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Tuesdays 16:00-16:30
Intelligent and entertaining conversation about business, money, technology and workplace issues.

Presented by Heather Payton, each programme picks up on trends and returns to stories that have moved out of the headlines.
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Tuesday 5 August 2003
a wreath.
florists - RIP?

Say it with flowers

The flower business has almost trebled in size in just 10 years. It now rivals the music business in sales.

We buy more blooms more often than ever before. But not from the florist ... it's the supermarkets which have benefited.

And many UK growers are also struggling - they now account for little more than 10% of the market. So what are the flower people doing to fight back?

Heather Payton talks to florists who are busy diversifying ...they’ll now design your dinner party flowers, renew your flower arrangements at home and teach you the tricks of their trade at newly established flower schools.

Some growers, meanwhile, are coming up with even stranger big ideas.

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Kate Kenyon, Flower & Plants Association

Nicky Abbas, founder Bed of Roses

Martin Brown, MD Lingarden

Charles Hudson, founder Real Flower Petal Confetti Company

Emma Morris, creative director Kenneth Turner

That's Shop Talk Tuesday 5 August at 4 pm

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