but also nurseries in Loisiana facing challenges following a hurricane. Also good news the first half of September 2020; Desch Plantpak acquires IPP factories, Alexandra Farms adds 2ha of new varieties and…

Year Overview August

Back to work with gusto

We returned from our summer break in August, refreshed and ready to provide the industry with fresh news again. Growers, breeders and suppliers were also rearing to go, it seemed. And although the pandemic led to some events being postponed and markets affected, there was a lot of good news to share as well, fortunately. CAN (ON):…

Year Overview July

Turbulence in the market

July was a month of ups and downs. Various markets around the world drew up the balance of the first six months of 2020. In this overview, we take another look at how the situation was half a year ago in the Netherlands, Russia, South America, and others. Ethiopia also made headlines, where the murder of an activist led to…

Year Overview June 16-30

It's all about the breeders

The second half of June was all about the breeders. Takii & Muller Seeds signed a collaboration agreement, Dümmen Orange opened its new Breeding Technology Centre, we spoke to Selecta One about their SKYfamily petunias, and Syngenta Flowers took home the FleuroStar Award. It was also a good moment to look back on what the first…

Year Overview June 1-15

New varieties introduced on the eve of summer

With summer approaching, the pandemic still dominated headlines, but fortunately there were some rays of hope. The market in Shanghai showed signs of recovery, and the Sri Lankan coir industry was also going strong despite the coronavirus situation. Meanwhile in Kenya, the alarm was sounded over limited…

Year Overview May 16-31

More positive sounds starting to come from the industry

For many growers, and particularly those growing garden plants, demand is stronger then ever in May 2020. However, times are still challenging as the period in March and April left a large footprint. Sun Valley for example decided to discontinue growing at their Pleasant Valley division in Oxnard. Even…

Year Overview May 1-15

Online sales skyrocketing and home gardening picking up

May 2020 is the month where things started to seem to go towards a positive direction. The flower industry seems to pick up quite quickly and online sales are skyrocketing. Royal FloraHolland's turnover still shows the impact of the pandemic as turnover illustrates the crisis and Rabobank predicts that…

Year Overview April

Easter during times of crisis

From all over the world, stories are coming in of the impact of COVID-19 on the industry. The impact is severe, but we see many companies taking initiatives to boost the demand. On top of that, Easter was celebrated in April, and curbside pick-up started to arise in many areas, particularly in the US. Interest is high as people…

March 2020: the worst month in the history of floriculture

March 2020, and particularly mid-March can be considered to be the blackest day in the floral industry's history so far. This month is all about the devastating impact of COVID-19 on the industry, cancellation of exhibitions, and the innovative ways to promote the floral industry. In the meantime, the…

Looking back at February 2020

How Covid-19 started to impact the industry

We often start the beginning of February with a photo report of the IPM Essen - and at that time not knowing that it would be one of our last shows to attend in 2020. A week later, our colleagues from HortiDaily visited the Fruit Logistica in Berlin, where the effects of the coronavirus started to take…

Looking back at January 2020

A good start to 2020

Acquisitions, mergers, expansions, awards and exhibitions. The first month of 2020 was full of it and the year started well for many companies. Below are some of the major happenings in a row.  Colombia: Casablanca to start up gerbera production again After a break of 10 years, one of Benchmark Growers' farms -  Casablanca Farm - started…

Special Year Overview: all major happenings in a row

December is here! As the final month of the year has started, you might feel happy that the end of 2020 is in sight. Well, not for us and nor is it on FloralDaily. Being in full holiday spirit already, we will start with our Special Year Overview today. In this special, we will look back at 2020 and we…


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