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Steve and I were in The Netherlands end of last week, visiting Ronald and catching up on the progress of Arena Bloemen and Arena Blumen, as well making more preparations for Valentine’s Day.  It was a mite chilly here in good old Blighty, but we soon learned that our European

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DistributionEthics & EnvironmentFraudGeneralOperations

Something we learnt quite quickly after setting up Arena is that, if you run a business then it seems you’re fair game and people will make up outrageous claims to try and get money out of you.  It may be down to the idea that “Well, they’re a company so

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CustomersDistributionEthics & EnvironmentFloristryFlowersGood Causes & CharitiesMega DaysOperationsSetting up

Here at Arena Flowers we get a lot of special orders both large and small – sometimes for a particular birthday where the number of flowers is important or sometimes for the re-creation of a wedding bouquet for an anniversary. We also receive requests for flower stems to be distributed

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DistributionFloristryFlowersMega DaysOperationsValentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is the busiest day of the year at Flowers HQ. We plan and organise the day well in advance to try to minimise hiccups and to ensure we successfully bring lovers together on the big day. It’s not easy, as we do about 20 times more orders than

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DistributionEthics & EnvironmentFraudGeneral

Recently we were on the receiving end of an attempted hustle by some fake wheel clampers. They’d immobilised one of our vans and were refusing to take the clamp off unless we paid £300 cash there and then. No credit cards allowed because of “possible fraud”. That set our own

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