Tuesday, 21 November, 2017

Flower prices soar as Valentine's nears

Anthony Charsley tries to choose a bouquet for his lady-love Warwick Smith Anthony Charsley tries to choose a bouquet for his lady-love
Erik Tate | 15 February, 2017, 00:59

Some Facebook users have leapt to the company's defence, claiming they're "just flowers" and that consumers have 364 days a year to surprise their loved ones with floral bouquets.

"For the last two years, Valentine's Day has fallen on a weekend so we've missed the business and school trade", she said.

On a week day, people sent flowers to workplaces to embarrass the recipient.

"We've got seven staff on compared to our normal three, and all of them will be working flat out until we're finished", Ms Jensen said.

Work at Always Flowers may seem like a walk in the park from a customer's perspective, but the seven workers in the back of this establishment are all business.

Lafayette-area florists are preparing for last-minute Valentine's Day shoppers while completing orders that are already placed. Workers are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes.

American Airlines worldwide flower shipments for Valentine's Day ramped up over the first week of February as well.

If you would like to order something for your valentine, let me give you a little advice. "The guys usually are the ones who (buy) flowers".

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"Roses number one always you know it's just insane, and of course we do the mixed arrangements too, but number one is the roses still", said Hogan.

"They've been shoveling, and tomorrow, I think it's going to dawn on them that it's Valentine's Day", Fitzgerald said. Ninety percent of imported flowers came through Miami worldwide airport previous year.

Reklaitis says giving flowers as an expression of love became very popular in Victorian England. We'll tell you what we have pre-made.

Where to buy the cheapest roses for Valentine's Day?

While Johnson acknowledged she is still learning the flowers side of the business, she also is looking to bolster the store's gift section, which she said wasn't a strength of the business before. The sales reach about 250 bouquets on the February 14 in this one store alone, she said.

"We just order plenty of flowers early and line up our drivers and extra help", Urban said.

"It's kind of the most dreaded days for florists to be honest". "It all comes together so we have to raise our prices, there is no way around it and the retailers have to raise theirs also because the prices jump dramatically for them".

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