Flower shops faced icy roads on Valentine’s Day

    The recent snow storms have helped some businesses while hurting many others. For many flower shops, Valentines Day is a make or break holiday for their bottom line.
    Streets in both the city and suburbs were troublesome right through the weekend because of the snow. Lisa Roth is a manager at Robertson’s Florist in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia. Valentines Day is her second busiest day of the year. And this year, her drivers had to deal with snow packed and icy side streets.

    The recent snow storms have helped some businesses while hurting many others. For many flower shops, Valentines Day is a make or break holiday for their bottom line.

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    Streets in both the city and suburbs were troublesome right through the weekend because of the snow.  Lisa Roth is a manager at Robertson’s Florist in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia. Valentines Day is her second busiest day of the year. And this year, her drivers had to deal with snowpacked and icy side streets.

    Roth: We had a couple troubles get caught where we had to go and help them get out of a side ditch or possibly in some snow.

    Roth says even with the problems, sales appear to be ahead of a year ago, because some good customers who would usually have been out of town stayed snowed in for the holiday and bought flowers.

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