CNBC — After low demand for flowers and berries slammed the industry last year, farmers cut back on planting those crops — leading to global shortages this year.
But 1-800-Flowers officials said they have been able to secure the supplies they need this season.
“Farms not knowing how to plan for this year, cut back and it is causing a bit of contention,” 1-800-Flowers CEO Christopher McCann said. “That, coupled with some weather conditions, has caused the challenge that we see in the floral industry today.”
Despite shortages, 1-800-Flowers is confident that their network of local...