Supply regulations continue and new regulations in preparation19 March 2020
The emergency measures announced earlier this week as a result of the corona crisis and the large percentage of non-sold product (thus destroyed) continuing on the auction clocks. The following is stipulated for tomorrow's auctionday (Friday 20 March):
- Tomorrow, a maximum of 30% of last Friday's supply volume can be supplied for flowers and houseplants.
- For garden plants this percentage is set at a maximum of 75%.
- In addition, A2 and B quality flowers and plants may no longer be supplied.
- Products will no longer be re-auctioned
- It is allowed to sell up to a maximum of 75% of your clock supply via Clock Presale (in Floriday).
The Floriday dashboard quickly shows you how much you can supply per location in your specific situation. When in doubt, please contact your auctioneer.
Clock supply 19 March
Our suppliers of flowers, houseplants and garden plants have largely conformed themselves to the regulations on the clock supply for today. On the flower clocks, however, the supply percentages were higher than permitted (30%). This non-permited surplus has been and will be strictly enforced by the auctioneers. The price levels on the clock today were comparable to yesterday (Wednesday 18th of march). The percentage of flowers non-sold/destroyed has decreased. This decline in percentage of non-sold/destroyed product also counts for potplants and garden plants.
In addition to the above supply regulations, a number of additional measures have been taken:
- We closely monitor and act on 'additional trade' that is supplied to our market places.
- In consultation with the auctioneers, it was decided this morning to reduce the velocity of the auctioning process even further. We are also investigating whether we can concentrate supply on clocks from tomorrow onwards.
New supply regulation will start on 23 March
Tomorrow morning we will inform growers about the new supply regulations which are programmed to be in effect from Monday 23 March. Because of the assumption that is made, that trade will not yet increase on short notice, we are announcing these regulations that will apply for a longer period of time. In this new set of regulations we also have the aim to also honour the interests of the growers who were relatively active and more dependant on direct sales and who have come to a substantial standstill. We will inform all growers about this via e-mail.
Viewed from day to day
The supply regulatory emergency measures are reviewed from day to day based on up-to-date information. Royal FloraHolland regrets the fact that these emergency measures currently have to be implemented. In the coming days, the necessary measures with regard to supply will be assessed on a daily basis and announced through regular communication channels.