Kitayama Brothers has finally diversified into selling directly to mass merchandisers.
For most of our history we have relied on wholesale florists as our main market. We still hold a large percentage and have great relationships with the leading wholesale florists in the US, but in order to increase our flower production - we had to be able to increase our customer base.
KB hired Karen Nakamura 2 years ago, she has many years of working for and selling to mass merchandisers such as Safeway, Vons, Gelsons, Raleys, Krogers and other large retailers. One of Karen’s challenges was to build a production team, and we are proud of the work she has done with her floor leader Wilbur Yam. Here are pictures of the team ramping up to Valentine’s Day.