Research And Markets Report: Florists

April 29, 2010 First Research

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Florists” report to their offering. The US florists industry includes about 16,000 retail flower shops with combined annual revenue of about $5 billion. No major companies dominate the industry, which is highly fragmented: the 50 largest companies account for less than 10 percent of revenue.

Save The Date For The PPA Symposium

Save the date! The 2010 Perennial Plant Symposium will take place July 18 to 24 at the Doubletree Hotel Lloyd Center in Portland, Ore. The 28th annual event is dedicated to the education and networking for growers, retailers, wholesalers, designers, contractors, educators, garden writers and other professionals in the perennial industry.

Kroger Runs For The Roses At The Kentucky Derby

April 29, 2010 The Kroger Co.

For the 23rd year, the world’s largest florist will craft derby’s famous “Garland of Roses”

1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. Reports Fiscal 2010 Third Quarter Results

April 28, 2010 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc.

Gross profit margin from continuing operations was 38.2 percent, compared with 39.9 percent in the prior year period. Operating expenses from continuing operations (excluding depreciation and amortization) increased $1.7 million to $62.2 million compared with $60.5 million in the prior year period.

FTD & Continental Airlines Partner For Mother’s Day

April 28, 2010 Continental Airlines

Make Mother’s Day magical and earn 25 miles for every $1 spent plus 100 bonus miles on flowers & gifts from FTD. Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 9 and she deserves the very best. Choose from FTD’s selection of fresh flowers, plants, gourmet gift baskets and so much more. FTD offers same-day delivery and satisfaction guaranteed.