2020年7月20日 英国の花束加工と感染症

BBCニュース → Outbreak of Covid-19 at Alconbury flower and fruit distributor


UK: Outbreak of Covid-19 at flower distributor
Fresh fruit and flower suppliers to major supermarkets in the UK have had an outbreak of Covid-19, public health officials have confirmed.

MM Flowers and AM Fresh UK, based on one site in Alconbury, Cambridgeshire, have seen 26 employees test positive.

The firms, which employ 550 full-time staff and 300 agency workers, said they were working with Public Health England to trace the source of the outbreak.

Read more at BBC News

Publication date: Tue 21 Jul 2020




















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■Corona crisis: country updates
In this article you will find an update from the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV), who are involved in the crisis measures surrounding the Coronavirus and informs Royal FloraHolland about the impact of the virus on the export market. This update is from May 15.

The Netherlands
The corona crisis is also having a major impact on the energy market: gas and electricity prices are unprecedentedly low, partly due to a drop in demand. In response to this, many growers are recording gas and electricity for the coming years. In addition, entrepreneurs who do not have their energy positions in order are losing more for their energy in these times. The corona crisis led to a free fall in energy prices in mid-March. Both gas and electricity prices have been extremely low since then. In the day-ahead market over 5 cents is currently paid per m³ of gas, in the long-term market 14 to 15 cents per m³. Electricity prices on the day-ahead market are currently around 20 euros per MWh; in the long term they will be 40 to 45 euros per MWh. A few weeks ago, there were even some negative electricity prices; something that had never happened before. The declining energy demand as a result of the corona crisis plays an important role in all this. (Source: Under Glass, 07-05-2020)

On May 12th 2020, International Nursing Day with this year's 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale, nurses and carers will take centre stage. Precisely on this day Suspended Bouquets will be launched, a collaboration of V&VN, Topbloemen.nl and FleuraMetz. The movement stands for the cooperation between consumer, florist and charity/initiative. Symbolically, V&VN chairman Gerton Heyne donated a bouquet to nursing home nurse Marita de Kleijne on the Day of Nursing.

Suspended Bouquets was created to thank nurses and carers for their efforts against the coronavirus, without forgetting the craft of growers and florists. Nurses and caregivers deserve a flower, but the growers of these flowers and florists have been hit hard by the corona crisis. They want to contribute, but also have to earn money. That is why FleuraMetz came up with the initiative to be able to donate flowers and at the same time to let the grower and florist do business in a healthy way. (Source: Floranews, 08-05-2020)

The number of people in Germany infected with the coronavirus in the last 24 hours is 357. That number is falling sharply. In Germany, the Länder prefer to determine the corona policy themselves, all the more so because they find the government in Berlin far too hesitant when it comes to removing the lockdown. In the Länder of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) and Lower Saxony, which border the Netherlands, the previously initiated easing is continuing at a rapid pace. On Monday, for example, all shops, large and small, will open again. Cafes, restaurants and beer gardens also reopen, but small pubs, clubs and discotheques generally remain closed. In North Rhine-Westphalia, education continues to normalise and stays in holiday centres and campsites are permitted. Lower Saxony also opens the doors of holiday centres. On 21 May, tourists in NRW must be able to stay in hotels again, in Lower Saxony on 25 May. (Source: De Limburger, 11-05-2020)

Germany will relax border controls with Luxembourg, France, Switzerland and Austria. The German Minister of the Interior, Horst Seehofer, also expressed the wish to allow free movement within the European Union again in mid-June, provided that everyone complies with distance and hygiene regulations. (Source: Nu.nl, 13-05-2020)

The National Farmers' Union (NFU) and the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) are intensifying their joint lobby for a financial support measure for the floriculture sector, again taking the Netherlands as an example. The aim is to implement a compensation scheme as soon as possible, as the Dutch government has done with its growers. (Source: Agricultural Attaché Network Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, 11-05-2020)

The branch organisation Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) welcomes the reopening of the garden centres - 70% of the plants are sold in the peak season of March-June - but despite the good news still wants a compensation scheme from the government: "A simple Dutch-style compensation scheme will help save our horticulture sector". (Source: Agricultural Attaché Network Ministry of Agriculture, LNV, 12-05-2020)

On Monday, May 11 2020, the government announced that the garden centres can be opened as of May 13. Garden centres in England reopened on Wednesday 13 May 2020, while those in Wales will be open from Monday 11 May 2020. In Scotland and Northern Ireland the garden centres will remain closed for the time being. The Scottish Prime Minister has suggested that an announcement on the reopening of garden centres could be made next weekend, while Northern Ireland will also reopen garden centres in the first phase of its plan, but no date has yet been given for this. (Source: Independent, 13-05-2020)

Research on sentiment among florists and garden centres in France during the lock down; in the period of 21-27 March 2020, sentiment in the sector has been researched on a daily basis in France. The research question is: how do garden centres, florists and their suppliers react to the 1st week of the lock down. The results of the daily survey in short: anxiety dominates permanently, anxiety and anger decrease, negative feelings are largely dominant, even if anxiety dominates, hope seems to return. (Source: JAF-info, 13-05-2020)

There is a great demand for flowers for Mother's Day in the Netherlands and surrounding countries; however, for Kenyan growers it is a challenge to transport their products to the Netherlands. In Kenya only 25% of the air freight capacity is available. This increases the freight costs and therefore the price of roses, for example. (Source: Floral Daily, 08-05-2020)

The Kenyan Minister of Transport, James Macharia, has approached 12 airlines so that - in addition to the efforts of the national airline Kenya Airways - the export of horticultural products remains possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: CGTN Africa, 08-05-2020)

Farmers are expected to lose up to KES 51 billion (€445 million) as a result of a decline in exports of horticulture, tea and coffee in the 4 months with Corona restrictions. The (export) demand for horticultural products is increasing, but there is insufficient cargo capacity and airlines charge high freight rates. (Source: Agricultural Attaché Network Ministry of Agriculture, LNV, 11-05-2020)

There is less supply of flowers from Kenya because growers do not want to pay the expensive air freight prices. (Source: RFH, 11-05-2020)

Network Aviation Group has added extra B747F capacity to meet the demand for Mother's Day flowers from Nairobi. The aircraft was loaded with 100 tons of fresh cut flowers up to its maximum payload on its way to Liege for further transport through Europe. (Source: Floral Daily, 12-05-2020)

On the occasion of 'Nurses week' and '2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife' flowers were distributed to nurses in health centres on Monday. This was organized by the Kenya Healthcare Federation through Kepsa in cooperation with Elgon Kenya and the Kenya Flower Council. (Source: The Star, 12-05-2020)

Dozens of flower farms in Naivasha have been flooded after a sharp rise in the water level of Lake Naivasha. Greenhouses with flowers worth millions of Shilling are flooded, and many fear that the damage could rise further if the lake's water levels continue to rise. (Source: Standardmedia, 12-05-2020)

The Ministry of Agriculture indicates that Ethiopia has realized nearly 400 million US dollars in exports of horticultural products in the last nine months. According to the Ministry, the export of flowers is picking up again because some countries are easing coronavirus restrictions. Almost 50 to 60 percent of the flower companies have started to export their products again. (Source: Fanabc, 11 May 2020)

Italian growers' association is sounding the alarm; growers in the region of Pistoia, Italy, are eager for financial support. Francesco Mati, president of Associazione Vivaisti Italiani, appeals to the Italian government and local authorities. In the last 2 months the commercial activities of nurserymen have stagnated as a result of the Corona virus emergency. On average, these still amount to 10 to 20 percent of last year's turnover. "A domino effect is imminent in this district."

The nursery district of Pistoia is one of the concentration areas of ornamental plant production in Italy. According to the Italian Chamber of Commerce, 1,450 companies were established in this region in 2019, with a combined production of 6,000 hectares. This provided work for approximately 6,000 employees. Last year, these companies had a combined turnover of 733 million euros, of which approximately 500 million came from exports. This export was in an upward trend in recent years, last year it increased by 7%.

With the corona and the resulting emergency in Italy and abroad, everything has changed. "In the last 2 months", Francesco Mati explains, "the commercial activities of the companies have practically stopped: in some cases this resulted in only 10% turnover compared to last year, in others in 20% or 30% and some companies have dropped to zero. This decline is more or less equally distributed between small, medium and large companies". An acute liquidity crisis is in the making. In addition to the loss of income, bureaucracy is a problem, government support has been pledged but no action has yet been taken. Moreover, Mati concludes, banks are keeping a hand on the cut. (Source: Associazione Vivaisti Italiani, 12-05-2020)

Since the relaxation measures (opening of garden centres, flower shops and retailers) there has been a strong increase in demand for flowers. During the lockdown phase, more people than ever would have bought online from flower shops. The Swiss florists' association suspects that this trend may continue at least in part in the future. Retail sales are again going surprisingly well. Significantly fewer flowers could be imported by Corona (e.g. from NL). The Swiss producers benefit from this: 'Swiss flowers are currently going through a rebirth', says the florist. There is currently an exceptionally high demand for tulips or gerberas. (Source: Aargauer Zeitung, 12-05-2020)

At the end of May MinAgri will announce how the horizontal support measure COVID-19 will work. The measure will compensate farmers for the loss of income resulting from the crisis and will be distributed after the harvesting period of each crop, when the losses can be accurately calculated. (Source: Agricultural Attaché Network Ministry of Agriculture, LNV, 08-05-2020)

With the emergency measures the flower market collapsed. In May a few shipments were made for Mother's Day, but still the sector works with a capacity of 10% or 20%. The export of flowers is between 60 and 70 million dollars per month under normal circumstances, but now between the second half of March and the first of April exports would have dropped to about 10 million dollars. (Source: Agricultural Attaché Network Ministry of LNV, 08-05-2020)

Consumption of cut flowers is recovering, both in terms of price and volume. The prices of cut flowers have risen for six consecutive days, by 71 yen each, 3 yen higher than the average price over the last five years. This is a significant recovery compared with April, when the average price for a cut flower was between 30 and 39 yen. (Source: Agricultural Attaché Network Ministry of Agriculture, LNV, 08-05-2020)

Source: Royal FloraHolland

Publication date: Mon 18 May 2020


コロナ危機もエネルギー市場に大きな影響を及ぼしています。ガスや電力の価格は、需要の減少もあり、かつてないほど低価格です。これに対応して、多くの生産者は今後数年間ガスと電気を記録しています。さらに、エネルギーの地位が整っていない起業家は、これらの時代に彼らのエネルギーのためにより多くを失っています。コロナ危機により、3月中旬にエネルギー価格が自由に下落しました。それ以来、ガスと電気の両方の価格が非常に低くなっています。前日市場では、現在、ガス1m³あたり5セント以上が支払われており、長期市場では、m³あたり14〜15セントです。前日市場の電力価格は現在、MWhあたり約20ユーロです。長期的には、MWhあたり40〜45ユーロになります。数週間前、マイナスの電気料金さえありました。今までになかったこと。コロナ危機の結果として減少するエネルギー需要は、これらすべてにおいて重要な役割を果たしています。(出典:Under Glass、07-05-2020)

2020年5月12日、今年はフローレンスナイチンゲールの200周年を迎える国際看護デーで、看護師と介護者が中心となります。この日に正確に、V&VN、Topbloemen.nl、およびFleuraMetzのコラボレーションによるSuspended Bouquetsが発売されます。この運動は、消費者、花屋、慈善団体/イニシアチブの間の協力を表しています。象徴的に、V&VNの会長であるGerton Heyneは、特別養護老人ホームの日に、特別養護老人ホームマリタデクライネに花束を寄付しました。

Suspended Bouquetsは、生産者や花屋の技術を忘れずに、看護師や介護者にコロナウイルスに対する取り組みに感謝するために作成されました。看護師や介護者は花に値しますが、これらの花の生産者や花屋はコロナ危機に強く打たれています。彼らは貢献したいがお金も稼がなければならない。そのため、FleuraMetzは、花を寄付できると同時に、栽培者と花屋が健全な方法でビジネスを行えるようにするという構想を思い付きました。(出典:Floranews、08-05-2020)

過去24時間にドイツでコロナウイルスに感染した人の数は357人です。その数は急激に減少しています。ドイツでは、レンダーは自分自身でコロナ政策を決定することを好みますが、それでもなお、彼らはベルリンの政府がロックダウンの解除に関してあまりにも躊躇しているためです。オランダと国境を接するノルトラインヴェストファーレン州(NRW)とニーダーザクセン州では、以前に開始された緩和が急速に進んでいます。たとえば月曜日には、大小を問わずすべてのショップが再びオープンします。カフェ、レストラン、ビアガーデンも再開しますが、小さなパブ、クラブ、ディスコは通常閉鎖されたままです。ノルトラインヴェストファーレンでは、教育は正常化し続け、ホリデーセンターやキャンプ場での滞在は許可されています。ニーダーザクセン州はまた、ホリデーセンターの扉を開きます。5月21日 NRW州の観光客は、5月25日にニーダーザクセン州のホテルに再び滞在できる必要があります。(出典:De Limburger、11-05-2020)










Network Aviation Groupは、ナイロビからの母の日の花の需要を満たすために、追加のB747F容量を追加しました。航空機には、100トンの新鮮な切り花が最大積載量まで積載され、ヨーロッパへの輸送のためにリエージュに向かいました。(出典:Floral Daily、2020年12月5日)

月曜日には、「ナースウィーク」と「2020年ナースと助産師の年」の花がヘルスセンターのナースに配られました。これは、エルゴンケニアおよびケニアフラワーカウンシルと協力して、ケプサを通じてケニアヘルスケアフェデレーションが主催しました。(出典:The Star、12-05-2020)



イタリアの生産者協会が警鐘を鳴らしている。イタリアのピストイア地域の生産者は、財政支援を熱望しています。Associazione Vivaisti Italiani会長のFrancesco Matiは、イタリア政府と地方自治体に訴えます。過去2か月間で、コロナウイルスの緊急事態の結果として、保育士の商業活動は停滞しています。平均すると、これらは依然として昨年の売上高の10〜20%に達します。「この地区ではドミノ効果が差し迫っています。」


コロナとそれに伴うイタリア内外の緊急事態により、すべてが変化しました。「過去2か月間」、Francesco Mati氏は次のように説明しています。「企業の商業活動は実質的に停止しました。場合によっては、昨年に比べて売上高が10%にすぎず、他の企業では20%または30%でした。この低下は、多かれ少なかれ、中小企業と大企業の間で均等に分配されます。」深刻な流動性危機が生じています。収入の損失に加えて、官僚主義が問題であり、政府の支援が公約されていますが、まだ何の行動も取られていません。さらに、マティは結論として、銀行は削減に手を差し伸べています。(出典:Associazione Vivaisti Italiani、12-05-2020)

緩和策(園芸用品センター、フラワーショップ、小売店の開設)以降、花の需要は大幅に増加しています。ロックダウン段階では、これまで以上にフラワーショップからオンラインで購入する人が増えていました。スイスの花屋協会は、この傾向が少なくとも部分的には今後も続くかもしれないと疑っています。小売売上高もまた驚くほど順調です。コロナが輸入できる花の数は大幅に少なくなります(例:NLから)。スイスの生産者はこれから利益を得ます:「スイスの花は現在再生中です」と花屋は言います。現在、チューリップやガーベラの需要は非常に高いです。(出典:Aargauer Zeitung、12-05-2020)




出典:Royal FloraHolland

発行日: 2020年5月18日


5/8 1.5-metre society オランダのフローラルダイアリーより

■Royal FloraHollandは危機の回復に焦点を当てています
5月6日のRoyal FloraHollandでの総売上高(時計と直接)は、2,416万ユーロに上ります。昨年の同じ日(2019年5月8日水曜日)と比較すると、11.1%減少しています。


コロナの危機はま​​だ終わっていませんが、焦点はシフトしています。1.5メートル社会に適応する必要があります。ビジネスにおいても私生活においても、常に適切な距離を保つ社会。これは、Royal FloraHollandで現在行われている安全対策が当面の間維持されることを意味します。

Royal FloraHollandは現在、危機の最中およびその後の回復により重点を置く予定です。彼らはこの危機の回復を呼びます。これにより、彼らはセクターと会社のために新しい安定した健康的な状況を構築したいと考えています。2020年5月1日金曜日以降、危機管理チーム(CMT)はコロナ復旧チームに変わりました。CMTと同様に、このチームは最高商業責任者(CCO)のRuud Knorrが率いており、運用と商業の2つの方針があります。チームは、中期的な問題と、コロナ危機以降の新しい市場ニーズに既存のサービスで会社がどのように対応できるかを分析します。サービスはこれらのニーズに適合させる必要があります。

Royal FloraHolland

Royal FloraHolland focuses on crisis recovery
On May 6, the total turnover (clock and direct) at Royal FloraHolland amounted to 24.16 million euros. That is 11.1% less compared to the same day last year (Wednesday 8th May 2019).

The clock turnover amounted to 9.36 million. That is 19.4% less compared to the same day last year. A total of more than 24.4 million units have been supplied for the clock. Of the supply, 0.8% has remained unsold (0.7% cut flowers, 1.5% houseplants and 0.3% garden plants).

A new phase: Crisis recovery
Even though the corona crisis isn't over yet, the focus is shifting. We have to adapt to the 1.5-metre society. A society in which we always keep an appropriate distance from each other, both in business and in private life. This means that the safety measures that have now been taken at Royal FloraHolland will be maintained for the foreseeable future.

Royal FloraHolland is now going to focus more on recovery, during and after the crisis. They call this crisis recovery. With this they want to build a new stable and healthy situation for the sector and the company. Since Friday 1st May 2020, the Crisis Management Team (CMT) has been transformed into the Corona Recovery Team. Like the CMT, this team is headed by Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Ruud Knorr and follows a 2-track policy: operational and commercial. The team analyses the medium term and how the company can respond with existing services to new market needs in and after the corona crisis. Services will have to be adapted to these needs.

For more information:
Royal FloraHolland

Publication date: Fri 8 May 2020


4/20 フローラルダイアリーが伝えるコロナ危機と花

コロナ危機; 国の更新
この記事では、コロナウイルスを取り巻く危機対策に関与し、輸出市場へのウイルスの影響についてRoyal FloraHollandに知らせる農業自然食品省(LNV)からの最新情報をご覧いただけます。

4月16日、下院全体がCDAとVVDによる季節的セクターと連携した特定の人件費スキームに到達するという提案に合意しました。衆議院は、クールミーズ大臣(SZW)に対し、季節的セクターのための別の計画を策定するよう要請する。LTOネダーランドは、SZWとLNVの大臣との会談を継続し、季節的な離職率のある企業が適切な人件費制度で迅速に支援されるようにします。(出典:De Bloemisterij貿易ジャーナル、2020年4月17日)


観賞植物製品の輸出は、多くのヨーロッパ諸国でコロナウイルスが原因でロックダウン後に実質的に停滞しましたが、現在、花き栽培者協会卸売業者(VGB)のMatthijs Meskenによると、再び回復しています。「トンネルの終わりに再び光が見える。企業間の違いは非常に大きいが。」現在、国内貿易は活況を呈しています。輸出は別の話です。もちろん幸いにも例外もありますが、多くの国や海外のショップは閉鎖されています。スカンジナビアは順調です。イギリスのスーパーマーケットチェーンは、2週間前の母の日まで、その取引が非常にうまくいったまで、かなりうまく機能していました。ドイツとオーストリアは再び魅了されており、同じことがポーランドとチェコ共和国にも当てはまります。私たちはまだマイナス面で巨大です。しかし、2週間前ほど悲観的にはなりません。(出典:Under Glass、16-04-2020)

ガーデンセンターとDIYストアがドイツ全土に再オープンしています。この週末の周りに、まだ閉鎖されていた最後の3つの地区にショップがオープンします。ドイツでは、これらはバイエルン州、ザクセン州、メクレンブルク-西ポメラニア州です。特にバイエルン州は人口1300万人で、販売にとって重要な連邦州です。園芸用品センターやDIYストアを含むほとんどすべてのショップが3月21日からここで閉鎖されています。3月16日月曜日、ドイツ全土のガーデンセンターとDIYストアは、特定の条件下で営業を続けることが許可されました。4つのレンダーはこのアドバイスから逸脱しました。ニーダーザクセン州では、ガーデンセンターとDIYストアが4月4日に再開しました。(出典:De Boomkwekerij、17-04-2020)


農家から直送した花や植物。ベルギーの観賞用栽培者は、ここ数週間でたくさんの花や植物を育て、すぐに使えるようになりました。園芸用品センターは土曜日に再開する可能性がありますが、追加の販売チャネルは必要以上に残っています。Vlaams Centrum voor Agroen Visserijmarketing(VLAM)、Stunepunt Korte Keten、AVBS(フランダースの観賞用園芸と緑の連盟)は、今日非常に人気のある農家と観賞用栽培者をつなぎます。その結果、植物は現在、多くの農家の店でも入手可能です。(出典:VLAM、20-04-2020)

4月14日と15日にポーランドの600社のグループを対象にBCC(ビジネスセンタークラブ)が実施したオンライン調査によると、起業家の84%以上が、経済が解凍されるべきだと考えています。企業によると、できるだけ早く解除される主な制限は、主にサービスと貿易部門に関係しています。調査した起業家によると、個々の産業と経済全体を効果的に「解凍」するために、公共の場所でフェイスマスクを着用し、安全な距離を保ち、手を消毒するという注文と引き換えに、すべての制限を段階的に廃止する必要があります。特に中小企業は、敷地内の1人の顧客に制限を課すことでさえ、通常の操作を可能にし、カフェ、菓子屋、小規模なサービスポイントを開くことに依存していると指摘しました。起業家によると、ショッピングセンターではできるだけ早く(アクセス制限などの限られた範囲で)販売を開始する必要があります。また、出張、出張、チームでのホテル、宿泊施設、食事の可用性の回復を期待しています。たとえば、技術ラインの組み立て中や建設現場の実行中。起業家によると、それは他の国の経験を追う価値があります:より多くのテストを行い、社会の孤立を減らし、仕事への復帰をスピードアップし、治療の推奨を行います。(出典:Agro-messages abroad、17-04-2020)たとえば、技術ラインの組み立て中や建設現場の実行中。起業家によると、それは他の国の経験を追う価値があります:より多くのテストを行い、社会の孤立を減らし、仕事への復帰をスピードアップし、治療の推奨を行います。(出典:Agro-messages abroad、17-04-2020)たとえば、技術ラインの組み立て中や建設現場の実行中。起業家によると、それは他の国の経験を追う価値があります:より多くのテストを行い、社会の孤立を減らし、仕事への復帰をスピードアップし、医療の推奨を行います。(出典:Agro-messages abroad、17-04-2020)


4月27日からスイスのガーデンセンターが再びオープンします。(出典:The Tree Nursery、17-04-2020)

は園芸植物の需要が高まっています。人々はその状況にますます慣れてきています。チェコ共和国の措置はより柔軟になってきています。最大200m²のショップが4月27日から営業を再開する可能性があります。これにより、フラワーショップやガーデンセンターを訪れる人が増えます。(出典:International AM weekly update、16-04-2020)

日曜大工チェーンおよびガーデンセンターは、当初はオープンのままで、ガーデンシーズンを開始し、好結果をもたらしましたが、3月27日から閉鎖する必要がありました。これは業界に大きな影響を与えます。スーパーマーケットだけが限られた種類の花を販売しているので、生産者は大量の寝具植物を捨てなければなりません。制限は5月の初めまで延長されました。(出典:International AM weekly update、16-04-2020)

ケニア航空は、強制検疫を受けている乗務員の不足により、多くの貨物航空機を着陸させることを余儀なくされています。乗務員不足のため、航空会社は貨物スペースの需要を満たすことができません。(出典:Business Daily、1604-2020)


ケニアの生産者の供給は20%から70%の範囲であり、ほとんどの生産者は現在約40%を生産しています。(出典:International AM weekly update、16-04-2020)

エチオピアの生産者は、生産量の平均35%から付随的に60%を管理しています。(出典:International AM weekly update、16-04-2020)




出典:  Royal FloraHolland

発行日: 2020年4月20日


Corona crisis; country updates
In this article you will find an update from the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV), who are involved in the crisis measures surrounding the Coronavirus and informs Royal FloraHolland about the impact of the virus on the export market.

The Netherlands
On 16 April, the entire House of Representatives agreed to a proposal by the CDA and the VVD to arrive at a specific labour cost scheme in coordination with the seasonal sectors. The Lower House calls on Minister Koolmees (SZW) to work out a separate scheme for seasonal sectors. LTO Nederland will continue to hold talks with the Ministries of SZW and LNV so that companies with a seasonal turnover can be helped quickly with an appropriate labour cost scheme. (Source: De Bloemisterij trade journal, 17 April 2020)

Rabobank's sector specialists expect turnover for cut flowers to drop by approximately 70% in the second quarter and by approximately 40% in the third quarter of 2020 compared with the same period in 2019. For flower bulb businesses, they expect the drop in turnover to continue the longest, with an estimated 15% drop in the fourth quarter. In the report 'Corona crisis affects food and agri', Rabobank writes that all measures taken to curb the spread of the coronavirus have resulted in a substantial drop in turnover for almost all sectors of agriculture and horticulture, especially ornamentals and businesses supplying the hotel, restaurant and catering industry. Approximately 80% of all Dutch cut flowers, plants, bulbs and trees are destined for export. Countries have not classified ornamental plant cultivation as a vital sector, with the direct result that exports have been greatly reduced. In addition, the demand for flowers is also declining due to a reduction in festivities, according to Rabobank. It is precisely the peak period from March to May that is enormously important for the sale of flowers and plants. The corona measures therefore affect the entire chain: starting materials, production, auction, trade and retail. (Source: Floranews, 17-04-2020)

The export of ornamental plant products came to a virtual standstill after the lockdown because of the corona virus in many European countries, but is now picking up again, according to Matthijs Mesken, director of the Association of Wholesalers in Floricultural Products (VGB). "We see light again at the end of the tunnel. Although the differences between companies are very large." Domestic trade is booming at the moment. Exports are a different story: of course many countries and shops abroad are closed, although fortunately there are exceptions as well. Scandinavia is doing well. English supermarket chains run reasonably well, until Mother's Day two weeks ago the trade there even went very well. Germany and Austria are attracting again, the same goes for Poland and the Czech Republic. We're still gigantic in the minus. But we're not as gloomy as two weeks ago. (Source: Under Glass, 16-04-2020)

Garden centres and DIY stores are reopening all over Germany. Around this weekend shops will open in the last three Länder that were still closed. In Germany, these are the states of Bavaria, Saxony and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Bavaria in particular, with 13 million inhabitants, is an important federal state for sales. Almost all shops, including garden centres and DIY stores, have been closed here since 21 March. On Monday 16 March, garden centres and DIY stores throughout Germany were allowed to remain open under certain conditions. Four Länder deviated from this advice. In Lower Saxony, garden centres and DIY stores reopened on 4 April. (Source: De Boomkwekerij, 17-04-2020)

In addition to pharmacies, shops selling food and pet food, newsagents, petrol stations, telecom shops and shops for medical devices, garden centres and tree nurseries that mainly sell plants and/or trees may also open. Wholesalers intended for the above-mentioned professionals may also resume their activities. The necessary measures must be taken to respect the rules of social distancing, in particular maintaining a distance of 1.5 metres between each person. (Source: AVBS, 20-04-2020)

Flowers and plants straight from the farmer; The Belgian ornamental growers have grown a lot of flowers and plants in recent weeks, ready for use. Although the garden centres may reopen on Saturday, extra sales channels remain more than necessary. The Vlaams Centrum voor Agro- en Visserijmarketing (VLAM), the Steunpunt Korte Keten and AVBS, the Flemish ornamental horticulture and green federation, link our farm producers, who are very popular today, to our ornamental growers. As a result, plants are now also available in many farm shops. (Source: VLAM, 20-04-2020)

According to the online survey conducted by BCC (Business Center Club) on 14 and 15 April among a group of 600 companies in Poland, more than 84% of entrepreneurs believe that the economy should be thawed. According to companies, the main restrictions to be lifted as soon as possible mainly concern the services and trade sectors. In order to help effectively 'thaw out' individual industries and the economy as a whole, according to the entrepreneurs surveyed, all restrictions should be phased out in exchange for an order to wear face masks in public places, keep a safe distance and disinfect hands. noted that small and medium-sized enterprises in particular rely on making normal operations possible and opening cafes, confectioners and small service points, even by imposing restrictions on one customer in the premises. According to entrepreneurs, sales should start as soon as possible (to a limited extent, e.g. an access limit) in shopping centres In addition, they expect the restoration of the availability of hotels, accommodation and meals during business trips, business trips and teams, e.g. during the assembly of technology lines or the running of construction sites. According to entrepreneurs, it is worth following the experience of other countries: do more tests, reduce the isolation of society, speed up the return to work, make recommendations for medical treatment. (Source: Agro-messages abroad, 17-04-2020)

On Monday, Switzerland will partially reopen five border crossing points with France in the canton of Geneva to cope with the expected resumption of border traffic in the near future. The FCA says it expects a sharp increase in border traffic from 27 April following the government's announcement this week of a crisis exit plan. More traffic is already expected from Monday 20 April due to factors such as the end of the Easter holidays and the resumption of travel to work in certain economic sectors. Entry from neighboring countries is only allowed for Swiss citizens, people who have a residence permit and people who have to travel to Switzerland for professional reasons. In the canton of Geneva, nine points are currently open or partially open, with the cantonal police assisting customs in carrying out checks. (Source: Swissinfo, 19-04-2020)

From 27 April the garden centres in Switzerland will open again. (Source: The Tree Nursery, 17-04-2020)

Czech Republic
The demand for garden plants is increasing in the Czech Republic. People are becoming more accustomed to the circumstances. The measures in the Czech Republic are becoming more flexible. Shops of up to 200 m² may reopen from 27 April, this will generate traffic for visiting flower shops and garden centres. (Source: International AM weekly update, 16-04-2020)

Do-it-yourself chains and garden centres, which were initially able to remain open and started the garden season with positive results, had to close from 27 March. This has a major impact on the industry. Growers have to throw away large quantities of bedding plants as only the supermarkets sell a limited assortment of flowers. The restrictions have been extended until the beginning of May. (Source: International AM weekly update, 16-04-2020)

Kenya Airways has been forced to ground a number of its cargo aircraft due to a shortage of flight crew, who are in mandatory quarantine. The airline is unable to meet the demand for cargo space due to a lack of crew. (Source: Business Daily, 1604-2020)

Freight capacity to Europe has decreased by 70%. Cargo agents have a backlog of cargo at the airport of up to six days and advise growers to reduce delivery to 30% of normal numbers. Forwarders expect - without further setbacks - to resolve the backlog by 19 April. (Source: GSS update by region, 17-04-2020)

The supply of Kenyan growers ranges from 20% to 70%, most growers currently do around 40%. (Source: International AM weekly update, 16-04-2020)

Ethiopian growers control on average 35% to incidentally 60% of their production. (Source: International AM weekly update, 16-04-2020)

South Africa
KLM currently uses four cargo planes a week for the Amsterdam-Johannesburg-Harare-Nairobi-Amsterdam route. Fresh products, including flowers, make up an important part of the cargo. (Source: Agricultural Attaché Network Ministry of Agriculture, LNV, 20-04-2020)

Gerbera's production sites have been hit hard by the emergency: sales fell 30% in March as a result of collapsing demand. On 15 April, the price was 15 yen, 10 yen lower than the previous year. Another problem is the supply of gerbera seedlings from abroad. Delivery has been delayed due to limited air freight capacity and longer clearance procedures at the airport, as all international flights to Japan are concentrated on Haneda and Narita. The social distance in the workplace and the priority given to perishable products lead to longer waiting times at the airport. Nurseries are now reusing current seeds in the ground, even with negative consequences such as low harvests, requiring more care for the plants. (Source: Agricultural Attaché Network Ministry of Agriculture, LNV, 17-04-2020)

As a result of a cancelled annual flower festival, the authorities have cut 800,000 flowering tulips in eastern Japan to prevent people from collecting these tulips en masse. (Source: Agricultural Attaché Network Ministry of Agriculture, LNV, 20-04-2020)

Source: Royal FloraHolland

Publication date: Mon 20 Apr 2020




Update of Dutch Ministry of Agriculture shared by Royal FloraHolland
Impact COVID-19 per exporting country
The impact of COVID-19 on the flower industry is serious. Flower exports from Colombia and Ecuador decreased by 80% and are expected to be 100% in the coming week. In Europe, several garden centers are forced to close their doors, but fortunately there are still points where flowers and plants can be sold. Also online flower sales still seem to be allowed to continue in many countries.

This was mentioned in an update of Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV) of March 23, shared by Royal FloraHolland. In this report, the impact of COVID-19 on the export of flowers and plants, as well as other perishables, on the horticulture industry in several countries around the world was presented.

Of course, the situation in each country are subject to change, but below the update of 23 March 2020:

Colombia and Ecuador
In Colombia to date 231 people have been infected with Covid-19 and 2 dead. Bogotá, the capital has 40% of the cases; 60% of the flower production takes place in the savannah of Bogotá. From Wednesday the 24th of March there is a lock down in Colombia, for the time being until the 13th of April (just after semana santa, where normally everyone travels). Essential services will continue (also sea freight). Ecuador today has 789 infected and 14 dead, Guayaquil has 45% of the cases followed by Pichincha, one of the most important flower production regions near Quito.

Colombia and Ecuador have declared a state of emergency and started a nationwide quarantine. There are travel restrictions and airports have been closed to all international passenger flights. Freight flights are still allowed, but due to low demand we expect more cancellations until mid-April or further notice. Most airlines to the US and Europe stop such as KLM, Lufthansa, Iberia, American, United, Delta and only a few are available in Cargolux, Emirates, Turkish Latam. Exports of flowers have decreased by 80% and are expected to be 100% in the coming week, so all markets are closing and customers will stop all remaining orders from all markets. Many growers have decided to stop exporting for at least twenty days from now and are sending most of the workers home. All harvested flowers will be destroyed and used for composting.

Video shared by Ecuadorian export association Expoflores to support the flower industry and show the importance.

The economic consequences for the industry will be enormous. The governments of Colombia and Ecuador will take measures for companies to postpone tax payments and promote credit lines over the next two months for those faced with credit payments and give them debt relief and allow them to keep their salaries and protect jobs. Colombia has announced a USD 3.6 billion package to be spent on emergency measures, starting with health and social care programmes. The economic situation in Ecuador is different and so far we have heard from Expoflores that there is no money available to support the industry in such a crisis. Growers are asking the government to allow 90 days of leave for workers who are not needed in time.

Garden centres in Belgium may only sell food and animal feed. AVBS is negotiating a relaxation, but for the time being without result. Supermarkets are still selling flowers and plants.

Some flower shops sell 'at the door' takeaway restaurants. Many shops are effectively closed. There are growers, however, because the need is high, who display products on the street with a guide price, some Corona guidelines and a pot for the honest payer next door.

Selling and delivering flowers and plants online is still allowed but is not recommended, also for flower shops to do so because flowers and plants are not among the extremely necessary products.

Points of sale for flowers and plants can remain open. This means that, in addition to supermarkets of course, DIY stores, garden centres and (again) florists may also be open. However, they must adhere to the very, very strict requirements with regard to 'social distancing'. Also in North Rhine-Westphalia, the most important market for flowers and plants, this is the policy until further notice. In Bavaria, stricter rules have applied since Saturday, which most other Bundesländer have not yet opted for.

Last night, the copper stand of Veiling Rhein-Maas (VRM) was 'converted' to the new requirements. Of the 600 seats, 155 can still be used. Of course, VRM is also investing heavily in more purchasing via Remote Buying (KOA).

Trade with China seems to be picking up again. Seed companies are blocked in many Southeast Asian countries and are seeking dialogue with governments to propose "Green Lane" solutions. Dept. of Agriculture in Myanmar promised to further facilitate the import of plant propagation material from NL for 15 new groups of plants, flowers and fruit.

United Kingdom
Fairs, shows and events are cancelled, now until late June. The famous Chelsea Flower Show (19-23 May) wants to develop a virtual alternative.

FPC, the trade association for the trade in fruit, vegetables and floriculture products, advocates (once again) temporary "light-touch, risk-based" plant health inspections for imports. The reason for the request is that shipments of perishable products are delayed on their journey to the United Kingdom due to lockdowns and staff shortages elsewhere. After-sending original certificates also fail to find their way to their final destination, or do so too late. FPC wants the requirement to produce original certificates (direct or after-shipment) to lapse, so that more consignments can be released immediately at the border.

Due to long queues at the borders of Poland, additional borders have been opened for people and freight traffic. The Polish CVO has advised not to export live cattle to Poland at the moment as long as the situation at the borders is unclear. Following the closing of the Schengen border for non-Schengen nationalities, the Polish agribusiness once again called for the possibility of work visas for Ukrainians. Flowers are in the last place on the shopping list these days. Also other events such as weddings or corporate events that would normally be decorated will not take place. The Polish Association of Florists has addressed a petition to the Polish Prime Minister with a call for support (e.g. exemption of insurance contribution and VAT exemption). Otherwise several flower shops will go bankrupt in Poland. The Polish horticultural sector is concerned about the availability of the products imported from abroad. They think mainly of fertilizers, seeds and crop protection products. The flow of goods across the border is already more difficult, trucks are waiting in traffic jams for several hours. Delays in deliveries are also the result of the often reduced number of employees in supplier warehouses. Polish producers are also concerned about future prices of imported fertilisers, as the price will be influenced by the zloty exchange rate.

On the 22nd, 23rd and 25th of March there will still be KLM flights to Kampala. After that, it is unclear whether there will be any more flights, and whether flowers and cuttings can still leave the country.

United States
Cattle futures in the US have fallen by almost a quarter since 1 January 2020. This is partly due to the coronavirus but the market opening for beef from Brazil has also contributed to this. The problem does not seem to be demand, shelves in many shops are empty, but to get it to the consumer on time.

Southwest Europe
On March 22, countries in the CEFTA region together with the European Union and the Transport Community discussed the construction of a green corridor with priority lanes for trucks transporting food, raw materials for the food industry, medical equipment and materials in the CEFTA region (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Kosovo). The green corridor should allow a smooth flow of goods inside and outside the region.The main problem for the companies is the transport, i.e. the epidemiological conditions to be met by drivers entering and leaving countries from crisis areas. To date, four out of the six economies of the Western Balkans have declared a state of emergency.

To the best of our knowledge, there are no barriers, including those relating to road transport. As far as the latter is concerned, Austria had taken some measures but withdrawn them until 29 March, and Slovenia remains a problematic border (road transport is only allowed to pass through the country from border to border and provided there is sufficient fuel without having to stop). There are also routine checks and the temperature of lorry drivers is measured (causing delays).

From Tuesday 17 March (00 hours CET) there will be passport controls at Spanish border crossings. Apart from these checks, there are no restrictions on the logistic routes to and from Spain. Goods and in particular food transport are allowed in and out of the country.

The Abe government decides not to extend the national school closures and leaves this to local authorities. As a result, schools in low-risk areas will reopen on 6/7 April. Japan seems to have Corona virus carefully under control - although experts warn that steady expansion is still possible.

Saudi Arabia
The authorities have announced that they will continue to guarantee the smooth import of goods via air, water and land to ensure that the supply in Saudi Arabia remains on arrow. As a result, the various hypermarkets and supermarkets still have more than enough products in stock, including fresh products.

United Arab Emirates
As a result of the complete disappearance of the tourist industry and the congresses and fairs industry, the demand for food and other products has fallen sharply. This, combined with the fact that transport flows are stalling due to the limited available transport capacity, resulting in higher prices, has led to a sharp drop in imports.

On March 22, there was uncertainty about transport to France. The Agriculture Council reports that two drivers are allowed in the cabin and that a health certificate is not required. If they have such a certificate, that's better. France has a similar regulation as the Netherlands for optimal traffic flow and supplies.

From Saturday March 21, the border between Mexico and the US will be closed for non-essential traffic. This does not include trade in agricultural and food goods. Mexico exports over $11 billion worth of fresh fruit and vegetables to the U.S. annually. The declining peso (against the USD) makes the export of vegetables to the US more attractive.

On March 20 Romania officially requested the Hungarian authorities to open 3 additional border crossings at Borș, Cenad and Nădlac 1 for hauliers to or from Romania. Including the already open border crossing point Nădlac 2, the total number of crossing points that can be crossed would be 4. Blockades Hungarian - Romanian border: the Romanian authorities have asked Hungary to increase the number of crossing points at Bors, Cenad and Nădlac. There is now 1 crossing and this leads to many problems (waiting times and blockades). Also border workers from both countries get into problems. On 19 April the Romanian Easter celebration starts (one week later than in the Netherlands). President Iohannis has publicly asked the Romanian diaspora (more than four million people in total) not to travel to Romania.

The Federal Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Service (Rosselkhoznadzor) simplifies the procedure for processing batches of animal and plant products imported into Russia in order to avoid disruption of the supply of plant and animal products. The registration of goods controlled by Rosselkhoznadzor is carried out on the basis of copies of veterinary and phytosanitary accompanying documents. All necessary measures to confirm the authenticity of these documents will be taken together with the competent services of other countries.

The government of Georgia claims that there are no shortages of basic food products as a result of the Corona events. Thus, there would be sufficient supplies for 3 to 4 months. No measures are expected to prevent imports.
Georgia's three largest canneries also ensure a stable supply of food products and local fruit and vegetable production, which is now on the rise, is expected to increase further in the coming months.

The bakery sector and canned food companies indicate a 60% increase in sales of canned food. They indicate a shortage of personnel. Currently, there is a 10-20% reduction in the labour force at work. If more people become infected there is a threat of a shortage of 3,000 workers. In the meantime, the Ministry of Agriculture indicates that there is no reason to panic because there are sufficient stocks in the warehouses. This is confirmed by the logistics sector. Supermarkets are also running out of staff, including Tesco. At the same time, smaller companies are being hit by the crisis.

United States
The American food sector including USA Rice and the North American Meat Institute indicate that there are no food shortages and that there is sufficient food in storage. Also, the border with Mexico is still open for the supply of fresh fruit and vegetables. Large supermarket chains such as Walmart, Kroger and HEB have reduced store opening hours to allow employees to refill the shelves. In addition, a number of chains offer separate opening hours in the morning for senior citizens. Amazon has indicated that it will hire 100,000 people to meet their customers' increasing demand for household goods and food. With the closure of U.S. Consulate General in Mexico, applications for temporary worker visas (so-called H2A visas) for the agricultural sector also ran a risk. The American Minister of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, is in contact with the US Department of State to limit the disruption of visa applications as much as possible. The American agricultural sector has responded gratefully.

Ukraine has ceased international passenger transportation since March 17. Local intercity transport stopped on 18 March. The metro in major cities is closed, other means of transport are strictly limited, shopping malls and cinemas are closed. The evacuation of Ukrainians from abroad continues. On 17 March, 3,500 Ukrainians crossed the border with Poland via three open points. Agreement has been reached with Slovakia to carry out the transfer of Ukrainians. The total number of Ukrainians abroad awaiting evacuation is estimated at 35.5 thousand. Only 49 out of 219 border checkpoints are open. The waiting time for commercial goods is 20 hours at the border with Poland and less than one hour at the other border crossing points. According to customs information, all consignments are allowed for import, not stopped because of quarantine. Companies report logistical problems. The logistics of perishable goods is complicated due to long waiting times. Logistics of small goods sent by mail in passenger planes (e.g. seeds) is no longer possible, which is crucial for the start of the season.

The Hungarian measure restricting the transit of goods through a single border post with Romania (Nădlac 2) has proved to be insufficient and has caused significant bottlenecks.

The Kazakh Prime Minister has asked the Ministry of Finance to pay attention to reducing import duties on the most important staple food products. The EU delegation in the capital Nur-Sultan has asked Kazakh authorities for more information.
There have been many recent objections to the new regulations on cross-border transport in Kazakhstan. For example, the truck and driver from certain Corina high-risk countries, including the Schengen countries, should be replaced at the Kazakh border.

Friday evening March 20 was the last flight from Kigali to Amsterdam. The next 30 days the airport will be closed for passengers. Cargo flights can land, but given the high demand for cargo flights, the question is whether Rwanda can be visited. At this moment we are looking into cargo (roses and vegetables) with a truck to Nairobi.

In addition to this list, Ethiopian media agency Capital obtained from Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA), that the demand and price of perishable products in Ethiopia has sharply dropped every day particularly as of the beginning of the week.

“The corona pandemic has been putting its scar on the horticulture industry in a big manner in the last days. It is expected to inflict more damage as borders are closing in the destination markets. This is inhibiting the movement of the products and also there is a sharp declining trend of demand,” Tewodros Zewdie Executive Director at EHPEA said.

He told Capital that the value of the product dived down by 82 percent due to the latest problem that happened everywhere in the world.

Borders in Europe are closed and the product cannot be transport from Holland, which is the centre of the flower market in the world, according to the Executive Directive. “The product is perishable that cannot be stored for long, due to that the product is dumped everywhere that seriously affects local producers,” he added.
Due to the case local producers’ daily sales is almost nil.
Click here to read the complete article on CapitalEthiopia.com

FloraHollands clock and direct turnover on Marh 23. 2020
Not to forget, how are things at FloraHolland? "Yesterday's (March 23) total turnover (clock and direct) amounts to 6.55 million euros. A decrease of 76.1% compared to last year (compared to Monday 25th March 2019). The daily turnover is approximately on the same level as last Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The decrease compared to last year of the direct turnover (-72.0%) is now almost as big as the clock turnover. Last week there was still a big difference between this (-33.8% vs. 85.2%)", they reported in their market update.

"Yesterday's (March 23) clock turnover was 1.96 million euros. A decrease of 82.3% compared to last year. In total, almost 10.7 million units were supplied for the clock. Of this, 2.6% was turned (1.7% for cut flowers, 21.4% for houseplants and 5.3% for garden plants). The percentage of unsold products is therefore at a much lower level than last week. At that time it averaged 28.2%."

Publication date: Tue 24 Mar 2020


Royal FloraHollandが共有するオランダ農業省の更新

これは、ロイヤルフローラホーランドによって共有された 3月23日の農業自然食品品質省(LNV)の更新で言及されました。このレポートでは、COVID-19が花や植物、その他の生鮮食品の輸出に及ぼす影響を、世界のいくつかの国の園芸産業に示しました。










昨夜、Veiling Rhein-Maas(VRM)の銅スタンドが新しい要件に「変換」されました。600席のうち155席は引き続きご利用いただけます。もちろん、VRMはまた、リモート購入(KOA)を介したより多くの購入に多額の投資をしています。







3月22日、CEFTA地域の国々は、欧州連合および運輸共同体とともに、食品を輸送するトラック用の優先レーンを備えた緑の回廊の建設、食品業界の原材料、医療機器、およびCEFTA地域の資材について議論しました。 (アルバニア、ボスニア・ヘルツェゴビナ、モルドバ、モンテネグロ、北マケドニア、セルビア、コソボ)。緑の回廊は、地域内外の商品のスムーズな流れを可能にする必要があります。企業にとっての主な問題は輸送です。つまり、危機地域から出入りする運転手が満たすべき疫学的条件です。今日まで、西バルカン諸国の6つの経済のうち4つが緊急事態を宣言しています。












USA RiceやNorth American Meat Instituteを含むアメリカの食品部門は、食糧不足はなく、十分な食糧が貯蔵されていることを示しています。また、メキシコとの国境はまだ新鮮な果物や野菜の供給のために開いています。Walmart、Kroger、HEBなどの大規模なスーパーマーケットチェーンでは、従業員が棚に補充できるように、店舗の営業時間が短縮されています。さらに、多くのチェーン店では、高齢者向けに午前中に個別の営業時間を設けています。Amazonは、家庭用品や食品に対する顧客の高まる需要を満たすために、10万人を雇うと述べています。メキシコの米国総領事館の閉鎖に伴い、農業部門の一時労働者ビザ(いわゆるH2Aビザ)の申請もリスクを冒しました。アメリカ農業大臣、Sonny Perdue、米国国務省と連絡を取り、ビザ申請の混乱を可能な限り制限しています。アメリカの農業部門は感謝の意を表しています。






「コロナのパンデミックは、終わりの日、園芸産業に大きな傷をつけてきました。仕向地市場で国境が近づいているため、より多くの被害をもたらすと予想されます。EHPEAのTewodros Zewdie事務局長は、これは製品の動きを阻害しており、需要の急激な減少傾向もあります。



での様子はいかがですか。「昨日(3月23日)の総売上高(時計および直接)は655万ユーロです。昨年と比較して76.1%減少します(2019年3月25日月曜日と比較して)。毎日の売上高は先週水曜日とほぼ同じレベルです。木曜日と金曜日。直接売上高の昨年と比較した減少(-72.0%)は、時計の売上高とほぼ同じです。先週、これには大きな違いがありました(-33.8%対85.2%) "、彼らは彼らの市場の更新で報告した。


発行日: 2020年3月24日


3/4染めた花の扱い フローラルダイアリーより


→ Dyed flowers care & handling

Putting a new spin on flowers can sometimes prove very difficult, especially when you’re trying to create something for a holiday that isn’t necessarily associated with colors readily available in nature. So how do you shake things up and make fun designs in any color you want? Dyed flowers might just be the answer! Using dyed flowers is a fantastic opportunity to let your imagination run wild and provide a fun element that ties in perfectly with any theme.

by Sharon Mikulinski, global marketing director, FloraLife

Working with dyed flowers is a little different in a couple of ways and there are some things you should know and expect before you receive them. Some helpful hints for working with dyed flowers include:

The water changing color is perfectly normal, don’t worry. You will probably notice the water changing within a day or so after processing. The stems contain dye so as they sit in water, it will likely change color. You do not need to change the water or re-process.
When placing in a container you might want to select something that isn’t clear so the tinted water doesn’t show and you’ll want to select a container that won’t be damaged by the tinted water.
Expect the foliage of dyed flowers to be slightly compromised versus flowers that are 100% natural. The salts and oils contained in the dye often times burn the leaves slightly, the flower blooms however are perfectly intact.
If your design includes dyed and natural flowers the natural flowers may take on some of tint once processed and placed in the same water/solution as the dyed flowers. This can actually enhance the look of your overall design as the tint would be subtle.
Be aware the dye can seep through the leaves. Always handle with care when processing or putting on display and avoid contact with clothing or tablecloths as dye could transfer. Advise customers when they are purchasing so they can be sure to avoid this also.
For many holidays such as St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, or even Valentine’s Day, designers will use picks in bouquets or arrangements. Make sure that these are made of treated wood or plastic in order to avoid fungal bacterial growth in vase.
Dyed flowers, as with any other cut flower, require proper care and handling. For best results we recommend these care and handling best practices:

Start with a clean bucket, sanitized with a floral cleaner such as Floralife Floral Cleaner or D.C.D. Cleaner.
Fill buckets with cool water mixed with flower food solution according to manufacturer’s recommendation. Do not put flowers directly into metal/galvanized buckets. Use clean, good quality water and do not use water that has been treated with a water softener as the salt levels can be damaging to flowers. Use a dosing unit that is properly calibrated, or hand mix the solution according to label instructions.
Remove any foliage that would fall below the solution level.
Re-cut stems approximately 1” using clean and sanitized clippers or knife. Use FloraLife Quick Dip to jump-start hydration and ensure free-flowing stems.
Place flowers in previously prepared container.
Allow minimum 2 hours to hydrate placing buckets in an area with good airflow.
Always remember FIFO (first in first out) when rotating flowers.
To learn more about best practices from the experts in flower care, visit www.floralife.com

For more information:

Publication date: Wed 4 Mar 2020


FloraLife、グローバルマーケティングディレクター、Sharon Mikulinski著



Floralife Floral CleanerやDCD Cleanerなどの花のクリーナーで消毒したきれいなバケツから始めます。
清潔で消毒されたクリッパーまたはナイフを使用して、ステムを約1インチ再カットします。FloraLife Quick Dipを使用して、水分補給を開始し、自由に流れる茎を確保します。


発行日: 2020年3月4日水曜日


COVID-19 (coronavirus) 中国の2月14日バレンタイン、新型コロナウィルスの影響

■ → 2020年2月26日、フローラルダイアリーより

China: Flowerless V-Day: "Flower demand was 30%-40% of previous years"
On February 14th, the annual Valentine's Day was supposed to be a day when the prices of flowers rise with a big sale. However, the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) has shown the opposite.

It is learned that due to the impact of COVID-19, many offline flower shops were closed. Industry insiders predict that the overall demand for flowers at the peak of "14-02" this year was only about 30% to 40% of previous years. Affected by the epidemic, the loss of the flower industry in Yunnan Province will reach 10 billion RMB.

Closed shops and Valentine's Day
"There esd only a red rose gift box, and we didn't have a large number of stocks on Valentine's Day, and we had a shortage of the materials." An online flower shop responded.” Due to the epidemic, offline flower shops have not operated their businesses. They could only provide contactless distribution services. Even so, business has not been good. "The order was far worse than in previous years."

The reporter of Sohu contacted several online flower shops, and most of them said that offline stores did not make a large number of purchases for preparation in advance.

"The shelf life of the flowers is very short. This year's epidemic situation is severe. We also expected the market to be cold. All of them will not be stocked in large quantities, but only a little before Valentine's Day." A flower shop owner said to the reporter.

"Estimated Yunnan Flower Industry Losses 10 Billion"
On February 10, Kunming Dounan flower market resumed online auction trading, and the Kunming International Flower Auction Trading Center (referred to as “the Flower Auction Center”) reopened. Due to the epidemic prevention and control, the Flower Auction Center was closed for 4 days.

But the resumed online trading market is still very cold. Transaction data showed that 2 million stems were traded on February 10, with an overall average price of 0.43 RMB per stem, which was a decrease of 70.95%, reaching the lowest in three years since 2018. The turnover rate was also only 67%.

And as of 14th February, the flower auction center has not released new transaction data information.

However, in the transaction data released on February 10, the Flower Auction Center said that the nationwide scope is still in the key period of epidemic prevention and control, most of China’s flower market is still closed, the number of orders in the terminal market is small, and the overall demand is not high. Trading continued to be sluggish. In terms of logistics, although with the resumption of work in the auction market, major logistics companies around Dounan also gradually resumed work, the logistics situation is still not ideal. Some air freight logistics have been partly restored, but cold chain land transportation has recovered relatively less.

Although the market is gloomy, the trading data on February 10 has been the best performance compared to the ten days before the market suspension. Gao Rongmei, general manager of Kunming International Flower Auction Trading Center, said in an interview that "the daily trading volume for the 10 days before the business shut down was only over 1 million stems, and more than 2 million stems were traded today, which gives us confidence in the market."

It is found that the previous transaction information before the transaction was resumed on February 3, the total supply of auction transactions on that day was 1.2 million, which fell to a new lowest point, and the transaction continued to weaken, with an average transaction price of 0.45 RMB / Stem and 80% transaction rate.

On February 3, Dounan Flower Market also announced the operation of flower markets in 22 cities including Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. Among them, only three flower markets in Taiyuan, Nanning, and Changchun are open.

Dounan Flower Market stated that as weddings and gatherings were stopped, demand in the terminal market was very weak and due to entering the critical control period of the epidemic, some markets kept closed. In addition, logistics basically stagnated, and transactions continued to be gloomy.

It is found that the sharp decline in trading in the Dounan flower market started from the outbreak. The data shows that on January 23, the total amount of auction transactions in the market was about 1.8 million, which illustrates that the transaction dropped sharply, with a transaction rate of 81.3%.

From January 20th to 22nd, the total amount of auction transactions in the market was about 3.4 million, 3.4 million and 3 million, respectively. The transaction rates were 92.3%, 96.3%, and 88.9%.

If compared with the data of the early days of Valentine's Day in 2019, the online trading data of Dounan Flower Market looks even more dismal.

From February 10th to 14th of last year, the market supply was about 8 million, 8.5 million, 5.9 million, 5.1 million and 1 million, respectively; the transaction rates were 89.62%, 92.63%, 96.9%, 90.1%, and 95%.

The “coldness” of the online auction market directly reflects the “coldness” of the flower market. The offline trading market is even more difficult.

According to Gao Rongmei, the overall demand during the "14/2" peak period is expected to be only about 30% to 40% of previous years. In the first quarter of 2020, Yunnan ’s fresh cut flower transactions are estimated to decrease by 2 billion stems, of which the flower auction center transaction is estimated to decrease by 120 million stems. The flower revenue in the first quarter of previous years accounted for more than one-third of the year, which was crucial for the whole year. The industry's loss is estimated to reach 10 billion RMB.

Source: www.sohu.com

Publication date: Wed 26 Feb 2020





産地名:花職人Aizu 山内庄一郎

産地名:磐創 (小澤尚樹)
状況:作業場と作業用車両2台が水没。 当面出荷できない状況。


産地名:五百川清花園 鈴木清和



産地名:武嶋花材 武嶋博英
状況:林道や山道が崩れてしまい山に入ることができない。 今シーズンの出荷はできない状況。

産地名:ヤマネ屋 大貫雄司
状況:ハウスが土砂濁流の流入で甚大な被害。 今後の生産出荷については現時点で見通しがたっていない。











産地名:馬光 田辺美裕



状況:ハウスの一部が川の増水により浸水。 また、一部ガラスハウスのガラス割れている。




状況:部会員2名のハウスが増水により浸水。 また、ビニルハウスの被覆に破損がある。






























10/1 花のトレンド2020 Black Tie + Barefoot décor.

■10月1日にフラワーダイアリー(蘭)が紹介していた。 → 原文を転載します


International Floral Distributors to release Flower Trends Forecast 2020 on October 1, 2019
Shifting flower preferences for 2020
Trends represent shifts in consumer preferences. Sometimes the shifts are huge and cut across almost all consumer profiles. Sometimes a trend is only actualized in a small portion of all consumers, but when the impact is large enough to cause a noticeable change in demand for the trend product(s), the trend is big and the impact wider. Flower Trends Forecast 2020 identifies the changes in consumer preferences impacting the most change in demand for cut flowers and floral décor.

Flower Trends Forecast 2020 has been prepared by Helen Miller, AIFD, CAFA, CF and Derek Woodruff, AIFD, CFD, CF, PFCI, AAF to highlight the changes in consumer predilections in floral products and décor. Both Helen and Derek are experienced in their understanding of the changing consumer and their evolving tastes in flowers and floral décor.

Flower Trends Forecast top trending flowers for 2020 are:
1. Peonies
2. Garden Roses
3. Ranunculus
4. Dahlias
5. Butterfly Ranunculus
6. Spray Roses
7. Chrysanthemum Disbuds
8. Tender Vines
9. Hydrangea
10. Tillandsia

Helen and Derek forecast the flower trend that will be most prevalent for weddings and events to be what they have entitled Black Tie + Barefoot. It is a décor style featuring moody colored flowers and soft feminine textures. The trend has a romantic feel and hints of a sophisticated bohemian style. The look is created using muted and muddy color flowers combined with lacy and airy foliages unexpectedly paired with dried flowers and tender vines. The color palette will be grayed tones of pink, lavender, blue and green with a heather-ish pink being the most prevalent. Roses, peonies, dahlias and a host of flowing vines will be most popular for creating Black Tie + Barefoot décor.

Though there are many attributes and factors that influence how and what consumers purchase, visual cues are the most influential. For flowers that means looking fresh! But beyond perceived freshness, the strongest and most persuasive visual cue is color. Knowing what color palettes are increasing in popularity can be found in Flower Trends Forecast 2020. The report details the color palettes for four trending styles expected to be popular in 2020.

When one thinks of trends in the floral industry, often the sole focus is on color or style. Some hot, upcoming trends in floral design for weddings and events include some unexpected items and pairings. Once thought of as completely separate elements, dried flowers, fresh flowers and live plants are all being used together in one cohesive styling. The trend is detailed in a style Helen and Derek have entitled; A New Leaf. The trend is immersed in nature and cut flowers are mixed with interesting plant materials, cut foliages and dried botanicals.

IFD will reveal more about trending flowers and floral décor for 2020, in their annual Flower Trends Forecast available October 1st, 2019.

For more information:
Jeff Lanman
International Floral Distributors