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Floral Faces Economic Challenges

You can expect higher prices for flower bouquets locally, as shipping delays are causing flower shortages and are driving up cost.

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – You can expect higher prices for flower bouquets and boutonnières locally, as shipping delays are causing flower shortages and driving up costs.

Local florists are facing shipping delays and the high cost of importing flowers – the trickle down effect of global supply chain shortages, as the world bounces back from the pandemic,

Una Curtis, owner of The Flower Shop on Robinson Road, says roses are more difficult to find and customers can expect to pay more for a bouquet of flowers.

The delays means Curtis must seek out local wholesalers to meet the demand.

For a Valentine’s Day order, she purchased a bulk of 25 roses for $60 from a local supplier. Before the hike in price, she would have paid about $40.

Curtis must now pass that shipping cost onto the consumer, but she says there are some things you can do to drive down the price, including swapping roses for other flowers.



 

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