Valentine’s Day 2019: There is a lot at stake!
Chocolate and flowers aren’t the only vulnerable things being handled this year, relationships are at stake, too! This time of year is one of the busiest for shippers with vulnerable cargo. We bet you didn’t know these 2019 Valentine’s Day facts.
$1.9 billion will be spent on flowers this year.** Fun fact, in 2016, 71% of Valentine’s Day flowers came from Colombia, and 19% from Ecuador.***
$1.6 billion will be spent on candy, including chocolate.** If moving around Florida or Southern California, it can melt. If moving around Michigan, it can freeze 🙁
What is really at stake? RELATIONSHIPS! We better hope all those gifts get there on time and undamaged because about 50% of US women say they would strongly consider ending their relationship if they do not receive a gift today.* Ouch!
Even if your relationship is on the rocks, there is a special someone who will love you and remain loyal: your PET! Pet moms and pet dads will show their love and appreciation by spending about $500 million on pet treats and gifts this year.****