Local Flower Shop News
Business Spotlight: Blooming Business - Springfield Business JournalTuesday, November 19, 2019
Hartman says.In 2017, Hartman invested $24,000 to start a mobile flower shop dubbed Ozark Mtn Flower Truck. She sells locally grown flowers around Springfield out of a 1970 Volkswagen single-cab truck.Sales have been blooming since, she says.The business generated $120,000 in 2018 revenue, and she says it’s on pace for $150,000 this year.Hartman says social media has been a crucial asset to running her mobile business and creating a brand. Customers can follow the truck on Instagram, Facebook and on its website for times, dates and locations.“From the beginning, people would share photos of themselves at the flower truck, and we’re known for wrapping our bouquets in brown craft paper,” she says. “That helped spread the word.”Local rootsHartman tries to keep her business as locally oriented as possible.The truck’s main flower supplier is Millsap Farms LLC, and she also buys product from C-Street Flowers LLC. When she can’t find a specific bloom from local growers, she uses wholesalers, such as Mears Floral Products Inc. and Baisch & Skinner Inc.The truck currently carries mums, strawflowers, zinnias, celosias, sunflowers, dahlias and gomphrena flowers. Hartman says the sunflower is most popular.This year, Hartman started growing some of her own flowers. Of the 21 buckets typically on the flower truck, which she named “Stella,” she says three or four buckets were consistently homegrown this s... https://sbj.net/stories/business-spotlight-blooming-business,66208?
Phony flower delivery man appears to attack, pepper-spray woman in chilling surveillance video - Springfield News SunTuesday, September 24, 2019
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Business Spotlight: Blooming Business - Springfield Business JournalTuesday, November 19, 2019
Hartman says. “I still get emails pretty frequently asking how to start a flower truck, and the whole concept is gaining momentum.”Kate Penn, CEO of the Society of American Florists, says retail floral sales have been growing – to the tune of $35 billion in 2017, a $2 billion increase from the year prior, according to a U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis report on personal consumption expenditures.Penn says the mobile floral business is catching on, and she describes it as “experiential, interactive purchasing.”“There’s a lot of innovation and entrepreneurialism in the flower-buying space right now,” Penn says, noting floral sales have steadily increased during the last decade. “There is a big trend across retail right now, and the floral industry is no different. It’s the idea of trying to do something creative that makes what you’re purchasing interactive and memorable and fun.”The consumer appeal, she says, is being able to walk down the street, stop at a flower truck and purchase flowers by the stem, or create an individual bouquet. “It’s a super smart business model,” Penn says. ... https://sbj.net/stories/business-spotlight-blooming-business,66208?
Why Small Businesses Matter in Fairfield: Fresh Flower Bar - HamletHubTuesday, November 19, 2019
Flowers have a transformative quality and can immediately add beauty and life to a room and bring joy to people. Since launching my business in 2018, people have described me as a modern florist and I have quickly built a reputation for my unique style and color combinations that are now recognizable in Fairfield County, Connecticut and beyond. The best compliment I get is when people tell me that my flowers don't look real because they are so gorgeous.What is your best selling product/service? My best selling product is my flower arrangements in my signature hatbox. I wanted to create exquisite floral bouquets in a modern vase that is environmentally friendly and can be repurposed into a chic storage container or recycled. My best selling service is my Mobile Flower Bar. I travel with buckets of beautiful flowers to people's homes, local restaurants, businesses and other locations and create handmade bouquets and conduct flower arranging and wreath making workshops.How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?I use many local businesses, including No. 299 which is a gifts and goods store that I share a retail location with. We have a unique business approach because we share a space with complementary products but operate as completely separate business entities. I purchase my flowers from East Coast Wholesale flowers in Norwalk and local Connecticut flower farms. Very often, I will have my flower arrangements on display in local businesses such as The Perfect Pair and Penfield Collective, which drives traffic to my floral studio located at 11 Unquowa Road in Fairfield.Fresh Flower Bar is located at 11 Unquowa Road, Fairfield. Call&... https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/places/48836-why-small-businesses-matter-in-fairfield-fresh-flower-bar
Meet the 5 best florists in Fort Worth - HoodlineTuesday, November 19, 2019
Searching for the finest floral arrangements in town?Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the most exceptional florists in Fort Worth, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're in the market for flowers.People in the Fort Worth area tend to spend more in fall at retail and wholesale businesses than any other season of the year, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a provider of CRM and business insights for small businesses. Estimated daily customers at Fort Worth-area retail and wholesale businesses rose to 13 per business in the fall of last year, 3% higher than the average for the rest of the year.Hoodline offers data-driven analysis of local happenings and trends across cities. Links included in this article may earn Hoodline a commission on clicks and transactions.1. Blossoms on the BricksPhoto: Blossoms B./YelpFirst on the list is Blossoms on the Bricks. Located at 5023 Camp Bowie Blvd. in Arlington Heights, the flower shop is the highest-rated florist in Fort Worth, boasting five stars out of 20 re... https://hoodline.com/2019/11/meet-the-5-best-florists-in-fort-worth
Holiday Gift Guide 2019: The Top Photography And Design Books - ForbesTuesday, November 19, 2019
New York-based floral design firm Putnam & Putnam, features 400 flower types organized by color and includes tips on flower care and design. Putnam & Putnam has become the in-demand florist for weddings and fashion shows working with people like Gwyneth Paltrow , Chrissy Teigen, Jason Wu and Brandon Maxwell to create organic arrangements in their signature dusty antique color palettes. "Dior By Peter Lindbergh"TaschenDior By Peter Lindbergh (Taschen) showcases the late photographer Peter Lindbergh’s photography for the French fashion house Christian Dior. Included are shots of actresses and brand ambassadors Marion Cotillard and Charlize Theron, models Alek Wek, Karen Elson and Amber Valletta as well as many never-before-seen images. "Atlas of Furniture Design"Vitra Design MuseumThe Atlas of Furniture (Vitra Design Museum) is an A-Z compendium of the most iconic 1,700 plus objects designed by 550 designers. Some of the luminaries whose work is included in the encyclopedic tome are Le Corbusier, Gerrit Rietveld, Charlotte Perriand and Marcel Breuer."Italian Views"ApertureItalian Views by Gail Albert Halaban (Aperture) is a continuation of the photographer’s series “Out My Window” but, this time, the artist has sight her sights on Italy. Albert Halaban invites the reader to see Italy through her lens and view the lives of these stylish but ordinary denizens. "Architectural Digest at 100: A Century of Style"AbramsArchitectural Digest at 100: A Century of Style (Abrams) features the best of the interiors that the magazine has showcased over its century in print. From homes designed by iconic California architects like John Lautner and Frank Gehry to the New York City apartments of Truman Capote and Michael Kors, there are many masterpieces therein. figure class="embed-base image-embed embed-8" role="presentat... https://www.forbes.com/sites/natashawolff/2019/11/18/holiday-gift-guide-2019-the-top-photography-and-design-books/
Sparks Florist opens store inside Renown hospital - NN Business ViewTuesday, November 19, 2019
RENO, Nev. — Sparks Florist Inc., which turns 60 years old next year, recently opened its fourth store, this one inside the main campus of Renown Regional Medical Center.According to a press release from the Sparks-based business, the store is located in the Sierra Tower at Renown’s main hospital at 1155 Mill St., Reno.Patrons may purchase items for patients or employees at the hospital, or they can place orders for regional deliveries.Sparks Florist — which bills itself as Northern Nevada’s oldest and largest florist — was established in 1960.It has since grown to four locations, including a store on Pyramid Way in Sparks; one in the Smithridge Center in Reno; and the company’s design center and production facility at 1440 Hymer Way in Sparks. https://www.nnbusinessview.com/news/sparks-florist-opens-store-inside-renown-hospital/