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"Business is blooming at flower shops in Canada amid pandemic"

Flower shops report business is growing steadily during the COVID-19 pandemic, attributing the sales boost to people wanting to brighten up their homes. "Everybody's home, everybody is working from home and they want to see nice things, when they come by that's what they tell me," Kathy Ninaka, owner of…

Leaving Smiles UK filling the distance with flowers

With the UK in its third national lockdown, it's more important than ever to find new ways to spread joy, find connection and keep in touch with friends and family. Rather than allow the distance to divide, there's an opportunity to fill the distance between ourselves and loved ones with flowers in the…

Stabilized flowers have a lower environmental impact

An Italian company is offering sustainably-produced stabilized flowers that last for years and which reduce their CO2 footprint. Stabilized flowers are fresh flowers that are…

Florists’ Review brands sold to Fuse Media+

Today, Wildflower Media, the Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based publisher of trade magazines and books for the floral industry, announced the sale of its 120+ year-old brand…

SA: Flower industry flooded by funeral requests due to Covid

South Africa might be home to one of Earth's richest flower kingdoms, but as Covid-19's second wave washes over the country, its pressurised flower industry is struggling to…

Illinois florist worried the pandemic would close her south suburban startup. Delivering surprise bouquets helped it thrive.

When the COVID-19 pandemic really started to take hold in March and the first stay-at-home orders went into place, like many small business owners Tinley Park’s Lisa Wiencek felt blindsided.“At the beginning of COVID, I was like, ‘I want to chill out. I don’t know what I’m going to do,’” Wiencek said. “I…

Florists prepare for Valentine's Day

US: How flower delivery services are growing their consumer bases In 2021

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and ecommerce floral brands in the U.S. are gearing up for the big day. Giving flowers to a loved one on Valentine’s Day is a time-honored tradition, and in recent years, Valentine’s Day gift giving has expanded with many also buying for their friends,…

CAN: Quebec florists say they don't fully understand why they are essential

As shops shutter their doors across the province, florists and garden centres are still on the list of essential services -- a gift that many entrepreneurs aren’t taking for granted, even if they don’t totally understand it. “We say to ourselves that there must be a florist around the premier,” said…

Ireland: ‘We are surviving,’ says florist as new Government measures bite

On Thursday morning, Marta O’Kelly was in her flower shop Floral Art in Knocklyon, Dublin, packing and cleaning up. In light of the latest Covid-19 restrictions, the florist has decided to operate out of just one of her three premises. Having opened six years ago, Ms O’Kelly said the past 10 months have…

US: 'Selling emotions' helps Seattle florist stay in business through pandemic

With hundreds of businesses closing, during the coronavirus pandemic, there's still optimism among many business owners. A survey by American Express, shows 81% of business…

Curbside Flowers

US (OK): Curbside grows into flower business

Just a few weeks ago, another stem of the Homeless Alliance opened shop as a fully functioning florist, called Curbside Flowers.   “This is a dream come true, we are officially open," said Ranya Forgotson, the director of Curbside Chronicle.  The idea blossomed from the Curbside Chronicle’s Christmas wreaths and Valentine’s…

Video: From bud to open bloom by David Austin Wedding Roses

David Austin has created a short video for florists about how to care and open David Austin Wedding Roses. Wedding & Event Roses. ‘From Bud to Open Bloom’ not only features their rose varieties but shares the team’s top care and handling tips… one not to miss. You can also download their new care leaflet…

How this Australian florist survived the pandemic

Most small or medium businesses don't survive, even when times are good. So what happens when you throw a once-in-a-century pandemic into the mix? To stay open in 2020, businesses have had to adapt, pivot, innovate — the clichés are overused, but critical when doors are forced shut and supply chains are…

British Flower Association exlpains

UK in another lockdown, what does it mean for florists, garden centers?

The UK is in another national lockdown, as their Prime minister announced last night, on January 4th. What will this mean for the florists and garden centers in the country? In short, on the British Florist Association webpage it is announced that local outlets such as florists which have been ordered to…

COVID business booms for Hong Kong online flower shops this Christmas

The pandemic has made online florist sales boom in 2020. With social distancing measures in place, overall sales in physical stores have drastically plummeted. "Shortly after the pandemic came in full force, we projected that our sales would slump to a new low," says Justin Chung founder of Gift Flowers…

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Beautiful people of the flower industry: Blucid Floral

In this episode of Beautiful People of the Flower Industry, Val sits down with Brandi Charlot of Blucid Floral in New Orleans. They discuss the challenges Brandi has faced as a Black woman in a White-dominated field, and what it has taken for her to prove herself in order to build a successful floral…

"Pantone’s Ultimate Gray and Illuminating Yellow set a much-needed, hopeful tone for 2021"

The most wonderful time of year is finally here. The Pantone Color Institute has unveiled the Colors (yes, we said colors) of the Year for 2021. In a decision appropriate for our post-COVID world, Pantone has selected two colors—PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray and PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating—to stimulate…

Florists Supply

From Buckingham Palace to Winnipeg

Pompei Perez is Florists Supply’s Commercial Designer at their Winnipeg Branch of 25 years. Pompei is an experienced designer who has even worked at Buckingham Palace for the Royal Family. Today, Pompei looks after designing and creating large-scale installations using Florists Supply supplies and…

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Brexit – what happens next and are you ready for changes?

While Covid-19 had dominated the news, there is no getting away with the fact that the UK will leave the EU on December the 31st. While many MP’s have stressed that there will be a deal and some said it would have happened by now, it’s still not resolved. One thing is very clear and that there will be…

Matilda's Bloombox

How Matilda’s Bloombox unboxed the life-changing gift of flowers

A mere four years ago, founders Matt and Emily would spend long nights boxing flower arrangements out of their garage. They had just had their first child, Matilda, and were spending their life savings on their dream to build Matilda’s Bloombox. Today, while their team has grown and they no longer spend…

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US: Ahead of Valentine’s Day, florists express tempered optimism

Retail florists appear cautiously optimistic about Valentine’s Day 2021, which falls on a Sunday holiday during a long weekend — a typically challenging combination for the floral industry. About 48 percent of retailers responding to a new Society of American Florists survey said they expect sales to be…

Poland: New dates for the European Floristry Championship are 25 to 27 June 2021

Florint’s upcoming EUROPA CUP was originally scheduled for June of 2020, but had to be postponed twice due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The safety of the participants in and…

UK: "New Covent Garden Market is an Instagrammer's dream"

If you've ever seen "My Fair Lady," you're likely familiar with London's world-famous New Covent Garden Market, the place Audrey Hepburn's character buys the "flahers" she…

Indian florists celebrate Ghabad Shasti

On Friday 20th November, in the Hindu month of Kartik, sixth day is being celebrated by all 27 wholesale flower vendors and florists in the newly started flower market this year in Pimpri, Pune (India). All flower vendors and florists are very busy selling and decorating for others shops and offices in Deepavali…

New Chrysal Bag-in-Box packaging in 10 litres

The growing challenge of plastics in the environment means it is more urgent than ever to find solutions to reduce, reuse and recycle. With our Chrysal Professional 2…

NZ: Florists feel pressure as flower shortage pushes up prices

Wholesale cut flower prices more than doubled this year, cutting retail margins to the bone, florists say. Supply fell earlier in the year when alert level 4 lockdown restrictions made it hard for growers to work. Some abandoned crops completely because they were unable to tend them. Flowers are sold at…

South Australian florists say COVID-19 measures have been both good and bad for business

Just hours before South Australia went into a hard lockdown last week, Adelaide Hills wedding florist Emmy Kiely was busy finding homes for more than $1,000 worth of flowers.…

India: Mandi Samiti to start flower trade from next month

The Dehradun Mandi Samiti is likely to commence floral business in Niranjanpur Mandi from December once they get the approval from their head office in Rudrapur. The president…

Mayesh

Beautiful people of the flower industry: Mabel M Florals

In the tenth episode of Mayesh series Beautiful People of the Flower Industry, Val sits down with Mabel Maposa of Mabel M Florals in Cape Town, South Africa. They discuss her journey as a self-taught florist, some unexpected positive outcomes of quarantine and being forced to slow down, and an exciting…

Mellano & Company

Mellano & Company takes center stage on HBO Max's "Full Bloom"

The latest floral design competition show is set to 'bloom' into people's homes by way of HBO Max's newest reality show Full Bloom. Launching on November 12th with eight full-feature episodes, the show will feature some of America's top florists and designers from all around the nation. Each contestant…

Photography & Videography in mornings with Mayesh

In Mornings with Mayesh, Clarey of Nicole Clarey Photography and Logan Martin of Good Notion joined Yvonne to chat about visual storytelling using photography and videography. With the digitization of business, photos and videos have become even more important.  See below the recording. For more information:Mayeshwww.mayesh.com  

Flower Circus

Flower Magician reveals the secret of unboxing Anthuriums

A well-known problem for many florists for years is finally revealed by one of the Flower Magicians of Flower Circus. The Anthurium is a beautiful flower which stands out in every arrangement. A real eye-catcher without any doubt. This is what all florists worldwide have known for ages. The only thing…

Are florists open during lockdown:

Rules about florists opening during lockdown in England

Non-essential businesses have been forced to close in England under the second national lockdown. Certain firms, which are deemed 'non-essential', must remain shut until December 2, when the lockdown is lifted and replaced by a regional tiered approach. However, the rules have resulted in many grey…

NL: "This is our best year yet"

From their box at the auction in Aalsmeer, Willem and Dennis Liefting supply a large number of Dutch florists. And in terms of revenue, this is their best year yet: in addition to Dutch florists remaining open for business (in contrast to many of their colleagues in Europe), trade has continued at an unusually high level. While…

NL: 2Design presents virtual Lisianthus Christmas Show

Inspired by Wham's Last Christmas, it's about to happen: It's Christmas time with Lisianthus. In cooperation with 2Dezign, four leading floral designers set to work with the Lisianthus. Subsequently, not only the end results were shown, also the complete making off of the Lisianthus Christmas Show. "This…

UK: British Florist Association answers Covid-19 questions

"We have taken on board as much factual information as we can, by following Government updates, speaking to other associations, wholesalers, and our florist industry…

J Schwanke recognized as ‘Living Vanguard’

Produce Business announced in their October 2020 issue, they are celebrating 35 years in print by paying tribute to 35 living Vanguards and 12 departed heroes. J Schwanke is the single floral industry professional among those recognized. The publication defined a Vanguard as “those who helped to build a better…


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