Inside Look (May 27 issue)

Summer is officially before us, and the FIVE major holidays are officially behind us! WHEW!

From all reports, the Q4 2018/Q1 2019 holiday season was the most successful back-to-back holidays we’ve experienced in a long time! Great job by all, especially the store teams who worked so hard to execute a multi-faceted, fast-paced plan.

InsideLook.June Check out the amazing visual merchandising skills from our friends at Tom Thumb and Albertsons — THE VIBE ATTRACTS THE TRIBE! June is National Rose Month, and you’ll get an insider’s look of this event as well as Independence Day and Father’s Day!

Summer also launches the trade show season, and you’ll find a list of industry trade show dates/locations through September 2019. This trade show recap will be updated in each future edition, so you’ll have a continual reference each month at your fingertips. Clip out the list each month to add to your calendar! Just out!

Society of American Florists shares a “sneak preview” of their upcoming 135th Annual Convention, Sept. 18-21 at the Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island, FL. Check out all the great activities and unique education sessions, including a fun presentation by our Floral Pulse favorite, Glenna Hecht! Summer is blooming! The American Floral Endowment’s Research Coordinator, Terril A Nell, Ph.D., AAF, PFCI, has outlined a great five-step basic care and handling tutorial to share with our store teams.

And speaking of summer — get those “lizzies” while they’re hot! Bill Prescott reminds us of these unique summer gems! Retailers — Would you like to receive any of the Floral Pulse articles on a separate PDF to include in your stores’ sales plans? Please don’t hesitate to ask.

We keep an indexed catalog of each article and would be happy to send whatever you need! Please email floralpulseads@gmail.com. Would you like to receive your own monthly copy of The Floral Pulse? It’s simple — and FREE! Go to https://www.cambeywest.com/subscribe2/?p=TPN&f=new&s=ITPNADNEW See you inside! 

Kid’s Choice Fresh Produce watermelons seeing strong sales
When the coronavirus pandemic hit, those working at Kid’s Choice Fresh Produce Inc. weren’t sure what to expect, and assumed it would mean a decrease in business early-on. However, that hasn’t been the case at all. “We’re still going, and in fact, we’re selling more watermelons than we usually do at this time,” said Tom Read More ...
Emerging trends to watch
As we continue to navigate this coronavirus world, we find ourselves in limbo. Some counties and states are optimistic about re-opening, using a phased approach and strict guidelines to ensure the safety of employees and patrons. Other regions find themselves in the same position they were in a month ago, grappling with this Read More ...
Strong season for Summer Citrus from South Africa
Summer Citrus from South Africa anticipates a strong 2020 season as the first vessel of the year makes its way to the United States this week. Easy peeler clementines will be the first fruit to arrive this month at the New York port. More easy peelers and some Navel oranges will follow with the first conventional vessel Read More ...
Gold Coast produce boxes keep things fresh while consumers shelter in place
In response to shelter in place orders due to COVID-19, Gold Coast Packing, a leading grower, shipper and processor of fresh produce, partnered with sister winery Costa de Oro to offer local residents produce boxes as a convenient and safe way to pick up essential produce. Since mid-March, Gold Coast has sold over 600 Read More ...
Alberto Obregon joins Vision Import as director of global procurement
Vision Import Group, an Importer of fresh produce servicing North America and specializing in limes, lemons, mangos and pineapples, as well as various other seasonal offerings, announced the hiring of Alberto Obregon as director of global procurement, where he will manage and maintain relationships with the company’s Read More ...

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