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June 27, 2013
Did you know that SAF has human resource management tools tailored specifically for the floriculture industry? As an SAF member you can download a customizable employee handbook and job descriptions covering various positions in retail, grower and wholesale establishments, click...
June 21, 2013
Don't let your customers evaporate in the summer heat! It’s time to pull out the database to identify customers who have been “hibernating.” Give them a call or send an e-mail message, tell them you’ve missed them and offer them a special of seasonal blooms they can send a...
June 21, 2013
Since flowers and birthdays go great together, why not push your customers to celebrate America’s 237th?Here are some patriotic promotions to rev up customers’ excitement and get them associating flowers with the Fourth of July.
June 20, 2013
To offer insurance coverage, or not to offer coverge? That question is on the minds of U.S. business owners, including floral retailers, wholesalers, growers and manufacturers, as the January 2014 deadline nears for compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
June 20, 2013
On Tuesday, June 11, the Senate voted 82-15 to begin considering S. 744, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013.” It was an auspicious beginning, with well over the 60 votes needed to start debate, which continued through the week.
June 20, 2013
Dahlias, hydrangeas and other of the floral industry’s more “fleeting” blooms go under the microscope at SAF Phoenix 2013, when two leading care and handling experts show attendees how to “Overcome Your Fear of Difficult Blooms.”
June 20, 2013
To make the grower’s voice heard in deciding its next two years’ research priorities for ornamental crops, IR-4 asks growers to complete a relatively quick and simple survey. Growers who want their voice to be heard in the IR-4 decision-making process, should take a few minutes...
June 20, 2013
If you feel big box stores stole the market on blooming plants, steal it back with style.
June 20, 2013
In between your summer weddings, why not take a few minutes to check out some new tech that could help you work more efficiently and profitably all year long? Here are two new approaches – both highlighted in the June 2013 issue of Wired magazine – that could have application in...
June 20, 2013
uBloom released the latest in its new America's Flower documentary series, "The Florida Fresh Foliage and Flower Tour," featuring the foliage and flower farms of central Florida. The eight-episode series will air a new episode every other week over the summer, running from...