PLANTATION, FL February 12, 2006 / DHL, the worlds leading global express delivery and logistics company, is preparing to deliver record numbers of fresh flowers across the U.S. for cupids visit this Valentines Day. DHL this year anticipates delivery of over 10 million individual flower stems for delivery direct to retailers and consumers nationwide on or before February 14th, with the majority of this volume from popular floral e-tailers and retailers, including 1-800-
FLOWERS.COM, American Rainbow Floral, FTD, Galleria Farms,
DHL will deliver the first
Were seeing powerhouses in the floral industry as well as niche floral companies like OrganicBouquet.com rely more on DHL as an important part of their floral distribution network, said John Cameron, Executive Vice President of operations for DHL. DHL provides these businesses with the operational flexibility, capacity and special handling required to make this special Valentines Day holiday a success, added Cameron.
The majority of DHLs expedited floral shipments are imported from growers in
At the Miami gateway, DHL will leverage an expanded fleet of refrigerated trucks this year to transport flower shipments to its air and ground hub in Wilmington, Ohio, for the days leading up to February 14th. Floral shipments routed through
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