Retailers expect to get plenty of love on Valentine's Day

Retailers expect to get plenty of love on Valentine's Day

Jackie Bell-Jones, the owner and operator of Burke Flowers, said she's been preparing for more than a week for the big day, taking customer orders and making sure she has enough inventory to get her flower shop through the day.

According to the National Retail Federation, Americans will spend a near-record $19.6 billion this Valentine's Day, second to only 2016.

"We've been doing this for nearly 50 years and we know what to expect", he said.

At Toni's, with about a dozen full-time employees including three on deliveries, Valentine's Day is a well-rehearsed ballet of flowers.

"They were from out of town, and that was the destination they always liked going to", Walton said.

The most unusual request was when someone brought in a portable heater to be delivered with a bunch of flowers.

Shotwell Floral in Fargo said February 13 and 14 are its busiest days of the year; it's a grand event that it begins preparing for right after Christmas. Almost a third of men said they would spend more than $100 on gifts.

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"We anticipate this being a very prosperous year for retailers focused on Valentine's Day, as consumers are feeling more confident about their financial situation and willing to spend more to celebrate". Millennials are also most likely (41 percent) to give a "gift of experience", such as tickets to a concert or sporting event compared to 24 percent in other age groups.

Mr Holborn said the flower industry in Australia had long held concerns about the biosecurity threat posed by imports.

"It's busy, but flowers make me happy", Brooks said.

While 86 percent of the transitions were made in person, e-commerce payments witnessed a 111 percent increase from Valentine's Day 2015 to Valentine's Day 2017. Store Manager James Hyatt said with no severe winter weather in Wednesday's forecast, his employees will be filling in-store orders for arrangements of seasonal bouquets and roses.

You never know when a simple box of candy or bouquet of flowers might snap them right out of their depression and be just what they need to help them begin interacting with people around them.

"We call it a big hit on the head", said Garner. I find it absolutely hilarious watching men scramble through town to get flowers and gifts on Valentines Day.”.

And this can be done any time of the year, not just on Valentine's Day. Baraboo Floral typically sells 150-200 arrangements for Valentine's Day.

“My wife does feel special getting her flowers sent to her job one day before every other women in her office.

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