For this flower company CEO, it’s not just about growth

Feb 23, 2022
After laying off more than 200 people, Christina Stembel hopes to cultivate a healthy company — not just a growing one.
Christina Stembel, CEO of the direct-to-consumer company Farmgirl Flowers, said inflation and Apple’s new privacy policy are forcing her to pass higher costs on to customers.
Courtesy Farmgirl Flowers/Anna-Alexia Basille

Thinking hearts and flowers? Valentine's Day bouquets may cost a bit more this year

Feb 14, 2022
Florists say they need to charge more because their costs have gone up.
If you want a dozen red roses for your sweetheart this Valentine's Day, florists say you better be prepared to pay more.
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Why Valentine’s Day shipping delays are this CEO’s “biggest fear”

Feb 3, 2021
“There’s just a lot of it that’s out of our control completely,” says Christina Stembel of Farmgirl Flowers.
Valentine's Day shipping delays have the potential to cost Farmgirl Flowers $12 million in a worst-case scenario, CEO Christina Stembel says. Above, a Farmgirl Flowers bouquet.
Courtesy of Farmgirl Flowers

Love is in the air ... at daycare? Parents faced with unexpected Valentine's Day costs

Feb 14, 2020
The New York Times correspondent Rukmini Callimachi was asked to write valentines for her baby son's class.
A florist arranges bouquets ahead of Valentine's Day.
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On Valentine's, saying "#LOVE" with candy hearts

Feb 13, 2015
NECCO has been selling those candy hearts for more than 100 years.

The real cost of Valentine's Day

Feb 14, 2014
Or, you could opt to spend no money, but...
Chocolate dipped strawberries and heart shapped chocolate boxes are ready to be purchased at Schakolad Chocolate Factory on February 13, 2009 in Davie, Florida. 
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Singles get all the Valentine's love this year

Feb 14, 2014
From quizzes, to twitter trends and corporate promotions, the currently unattached are getting some attention.

You said you wanted your chocolate to be rich ...

Feb 14, 2014
Why the price of everyone's favorite Valentine's Day gift is on the rise.
A partial view taken on November 23, 2011 in Paris shows chocolate and sweets displayed at the Mere de famille chocolate shop.
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A valentine for a time capsule: This week's Silicon Tally

Feb 14, 2014
Play Silicon Tally to find out how well you've kept up on this week's tech news.