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Florists happy with sales

Dawn Gibson
Thursday, February 14, 2013

VALENTINE'S Day has arrived and the florists are particularly thankful for the chaos this day brings.

For Tadra Flowers, this year has brought something different with it. It has proved to be more of a "family affair" rather than one reserved solely for the couples.

Speaking to this newspaper yesterday, Neori Tiko said they looked forward to some promising sales.

"Last year was not such a great year for us but this year, it's been going really well, especially this past week," Mr Tiko said.

"We've had callers and orders come in from different parts of the world sending it to members of their families here in Fiji," he said.

He said it was a little different this year because of the number of people who were gifting their family members.

"We've gotten the usual orders from couples and lovers, but we also have made a significant number for family members, so it's been interesting.

"We expect a lot of sales today, just as we have had good sales throughout this week," he said.

Of similar sentiments in terms of profits, was Elsie, the spokesperson for Palace of Petals.

"I've been so busy today (yesterday), it's crazy. I had to close shop at 2pm just to keep up with my deliveries. I also ran out of flowers," Elsie said.

She said that Palace of Petals did deliveries to all parts of the west and received orders from Brisbane, Australia and Auckland , New Zealand for their loved ones in Fiji.

"We're opening tomorrow (today) but only for deliveries and pick-ups, I don't even know if I'll have any flowers to sell, it's been so busy today (yesterday)."