Napco, an industry leading provider of floral, garden, gift and seasonal decor products, will commemorate its 75th anniversary during a special celebratory event to be held on January 10, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. The celebration will continue on January 18th when BloomNet® and Napco host a Fresh Forum® at Napco’s Jacksonville, FL headquarters. The January 10th event will coincide with the grand re-opening of a newly expanded, 7,000 square foot Napco showroom located at AmericasMart in Atlanta (showrooms: 17C 10-12, 17A 10-12). AmericasMart is also the host for the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, which will take place January 7-14, 2014. Visitors to the 75-year anniversary celebration and grand opening event at Napco’s Atlanta showroom on January 10th can enter for a chance to win a diamond pendent from Helzberg Diamonds, valued at nearly $1,000.00. The event will also feature promotional offers as well as the latest product designs and newest displays from Napco. The Fresh Forum in Jacksonville, FL on January 18th will feature a special international guest, renowned German Master Florist Gregor Lersch, author of numerous books on floristry and a winner of many prestigious worldwide floral awards. During the Fresh Forum event, Mr. Lersch will present an exciting floral design program highlighting unique creations inspired by his global travels to more than 50 countries. The Fresh Forum will also highlight the latest products reflecting today’s hottest trends and the event will include presentations by industry experts who will share their knowledge and offer strategies for retail florists to grow their businesses. Napco, a third-generation business, was founded in 1939 in the basement of a flower shop in Cleveland, Ohio. The company moved to Jacksonville, Florida in 1984. Napco sources top quality products from around the world while developing imaginative products through its in-house design team. Nearly 2,000 new items are added to the Napco line each year.
“Throughout our entire 75-year history, Napco has been committed to the industry and our customers...continuously pioneering new looks, creating new categories, freshening our line...and always striving to provide exclusive, fashion-forward designs as well as unmatched quality and value,” said David Bailys, Napco Vice President of Marketing.About Napco With nearly 75 years as a trusted source to the floral and related industries, Napco ( www.napcoimports.com) is the one-stop-shopping home for floral, garden, gift and seasonal decor needs. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, the company has a 180,000 square ft. distribution center and 10,000 sq. ft. showroom in Jacksonville, a 7,000 square ft. showroom in Atlanta, Georgia and a 4,500 sq. ft. showroom in Dallas, Texas. Napco creates, imports and distributes a vast line of products featuring exclusive designs. The company’s diverse product line includes floral containers in virtually all shapes, sizes and colors along with decorative accents, inspirational and sympathy products, a wide variety of garden items, superior quality glassware, and trend-forward products carefully selected for holidays throughout the year including Valentine’s Day, Christmas and many other special occasions. Dedicated to providing unparalleled customer service, Napco has a highly experienced team of sales associates located throughout the United States and the company offers flexible purchasing options as well as state-of-the-art order fulfillment capabilities. Napco is a division of BloomNet® and a member of the 1-800-Flowers.com family of brands. About BloomNet® BloomNet® ( www.mybloomnet.net or 1-800-BloomNet) is an international wire service and a world class business solutions provider offering quality products and diverse services to a select network of professional retail Florists who utilize BloomNet’s resources to grow their businesses profitably. Professional Florists who are part of the BloomNet network can take advantage of several key benefits including the highest published rebate in the industry with the easiest rebate qualifications, tiered membership costs, state-of-the-art technology solutions, and a complete suite of value-added products and services. BloomNet has established and maintains the industry’s most stringent business standards for participating Florists. BloomNet, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc (NASDAQ symbol FLWS).