Local Flower Shop News
Kenneth R. Bennett (1936-2016): City's Flower Market co-owner an investor in hockey, racehorses - Toledo BladeMonday, March 07, 2016
BY MARK ZABORNEY BLADE STAFF WRITERKenneth R. Bennett, co-owner of a landmark flower shop and a major investor in Toledo professional hockey during the 1980s, both with his spouse, Jack Canfield, died Tuesday in Largo Medical Center, Largo, Fla. He was 79.He was hospitalized after a stroke at the couple’s Seminole, Fla., home three days earlier, Mr. Canfield said. BennettEnlargeMr. Bennett had a background in cost accounting, and Mr. Canfield was an executive with a retail pet business when, in 1977, they bought the Flower Market on Monroe Street across from Toledo Hospital, which opened in the late 1940s.“We both complemented each other,” Mr. Canfield said. “Ken was very strong with bookwork and profit and loss. I was good with buying.”The store had four employees, but as many as 25 worked there as key holidays approached. The store’s prominent display ads in The Blade called attention to its location, longevity, and extended hours, and the price for a dozen roses — several times less than the competition.“We had the clout with the wholesaler and the growers and worked on a very small gross margin,” Mr. Canfield said. “We used roses as part of our shtick to get people in the store.”Patrons walked throu... http://www.toledoblade.com/Deaths/2016/02/28/Kenneth-R-Bennett-1936-2016-City-s-Flower-Market-co-owner-an-investor-in-hockey-racehorses.html
Brutal, record cold for Valentine's Day - Hornell Evening TribuneThursday, February 18, 2016
Sunday morning. The temperature didn’t hit zero until 11 a.m.The coldest day this winter turned out to be the most heartwarming for those receiving Valentine’s Day flowers. Dan Canfield, co-owner of Doug’s Flower Shop in Hornell, hit the streets in subzero temperatures delivering bouquets and arrangements from freezing Fremont to chilly Canisteo. The cold posed special challenges.“Sometimes you have to go to the door first to make sure the person is home so you don’t stand in the door with fresh flowers in negative 14 degrees,” Canfield said as he attempted the last delivery of the day on Dennis Avenue in Hornell. The recipient was not home.“We obviously can’t leave them on the doorstep, so we’ll bring them back and attempt another delivery,” he said.Despite the cold, the shop made 170 deliveries from Friday through Sunday.When their fingers thawed, area social media users posted chilling photos and details of the cold.On Facebook: “20 below this morning. Good thing the sun is out and no wind,” reported a woman in West Almond.A Facebook user observed blue skies in Angelica but, “-13 when I woke up this morning.”On Twitter, a cellphone screenshot accompanied this tweet: “Cold! Andover Central School weather station -17 at 6:34 a.m.”Another photo showed a very precise minus-22.9 in Hartsville accompanied by the message, “We were waiting for -23, but it never happened!”The National Weather Service said the temperature in New York City's Central Park fell to minus-1, a record low for the date. The last time it was below zero in Central Park was in January 1994."I'm dumb enough to do this," exclaimed John ... http://www.eveningtribune.com/article/20160214/NEWS/160219867
Local florist beats breast cancer, opens own floral shop after being fired - Fox 4Wednesday, March 14, 2018
FORT MYERS, Fla. - For local florist Renee Mason, Valentine's day is one of the busiest days of the year. At her store, The Petal Patch Flower Shop, she was finishing orders until two in the morning and returned to open her shop for Valentine's day just a few hours later.She's been busy, but she says it's a good kind of busy compared to last year around the same time."We had to stop taking deliveries today because I had so many", she told Four In Your Corner. When Fox 4 stopped by Renee's shop, she was putting together bouquets for last minute Valentine's Day orders. But this time last year, she was in a completely different space. Mason had just been let go from her job at another flower shop. She says she was told her treatment schedule was hurting their bottom line. At the time, she had a grueling chemotherapy schedule and was in the middle of battling breast cancer. "My first thought was, 'oh my God! What am I gonna do? How am I gonna pay my bill? I'm going into treatment!'".Thankfully, Mason ha...
Alicia Vikander wanted to become a florist - Cleveland AmericanWednesday, March 14, 2018
Alicia Vikander dreamed of being a florist as a child.The Academy Award-winning actress - who stars as Lara Croft in the new 'Tomb Raider' movie - has admitted to harbouring a number of professional ambitions during her youth, saying that at one stage she wanted to sell flowers for a living.Asked what she wanted to do as a child, Alicia shared: "My God, I wanted to be everything, from a florist to a dancer and an actress. I wanted to be a singer or a dancer, and it was not until ... it was actually a clip that was found of me on Swedish television not long ago that I don't have any memory of. But apparently in this interview at seven years old, I said that I wanted to be an actress. I actually had no clue I wanted to do that."The Swedish actress was a huge fan of adventure movies, such as 'The Mummy' and the 'Indiana Jones' franchise, during her younger years.And Alicia, 29 - who is married to fellow Hollywood star Michael Fassbender - has admitted that Bruce Willis was her "first crush".Quizzed about her obsession with... http://www.theclevelandamerican.com/lifestyles/entertainment/alicia-vikander-wanted-to-become-a-florist/article_2303a68f-6cbb-5cb1-bec9-25d51a379264.html
Yelp: Best floral shops in time for spring - KITV HonoluluWednesday, March 14, 2018
Cindy's compared to a similar lei at another big box storeLooking for that wow factor? Yelper Nicole M gives 5-stars to Fujikami Florist in Nu'uanu. Her same day arrangement came out stunning! With amazing quality, exotic beautiful flowers, their creative arrangements give you more bang for your buck!For more flower power, check out the Yelp mobile app and write reviews or posts photos of your favorite local buisnesses! Watch for my Local Yelp mail tomorrow and catch Yelp every Tuesday and Sunday on Island News! See you on Yelp!... http://www.kitv.com/story/37725486/yelp-best-floral-shops-in-time-for-spring
Business in bloom - Hollister Free LanceWednesday, March 14, 2018
And one that quite literally can save the day.As an event coordinator who offers clients “packages” by finding vendors for special events, Christin realized finding a florist for her brides was becoming a frustrating task. So she allowed them to choose their own florists.One day, however, Christin was hit with an unexpected challenge. On her way home after setting up a wedding, she received a phone call from her assistant.“She said, ‘The flowers are supposed to be here,’” Christin recalls. “I said, ‘I don’t even know who their florist is!’”Feeling helpless, Christin decided to do the flowers herself.It ultimately became a game-changer in her event planning.“I kind of put together a price list for myself, and I thought well, would somebody ask me to do their flowers for them?”Christin, who owns Fox Creek Events, has been the event planner for Fox Creek Ranch for the past three years.Now, she has ventured out by opening her own flower shop, The Flower Girl, in San Juan Bautista on Feb 1.With the help of consultant, Michelle Roberson, Christin has learned the “tricks of the trade,” she says.But she hasn’t needed much help with the business aspect of her store.Both Christin and her husband, Greg Burda, have been owners of La Casa Rosa in San Juan Bautista for more than a year.And in the process of completing the restaurant renovations, Christin had a vision of putting a flower shop behind the restaurant. Greg, however, suggested to open a sh...
Portland Flower Market coping with flower shortage after semi crash - kgw.comWednesday, March 14, 2018
Saturday.“Normally, our coolers are just at this point overflowing with flowers, you rarely see any space at all like this,” explained Angie Lopez.Lopez is a buyer with Frank Adams Wholesale Florist, one of several wholesalers inside the Portland Flower Market running low on supplies.Lopez got a call Saturday that the semi full of flowers crashed south of Redding, California. One of the truck drivers died.Lopez says her heart goes out to the family during this difficult time, and at the same time she’s hard at work, even working together with others at the Portland Flower Market, piecing together flowers from various parts of the country to make up for the lack of flowers.“Everyone was very understanding, had really kind words for us to get through everything. What can we do? Maybe we take a collection for the driver’s family,” Lopez said. “Then, just keep going. It’s all wheels going at all times. We just have to push forward.”Lopez says while there was a shortage of flowers Monday and Tuesday, she expects it to be business as usual by Wednesday. © 2018 KGW... http://www.kgw.com/article/news/portland-flower-market-coping-with-flower-shortage-after-semi-crash/283-523796760