9 February 2016 – Valentines Day Media 2016
The cut flower industry is ready to service the needs of Queensland’s romantics this Valentine’s Day but is concerned about slower sales because the day is falling on a weekend. The industry’s peak body, the Flower Association of Queensland, is getting the word out to its members and consumers to be prepared and get organised.
Valentine’s Day is on a Sunday in 2016 so the industry is anticipating a 15-30 percent drop in flower sales. In the past its members have experienced a downturn in sales whenever the day falls on a Saturday or Sunday. It is thought that this is because deliveries tend not to happen on a Sunday and consumers will need something on the day itself but also as a result of people being away from work and quite simply forgetting about it
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