CCFC Names 2017 Flower Farm Champion
by Christina Litchfield, California Cut Flower Commission
Posted: 2018-01-09 15:53:22 EST

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.— Crystal Hedgpeth, floral sales manager for Safeway’s Northern California Division, was named 2017 Flower Farm Champion by the California Cut Flower Commission (CCFC) at its annual meeting January 4 in Santa Barbara.

Hedgpeth earned the award for the creation of Safeway’s Blue Bucket Campaign that showcases California Grown Flowers in the company’s 280 Northern California Stores.

“Crystal’s campaign really highlights what can be accomplished when retailers make the effort to connect their customers with the story and source of their flowers,” explains CCFC CEO and Ambassador Kasey Cronquist. “Double digit growth by utilizing the California Grown campaign is exciting to see and something we want to celebrate.”

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