Today’s NOOOOO!: Flower vendors say Trump will affect Valentine’s Day for Latinos?

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (1 munite read) 

This story made me shake my head. It’s about how Trump is now affecting Valentine’s Day.

PR Web published it as a sales promotion – I guess. But the gist of it is that flower wholesaler’s in Los Angeles are preparing for a lackluster Valentine’s Day:

[pullquote]There was a 70% drop in early December sales for the flower filled Dia de Virgen Guadalupe religious holiday.[/pullquote]

“. . .  as fear and uncertainty caused by the ‘Trump Effect’ is expected to tighten the purse strings of the Southern California Latino community far more than the 10% Valentine’s Day spending dip forecast nationally by a National Retail Federation report.”

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The expected spend on Valentine’s Day flowers is still $2 billion for this year, but it could be a lot less. Flower vendors see a trend: there was a “70% drop in early December sales for the flower filled Dia de Virgen Guadalupe religious holiday. ‘Latino Catholic worshipers who would normally spend lavishly on a rose bouquet gift for the Virgen were buying a single flower instead.’ ”

You know it’s serious when they start skimping on flowers for la Virgen.



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