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FLORAL

The Inside Look (Oct. 14)
The Q4 holidays are hitting us like a steamroller! Some days are “peace on earth,”while other days it seems like everyone’s tinsel’s in a tangle! Fortunately, we have the... Read more
Where will you Petal It Forward on Oct. 23?
One of the best ways to prepare for Petal It Forward is to strategically select the location and time for your event. Start by scouting locations such as pedestrian malls,... Read more
Top 10 succulent care tips to keep them looking ‘sharp’
Succulents are some of the trendiest plants around. You often see them featured in magazines, blogs, and on Pinterest. Succulents offer a wonderful array of colors and textures.... Read more
This is scary!
This is frightening! This is scary! Is it Halloween? No! IT’S MANAGING PERFORMANCE AND PROVIDING FEEDBACK! I recently had the opportunity to interact with retailers, wholesalers,... Read more
Poinsettia Care 101: The Essential Guide
Poinsettias received their name in the United States in honor of Joel Roberts Poinsett, who introduced the plant into the country in 1828. Poinsett was a botanist, physician... Read more
AFE’s Fill the Vase fundraiser!
The American Floral Endowment, the national organization that funds floral research, scholarships, grants, and internships, kicked off its 2019 fall fundraiser, “Fill... Read more
burton+BURTON announces inaugural school completion and commitment to build a second through Weaving Hope Charity
burton+BURTON is pleased to announce the completion of the first school in Rwanda funded by Weaving Hope. This charitable mission has been in progress for two years, from... Read more
Alexandra Farms four garden rose varieties awarded ribbons
Alexandra Farms was recently awarded four ribbons for their garden rose varieties during the Society of American Florists’ 2019 Outstanding Varieties Competition. Princess... Read more
2019 Garden Rose Design Contest
Alexandra Farms is thrilled to announce the winners of their second annual Garden Rose Design Contest. Participation was even higher this year than for the first edition of... Read more
On Dasher, on Dancer, on Master and Visa! Planning for holiday success in 2019
Here we are — in the throes of summer heat — planning our winter wonderlands for the upcoming holiday season! Some may say that we’ve been hitting the eggnog a little early,... Read more
The ultimate guide to active selling
What kind of selling is done in your shop? Yes, that’s right… what kind of selling? This weekend while running errands, I stopped in a local restaurant for lunch and was... Read more
Delaware Valley Floral Group opens Long Island distribution center
Delaware Valley Floral Group has announced the acquisition of certain assets of C.P. Flowers Direct, Inc, and has opened a new Distribution Center on Long Island in New York.... Read more
Maxine H. Burton recognized  as 2019 Shining Star Honoree
Maxine H. Burton was recognized as a 2019 Shining Star Honoree by the Jeannette Rankin Foundation.   Maxine BurtonA Shining Star Honoree is a leader in the Athens... Read more
The industry remembers an icon and a friend
We’ve walked together. We’ve talked together. We’ve worked together. On Sept. 7, our floral industry lost a beloved member of the pack. Danny Temkin made enduring contributions... Read more
Trade Show Spotlight: IFTF in its 10th year
Next month, from Nov. 6-8, Holland will be the host country of the IFTF trade event for the world’s floriculture industry. IFTF will be held again at Expo Haarlemmermeer... Read more
Bay City Flowers to close
According to the company’s announcement, Bay City Flowers will close its doors and cease shipping on Nov. 10. “After four generations and 110 glorious years in floriculture,... Read more
SAF CEO Lays Out Industry Challenges — and SAF’s New Plan
Labor, rising costs, intense competition and the need to understand and adopt new technologies are among the most significant challenges facing floral professionals today... Read more
2019-2010 Industry Trade Show Calendar
2019 Industry Events OCTOBER 2019 October 16th-October 19th PMA Fresh Summit Convention and Expo Anaheim Convention Center Anaheim, California More Information: https://www.pma.com/events/freshsummit October... Read more
The Inside Look (Sept. 2)
This month’s edition of the Floral Pulse will literally take you around the world! That’s what’s so great about our business — every single growing region is uniquely gifted... Read more
How nature rules  the fall equinox
In many regions of North America, the landscape silently explodes with vibrant colors of red, yellow, and orange. For weeks, summer has slowly been slipping away. There are... Read more

Hot veg market could be short-circuited by national unrest
Demand exceeded supply for several vegetable commodities during the first week of June, but the protests and national unrest around the country could impact that by creating supply chain issues. At least that is the view of veteran Denny Donovan, sales manager of Fresh Kist Produce LLC, based in Santa Maria, CA. “We could Read More ...
Basciani Foods kicks off USDA Box Program
As fourth-generation mushroom farmers, Basciani Foods has cemented itself as an expert in the category and have established great relationships with its retailer and foodservice clients through the years. The Avondale, PA-based company is also known for its giving nature, so it was no surprise when Basciani Foods Read More ...
Mission Produce breaks ground on mega distribution center
Mission Produce Inc. has broken ground on a mega distribution center in Laredo, TX, which will initially create approximately 75 jobs. The 262,000-square-foot capital project will serve as a major distribution hub for Mexican avocados to the United States and is one of many key global investments Mission has made in Read More ...
FiveStar providing much-needed relief to Floridians
FiveStar Gourmet Foods has been crafting delicious, fresh and healthy products since 1999, and for the past four years has operated a state-of-the-art East Coast processing facility in Naples, FL. The company didn’t fully realize until now what an important grassroots contribution it would make in the local community. Working Read More ...
SEG says bye-bye to BI-LO banner
Southeastern Grocers Inc., parent company of BI-LO, Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie stores, announced today a series of transactions aimed to ensure the company continues to thrive and support the long-term growth of its core banners. The company has made the strategic decision to no longer operate stores Read More ...

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