4 Ways In Which The Flower Industry Is Providing Big Opportunities Now

loyalgeorge By loyalgeorge, 2nd Nov 2016 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/39frgcqr/
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This article gives some insight as to why the Flower Industry is presenting some of the best opportunities for new business at this point in time.

4 Ways In Which The Flower Industry Is Providing Big Opportunities Now

The Flower Industry is a billion dollar business, with women being the dominant consumers of flowers for the self or holidays. According to Loyal Gardener over $26 billion is spent a year on flowers. Most of the flowers that are available for consumer purchase are used for gardening. Columbia and Ecuador are top exporters of flowers within the industry. Surprisingly up to 45% of flowers are discarded before they get a chance to be sold, in order to ensure optimum product quality.

Over 83,000 people are employed in the US floral industry, providing jobs as florists, growers, and wholesalers. California is the top producer of flowers grown for retail within the US. Most flowers purchased within the US are grown outside the country and imported. Gardening is a relaxing hobby for many, providing hours of fun exploring landscaping techniques. Most flowers purchased are used by gardeners for residential and commercial purposes. A well planned garden adds vibrancy and increases property values.

There is nothing quite like receiving or giving fresh cut flowers for a gift. Fresh flowers are often given as gifts for Christmas, Hanukkah, and of course Mother's Day and Valentine's Day. Women are the largest purchaser of cut flowers, making up 79% of consumers. Men trail behind at 21% of total flower consumers. Floral arrangements add color and life to a room, brighten up someone's day, and are an unspoken token of affection. Feng shui can be used when choosing and arranging flowers, in order to amplify the energetic benefits fresh cut flowers offer.

Flowers provide great opportunities for flower wholesalers and retailers. There is always a need for people to purchase flowers for weddings, ornamentation for events, funerals, births,and as mementos. Many customers love to treat themselves by purchasing flowers as a gift for themselves. Florists are knowledgeable on floral arrangements, flower symbolism, and can walk customers through the selection and purchasing process. There are over 16,000 florist shops in the US alone, making an average well over $300,000 dollars in yearly sales. The flower industry is booming, with plenty of room for growth and stability.

Whether purchased to say "I love you," as decoration for the home, or just because, flowers provide the perfect expression. Flowers allow people to express their creativity, show off their horticulture skills, and provide employment opportunities for many. The flower industry is a major part of the global economy, creating revenue for developing and industrial nations alike.

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Business Opportunities, Flowers, Gardening

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I love everything and anything to do with gardening. It's a hobby I picked up from my father and something that gives me an enormous amount of satisfaction.

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