Los Angeles florists are being squeezed from all directions. Retailers are getting into the flower business. Although they are not truly florists, they do drive the prices up and drive down the quality.
Flower delivery in California is a very important part for floral business but the way these retailers look at flower business is very different. It’s all a numbers game. Los Angeles flowers are available year round, the retailers buy them directly from the growers, thus driving up the prices of the flowers.
However they buy flowers that are inferior to those that a customer can find in any local flower shop. There are lots of retailers and wholesalers in Los Angeles basin that are in flower business today. Costco, Vons, Ralphs and now small mom and pop shops are jumping into floral business. However, the consumer knows where to get quality flowers.