We struggle with what is the "best" time for our delivery trucks to depart for their deliveries...Of course part of the decision is based on the length of the route (longer routes must leave earlier) but what do you think? Is it better to get your delivery earlier in the day or is it better to be able to call in to the wholesale house a little later in the morning and still get what you need on the truck that day knowing that the delivery will get to you later than if it left early? Would really love to get some feedback. Thanks!
Isn't it time all the great teachers that positively influenced us, our children or some other special person in our life were recognized? I don't know about you but I think that most teachers are under paid and under appreciated. They deserve a "holiday" that celebrates the important job they do. Nothing says "Thank you" or "You Are Special" like flowers. Did you know that a special day is already established for just such a celebration? In the USA it is the Tuesday of the first full week of May. Our industry must find a way to educate the public about this day and to promote flowers as the perfect gift to express their gratitude.
I am a 4th generation wholesale florist. My Great-Grandfather started my company, CPF, back in 1913. We now operate 11 distribution centers around the USA and a sales office in Bogota, Colombia. I have worked in the business for more than 33 years and currently serve as the companies President. My involvement in the flower industry includes being a former Board member of WFFSA, Former Board member of SAF, SAF Wholesale Council Chairman and SAF Government Relations Committee Chairman. AAF