Ed Carpp, co-owner of Watkins Flowers of Distinction, gave a talk about the challenges of the floral industry in an age of internet and brokered sales. 1-800-flowers and other brokers raised revenues and increased the volume of business over the past few decades, but belonging to their networks eroded profits. Watkins Flowers left the network several years ago and has increased profits ever since.
Video of his presentation is available below and on YouTube:
Other Club News:
- Dr. Robert Keefer was inducted into the club. Read more about it here: http://northraleighrotary.org/robert-keefer-joins-the-rotary-club-of-north-raleigh/.