Gear Up for Valentine’s Day
December 4 | 3:00 ET
Industry B2B Ecommerce Study Results
Dr. Charlie Hall | November 4 | 3:00 ET
Applying for USDA Grower Aid
October 20 | 3:00 ET
Want to take advantage of the aid available to floriculture growers through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2), but don’t know where to start? SAF’s Senior Lobbyist Joe Bischoff and growers who have received money from the program will lead the discussion and offer tips on navigating the CFAP 2 application process.
As you navigate an ever-changing post-COVID environment, make sure your operation is prepared to handle whatever comes next. This webinar series will help you keep staff and customers safe, drive consumer demand online, manage your lean team—and more.
Retail florists appear cautiously optimistic about Valentine’s Day 2021, which falls on a Sunday holiday during a long weekend — a typically challenging combination for the floral industry. About 48 percent of retailers responding to a new Society of American Florists survey said they expect sales to be down, compared to returns from 2020’s Friday holiday. Meanwhile, about the same number say they think sales could be higher than results from 2016, when Valentine’s Day last occurred on a Sunday. Adding a healthy dose of uncertainty to almost every facet of holiday prep, of course: the ongoing global pandemic.
Here are content ideas for social posts with messaging that reflects the COVID-19 sales environment, with suggestions to post on your Facebook, Instagram and Twitter channels. Use as is or customize to your liking. While your custom photos will be best as the visuals that go with the text, we’ve provided some examples to get you started.
Floral industry members from 44 states and three countries staged some 565 flower giveaways this year for the Society of American Florists’ Petal It Forward. The feel-good initiative has a simple format — surprised consumers keep one bouquet or flower for themselves and pass a second along to someone else — and a powerful message that transcends any one outreach or day: Flowers make people happy. READ ARTICLE
FLORAL MANAGEMENT MAGAZINE
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PETAL IT FORWARD
Since 2015, SAF has choreographed one of the most engaging floral promotions in the industry’s history — Petal It Forward. What started as an SAF-led promotional event in New York City has grown into a nationwide initiative. Watch this video to see what it’s all about!