SizeUp Names Best U.S. Cities for Flower Shops This Valentine’s Day

Des Moines tops the list of best performing cities for floral retailers, according to SizeUp.

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According to SizeUp (www.sizeup.com), flower shops in Des Moines, Iowa, show higher per capita revenues than every other U.S. city.

'As florists’ revenues tend to peak during Valentine’s Day week, we wanted to learn where brick-and-mortar flower shops are most successful,' said Anatalio Ubalde, CEO of SizeUp.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 11, 2014

Are Midwesterners more romantic than their counterparts on the coasts? According to SizeUp (http://www.sizeup.com), flower shops in Des Moines, Iowa, show higher per capita revenues than every other U.S. city.

“As florists’ revenues tend to peak during Valentine’s Day week, we wanted to learn where brick-and-mortar flower shops are most successful,” said Anatalio Ubalde, CEO of SizeUp. “Interestingly, half the cities on our top 10 list are in the Midwest.”

The top 10 U.S. cities for florists, based on per capita annual revenues, are:

1. Des Moines, Iowa    
2. Wayne, Ind.
3. Costa Mesa, Calif.    
4. Lakewood, Colo.    
5. Springfield, Mass.    
6. Downers Grove, Ill.    
7. North Hempstead, N.Y.    
8. Smithtown, N.Y.    
9. Anchorage, Alaska
10. Lansing, Mich.

Click here to view the cities on a map, which can be embedded into another website by clicking the “share” button: http://www.sizeup.com/bestPlaces/florists-retail#attribute=revenuePerCapita&placeType=city.

The U.S. florist market is sizeable: domestically-cut flowers brought in $403 million in revenues last year for more than 24,600 florists nationwide, employing 123,600 people, according to the Retail Advertising and Marketing Association.

SizeUp super crunches millions of data points based on the most current data available from both public and private sources. SizeUp’s data can be filtered by city, county, metro, and state, and also by criteria such as highest revenue per capita, most underserved markets, average annual revenue, employees and more, allowing decision-makers to find information that is most relevant to them.

About SizeUp

SizeUp (http://www.SizeUp.com) is a business intelligence website that helps small businesses become smarter, more profitable, and more competitive. It enables small business owners to benchmark themselves against competitors, find the best places to advertise, and map their competitors, customers, and suppliers. SizeUp is a service of GIS Planning (http://www.gisplanning.com), the world leader in online economic development solutions.

In 2012, top executives from Google, Facebook, and Salesforce.com selected SizeUp as the 1st place award winner for online tools to create jobs and grow the US economy. SizeUp now powers online services to small businesses offered on the U.S. Small Business Administration website.


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