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Quality of flowers more important than price


December 2, 2010
By Amanda Ryder

Dec. 2, 2010 – The Floral Marketing Research Fund (FMRF) has just released a
comprehensive study on Consumer Preference for Flowers as Gifts.
According to the study, the quality of flowers is more important to
consumers than price.

Dec. 2, 2010 – The Floral Marketing Research Fund (FMRF) has just
released a comprehensive study on Consumer Preference for Flowers as
Gifts. According to the study, the quality of flowers is more important
to consumers than price. When compared with other attributes when
purchasing flowers, consumers ranked quality the highest consideration
in the buying process, followed by color, price, design, and other
factors.

That's just one finding from this comprehensive research study now
available from the FMRF. Funded in part by Asocolflores and other
industry individuals and organizations, this research provides
important insight on how consumers perceive floral advertising, price,
longevity, fragrance, appropriateness of flowers for specific occasions
and other preferences.

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The "Consumer Preference for Flowers as Gifts: Age Segments,
Substitutes, and Perceived Risks" is the result of a two-year project
funded by FMRF, which was conducted under the guidance of Chengyan Yue,
Ph.D., at the University of Minnesota, with support from Bridget Behe,
Ph.D., Michigan State University, and Charlie Hall, Ph.D., Texas
A&M University.

“Our industry needs to be aggressive in seeking ways to bring our
beautiful product to more people and to make sure we understand who our
future customers are and what is important to them,” says Paul Bachman,
of Bachman’s Inc., in Minneapolis, and chairman of the FMRF. “The
Floral Marketing Research Fund is dedicated to addressing these
extremely important marketing questions, and we are excited that Dr.
Yue’s research hit the bulls-eye in what we hope will be an ongoing
program directed at critical marketing topics.”

Reports can be downloaded from the FMRF website – www.floralmarketingresearchfund.org

The Floral Marketing Research Fund was established in 2008 by
volunteers of the American Floral Endowment board of trustees to
support consumer research that benefits the floral industry. For more
information, contact the FMRF at info@fmrf.org.


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