Valentine’s Day Logistics
Amount spent in 2017 on flowers for Valentine’s Day
Number of roses grown specifically for February 14
Colombia, Ecuador, the Netherlands, and Kenya
Top four suppliers of roses in the world. Roses don’t grow in the United States in February so they need to be imported from these top suppliers.
Two to four degrees Celsius
Constant temperature that must be maintained throughout the entire logistics chain for roses to stay fresh
Total cargo weight of roses Lufthansa Cargo transported in 2018. This equates to around the load capacity of 11 flights with MD-11 freighters.
Number of fresh-cut roses in water that Pilot Freight Services transported in 2018. This totals 470 shipments moving through six stations - Atlanta, Newark, NJ, Dallas, Miami, Los Angeles, and Chicago.
Estimated total spending on Valentine’s Day gifts in 2018, according to the National Retail Federation. That’s $1.4 billion more than 2017.
Average life span of roses after they’re cut