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  • in reply to: Calflowers ends contract with Mike lobue #20353
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    Dear CalFlowers Members,

    On behalf of the Board of Directors and Staff of the California Association of Flower Growers and Shippers, we are
    writing to inform you that, LoBue & Majdalany Management Groups contract will end on December 31, 2019.

    After 6 years with CalFlowers, Michael LoBue has helped our industry grow, and we sincerely thank him for his contributions
    and leadership during his time with us. The Board wishes him the best of luck in his future endeavors.

    CalFlowers Board will continue to oversee the process of running the association and with the assistance of our Staff
    make a smooth transition for our members, partners and supporters.

    If you have any questions about the transition or the organization, do not hesitate to reach out to
    the Board of Directors at Ben@haflowers.com.

    Sincerely,

    CalFlowers Board

    in reply to: FTD talk #19214
    AvatarWillieeArmellini
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    testing

    in reply to: FTD talk #19213
    AvatarWillieeArmellini
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    Still working on some bugs. If you get this as an email regarding FTD would you be kind enough to forward me the email

     

    williee@flowersandcents.com

    in reply to: FTD talk #19211
    AvatarWillieeArmellini
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    doing some server updates so bear with me.

    in reply to: FTD talk #19204
    AvatarWillieeArmellini
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    At .82 many questions remain.

     

    in reply to: FTD talk #19199
    AvatarWillieeArmellini
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    The stock has bounced around and wants to take off but there is much to think about.

     

    in reply to: FTD talk #19179
    AvatarWillieeArmellini
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    So now we know that Miami flower people invested in FTD and the stock jumped to 1.00 and now back to .87

    It is going to be very interesting to watch what happens over the next 30 days

     

    AvatarWillieeArmellini
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    That you for posting that Mauricio. We did hear that transport issues out of Medellin were not so good.

    Vacuum cooing and containers are a good marriage.
    W

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    in reply to: Strong Earthquake hits Quito today #17758
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    in reply to: Importers verses Growers #17611
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    While I agree with both of you, those days are gone, much like the Armellini get together’s.

    I think WFFSA has little choice but to find safe ground elsewhere. SAF or Calflowers would possibly make good fit.

    The reality is that there are less “traditional wholesalers” than ever and while most would like to return to the days of a well worn orderly distribution system, those days are gone as well.

    Everyone must fight to maintain their position in the market.

    Williee

    in reply to: Dutch Flower Group take major stake in USA Bouquet #17579
    AvatarWillieeArmellini
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    There is more to this story and I am trying to get the facts

    W

    in reply to: FTD Meltdown #17505
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    in reply to: Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) #17165
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    For those who are not aware GSP or Gereral System of Preferences is how Ecuador, in this case, is able to ship certain flowers into the US duty free. I believe rose are the exception with most other products falling within the GSP guidelines.

    The act is temporary and thus must be renewed every few years and we are now at that date and it has not renewed in time. So it will lapse and importers will need to pay the duty and hope they get the money back when the act is renewed. The cost will be passed along in prices as line items or buried in the cost. Obviously it is a political tool as well so there are issues to be worked out before everyone signs.

    The Ecuadorean and American governments have not been on warm terms for a while so there is no telling wheat will happen but I suggest they will work it out.

    Williee

    in reply to: Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) #17163
    AvatarWillieeArmellini
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    there is no official word yet. historically they work these out 2 to 6 months after. they will provide refunds back to 1/1/2018.

    BUT that is not for sure,just what has happened before

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