The Impact Of Gas Prices On Florists

As gas prices continue to rise, florists say they're feeling the affects, especially when it comes to deliveries.

In just the past week the national average for regular unleaded has increased from $3.37 to $3.51, that's 14 cents in one week. In New Bern many of the stations were priced a few cents below the national average.

Jonathan Wiley, owner of Wiley Florist, says if prices continue to increase they are going to have to make some sort of change to their deliveries. "We haven't raised them, it's been something I've been thinking about, we probably should have, we probably should in the future, but one of those two things if gas keeps going up will probably have to do either raise our delivery rates or trim our delivery area."

Several other florists we talked with say they're facing a similar situation as they try and determine how to deal with the rising gas prices.

Wiley says they average 30 delivers covering 200 miles per day.


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