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Kyle Achter — General Manager, Southeast Sourcing Transportation

Kyle started his career with C.H. Robinson in Milwaukee in 1997. During this time, Kyle developed his sales, account management, and leadership skills. In 2006, Kyle opened the Quad Cities Branch in Davenport, IA. In 2010, Kyle was promoted to General Manager of the Fargo, ND Branch. During his time in Fargo, the branch more than doubled in net revenue and Kyle developed a strong team poised for continued success. In June of 2013, Kyle was promoted to General Manager of Southeast Sourcing Transportation. In this position Kyle oversees offices in Tampa and Miami, as well as the Floral Solutions Service Center in Doral, FL. Kyle also works closely with the sourcing business in the Southeast Region, further developing our capabilities in the perishable supply chain, as well as focusing on bringing innovation to CHR’s offering to the Floral Industry.

The Sweet Side of Logistics: Roses for Valentine’s Day


Editor’s note: We posted this infographic two years ago, but we’re sharing it again today in the spirit of the holiday. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is here, and retailers have enjoyed a weekend of holiday-related sales. Over the last two weeks, roses have been making their way from fields to stores across the country, all so that consumers can treat their Valentines to fresh bouquets of beautiful blooms. But just what did that journey entail? » Read More

The Power of Flowers: Valentine’s Day Logistics & Statistics

Floral Transportation

If you plan on celebrating Valentine’s Day this weekend, chances are that a bouquet of flowers will play some role in your day. With millions of flowers bought by consumers every Valentine’s Day, there is little doubt that colorful, fragrant blooms are a hallmark of the holiday. » Read More

How Fresh Roses Arrive In Time for Valentine’s Day

The Journey of a Valentine’s Day Rose

RosesU.S. consumers buy the most flowers on Valentine’s and Mother’s Days. Getting fresh roses to your Valentine takes speed, the right temperature, and skill.

Like all perishable products, florals require specific temperatures to maintain freshness. Without the proper temperatures, flowers bloom and fade before they can be enjoyed by the recipient. » Read More