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TBI’s 5 Best: Flower Shops in San Francisco - thebolditalicTuesday, September 10, 2019
The Flower Mart has a tiny window during which it’s open to the public, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, but making time in your schedule for the trip is very worth it.640 Brannan Street (SOMA) www.sanfranciscoflowermart.com2. Marigold SFThis is a very “it” spot at the moment in San Francisco, and for good reason: its modern, feminine and tranquil energy make it a hard place to leave. Step into this Mission establishment, and you’ll immediately understand the hype. That is likely why in addition to being a floral shop, Marigold is an event space that has hosted many trendy parties since its opening on the summer solstice in 2018.Fortunately, the founders are working on opening up the back space to become a coffee shop, so one will be able to fully immerse oneself in the serenity that is Marigold soon. Until then, it’s worth a stop on an afternoon to put a small bouquet of single stems together for yourself.2681 21st Street (Mission) https://www.marigoldsf.com/3. Sol AmbianceLocated in the Richmond, Sol Ambience attracts loyal customers from all over the Bay Area thanks to its great selection of both flowers and foliage. Head designer Oxana Sanukova is known for her talent in capturing wild, albeit natural, energy in her arrangements. Sanukova got her start as a child gardening alongside her grandfather in a small European village. While Sol Ambiance is mostly known for creating gorgeous arrangements for events such as weddings, a customer is always welcome to visit the shop and pick out single stems.5522 Geary Boulevard (Inner Richmond) http://solambiance.com/4. Utsuwa Floral DesignPhoto courtesy of L.R. (Yelp)Utsuwa Floral Design is not your average flower-only floral shop. Instead, it’s a full-service bonsai, flower and plant establishment. For those who are looking to get a little wild with their arrangements or have an interest in both plants and flowers that make you feel like you’re in nature, this is your shop. Located in the Polk Gulch area near Nob Hill, Utsuwa is run by Hiro Hayama, who grew up in Tokyo and is known for being a master of bringing nature to small spaces. This spot is also known for its reasonably priced terrariums (yes, those exist) and floating plant arrangements.1288 Polk Street (Polk Gulch) https://utsuwa.myshopify.com/5. Le BouquetFor the last 30 years, Le Bouquet has been focused on creating unique arrangements out of seasonal flo... https://thebolditalic.com/tbis-5-best-flower-shops-in-san-francisco-6ca0059fb861
The 5 best floral shops in Sunnyvale - HoodlineTuesday, September 10, 2019
Basket, a florist and floral designer spot in Washington, is another go-to, with four stars out of 45 Yelp reviews. Head over to 448 E. El Camino Real to see for yourself.5. Flowers & Balloons By AnnaPhoto: kattz m./YelpFinally, over in De Anza, check out Flowers & Balloons By Anna, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 60 reviews on Yelp. You can find the florist and balloon service spot at 1054 S. Mary Ave. This story was created automatically using local business data, then reviewed and augmented by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback. https://hoodline.com/2019/08/the-5-best-floral-shops-in-sunnyvale
F.C. Florist Sends Bouquets to Congresswomen Targeted by Trump - Falls Church News PressTuesday, September 10, 2019
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca.) and four freshmen Democratic congresswomen — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) — Trump chose to chime in with a tweet, asking “Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came?” That line in particular struck a racial connotation with Americans who watched the verbal barbs being traded, especially ones who are a part of the country’s immigrant community.AdvertisementsRabinovich decided to lend some scented support to the congresswomen after seeing customers send floral arrangements to Pelosi as well as, as she put it, “an assistant for a well-known female singer” deliver some to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. So the Russian refugee who immigrated to the U.S. when she was six years old sent custom arrangements to each of the congresswomens’ offices in D.C. as an act purely motivated by human decency.“If somebody wants to withhold their support of a small business because they think it’s a political move then that’s ridiculous,” Rabinovich said, who mentioned that she hasn’t received a response from any of the congresswomen as of yet. “I don’t think anyone would fault me for doing something nice for someone. Just because I sent flowers to people in the Democratic party doesn’t mean I did anything negative to anyone in the Republican party.” Rabinovich’s gesture landed her press coverage in other outlets, including American University’s WAMU, an interview on the Thom Hartmann Show and an article on the website DemocraticUnderground.com. She’s also received calls of support from some customers and has even spu... https://fcnp.com/2019/07/31/f-c-florist-sends-bouquets-to-congresswomen-targeted-by-trump/
Royer's Flowers and Gifts CEO talks about returning to the family business - Reading EagleTuesday, August 13, 2019
CEO in January.The grandson of founder Hannah Royer, who started the company by selling home-grown flowers in local textile mills, Royer now oversees a company that has 19 locations in Pennsylvania and Ohio and 400 employees. Royer believes Royer's is the largest family-owned florist in the country and sells more flowers than anyone outside of supermarkets.Business Weekly: Did you always plan to get involved in the family business? Thomas Royer: "No, because I had a career in it before I went to college. I worked there so much, and I wanted to try different things. I did that, and you always hear the old adage 'the grass is always greener.' After two years, I was like, 'I'm going back to the flower business,' because the restaurant business was crazy. I could've gone into other businesses, but I always liked the retail industry. So I came back in like 1980, and I've been here ever since."BW: Why did you decide to come back to Royer's? TR: "When I got out of school I lived in Houston and I was in the restaurant business. I always thought that working here was long hours. There was no comparison when I lived in Texas; we were working 100-hour weeks. That's when the oil boom was going on, and Houston was growing by leaps and bounds so there wasn't enough people for all the jobs and we couldn't keep people at our restaurant. It fell back on the manager and assistant manager to open and close."BW: Valentine's Day is just around the corner. How much business does Royer's do this time of year? TR: "Dollar wise, we do more sales at Valentine's Day than any other time. Valentine's Day and Mother's Day are the two big ones. The thing about Valentine's Day is it's such a short timeframe because most peo... https://www.readingeagle.com/business-weekly/article/royers-flowers-and-gifts-ceo-talks-about-returning-to-the-family-business
Mayesh Wholesale Florist Acquires Brannan Street Wholesale - PerishableNewsTuesday, July 23, 2019
Mayesh Wholesale Florist announced today its acquisition of Brannan Street Wholesale Florist in San Francisco, California. On Monday, July 8, 2019, the doors to the newest Mayesh location will open at the San Francisco Flower Mart. A 40-year old company, Brannan is a leading supplier of high-quality flowers to top florists, event professionals and high-end grocery stores throughout Northern California and beyond. Mayesh CEO Patrick Dahlson said, “We have always admired and respected Brannan Street Wholesale Florist and are proud to bring the talented Brannan team onto ours. It is a great strategic fit for us and will advance our goal of having a Mayesh location in every major city along the West Coast. With the Brannan acquisition and the opening of our 19th branch in Seattle this fall, we will achieve that goal.” The Mayesh presence spanning the Pacific Coast deepens the company’s connection with each major flower production area in the west. The company seeks to source more products from artisan growers up and down the west coast, while leverag... https://www.perishablenews.com/floral/mayesh-wholesale-florist-acquires-brannan-street-wholesale/
Nexus Capital Management Acquires FTD's Consumer and Florist Businesses - PRNewswireTuesday, September 10, 2019
I look forward to working with the FTD leadership team and all of our employees to take FTD to new heights."FTD headquarters will remain in the Chicago, Illinois area.About FTDFTD has been a leader in the floral industry for over a century. We are a private equity-backed company with one of the largest florist networks in the world, supported by the iconic Mercury Man® logo displayed in over 30,000 floral shops in more than 125 countries. We partner with local florists to hand-craft floral arrangements available for same-day delivery on FTD.com and ProFlowers.com. In addition to delivering flowers, we support locally-owned retail florists by providing technology, marketing, and digital services to members of our florist network. For all of life's occasions and everyday moments, visit FTD.com, ProFlowers.com and ProPlants.com, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram at @ftdflowers. We love helping our customers #sayitwithflowers.About NexusNexus was formed in 2013 to make opportunistic investments in a broad range of companies and industries. Nexus employs a flexible investment mandate that focuses on long-term value creation by partnering with leading management teams and businesses. For more information on Nexus, please visit www.nexuslp.com. Contact: Emily Bucholz FTD, LLC 630-724-6692 l email@example.comSOURCE FTD; Nexus... https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/nexus-capital-management-acquires-ftds-consumer-and-florist-businesses-300906422.html
America in Bloom judges coming to Mansfield - Mansfield News JournalTuesday, July 23, 2019
Awards will be announced Oct. 3-5 at AIB’s National Symposium & Awards Celebration, this year in St. Charles, Illinois. America in Bloom 2018: Judges see flowers, historic sites, more firstname.lastname@example.org 419-521-7223 Twitter: @LWhitmir... https://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/story/news/2019/07/22/america-bloom-judges-coming-downtown-mansfield/1793243001/
Capital - Why are flowers so expensive? - BBC NewsTuesday, May 21, 2019
Jeanie McKewan, who has been growing flowers for 13 years in the US states of Illinois and Wisconsin, points to insect damage as a big challenge, saying there’s a “zero tolerance” policy: “It is through constant vigilance and the use of integrated pest management that we keep the little buggers from getting the best of our crops,” she says.Then the flowers have to bloom on schedule. In the case of Mother’s Day tulips planted in January or February, they have to bloom by early May in time to be picked and shipped.Labour costs are already high – according to the 2012 US Agricultural Census, contract and hired labour accounted for 10% of total agricultural operating expenses in the US, but that number soared to 40% for greenhouse, nursery and floriculture production because of a tighter farm labour market and rising wages. Then you add extra costs for peaks.McKewan hires extra hands during peak periods but says cutting flowers “requires experience and cannot be done by just any part-time employee”. Chris Drummond, a Philadelphia-based florist, says wages average around $13.25 (£10.16) per hour in the US. “In order to ramp up production to meet holiday demand, growers are required to pay far above that average,” he says.In developed countries like the Netherlands or Germany, Stewart says that there are greenhouses with automated technology like sophisticated watering machines or robot transplanters and harvesters, where fewer workers are needed. But in poorer nations with cheaper labour, there’s less use of technology. Then it’s time for shipping. While flowers are waiting on the runway or in the back of a lorry, temperatures can’t be too cold (for Valentine’s Day) or too hot (for Mother’s Day). When they arrive at the wholesaler, they must look perfect. That means no bug bites, no missing petals, no dead buds. Otherwise, they get thrown away. “It has to be flawless,” Stewart says.Complicated logisticsChris Drummond, the florist, estimates that the holiday volume “is usually nearly 20 times the everyday volume”. He says many farmers nurture flowers all year long to ensure enough blooms for the handful of holidays. During the other months on the farm, he says, flowers are sold at cost, below cost or discarded and turned into mulch.“So, of course farm price increases as demand increases,” he says. “Consumers are paying a premium to make sure that grower is compensated for their expense and effort to maintain the plants year-round, thus ensuring the wide variety of flowers is available at each holiday.”He highlights costs across the supply chain, saying industry participants must “rent temporary space, pay fuel surcharges, find space on airlines, hire independent drivers, find more refrigerated trucks, pay overtime to staff” and more. Roses flown from Bogota to Miami are hit with a 15-cent (£0.12) importer’s fee to clear customs and inspection. Domestic refrigerated shipping can vary, but that’s another eight cents (£0.06) per rose.It also depends on what kind of flower you’re shipping – Drummond says 300 carnations can fit into the same box as 150 roses, so the transport price per stem is halved. Transit time from field to florist can be up to a week (though it can wildly vary depending on where the flowers are coming from), and the blooms must be carefully handled every step of the way.Hans Larsen is a cut flower grower in the US s... http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20190507-why-are-flowers-so-expensive
Brighton florist achieves title of certified designer - AdVantageNEWS.comThursday, May 02, 2019
Leanne Muenstermann, owner of Leanne’s Pretty Petals in Brighton, has earned the title of Illinois certified designer during the Illinois State Floral Association’s annual floral design show March 14-18 in Champaign, Ill.
She was assessed in theoretical knowledge of advanced design styles and techniques. She was required to create three “advanced design” arrangements during a timed test.
Internationally recognized floral industry professionals evaluated these advanced designs. Muenstermann is one of only five florists in Illinois to earn this accreditation.
She earned her title of Illinois certified professional florist during last year’s annual floral design show. She is one of 58 florists in the state to earn this distinction. She is working toward her national certified floral designer accreditation through the internationally recognized American Institute of Floral Designers.
To maintain the Illinois certified designer accreditation, the designer must continue to accumulate continuing education credits each year and maintain his or her membership in the ISFA and ICP... https://advantagenews.com/news/business/brighton-florist-achieves-title-of-certified-designer/