CARLE PLACE, N.Y., April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Several of the floral industry's most gifted designers representing local retail flower shops throughout the country gathered at the Long Island headquarters of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM to explore new ideas, share innovative techniques and discuss best practices in floral design. The event was the 1-800-Flowers.com Spring/Summer Floral Design Council.
On hand for the three-day event were: Vivian Chang of 1-800-Flowers | Conroy's in Los Angeles, California; Ann Marie Pierce of 1-800-Flowers | Imperial Florist in Baldwin, New York; Wendel Cook of 1-800-Flowers | Nancy's Floral in Gresham, Oregon; Tricia Smith of 1-800-Flowers | Fairfax in Fairfax, Virginia; Phil DeVito of 1-800-Flowers | Carle Place in Carle Place, New York; and BloomNet Design Specialist Jackie Lacey, AIFD, PFCI, CFD from Jacksonville, Florida. In total, the six designers represent over 100 years of design experience.
With just a few weeks before Mother's Day, the focus of the Spring/Summer Floral Design Council was for the florists to gather and discuss floral trends while creating today's most beautiful floral designs. The result of the event was the creation of more than 150 new floral arrangements reflecting the latest trends in design, floral varieties and colors.
"Our Floral Design Councils celebrate the incredible artistry of local florists," said Jim McCann, CEO and Founder of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM. "By collaborating with our local retail shops and through their uniquely creative design talents, we are continually developing exciting new floral arrangements that deliver smiles across America."
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1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. is the world's leading florist and gift shop. For more than 38 years, 1-800-FLOWERS® (1-800-356-9377 or www.1800flowers.com) has been helping deliver smiles for our customers with gifts for every occasion, including fresh flowers and the finest selection of plants, gift baskets, gourmet foods, confections, candles, balloons and plush stuffed animals. As always, our 100% Smile Guarantee® backs every gift. 1-800-FLOWERS.COM was named a winner of the 2015 "Best Companies to Work for in New York State" award by The New York Society for Human Resource Management (NYS-SHRM). 1-800-FLOWERS.COM was awarded the 2014 Silver Stevie Award, recognizing the organization's outstanding Customer Service and commitment to our 100% Smile Guarantee®. 1-800-FLOWERS.COM received a Gold Award for Best User Experience on a Mobile Optimized Site for the 2013 Horizon Interactive Awards. The Company's BloomNet® international floral wire service (www.mybloomnet.net) provides a broad range of quality products and value-added services designed to help professional florists grow their businesses profitably. The 1-800-FLOWERS.COM "Gift Shop" also includes gourmet gifts such as premium, gift-quality fruits and other gourmet items from Harry & David® (1-877-322-1200 or www.harryanddavid.com), popcorn and specialty treats from: The Popcorn Factory® (1-800-541-2676 or www.thepopcornfactory.com); cookies and baked gifts from Cheryl's® (1-800-443-8124 or www.cheryls.com); premium chocolates and confections from Fannie May® confections brands (www.fanniemay.com and www.harrylondon.com); gift baskets and towers from 1-800-Baskets.com® (www.1800baskets.com); incredible, carved fresh fruit arrangements from FruitBouquets.com (www.fruitbouquets.com); top quality steaks and chops from Stock Yards® (www.stockyards.com); as well as premium branded customizable invitations and personal stationery from FineStationery.com® (www.finestationery.com). The Company's Celebrations® brand (www.celebrations.com) is a source for creative party ideas, must-read articles, online invitations and e-cards, all created to help people celebrate holidays and the everyday. Shares in 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, ticker symbol: FLWS.