Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The United Kingdom is one of the largest markets for flowers and plants in Europe. Flowers such as 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. The level of import competition has created a challenging operating climate for industry participants, and this has constrained the industry's performance over the past five years.
An increase in demand for locally sourced flowers and plants, driven by the wider economic recovery, has supported overall industry growth over the past five-year period... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
New entrants in 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 needed to purchase land. Operators require a large area of land to produce enough flowers and plants to yield a profitable return, which can be very expensive... purchase to read more