Local Flower Shop News
Online sales coming up roses for local flower shops - CBC.caFriday, May 29, 2020
I feel like we're a lifeline for people," Young said. Online sales picking up the slack At the family-owned Beaudry Flowers at Ottawa's Trainyards, they've also had to adapt their business to the times, offering a drive-thru flower stand and bringing in a tractor-trailer to store orders. As they rush to fill orders, Marlon Oneid said the shop has taken great pains to make sure employees keep a safe distance from one another. Longstanding contracts with local funeral homes have helped anchor the 30-year-old business, but online sales have been booming since the pandemic struck. "Our online business has grown by 1,000 per cent," Oneid said. "Our online sales are picking up the slack for retail pickup, so we're going to have the same level of work." At Wild Willy's Plants & Flowers in Wellington Village, owner Vanessa Bishop is working overtime to fill orders. Bishop was also forced to lay off most of her staff when the store closed, but loyal customers have kept the shop afloat with orders for curbside pickup. She and her partner work to fill those orders during the day while another employee takes over the night shift. Vanessa Bishop says even with her loyal customers and curbside pickup, Mother's Day sales at Wild Willy's Plants & Flowers are down about 30 per cent this year. (Frances Ferland/CBC) Despite their hard work, Bishop expects sales to dip by at least 30 per cent this Mother's Day compared to last, largely due to the loss of those all-important last-minute shoppers. "I'll usually have at least 100 walk-ins, which I'm not going to have this year," she said. Now that garden centres have been allowed to welcome back customers, Bishop said she's looking for clearer direction from the city and province about when she can do the same. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/florists-mother-s-day-pandemic-ottawa-1.5557886
Flower growers see sales wither as planting season launches - CBC.caMonday, April 27, 2020
Flowers Canada Growers asking for a "cash injection" as well as extended debt repayment plans secured in part by Ottawa, Kuyvenhoven said. So far, the federal government has extended a stay of default for eligible farmers until Oct. 31, giving flower and potted plant producers an extra six months to pay off federal loans that would have been due at the end of April. Ottawa has also granted exemptions on air travel restrictions to temporary foreign workers and invested $50 million to help farmers fly in labourers on charter trips. "New flights are being booked ever day," the agriculture department said in an email. Back at the greenhouse, VanZanten mulls the overripe lilies and orchids. "Flowers do make you happier, they do actually lift your spirits...but there are farms that can't bounce back from this," he said. "This all happened at the wrong time."... https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/flower-growers-hamilton-1.5546023
FOX13 celebrates Mid-South’s oldest Black-owned flower shop - FOX13 MemphisWednesday, March 31, 2021
ALL MONTH LONG, FOX13 WILL BE CELEBRATING THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF AFRICAN AMERICANS. WE HAVE AN ENTIRE SECTION DEDICATED TO THEIR STORIES. CLICK HERE FOR MORE.FOX13's Lauren Coleman chose Mason’s Florist, one of the oldest Black-owned flower shops in Memphis.Tucked in the 3100 Block of Park Avenue in East Memphis is a flower shop, but it’s not just any shop.Mason’s Florist is one of the oldest Black-owned flower shops in the Mid-South.“We are a full-service flower shop,” designer and driver Patricia Williams said.“We do flowers for all occasions: funerals, weddings, get-well, anniversaries. We are just all-around florists.”From eight in the morning to five in the evening, the family is hard at work pumping out on average more than 200 orders a week.“We work as a team, and we know that we are here to offer a service,” Williams said.“We get our orders together, and everybody knows whatever their role is.”The shop opened in June of 1977 and has been in the family for more than 40 years.The store now sits in its third location.“My mom worked for Newman Florist on Lamar for many years,” Williams explained.“She envisioned having her own business, and she started out down on Park in that little strip mall. That’s where she started, and it expanded from there.”Ninety-one-year-old Irene Mason said it’s amazing to see her shop become a staple in t... https://www.fox13memphis.com/rss-snd/fox13-celebrates-mid-souths-oldest-black-owned-flower-shop/R3BNVAL3VZH5RFFW4GWC7PVW7I/
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.
Florists Industry | BizVibe Adds New Florist Companies Which Can Be Discovered and Tracked - PRNewswireWednesday, March 31, 2021
The establishments within this industry group tend to prepare the floral arrangements they sell. BizVibe's detailed company profile insights help users to discover, track, evaluate, and connect with florist companies from all over the world.What's in a BizVibe Company Profile?The 10 million+ company profiles on BizVibe's platform contain high-quality insights, helping procurement and sales teams find trusted suppliers and target sales prospects. Some of the valuable information found in these company profiles include:Organizational insights such as key competitors, operating categories, products, and service offerings Employee details such as key company personnel, stakeholders, and decision makers Company performance and risk monitoring Latest company news with the option to sign up for weekly or monthly alertsQuickly find the right companies best suited for your business. Get started for freeDiscover Companies in the Retail Trade IndustryBizVibe lists florists as a part of their retail trade industry. This industry contains 27 total industry groups which all contain hundreds of company profiles that can be viewed for free. These profiles are segmented into the following categories:Clothing Stores Health and Personal Care Stores Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire StoresView all ... https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/florists-industry--bizvibe-adds-new-florist-companies-which-can-be-discovered-and-tracked-301252619.html
Lorraine Lucille Layton, florist, craftsperson - CapeGazette.comWednesday, March 31, 2021
High School and after getting married, moved to Lewes. Ms. Layton enjoyed being a homemaker and embarked on a career in floral design working for McNichol Place, and then spent many years at Windsors Florist. Later in life she enjoyed working with extended family at Millmans Hardware, and there she was able to showcase one of her many talents - wood crafts. Lorraine had a lifetime passion for crafts, art, drawing, and woodworking. She was generous and kind and loved to make Christmas ornaments, wooden toys and decorations, and other intricate handmade crafts for friends and family. When she wasn't busy working and crafting, Ms. Layton was spending time with those she loved most. Lorraine was a dear friend to all, and a wonderful loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother to many. In addition to her parents, Ms. Layton was preceded in death by her son, Wayne Layton. She is survived by her son, Eddie Layton (Beverly) of Lewes; her daughter, Jeanne M. Fischer of Lewes; her son, Richard Layton of Lewes; her daughter, Judy Bundick (Lee) of Lewes; and her numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. All services will be private. Arrangements have been entrusted to Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Lorraine's honor to The Alzheimers Association alz.org or the Surfgimp Foundation surfgimpfoundation.org (a local organization who provides limitless adventures or grants for adaptive eq... https://www.capegazette.com/article/lorraine-lucille-layton-florist-craftsperson/216239
Belvedere Square's Dutch Floral Garden to close permanently - - Baltimore FishbowlWednesday, March 31, 2021
Dobbe-Maher, who is from the Netherlands, moved to Baltimore in the 1990s when she married. Long before she opened her shop, she trained under European master florists in the Netherlands, Germany and England, and brought to her designs a distinctive European aesthetic.She told one customer today that she plans to move to Holland, but not before saying goodbye.“I would like to invite all of my customers to come and give me the opportunity to thank you for all you did for me and my business,” she wrote in her Facebook letter.“We may not be able to hug, but we can smile at each other above our masks. My eyes will tell you that I will miss my flowers a lot, but I will miss you the most.”All merchandise at the store, including display fixtures, is on sale at 40 percent off until the closing on Thursday. Susan Gerardo Dunn is the founding editor and publisher of Baltimore Fishbowl.Latest posts by Susan Dunn (see all)Share the News... https://baltimorefishbowl.com/stories/belvedere-squares-dutch-floral-garden-to-close-permanently/