Local Flower Shop News
How do you make sure your flowers, like your love, lasts longer than a single night? ALICE SMELLIE buys a selection ... - Daily MailSunday, February 11, 2018
ALICE SMELLIE purchased a selection of Valentine’s bouquets from the High Street, online and specialist florists to see how they fared over 10 days and invited Orlando Hamilton, Head Designer at Front Row Florist, (and supplier to the A-list) to give his expert assessment... THE SPLIT BOUQUETINTERFLORA Spring Jam Jar Trio, £20, ocado.comWHAT: A pretty grouping of purple and cream spring flowers, incuding three white tulips, three blue anemones and ten narcissi, which are packaged as three bunches in a long cardboard box along with three ribbon trimmed glass jam jars and a guarantee of more than three days. These so-called split-bouquets are the new trendy design - and by splitting the bouquets, the water says fresher, hopefully meaning they last for longer.I trim the ends and pop them into clean water with the accompanying flower food. Fortunately, little arranging is required and the flowers look fresh and far more original than just a bunch.ORLANDO SAYS: An unusual and fun combination. Spring flowers tend to turn quite quickly. I’d have left out the purple anemones and stayed with whites and greens for extra sophistication. Tulips are one of the only flowers which continue to grow once cut. If they start drooping then take an inch or two off the bottom.LASTING LOVE? By day three a lone tulip is starting to droop slightly, and the anemones are in full bloom. The next day, two anemone heads are looking sad, and the greenery is looking a little wilted. Day six, and the anemone petals are arched back from the heads as though being tortured. Ni... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5374621/Alice-Smellies-Valentines-Day-bouquet-test.html
Florist flooded: Stock saturated after cylinder splits open | Stuff.co.nz - Stuff.co.nzWednesday, January 03, 2018
Grey St business Floral Essence mops up after a hot water cylinder in an upstairs business burst on Tuesday, creating a flood that ruined thousands of dollars worth of stock.A Hamilton florist's prospects of a prosperous 2018 have wilted after an upstairs hot water cylinder burst, flooding her store and ruining thousands of dollars worth of stock.To make matters worse, Vanessa Tarrant belatedly discovered she was not fully insured in the advent of such a disaster."I'm covered for the damage but, as I have found out, not for the loss of income. I have no idea how long I'm going to be out of business, so I have no idea how badly this is going to affect me long term."A distraught Tarrant was literally mopping up and taking stock of what stock she could salvage in her Grey St store Floral Essence when Stuff.co.nz called in on Wednesday afternoon.She was alerted to the damage by a friend on Tuesday night who she had asked to put out her refuse bin for collection."I live out in Morrinsville ... I got the call from her telling me my shop was under water and I had better get in there quick."The water was ankle deep when I got here. It was everywhere and all over everything."She called the fire service...
Top Florist in Northern VA, OpenBlooms, Partners with Celebrity Chef Santosh Tiptur for Valentine's Day - BenzingaSunday, February 11, 2018
Celebrity Chef Santosh Tiptur to create an exclusive gift offering for the 2018 Valentine's Day, featuring handcrafted chocolates and long stem roses.(PRWEB) February 06, 2018 Top northern Virginia florist and flower delivery service, OpenBlooms, has announced a collaboration with Celebrity Chef Santosh Tiptur to provide an exclusive Valentine's Day gift offering, the Bouquet di Amore. The exclusive offering will be available through OpenBlooms.com and also offered free to the winner of a specially crafted Valentine's Day Story Contest, which will be promoted on the OpenBlooms Facebook page.For his part of the collaboration, Chef Santosh created an exclusive set of handcrafted chocolates, each made in small batches and with no preservatives. OpenBlooms is providing a stunning bouquet wrap featuring a dozen 50cm red roses accented with eucalyptus and ruscus."By partnering with Chef Santosh, we're able to bring a unique experience to our customers while supporting our local communities and businesses," said George Dukas, Managing Partner at OpenBlooms. "Our collaboration highlights the culinary excellence and artisanship that is thriving in Virginia," he added. The Valentine's Day Story Contest will launch on Monday, February 5 on the OpenBlooms Facebook Page. Users will ...
Valentine's Day busy caring for loved ones - The Wyoming County ExaminerSunday, February 11, 2018
Eileen Barziloski shows a candy box, one of the many items at Ebb’s Candy Jar.STAFF PHOTOS/C.J. MARSHALL Karen Passarelli holds up ‘The Box of Love,’ containing flowers and other items at Mayflower Florist.Valentine’s Day is the time of year when people send flowers, candy, jewelry and other tokens of affection as expressions of love. As a result, enterprises catering to such needs experience a spike in business during this time of year.“Valentine’s Day is our biggest one day holiday,” Karen Passarelli of Mayflower Florist said.However, she and Monica LaBar-Hughes, owner of Monzie’s Flora Design, agreedthey do their best business Mother’s Day week.Still, Valentine’s Day will be a very busy time at both flower shops.“We make a lot of deliveries,” Passarelli explained. “Our drivers are very familiar with every back road. We take out a little bit of everything.”“We deliver in a 30-mile radius,” LaBar-Hughes explained. “Deliveries less than 10 miles from the shop is free, but there’s a low delivery charge for 10-30 miles.Monzie’s expects to handle over 200 deliveries on Valentine’s Day, while Mayflower is anticipating around 300. On a normal day, each florist shop delivers to between 15 to 20 cu... http://wcexaminer.com/news/valentine-s-day-busy-caring-for-loved-ones-1.2299220
Students celebrate success at the Chelsea Flower Show North East Heats - Hartlepool MailSunday, February 11, 2018
The nine competitors who took part in the Chelsea Florist of the Year bracket - including seven East Durham College students - were tasked with making a wedding stole to be worn by a bride in a Scottish castle.East Durham College floristry student Allan Raby took home the first place prize and fellow student Vicky Abbott came in second place.Allan, 49, from Thornaby and Vicky, 26, from Hartlepool, will now have to wait for the results from the other regional heats to see if their scores qualify them for the finals at the Chelsea Flower Show.Sue Lee, the college’s floristry lecturer, said: “The British Floral Association (BFA) were delighted with the number of competitors in each category and the visitors who attended the Inspirational Day demonstrations in the theatre.“Congratulations to all our students and the other competitors for taking part and putting their heart, soul, time and dedication into making every design truly inspirational.”...
Flower distributor receives honor from Gov. Cooper - WCTI12.comSunday, February 11, 2018
North Carolina companies," said Richard Cherry, Sales and Logistics Manager for the company.It started 25 years ago. Ed and Jeff Glenn, who also own Jefferson's Florist in Greenville, decided there was a market for high-quality artificial floral arrangements. So Ed made some prototypes for a showcase in High Point."And after that High Point market, he came back with a handful of orders," Cherry said. "That's really how the company got started."You can now find their flowers in hotels, museums, department stores and more. Until last year, New Growth would only export internationally every once in a while. State grants gave them a chance to expand, go to international trade shows and gain clients overseas. This past Wednesday, Gov. Roy Cooper acknowledged the business with the award."We're really proud of the reputation that we have now," Cherry said.It's an impressive feat for a company that exports wonderful items handmade by 15 individuals."We're not looking to be the biggest, we're not looking to compete with big box craft stores, selling fake flowers," Cherry said. "It's always just been really important to us to be the best."... http://wcti12.com/news/local/flower-distributor-receives-honor-from-gov-cooper
Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp Opened Huge Ftd Companies, Inc Position - BZ WeeklySunday, February 11, 2018
Llc owns 173001 shares. Ftd Companies, Inc is 0.66% of its portfolio.Business ProfileFTD Companies, Inc. (FTD) is a floral and gifting company. The Company operates through four segments: Consumer, Florist, International and Provide Commerce. Through its Consumer segment, FTD is a direct marketer of floral and gift products for consumers, primarily in the United States and Canada. Through its Florist segment, the Company is a provider of products and services to its floral network members, which include traditional retail florists and other non-florist retail locations, primarily in the United States and Canada. Its International segment consists of Interflora, which operates primarily in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. Through its Provide Commerce segment, FTD is a direct marketer of floral and gift products, including specialty foods, personalized gifts and other gifting products for consumers, primarily in the United States. Its portfolio of brands includes ProFlowers, ProPlants, Flying Flowers, Flowers Direct, Ink Cards, Postagram, and Gifts.com.SEC Form 13G.Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp website.Analysts await FTD Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:FTD) to report earnings on March, 13. They expect $0.07 earnings per share, down 82.50 % or $0.33 from last year’s $0.4 per share. FTD’s profit will be $1.93 million for 20.82 P/E if the $0.07 EPS becomes a reality. After $-0.37 actual earnings per share reported by FTD Companies, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -118.92 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.34% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $5.83. About 476,517 shares traded or 55.50% up from the average. FTD Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:FTD) has declined 26.52% since February 10, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 43.22% the S&P500.FTD Companies, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a floral and gifting firm primarily in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Ireland. The company has market cap of $160.60 million. The firm operates through four divisions: Consumer, Provide Commerce, Florist, and International. It currently has negative earnings. It provides floral arrangements and plants, gifts, and related services and products to consumers, retail florists, and other retail locations and companies.FTD Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:FTD) Ratings CoverageAmong 7 analysts covering FTD Companies (NASDAQ:FTD), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. FTD Companies has $39 highest and $8 lowest target. $23.60’s average target is 304.80% above currents $5.83 stock price. FTD Companies had 13 analyst reports since August 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. DA Davidson maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $8 target in Wednesday, November 15 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, July 14 by Craig Hallum. The company was downgraded on Friday, August 5 by Monness Crespi. As per Wednesday, March 15, the company rating was downgraded by Sidoti. The stock of FTD Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:FTD) earned “Focus List” rating by B. Riley & Co on Tuesday, November 10. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, September 29 by Sidoti. Craig Hallum maintained FTD Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:FTD) rating on Thursday, November 9. Craig Hallum has “Hold” rating and $10.0 target. The stock of FTD Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:FTD) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, September 16 by B. Riley & Co. The rating was downgraded by DA Davidson on Wednesday, August 9 to “Neutral”. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Briley on Monday, September 19.Receive News & Ratings Via Email - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings with our FREE daily email newsletter.