Erie Flower Shop News
Orchid Florist Offers Exotic Blooms and Same Day Delivery to Berkeley - MENAFN.COMTuesday, October 22, 2019
We want the recipient of your gift to have a positive experience.'There are so many options when it comes to ordering flowers online, which is why it just makes sense to rely on the services of our florist. We are not just an online shop, but a real, local florist serving our community. Not only do we provide the most comprehensive range of flowers, but we also provide same-dayflower delivery in Berkeley , concluded the spokesperson. Just place your order by noon, and a fresh, professionally-designed display will be delivered in the afternoon.'Orchid Florist is a very special flower store. We just had an engagement party at our home for my daughter and her fiancé. The beautiful hard-to-find exotic, stunning three floral arrangements were exquisite-understated, gorgeous, "zen-like," and serene with a wonderful array of green forest, tropical foliage from nature. Felip is just lovely and delivered the arrangements to our home in a timely manner and carefully decided where they should be placed. Delightful store owners. We will be using Orchid Florist for my daughter's August 2020 wedding. Stellar is all I can say! commented Lauren, one of their happy customers. About Orchid Florist: Being in the floral industry since 1997, Orchid Florist has been supplying beautiful, exotic blooms for all occasions including, wedding, birthday, and more. Same-day flower delivery available! Visithttps://www.orchidflorist.com/for more information.Media Contact Company Name: Orchid Florist Contact Person: Felip Ngo Email: Send Email Phone: 510-528-9320 Address: 1768 Solano Ave City: Berkeley State: California Country: United States Website: www.orchidflorist.com MENAFN1510201900703268ID1099132073... https://menafn.com/1099132073/Orchid-Florist-Offers-Exotic-Blooms-and-Same-Day-Delivery-to-Berkeley
Meet the PopUp Florist, Fashion's Budding New Favorite - vmagazine.comTuesday, October 22, 2019
Popup Florist fits into that? KH: Because I have this background in design and retail, I feel like I have the knowledge of what resonates and what doesn’t with customers. In our experience, anytime a floral installation or giveaway is part of what we do, you just see the joy that it evokes in our customers; they love bringing something home or getting their photo moment, that’s always top of mind for us. We just did a pop-up within Shopbop when they were celebrating their 20th anniversary and watching them create that was just so amazing, it was two weeks of watching like this is what retail is like now. It was obviously very intense, but thinking of interesting ways to get people into your store to experience it without just wanting them to shop.You now have two brick-and-mortars since starting, how did you envision the Popup Florist as a storefront? KH: Our main shop is in the East Village doubling as our shop and studio. When creating it, I imagined a really cozy space where people could come in and create their own arrangement or have us make it for them. We actually don’t have anything pre-made, what I’ve found is that people love to be apart of that experience to pick out flowers and create something. We also do intimate workshops of 10-15 people where we show them anything from how to make a bouquet or plant a succulent, just something fun to do after work. In addition to the East Village, we have a dried flower shop at the new Neiman Marcus at Hudson Yards, that’s all grab and go, we make dried arrangements every week and then go set it up.Why do you think flowers are a timeless gift used to celebrate special moments?KH: Everything these days is digital, so being able to receive something and have it be tangible is nice. We really cater to sending flowers for everyday occasions, like your friend who was just broken up with or celebrating a promotion. When we create the seasonal menu, I think about creating thoughtful, affordable options. Whether fresh or dried, it’s always a thoughtful gesture, and I don’t think it’s going out of style, luckily for me it’s something that withstands the test of time. Can you talk a bit on the special project you created for V’s milestone 20th Anniversary issue, what was your thought process behind the design? KH: Dried flowers is a really big trend right now on the runways, it’s great to work with something that’s a sustainable option. When you’re done with the flowers, they can be repurposed and made into arrangements. When people are spending all this money on arrangements, I try to think of a way to give it a second life. We dry the flowers ourselves and really don’t have much waste because anything you would normally throw away we try to dry. I thought this would be great for V’s window because it’s more of a sculptural piece than just flowers, it’s just very creative and eye catching which is why I proposed it for V. https://vmagazine.com/article/meet-the-popup-florist-fashions-budding-new-favorite/
Flower and gift delivery company FTD seeks bankruptcy protection - The San Diego Union-TribuneTuesday, October 22, 2019
The Wonderful Co. for $59.5 million, the company said. Advertisement FTD got its start in 1910, when 13 florists agreed to exchange orders for out-of-town deliveries, according to the company history. It acquired online florist ProFlowers and sister brands Shari’s Berries and Personal Creations for $430 million in 2014, in hopes of bringing in more customers with a wider variety of floral and gift products, Levin wrote in a court filing.But the company struggled to integrate the new businesses. It also faced new competition from other companies delivering fresh flowers directly to consumers and growing customer resistance to delivery fees as Amazon and other e-commerce companies encouraged them to expect fast, free shipping, Levin said.FTD came up with a turnaround strategy but sales continued to fall, and financial constraints hampered efforts to reinvest in FTD’s businesses, Levin said in the court filing. Last year, total sales across all of FTD’s businesses fell 6 percent to $1.01 billion. The company lost $224.7 million in 2018, compared with $234 million in 2017, the company said in March.firstname.lastname@example.orgTwitter @laurenzumbach... https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/ct-biz-ftd-bankruptcy-20190603-story.html
Growing A Community’s Future, One Flower At A Time - CBS ChicagoTuesday, October 22, 2019
Blooms, a floral company that provides arrangements small and large for individuals and events.For Richardson, being surrounded by beautiful flowers gives him a calming feeling and he said the experience has changed his life. His favorite is the red-orange zinnia that has a bloom as big as a baseball.“It takes teamwork to maintain a garden. It’s like a baby. It takes a family, it takes a community to build,” said Robinson. “So that’s what we’re trying to do. To build more (Chicago) Eco House eco-farms across the world.”The organization has also launched a Kickstarter site to raise funds for its e-commerce flower shop.For more information on buying flowers from Chicago Eco House, visit the Southside Blooms website for details on pricing, availability, and flowers for 2020. https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/10/22/growing-a-communitys-future-one-flower-at-a-time/
1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. Launches 2019 Holiday Gift Collection - PerishableNewsTuesday, October 22, 2019
Smile Farms strives to create work opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities. Through their employment at Smile Farms, adults and young adults can master new skills, experience teamwork, give back to their communities and take home a paycheck. Smile Farms supports this underserved population through its eight locations throughout the U.S. – and counting.“We’re so appreciative of all the support 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. and its talented team provide to Smile Farms year-round – through volunteering their time and resources, and being proud brand ambassadors who stand behind our mission,” said Jennifer Low, Vice President, Smile Farms Inc. “This holiday initiative is a wonderful example of all they do for us. Donations are essential to growing Smile Farms, and the funds raised from this special collection will go a long way in helping us create more jobs for individuals with differing abilities.”Items featured in the 2019 holiday gift collection to benefit Smile Farms are:1-800-Flowers.com® Very Merry Christmas ($49.99): This hand-gathered arrangement of red and white roses, carnations, mini carnations and spider mums delivers joyful cheer for the most wonderful time of the year.Harry & David® Snack Basket ($39.99): This Snack Basket comes brimming with the most popular snack mixes, caramel Moose Munch Premium Popcorn, gourmet dried fruits and tasty mixed nuts to share and enjoy. Everything arrives in a reusable basket finished with a beautiful blue bow.Simply Chocolate® Divine Distinction Tower ($89.99): This tempting tower will amaze and delight any chocolate lover. The distinctive black and gold boxes hold cravings like almond bark, dessert truffles, butter almond toffee squares, dark chocolate caramel pretzel clusters, Tuxedo Decadence nut mix and chocolate-covered grahams.1-800-Baskets.com® Premier Favorites Sweets & Treats Gift Basket ($69.99): This stylish basket is brimming with favorites like Totally Caramel Popcorn, Frosted Buttercream and Snickerdoodle Cookies, Dark Chocolate Truffles, Kettle Corn Clusters and much more.Cheryl’s Cookies® Merry Christmas Gift Tin ($46.99): This tasty assortment of individually-wrapped Buttercream Frosted Cut-out Cookies is delivered in a cheerful Merry Christmas gift tin.Wolferman’s BakerySM English Muffin... https://www.perishablenews.com/floral/1-800-flowers-com-inc-launches-2019-holiday-gift-collection/
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/