FloraHolland Verfies Smithers-Oasis’ Floralife® Express Clear 100 For Roses

Floralife® Express Clear 100 passes stringent, year-long testing to receive verification. HASSELT, Belgium – March 15, 2018 – Smithers-Oasis Company, a worldwide leader in providing solutions throughout the plant and flower journey from propagation to presentation, recently received verification for its Floralife® Express Clear 100 for post-harvest rose care from FloraHolland.  FloraHolland, the world renowned floral auction located in The Netherlands, is a Dutch cooperative of growers and the largest floral auction in the world. Floralife® …

Smithers-Oasis Promotes Riffey to General Manager, Grower Operations – Americas, Europe and Africa

KENT, Ohio – March 2018 – Smithers-Oasis Company, a worldwide leader in providing solutions throughout the plant and flower supply chain from propagation to consumer, announces the promotion of William (Bill) Riffey to general manager, grower operations – Americas, Europe and Africa. The organizational change is part of a strategic plan to significantly increase Smithers-Oasis’ brand Oasis®Grower Solutions’ sales through a channel-focused effort. Bringing more than 30 years of experience to the position, Riffey has …

Smithers-Oasis Offers Free Webinar on Managing Ethylene Risk in the Supply Chain

Webinar will address economic risks and potential losses caused by ethylene, conditions that create ethylene, as well as solutions for shielding plants from ethylene. KENT, Ohio – February 27, 2018 – Smithers-Oasis Company, a worldwide leader in providing solutions throughout the plant and flower journey from propagation to presentation, is hosting a free webinar for those interested in learning how to manage ethylene risk in the supply chain. Sponsored by Smithers-Oasis’ Floralife® and Oasis® Grower …

Floralife® “It Doesn’t Matter How You Do It” Video Romances the Use of Flower Food by Motivating Retailers With Creative Placement and Application of Floralife® Express Technology Sachets

Innovative Express Technology encourages floral businesses to inform consumers on the advantages of flower food in order to leverage repeat customers WALTERBORO, S.C. – December 19, 2017 – Smithers-Oasis Company, a worldwide leader in providing solutions throughout the plant and flower journey from propagation to presentation, is introducing its new Floralife® video, “Did you know… it doesn’t matter how you do it,” to motivate retailers to show off Floralife® Express flower food sachets to emphasize the …

Handy Floral Products Transitions Business to Smithers-Oasis

KENT, OH (October 13, 2017) – Smithers-Oasis has entered into an agreement with Handy Floral Products under which Handy Floral will transition its business to Smithers-Oasis. The succession plan allows for a seamless transition of the products and services Handy Floral customers have come to expect while joining the Smithers-Oasis family of brands. Handy Floral Products became a provider of accessories for wedding, prom and other events over the past thirty years. With hundreds of …

Smithers-Oasis Appoints General Manager and Vice President of Strategic Business Development

KENT, Ohio, October 15, 2014 – Smithers-Oasis Company announces the appointment of Anne M. Stewart to general manager and Robert M. Williams II to vice president of strategic business development for the North American floral group. Stewart will have responsibility for the floral products operations in North America and Williams will be responsible for identifying emerging business opportunities. Both will report to Robin M. Kilbride, president and CEO. Prior to joining Smithers-Oasis Company, Stewart served …

New OASIS® Scenic Shapes Provide Instant Personalization for Events and Memorials

KENT, Ohio (August 2, 2013) – Smithers-Oasis North America answers florists’ needs for specialty shapes through the introduction of a new line – OASIS® Scenic Shapes. OASIS Scenic Shapes are a 1.5” thick OASIS® Floral Foam Maxlife shape inset on a graphic background scene creating a large, dynamic presentation cost effectively. The background scene is printed on a lightweight, rigid, waterproof plastic that can be hung or laid flat, eliminating the need for a container. …

Smithers-Oasis Company Remembers Former President, Ted Smithers

The floral community mourns the loss of Theodore (Ted) Smithers, who passed away on March 28, 2012, at the age of 88. The son of floral foam inventor, V.L. Smithers, Ted Smithers was integral in growing Smithers-Oasis into a world-class operation distributing OASIS® branded products to florists throughout the globe. With a high degree of integrity and a commitment to social and corporate responsibility, Mr. Smithers achieved great success in both his personal and business …

Company’s succession plan is announced

Smithers-Oasis Company, a global manufacturer and marketer of floral foam, floral accessories, postharvest products, and grower media headquartered in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, today announced the transfer of majority ownership of the company from Charles Walton to a team of internal global senior managers, effective immediately. Walton, who has been with Smithers-Oasis Company for 35 years and has served as its Chairman for the past 24 years, acquired the Smithers’ family interest in the company in …

Revolutionary floral foam improvement introduced globally

Smithers‐Oasis Introduces Revolutionary New Floral Foam First Floral Foam to Keep Flowers as Fresh as Flowers in a Vase Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (February 14, 2011) – Firmly underscoring its leadership in floral foam innovation, Smithers‐Oasis, the company that invented the floral foam category, has just reinvented it with the development of its revolutionary OASIS® Floral Foam Maxlife.  With the introduction of OASIS® Floral Foam Maxlife, florists can now offer customers around the world the unmatched ability …