As florists, a little competition can be a good thing—but what about televised competition?
With the converging popularity of reality TV, competition shows, and streaming services, should the art of floral design join the trend? Well in 2020, there will be two flower competition shows hitting streaming platforms HBO Max and Netflix.
As a florist, would you compete in one of these shows?
Studies show flowers helps patients recover!
Sending flowers to anyone you know that is sick or sad might be the go-to gift, but the sending of flowers is actually more helpful than you think. It might surprise you, but there are more to flowers than just the look and smell—they can have some really positive effects on your health as well.
A few years ago the American Society for Horticulture Science performed a study seeing if plants have any influence on patients, and the results were outstanding. A group of…
The 2019 Florist Mother’s Day Survey Results Are In!
A big thank you to everyone who participated in our annual Mother’s Day survey. Once again we received a strong response from our readers and members.
Results were based on the 347 retail surveyed by Floranext between May 15th through February 22nd.
Were 2019 Mother’s Day Sales Better Than Last Year?
Lower – 18.1%
Same – 20.5%
Higher – 61.4%
Were Mother’s Day In-Store Retail…
Flower-infused drinks have been around for centuries, but they're enjoying new popularity today!
Over the last couple years you may have seen flower-infused drinks popping up more frequently at bars and restaurants, and on television, social media and more. Flowers like rose, lavender, hibiscus, and daisy are leaving their mark on the shelves, but is this beneficial for florists?
With Spring just now arriving, why not learn how to floral infuse not only food but beverages as well!
Flowers can be tasteful to the palate, not just the eyes!
Anyone in the food industry recognizes that the human palate is an ever-changing thing, and we are always more than ready to take a bite out of anything remotely edible. Delicious food is more than just delicious on the tongue, it can be tasty to the eye.
Restaurant-quality food is more than the taste, the way it's presented is part of the experience. Now, the flower industry has something food fanatics might consider to enhance that experience: edible flowers.
A 4,000-year-old trend is making its rounds again!
That's right—preserving or drying flowers date back 4,000 years ago to the Egyptians. These dried flowers were presented in funeral ceremonies, with each flower being chosen for a symbolic meaning within their religion.
From Ancient Egypt to Victorian England, dried flowers are making their way back in 2019. The growing DIY movement and popularity of natural products is allowing dried florals to see a new light.
This is a great opportunity to let customers know after receiving or purchasing a fresh…
Florists, are you marketing to the younger generations?
These days it may seem as though flowers are becoming a vintage luxury that only older generations seem to care about or can afford.
Currently, the trend among Millennials seems to be houseplants. Their charm is that they require little maintenance to thrive, a tempting proposition for people who live busy and fast-paced lives.
The virtual spaces that we now inhabit changes the landscape of living, requiring businesses of all kinds to quickly…
The world as we know it could never manage without florists.
With the holiday season on our doorstep and all the long days it entails, we want to remind you how your work brings warmth to your community and all humankind!
It may sound a bit cheesy but it's a sentiment we feel is worth exploring. Florists are behind bringing so much beauty and sweet memories into the world, and your passion for the floral industry is recognized and very deeply needed.
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Halloween is one of the top holidays for business retailers, with sales outperforming every holiday other than Christmas.
An ever-increasing number of individuals share in this fun occasion by spending millions of dollars per year on sweets, home decor, costumes, and more. Couldn't florists take advantage of Halloween?
Is it because of lack of inspiration or interest, or is Halloween outside the brand? Not everything needs to be in black and white...or purple and orange!
We would like to say thank you to all the florists who participated in our "What do Florist Recommend?" survey.
Florists, were you surprised by the results? What would you recommend to customers or other florists?
Please share your recommendations, feedback, or questions below in the comment section.