PMA and FMI joined efforts to bring you floral benchmarking information to help grow your business. This research provides a comprehensive snapshot of the US mass market floral retail business. It is reflective of today’s industry and relevant to the entire mass market floral supply chain, from grower to retailers.More >
Looking to grow your mass-market floral sales? Maybe the time has come to try something new and change course to rejuvenate the floral department's strategy. Small changes can increase customer interest, department traffic and sales. Learn crucial components to target, engage and keep customers.More >
The total consumption of houseplants and flowers in Europe increased in 2015 by 0.5 percent to €32.4 billion, according to Floral Daily. European consumption of houseplants and flowers in 2014 grew around 4 percent. Although the growth was not as strong in 2015, the trend clearly continued, especially in the Netherlands and the UK. The proportion of the disposable income that the consumer spends on houseplants and flowers rose again in 2015 for the Netherlands and the UK.More >
According to Floral Management’s January 2017 edition, The International Floral Distributor’s (IFD) Trend Forecaster Michael Skaff, is noting a shift in color preferences for consumers. Consumers are moving from bright pure tones to more muted shades. He credits the shift to...More >
Since the entry of large supermarket chains into the floral industry, the business has consolidated significantly in regard to where floral products originate, how they’re transported and who buys them. Prior to the emergence of mass-market floral retail, most floral shops sourced their products from local and regional nurseries and greenhouses. However, severe spikes in fuel costs coupled with a drop in fuel supply in the 1970s made it too expensive for many growers to artificially heat their facilities and continue operating.More >
With our help, Carlos Oramas, CEO and Co-Founder of Gems Group Inc., makes connections with suppliers, customers, and talent on a more personal level. Today, his business is thriving. Check out Carlos’ story and learn more about the resources we tailor to our members.