thoughts, musings and ideas about the flower industry
Friday, January 15, 2010
Lots of Flowers For Valentines Day!
Recently there have been a few news stories about a freeze in Colombia that may have damaged some of the roses growing there. That is true. What the stories did not tell you is that the freeze only effected a small area and that many farms were untouched. In addition, Roses are produced world-wide now. Ecuador, Kenya, Canada, California and more have very large, quality rose production companies. So there will not be a "shortage" of Roses or any other Flower for Valentines. Rest assured, Flowers are still your best bet when it comes to showing your sweetheart that you love her or him! To get the best quality and service, be sure to visit or call your Local Professional Retail Florist. Remember...FLOWERS DO IT!
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