Valentine's Day 2018 spending to approach record high, retail group says

Valentine's Day 2018 spending to approach record high, retail group says

Valentine's Day 2018 spending to approach record high, retail group says

Because all of this traffic comes in on a single, 24-hour period, Krueger says the holiday ranks third behind Mother's Day and Christmas, which attract business throughout the week prior to the latter celebrations. Data shows 55 percent of consumers buying Valentine's Day gifts are expected to buy sweet treats, which is up 5 percent from a year ago.

St. Cloud Floral processes orders for Valentine's Day until 11:00 a.m. Wednesday. The numbers are the second-highest in the survey's 15-year history, topped only by the record $146.84 and $19.7 billion seen in 2016. "From like, three weeks to even a month in advance, so you're constantly working on the orders you already have", said Kertina Johnson, owner of Johnson's Florist and Balloon Company. "But we are going to be a lot busier this year than last year".

Wild Apples will once again put a musical twist on Valentine's Day arrangements, with "Campfire Kevin" Murphy delivering serenades along with flowers. At Blooming Rose, the Valentine's Day flower shipments started arriving at the end of the week.

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"Think Dutch still life", he said, referencing paintings that feature arrangements of flowers plucked from fields or gathered from country gardens.

For now, get shopping for your loved one to ensure their Valentine's Day is as romantic and rosy as these red flowers.

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Mr Baumann said that while millennials are more likely to celebrate Valentine's Day en masse, it's the baby boomers who tend to flaunt their wealth.

"The recipient is a insane fishing guy so his wife thought she'd put them in a bouquet", Mrs Swift said. "It's an easy one for guys to pick up and give, but we do make custom arrangements if they want to do something different".

How many deliveries? "About 500", said Garner. Last year, Williams said, he ordered too few roses, forcing him to make last-minute orders at an extra cost the business had to absorb.

The report also highlights that Kenyans are turning to online retail outlets to purchase their Valentines gifts, with a 183 percent increase in the number of e-commerce transactions taking place from 2015 to 2017.

Finally, you can't beat the local supermarket for Valentine's flowers.

"You feel like you do but you probably never do, because things are always changing and evolving", Williams said. Both said finding help was harder this year. While in jail, he wrote a note to the jailor's daughter signing it 'from your Valentine'.

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