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April 1st, 2024: Carter's Florist merges with Jennie's Flowers, Uniting Two Iconic St. Petersburg Floral Brands

4/1/2024

St. Petersburg, FL – Carter’s Florist, a beloved staple in the St. Petersburg floral community since 1956, is thrilled to announce a strategic partnership and merger with Jennie’s Flowers. This merger combines the talents and expertise of two iconic brands in the community, both known for their exceptional service and imaginative floral creations.

Carter's Florist has long been celebrated for its deep roots in the community and its unparalleled approach to creative floral design, wedding and event florals, and corporate services. Similarly, Jennie's Flowers has built a reputation for its exceptional arrangements, farm-direct flower selections, and exceptional customer service.

With this exciting merger, both Jennie's Flowers and Carter's Florist are coming together under the Jennie's Flowers brand name. The combined team of expert staff will be operating from the Jennie's Flowers St. Pete location at 2301 Dr M.L.K. Jr St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704. This strategic unification will create an unmatched experience in the area by providing unique floral creations and flowers from around the globe while leveraging the combined talents, resources, and expertise of both teams.

"Our vision is to merge not just two businesses, but two talented teams of experts who share a passion for brightening people's lives through the art of floristry," said Kevin McCarthy, Family Owner of Jennie's Flowers.

The combined team is dedicated to continuing the legacy of both brands by offering unparalleled service, access to the finest floral selections, and innovative design that clients have come to expect. This collaboration is a testament to the commitment of both Jennie's Flowers and Carter's Florist to enhance the floral experience for clients in St. Petersburg and beyond.

"We believe that together, we are stronger and can offer an even more exceptional floral service to the community," Kevin added. "We look forward to continuing to serve our loyal clientele and to welcoming new ones, as we blossom into this exciting new chapter of our journey together."

About Jennie's Flowers and Carter's Florist
Jennie's Flowers, with roots beginning in 1920 in Tampa, has grown to become a leader in the fresh flower market in Florida while remaining family owned. With the merger of Carter's Florist, a trusted name in the floral industry since 1956, Jennie’s and Carter’s will provide the best floral experience in the region. Both brands, now united, are committed to continuing a legacy of excellence and creativity in floral design.

March 1st, 2024: Family Flowers Continues to Deliver Love with the Purchase of Palmer Flowers and Paul Wood Florist

3/1/2024

Family Flowers, a leading name in the floral industry, is proud to announce the acquisition of two award-winning flower brands in Colorado: Palmer Flowers and Paul Wood Florist. This strategic expansion signifies Family Flowers' commitment to growing its floral family while preserving the rich heritage and personal touch that these local favorites bring to their communities.

Palmer Flowers, with three locations in Northern Colorado - Fort Collins, Loveland, and Greeley, has been a cornerstone of the floral community since 1983. Paul Wood Florist, a Fort Collins staple since 1933, holds the honor of being one of the oldest retailers in the city. Together, Palmer Flowers and Paul Wood Florist are known for their unbeatable customer service, exceptional floral designs, and deep-rooted connections in the community.

With this acquisition, Family Flowers is not only expanding its geographical footprint but also enriching its portfolio with businesses that share its values of quality, service, and community engagement. Both Palmer Flowers and Paul Wood Florist will continue to operate under their existing brand names, preserving the legacy and unique offerings that have endeared them to their customers. The local leadership and teams will remain in place, ensuring a seamless transition and the continuation of the exceptional service that clients have come to expect.

Kevin R. McCarthy, Family Owner and President of Family Flowers, expressed his enthusiasm about the new additions to the Family Flowers network, saying, "I am truly thrilled to welcome the Palmer Flowers and Paul Wood Florist teams into our floral family. We’re bringing together expert team members with access to the best flowers from around the globe and our shared commitment to excellence. We look forward to continuing to serve Northern Colorado with the same dedication and quality our clients have come to know and love from these iconic brands."

About Family Flowers - McCarthy Group Florists
Family owned since 1952, Family Flowers has grown to become a leader in the floral industry, providing an unmatched dedication to quality, creativity, and customer happiness. Family Flowers acquires beloved local flower shops in the United States and operates iconic floral brands across the country, with 30 locations in 10 states and growing. The company’s mission is to Deliver Love® through the art of flowers.

April 4th, 2020: We’re In This Together & Farm-To-Door Delivery has Arrived

4/5/2020

A personal message from Kevin McCarthy, Family Owner and COO:

I hope that all of you and your loved ones remain safe and healthy during this uncertain time. That's what is most important!

Our company has been significantly affected by the coronavirus, like so many other small businesses. During this time, the safety and well-being of our staff remains our biggest priority. We are doing all we can to ensure that our staff, customers, and communities remain safe and healthy.

We've had to make decisions in our family business that were unthinkable mere weeks ago in order to carry on. Still - we know we will get through this as a nation and come out even stronger.

Studies show that flowers can reduce stress and bring joy to people. Though right now we can't be with the ones we love, we believe that flowers can help bridge the gap and allow us to feel a little closer. Our local flower shops continue to provide no-contact delivery wherever possible, including essential end-of-life tribute and sympathy flowers.

During this uncertain time, we are determined to keep jobs and healthcare benefits secure for our workers. For that reason, I'm happy to share that we have partnered with the best flower farms around the country to help deliver nationwide through boxed delivery!

If you're looking to send some joy to someone you're thinking of or can't be with right now, visit Farm-to-Door Flowers for our new Farm-to-Door Delivery options.

These beautiful bouquets are grown in America using sustainable growing practices, helping our nation's farmers keep their jobs. All the products are on sale from $115 to just $99 including free shipping. They arrive in as little as 2-3 days and include a keepsake glass vase.

Thank you for your continued support during this difficult time. Our hearts go out to all of those affected by this horrible disease. Family Flowers has committed to purchasing and donating hundreds of N95 masks for healthcare workers on the front lines. We are passionate about doing all we can to help support our country during this time.

 

 

 

Please stay safe and stay well! We are in this together and this too shall pass.

Most Sincerely,

Kevin McCarthy

Family Owner & COO

March 23rd, 2019: McCarthy Group Florists Announces Name Change to FAMILY FLOWERS

3/23/2019

Atlanta - McCarthy Group Florists, a leading retail florist since 1952 with over 25 locations in 10 states, has changed its name to FAMILY FLOWERS, reflecting that the brand is family-owned, focused on personal customer service, and distinct from corporate competitors.

The new FAMILY FLOWERS brand and company website is now live at familyflowers.com, allowing customers to send flowers using any of the company’s family-owned flower shops. Customers can also order flowers nationwide using only the best, hand-selected florist partners. The FAMILY FLOWERS website will also showcase the company’s updated visual identity, mission, senior team bios, and more.

“We’re extremely excited about this change,” said Family Owner and C.O.O., Kevin R. McCarthy. “The FAMILY FLOWERS brand communicates our updated mission and expanded focus on customers by letting them know that they are dealing with a family-owned and operated flower business; not some corporation. The focus of FAMILY FLOWERS is on people – the customer, the recipient, and our expert team members. I believe our new name, website, and services will reflect that.”

The mission of FAMILY FLOWERS is to “Deliver Love”.

About Family Flowers

The FAMILY FLOWERS story began in 1952 with Bud McCarthy, who opened Bud’s Bokay Shop in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Together with his father, Ernest McCarthy, they worked as the first two generations in the FAMILY FLOWERS legacy. After buying his father’s flower shop, Brian McCarthy has grown the company with the help of his wife, Erin, to include over 25 locations in 10 states. Kevin, Meghan, and Julianna McCarthy, the latest generation of family florists, continue the FAMILY FLOWERS tradition and honor the customer-focused practices that Bud McCarthy began.

January 23rd, 2019: McCarthy Group Florists acquires The Enchanted Florist in Alexandria, VA

1/23/2019

For Immediate Release: The Enchanted Florist in Alexandria, VA, one of the finest and most-celebrated flower shops in the Washington, DC area, has joined McCarthy Group Florists. For over 20 years, The Enchanted Florist and Phyllis Kennedy, former owner and General Manager, have brightened the community by creating magnificent flower designs using only the finest and freshest flowers. Ms. Kennedy will remain an integral part of The Enchanted Florist and continue to provide outstanding service and quality to clientele as its General Manager. Known for creating exceptional masterpieces and floral art, The Enchanted Florist is known for creativity, excellence in design, and high-quality blooms for everyday flowers, sympathy, weddings and events, and more. “We couldn’t be happier to work with Phyllis and the entire team at The Enchanted Florist,” said McCarthy Group Florists Family Owner and C.O.O. Kevin R. McCarthy. “Their reputation for premier and creative floral design is unparalleled and we are so excited to grow our flower family by working with such a passionate and talented staff. The merger of our family-owned company and this great team will further enhance the reputation and reach of The Enchanted Florist.” McCarthy Group Florists also operates Thompson’s - Westwood Florist in Fredericksburg, VA and Pollard’s Florist in Newport News, VA. Founded in 1952, McCarthy Group Florists is the largest family-owned florist in America with over 25 locations nationwide.

November 6th, 2018: McCarthy Group Florists acquires Naples Flowers

11/6/2018

For Immediate Release: Naples Flowers, a premier florist shop in Naples, Florida, has been purchased by McCarthy Group Florists. Naples Flowers has been serving the community since 1958. “The history and reputation of Naples Flowers is something we’re truly excited to preserve - we’re planning to add even more custom flower designs, unique luxury arrangements, and much more at this location,” said Family Owner and C.O.O. Kevin McCarthy. "We are thrilled to combine our design expertise, service, and fresh flower offerings with the Naples Flowers team in order to provide an unbeatable floral experience for our clients. Because of its proximity to our Fort Myers location, Fort Myers Florist, we’ll also be able to provide a massive local delivery area for our customers along with an unbeatable selection of farm-fresh flowers.” McCarthy Group Florists also owns Jennie’s Flowers in Tampa, Florida. Founded in 1952, McCarthy Group Florists is the largest family-owned florist in America with over 25 locations nationwide.

March 14th, 2018: McCarthy Group Florists acquires Dolores the Florist

3/14/2018

For immediate release: Dolores the Florist, a favorite downtown Chicago florist operating for over 35 years - has been acquired by McCarthy Group Florists. “We are particularly excited about adding Dolores the Florist to our family-owned and operated group of flower shops,” said Kevin R. McCarthy, Family Owner & C.O.O. of McCarthy Group Florists. “Dolores’ strategic downtown Chicago location is a fantastic addition to our current Chicago suburb area flower shops and will allow us to deliver to more people in downtown Chicago while providing our outstanding flower designs and prices.” Going forward, Dolores the Florist will be known primarily as Amling’s Flowerland - Chicago. “The Amling’s Flowerland name is well-known and has operated for over 120 years in Chicago and surrounding suburbs. We are thrilled to be able to re-introduce this brand to downtown Chicago while combining the talented staff, great reputation, and loyal customers from Dolores the Florist." McCarthy Group Florists owns and operates several Chicago area stores including Amling’s Flowerland in Elmhurst, Illinois and Sylvia’s - Amling’s Flowers in Arlington Heights, IL. Founded in 1952, McCarthy Group Florists is the largest family-owned florist in America, with over 20 locations in 12 states serving millions of satisfied customers.​

December 18th, 2017: McCarthy Group Florists acquires North Raleigh Florist and Cary Florist

12/26/2017

McCarthy Group Florists is pleased to announce the acquisition of North Raleigh Florist and Cary Florist in North Carolina! North Raleigh Florist and Cary Florist are premier flower shops in the Raleigh and Cary, North Carolina areas. “We are extremely excited to welcome Janice Cutler and her fantastic team to the McCarthy Group Florists Family,” said Family Owner and C.O.O. Kevin R. McCarthy. “The addition of these two premier florists to our Raleigh-area market will expand our already tremendous service and value to tens of thousands of additional customers. We look forward to continuing to provide clients with outstanding service and superior value.” McCarthy Group Florists owns and operates 4 stores in the Raleigh area, including Fallon’s Flowers, Fallon’s Flowers North, North Raleigh Florist, and Cary Florist serving Raleigh, Durham, Cary, RTP, and more. Founded in 1952, McCarthy Group Florists is the largest family-owned florist in America, with over 20 locations in 12 states serving millions of satisfied customers.