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Small businesses face biggest recruiting challenges
May 17, 2013, Toronto — There were nearly 300,000 unfilled jobs across Canada in the first quarter of the year and, according to data compiled by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), small businesses are facing the biggest recruiting challenges.
Still time to complete our Reader Survey
May 16, 2013, Simcoe, ON — Have you completed the online 2013 Canadian Florist Reader Survey?
Facebook changes cover photo rules
May 15, 2013, Canada — Brand building on Facebook just got a little easier. The social networking site has revised its rules, allowing Page cover shots to include calls to action.
A floral star is born
May 13, 2013, Las Vegas — After 12 years of careful breeding and growing, Richard van Ruiter is ready to reveal his rare new variety of Gloriosa during the American Institute of Floral Design (AIFD) Annual Symposium in Las Vegas.
Fresh cut flowers, shipped by sea?
May 13, 2013, United States — The delicate business of transporting fresh-cut flowers from field to vase is being quietly rearranged, with more and more blooms taking a slow steam by sea from South America and Africa instead of being whisked by air. The Wall Street Journal reports. | READ MORE
Toronto Flower Market launches Saturday
May 8, 2013, Toronto — This spring will mark the launch of the Toronto Flower Market, featuring fresh cut, potted and bedding flowers sourced directly from Ontario greenhouses.
Consumers embrace belief-based consumption
May 6, 2013, Canada — "Belief-based consumption" is changing the face of retail as more consumers choose to do business with brands that share their values. | READ MORE
What moms want this Mother's Day
May 3, 2013, Downers Grove, IL — We all know that moms like to receive flowers, especially on Mother’s Day, but what is her favourite flower? Is a “Happy Mother’s Day” post on a social media site as good as a traditional paper card?
CFIB working to prevent CPP, QPP hikes
May 2, 2013, Toronto — Increasing Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Quebec Pension Plan (QPP) benefits would hurt the Canadian economy and result in significant job losses, according to a new report from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).
Relationship blooms between Teleflora and Aeroplan
May 1, 2013, Montreal — Teleflora has struck a new agreement allowing Aeroplan members to earn reward miles with every bouquet they buy.