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Covid-19 information for self-employed florists in Britain

There's a huge number of self-employed florists in the UK and so therefore it's not surprising that the BBC’s website includes pictures of flower sellers rather than hairdressers or any other retail sector.The scheme will be open to those with a trading profit of less than £50,000 in 2018-19 or an…

Germany: Opening of florist shops in North Rhine-Westphalia and Hessen permitted

As of 23 March 2020, florist shops in North Rhine-Westphalia and Hessen (DE) are allowed to (re)open under certain conditions until 19 respectively 20 April 2020. Furthermore, the operation of hardware stores and garden centers will continue to be permitted. Districts and independent towns may lay down…

BFA answers florists' questions on COVID-19 measures

The British Florist Association has posted an updated Q&A for florists, which they compiled on March 24 after speaking to other associations, wholesalers, and our florist…

BFA shares information for florists on COVID-19

The British Florist Association has published updated information on Covid-19 and your business. Read the points below that apply to you but please note that Local Authorities…

"Mother’s Day: business as usual for UK florists"

Florists around the UK have seen unprecedented circumstances, but flowers are in the shops and online business is back to normal and bucking the climate as Mother’s Day sales hit the high volumes expected. As flowers sales in the Netherlands Auction houses have been hit hard by the slump in worldwide…

Mayesh provides COVID-19 update with Patrick Dahlson & Ian Prosser

"With the COVID-19 pandemic greatly affecting the world, including our floral industry, we are seeing so many conversations about what is going on and how to best proceed as a business. One of my newest flower friends, Scott Shepard, reached out on Saturday to see if we could work together on this…

suppliers respond

Travel limitations affect horticultural industry

The suspension of all travel from Europe to the US will greatly affect the horticultural industry, especially since more and more travel limitations are expected or already in place. Suppliers and builders respond to the current situation and how to do business when you can't visit your project. The…

oil market chaos to down profit?

8th of March in Russia: a florist impression

The 8th of March is a day when a lot of countries celebrate womanhood. All women will receive presents on this day. As a man, you not only give your wife flowers and your mother (in-law), but also your female colleagues, etc. This makes it by far the biggest flower holiday in these counties. This year Flower…

US: Labor tops 2020 concerns in SAF economic survey

Eight out of 10 respondents to a recent Society of American Florists economic survey classified business as either “good” or “excellent”— and more than two-thirds said they are “optimistic” or “very optimistic” about 2020 sales. Among the key concerns noted: Uncertainty about the longer-term economic…

Quito operation goes with the flow for International Women’s Day

Although International Women’s Day was founded in the U.S., it has grown in significance in many other countries worldwide – and Prime Group’s operations in Quito continues to play a key role in keeping this annual tradition going strong. With Ecuador serving as the primary source of flowers for this March…

It’s prep time for the Philadelphia Flower Show

Kremp Florist of Willow Grove is a family-run business that has participated in the Philadelphia Flower Show for 45 years. Scott Kremp examined the boxed yellow roses while his brother, Drew, set up baby pools that will hold the eucalyptus plants. Like experienced stage designers, they’re busy preparing…

UK: Collaboration and support key words at BFA Industry meeting

The BFA Industry meeting took place on the 19th February attended by the movers and shakers of the florist industry. Discussions on trade agreements, tariffs, plant passports, sustainability, digital education, apprenticeships, high street shopping, British flowers and the future of the industry took…

After Valentine’s Day, florists see unwanted third-party links disappear

A number of Society of American Florists retailer members reported this week that links to Postmates.com that appeared on their Google Listings ahead of Valentine’s Day have…

Cinefleur’s newest Milan edition is out now

The Pre-Spring edition of the online magazine Cinefleur has been launched on Tuesday February 18th. This time, the magazine was filmed and produced in Milan, the fashion capital of the world. You will be drawn into interesting local stories through film, photography and beautiful design. Discover why the…

UK: Yodel delivered record number of flowers this Valentine’s Day

UK independent parcel carrier Yodel has delivered a record number of flowers for Valentine’s Day, with deliveries up 1.85% on last year. More than 124,000 flower deliveries were made on 14th February, highlighting the UK’s fondness for flower gifting as a present for loved ones. This record year reflects…

J Schwanke’s Life in Bloom debuts second season in April 2020

Living the flower life on public television

J Schwanke’s Life in Bloom is a half-hour lifestyle series that’s all about flowers, and the positive impact they make on daily life. The series returns to public television for a second season, with thirteen all-new episodes highlighting the positive effect that being creative with colorful blooms can…

SAF asks Google, Postmates to delete unwanted links

The Society of American Florists reached out to Postmates and Google, asking the companies to remove the courier service’s links from florists’ local Google Listing pages and…

Meeting the growers of Italy and France

Sourcing the right blooms with the right people is such an important job that each of the departments at McQueens has a flower buyer - dedicated to working with trusted suppliers throughout the year. A special supplier of many years is Dutch-based company Hoek Flowers. According to McQueens, one of the…

Décor District at Myplant & Garden

Six thousand square meters of floristry

Six thousand square meters dedicated to the beauty, creativity and charm of flower decoration. A window in which masters, artists, designers, trendsetters and creative ateliers will meet and challenge one another with their technique, ingenuity and imagination. They will give life to sceneries, runways,…

to the Netherlands

British Florists Association on a mission

The BFA are on a mission to find 9 BFA members to go to the Netherlands courtesy of the Dutch Embassy and VGB (dutch florist association). The florists or buyers will cross the Channel to visit Dutch traders/producers. The Dutch embassy have secured the support from the Ministry and VGB to organise this…

Florists embrace compostable flower food sachet

Last year Chrysal introduced an innovative compostable flower food sachet. The sachet is made of industrial compostable material which will result in a valuable reduction of plastic waste. Since the introduction the sachet has had almost 1.5 million sachets sold so far. The materials used to produce the Compostable…

Floral foam to be banned from RHS shows

Floral foam will be banned from all RHS Shows from 2021, the Royal Horticultural Society has confirmed. Ahead of this year's Chelsea Flower Show (19th - 23rd May 2020), floral designers are being encouraged to trial alternative products for their displays before the ban is enforced next year. Helena…

Sustainable Farming x Floral Design at the Slow Flowers Summit

For many who have developed an interest in agriculture, the paths that led farmer-florists Kellee Matsushita-Tseng, Emily Saeger, and Molly Culver to flowers may sound familiar. “Farming for me was the convergence of all the things that I felt that I wanted to work on and cared about—in terms of…

April 14-15, Kyiv

Ukraine to get open competition in professional floristry

Ukraflora will start a competition of professional floristry, called the "Cup of Ukaflora". The aim of the competition is popularization of floristry as an art, demonstration…

How the world’s biggest flower companies prepare for Valentine’s Day

The major players in the flower world are thinking about Valentine's Day long before consumers are. Here’s how the world’s biggest flower companies prepare for February 14. “We begin planning designs for next year’s Valentine’s Day arrangements as soon as the holiday is over,” says Alfred Palomares, vice…

Thejoyofplants.co.uk launches Plant Design

Alongside the Thanks Plants campaign which highlights the positive effect of plants on our well-being, Thejoyofplants.co.uk is launching a new content campaign: Plant Design.What is Plant Design?Gorgeous interior shots with plants appear in abundance in the interiors magazines and on Instagram and…

Eco-Wraps:

"Sustainable foam free transport and design hydration"

There has to be a better way. That is what former owner of NYC Farm Chic Flowers, Debbie Demarse-Dunleavy thought when working in the shop back in 2012. She delivered American grown flower bouquets throughout NYC and at that time a foam material was a popular way to hydrate flower stems for bouquets. "It…

Ball becomes a Masterflorist partner

Ball, flower breeder and vegetative material producer, announced today that they became a Masterflorist partner and support the initiatives in the industry to better serve the needs of florists and consumers. "Ball has a long history of supporting local florists and believe they play a very important…

Brazil: Developing tech solutions for florists by florists

Esalflores, a major florist from Brazil through its spin-off innovation startup Esallabs, is developing tech solutions for florists by florists. Likewise, the budding business has received a capital injection of R$4 million (over US$965,000) to operate. The enterprise seeks to change the floriculture…

Idea for Valentine's Day?

US: $79 for Mickey and Minnie Forever Roses

"We have already seen Mickey and Minnie floral bouquets from Rosehire, but the Forever Roses are definitely something that would make any Disney fan’s day…because they live for a very long time", says Bailee Abell in his article published on insidethemagic.net. Roses Forever preserved roses that last for…

UK: The resurgence of dried flowers

The wet winter months leave flower plots looking like gloomy seas of mud and the prospect of ‘dry’ anything seems like heaven to the colour starved British flower florist at this bleak time. So many British grown flowers make stunning dried blooms  which can be used for colour in the depths of winter - think…

UK: McQueens Flower School announces exclusive workshop

McQueens Flower School are kicking off 2020 with a host of new workshops and masterclasses. These new, tailored floristry experiences have been designed to introduce creative new ideas, spark inspiration and celebrate the world of flora and fauna. Amongst the new programmes is a particularly exclusive masterclass.…

US: Volunteers sought for First Lady’s Luncheon Design Team

Certified American Grown Flowers is seeking volunteer floral designers and support team members for the 2020 First Lady’s Luncheon, set for May 12 in Washington, D.C. This year, the Certified American Grown First Lady’s Luncheon Design Team is being co-led by Christi Lopez AIFD EMC of Bergerons Flowers and…


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