Local Flower Shop News
Wallingford-based Edible Arrangements files suit against New Hampshire company over name - Meriden Record-JournalTuesday, January 31, 2017
No attorney for Edible Commerce is on the case file and company representatives could not be reached for comment.Kevin P. Walsh of Walsh and Williams Walsh & O’Connor in North Haven, and Meichelle MacGregor of Cowan Liebowitz and Latman in New York represent the Edible Arrangement companies.The case is pending in U.S. District Court in New Haven.Edible Arrangements has tangled multiple times with competitors over trademark and trade practices, according to federal court records.In 2014, it bought a 30-year-old Pennsylvania company and a competitor, Incredibly Edible Delites, and FruitFlowers after years of legal action over trademark infringement and unfair trade practices.Edible Arrangements also settled a claim against 1-800-Flowers in federal court last year. 1-800-Flowers filed a counterclaim stating Edible Arrangements was building a monopoly by filing expensive and time-consuming lawsuits against its firstname.lastname@example.org (203) 317-2255 Twitter: @Cconnbiz... http://www.myrecordjournal.com/news/wallingford/wallingfordnews/9900464-154/wallingford-based-edible-arrangements-files-suit-against-new-hampshire-company-over.html
New owner, same tradition at Rose Flowers & Gifts in Meriden - Meriden Record-JournalTuesday, November 29, 2016
The open house will take place on Dec. 3 from 9-3 p.m. and Dec. 4 from 11-3 p.m. From this section: Meriden Board of Ed Curriculum Committee approves course changesAnastasio, of North Haven, purchased the shop from siblings Fred Barillaro and Jo-Ann Mangiaracina in October, yearning for a change after working in the world of corporate finance.“I just got tired of the corporate world and decided I wanted to spend the rest of my life doing something I love,” Anastasio said. “I found this place and it felt like home the minute I walked through the door.”Barillaro, 68 and Mangiaracina, 72, were also looking for a change after clocking countless hours since their mother, Rose, opened the shop in 1954. The third generation florists continue to work at the shop as employees and said they were glad Anastasio decided to keep the name of the business to preserve their family’s legacy.The front of the store, once crowded with tall displays, has been redecorated to allow the natural light from the store’s large windows to flood the space.“The customers come in and they look around and say ‘Wow, it’s so bright,’ ” Anastasio said. “Everyone has been so positive about the changes.”In addition to flowers, the store also carries gifts such as candles, holiday ornaments, scarves, mugs, wine glasses and other decorative items.Barillaro and Mangiaracina welcome the changes. They said the secret to their small business’s longevity has always been top notch customer service.Anastasio said it’s been great to have Barillaro and Mangiaracina as employees to learn from.“T... http://www.myrecordjournal.com/news/meriden/meridennews/9652371-154/new-owner-same-tradition-at-rose-flowers-gifts-in.html
Valley Florist in E. Templeton receives $10K in startup money - Worcester Business JournalWednesday, March 31, 2021
Valley Florist and Greenhouse in East Templeton has received a $10,000 small business loan from the North Central Massachusetts Development Corp., the Fitchburg organization announced Friday.Brendan Loughman, owner of the company, received the loan, with funds earmarked for startup costs and inventory.Loughman has an advanced certification in floral design, as well as years of experience as a floral designer, according to a NCMDC press release. NCMDC, the economic development arm of the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce, is a microloan lender which can provide loans to small businesses up to $150,000.Loughman was referred to NCMDC by the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center at Clark University in Worcester. https://www.wbjournal.com/article/valley-florist-in-e-templeton-receives-10k-in-startup-money
7 Important Things to Consider Before Ordering Flowers Online - Hurricane Valley TimesWednesday, March 31, 2021
Delivery AreaEven though online florists provide an extremely accessible flower buying experience, not every florist can ensure delivery to every single part of the US. For example, if you or your giftee live in a more isolated part of the country, like in a remote area or a rural location, florists can’t guarantee that your flowers can be delivered in the best condition.Not all florists have the same exact shipping capabilities. Some can deliver to more addresses than others, so it’s important to look at more than one online store. Before you officially place your order, be sure to confirm that the provider you want can actually send it over to your target address.2. Delivery SpeedGift giving is certainly no easy task. That’s why flowers always come in as the most reliable solution anytime you’re stuck on what to do. They make for an easy grab on a quick trip to your local florist or supermarket.However, the situation might be a little different for ordering online. That’s because not all websites can provide fast last-minute flower deliveries. If you’re running out of time and need your bouquet to be shipped as soon as possible, ensure that your selected vendor can do same-day or next-day delivery.3. Professional AffiliationThere are plenty of florists that are involved with a floral wire service such as FTD, Teleflora, and several others. These wire services are essentially established companies that work at the center of all the order exchanges and fulfillment between local florists and third-party sale agents.Additionally, many other vendors are also affiliated with other industry groups and trade organizations, such as The Society of American Florists.When it comes to picking out a vendor, it’s in your best interest to rank those that professionally affiliate with these floral wire services, groups, and organizations higher. That’s because they can signify a commitment to the craft, a level of professionalism, and heightened credibility.4. Payment OptionsNowadays, there are far more options to pay for gifts than cash alone. That’s especially true for online purchases. While you can always use the most popular method of using a credit card to pay for your flowers, some flower delivery services have actually expanded the number of payment methods they can accept. How about that for inclusivity and convenience?If you’d rather pay with PayPal, Bitcoin, or in whatever alternative way you prefer, you can scout out some of the flower vendors that can accommodate you the best.5. PricingWithout a doubt, pricing should be one of the top factors to consider when ordering flowers on the web. That’s where you may need to step in with a little research, because not every flower vendor will offer the same prices.Some may be conveniently cheaper than others, but never sacrifice good quality for a low bargain. Don... https://hvtimes.com/7-important-things-to-consider-before-ordering-flowers-online/
N.J. communities mourn those lost to COVID-19 with flowers and memories - NJ.comWednesday, March 31, 2021
Passaic EMT.At each location, including a Passaic fire station and Anthony E. Russo Park in Union, family and friends eulogized their loved ones and laid a flower for them, said Amanda Elisca, the florist who coordinated the events across the state.The effort is part of the Floral Hearts Project, a nationwide initiative pushing for an official national day of morning for those lost to COVID-19, said Elisca. As of Tuesday morning, there were more than 100 hearts laid out across the country, she said.But for Elisca, the push to bring the memorial to New Jersey was more personal. Her father, Cesar Perez, an EMS supervisor in Passaic, was a mentor and longtime friend of Israel “Izzy” Tolentino, the Passaic firefighter who died last March from the coronavirus, and a friend of Kevin Levia, an EMT in Passaic who also died from the virus.The day of mourning was for those who were left behind, missing their loved ones and in need of a way to express their grief a year later, she said.“These people don’t have anyone to reach out to,” said Elisca. “Usually if you lost someone you can get a hug from a friend. And we can’t do that now. Even a year into the pandemic, it’s even more important for us to reach out to people and to do these types of things.”In Passaic, mourners gathered at the West Side Fire Station, remembering Tolentino and Levia. Both Perez and Tolentino’s wife, Maria Vazquez, were at the event, with Vazquez laying flowers for her husband and Perez in full uniform remembering his friend he’d call, “Nudge.”“It was very, very emotional at the firehouse,” said Perez. “There had to be 100-something people.”In Union, mourners gathered at Anthony E. Russo Park,... https://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2021/03/nj-communities-mourn-those-lost-to-covid-19-with-flowers-and-memories.html
Grow Plant Shop's First Brick-and-Mortar to Open Saturday - Fort Worth MagazineWednesday, March 31, 2021
Owners Emily and Bobby Lynge always saw the Airstream as temporary, however, and during the pandemic, were able to make the move to the space once occupied by The Enchanted Florist on Camp Bowie.
The Magnolia Avenue Airstream will be open until Thursday. On Saturday, the Camp Bowie space will be open from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fayetteville florist delivers flowers to families for soldiers overseas - WTVD-TVWednesday, March 31, 2021
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- As floral shops scramble to prepare and deliver orders for Valentine's Day, one Fayetteville flower shop is bringing smiles from loved stationed overseas.Owens Florist says they will fulfill up to 300 orders on Valentine's Day alone of both local and orders coming from deployed Fort Bragg soldiers.The shop's owner, Barbara Colman, said it's a special way to help soldiers stay in touch with their loved ones, even when they are far away from home."There's a lot of preparation, a lot of orders for flowers that need to be placed months ahead of time," said Colman.For the full staff on hand, it's more than just a busy flower delivery day."We love just giving that hometown feel that they aren't that far away. Because they can call us and order online we can just make their spouse happy during this difficult time," said Colman.Barbara says those needing last-minute bouquets might be out of luck, by the end of the day, the shop plans to sell out of all the Valentine's Day arrangements. https://abc11.com/owens-florist-barbara-colman-fayetteville-flower-shops/5931865/