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Take advantage of the FREE programs that AFE has in place to help the floral industry thrive. These programs are available to anyone in the industry at no charge, and were made available by the generous contributions from our industry members. Quick Links: Business...

#FlowerMarketingMonday

We're up for the challenge...are you? Based on industry feedback, we've decided to release a new video on the first Monday of every month. You'll be reminded during the rest of the month that this video is available to download and customize for your own business!...

Public Benefits / Consumer Preferences

AFE helps floral retailers and wholesalers boost profits and reach more consumers with free research and floral industry reports. From consumer preference reports, to guides to help you increase your social media presence, we got you covered! Watch the videos below to...

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AFE Board Members Go to College (Station)

AFE held this year’s February Board of Trustees Meeting in College Station, Texas. The group visited Texas A&M, where AFE has awarded over $800,000 in research and educational grants. Currently, AFE is supporting research at the university on consumer preference...

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My First Experience with the NFF

By YPC Member, Yiyun Lin My first time at NFF was a fantastic experience. The meeting began with a tour of the Chicago Botanic Garden, showing us its unique landscape, incredible design, newly renovated greenhouse space, as well as a first look at their seasonal...

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Gus De Hertogh Celebration of Life

Dr. De Hertogh was an internationally renowned researcher and expert in the industry, specifically, revolutionizing forcing bulbs as pot crops on a global scale. He served as AFE’s first Research Coordinator from 1999 to 2014.

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Research Study to Break New Ground in Understanding Consumers

Sales of cut flowers have decreased recently in the U.S. floral market. Some experts posit that this could be correlated with changes in disposable income, causing some consumers to move to the lower-value end of the market. Others contend that this decrease in floral purchasing could also be due to barriers such as price or the availability of alternative gift items.

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Thank you 2018 donors!

Your support is greatly appreciated and allows us to continue providing programs and other important benefits to the industry. AFE is the floral industry’s endowment — a place where all industry members can invest to help solve critical challenges. Tackling industry challenges is something that can’t be done overnight, or by one individual or company; it takes a collaborative effort and the support of many.

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New Research Application Process for 2019

AFE’s Research Committee announces a new research funding process and a revised application for 2019. The new application process is a single application form. For many years, AFE’s process required researchers to submit a pre-proposal application. Then, if preliminarily selected by the committee and industry members, it required a more detailed full proposal.

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New Study Identifies Consumer Preferences in Floral Design

New Study Identifies Consumer Preferences in Floral Design "Using Biometric Technology to Better Understand Floral Consumers" January 29, 2019, Alexandria, VA – Floral designers have long been taught that the most important attributes of a design are its elements:...

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2nd Annual #FlowerLoveVideoContest Winners Announced

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Jan. 28, 2019 – The Floral Marketing Research Fund (FMRF) in partnership with American Floral Endowment (AFE) is excited to announce the grand prize winner and two honorable mentions of its 2nd Annual #FlowerLoveVideoContest. The contest was...

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#FlowerMarketingMonday

We're up for the challenge...are you? Based on industry feedback, we've decided to release a new video on the first Monday of every month. You'll be reminded during the rest of the month that this video is available to download and customize for your own business!...

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