Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The United Kingdom is one of the largest markets for flowers and plants in Europe. Flowers like roses, daffodils, tulips, chrysanthemums and lilies are popular at events such as weddings and funerals, as well as on occasions like Valentine's Day. Most flowers and plants are imported, with the Netherlands accounting for the vast majority of industry imports.
During the past five years, the industry has performed relatively well, given the challenging economic backdrop. Rising retail flower prices and increasing demand for locally sourced flowers and plants helped the industry record strong growth. Consumers have become increasingly interested in the provenance of goods, which has helped fuel demand for British-grown flowers and plants... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
New entrants to the Flower and Plant Growing industry face moderate barriers to entry. Inputs are readily available and the required knowledge and skills for plant and flower cultivation are relatively easy to acquire. New entrants with establishments close to wholesale markets and other selling points may boost their competitive advantage, mitigating the problem of product perishability.
However, several barriers to entry exist, such as the initial outlay of capital investment to purchase real estate. Operators require a large area of land to produce a quantity sufficient to yield a profitable return, which can be very expensive... purchase to read more