In one of the biggest deals in industry history, Altman Plants has doubled its size in the past year by acquiring additional space, including purchasing the remaining assets of Color Spot Nurseries, to take the lead as the nation’s largest greenhouse grower.
The Society of American Florists says the U.S. has agreed to temporarily delay the escalation of certain tariffs on floriculture hard goods produced in China from 10% to 25%. The increase was scheduled to take effect in January.
Torsten Kuenzlen, CEO of SunDial Growers in Canada, was a keynote speaker at MJBizCon in November, and said the opportunity in cannabis is unmatched, as long as the industry’s focus is on quality, not just filling demand.
Greenhouse Grower Editor Laura Drotleff asks, if we devalue our own time, hard work, and the products we grow by accepting prices that don’t even cover our costs, then how can we expect our end consumers to understand our value proposition?
Greenhouse growers are not alone in searching for solutions to the trucking and shipping challenges facing them. Here’s how two companies are helping growers deal with increasingly stringent regulations.
Floral leaders attending the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Fresh Connections: Floral event in Miami analyzed how investments are new technology is needed to improve shipping and delivery of floral products.