Ferns N Petals

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Ferns N Petals Pvt. Limited
Private company
IndustryGifting
Founded1994
FounderVikaas Gutgutia
Headquarters,
Number of locations
93 cities
Area served
India + 150 countries
Key people
Vikaas Gutgutia
(Founder)
Pawan Gadia (CEO)
ProductsFlowers and personal gifts
RevenueIncrease 1.45 billion (US$21 million) (2012)[1]
Increase 120 million (US$1.7 million) (2012)[1]

Ferns N Petals (FNP) is India's largest flower and gifts retailer and one of the largest flower retailers in the world[1] with a network of 240 plus outlets across 93 cities (by Dec. 2016). It was started by Vikaas Gutgutia in 1994. The brand has served more than 4 million customers both online and offline. FNP also delivers gifts to more than 150 countries. Ferns N Petals Group comprises FNP Retail & Franchising, FNP E-commerce, FNP Weddings & Events, Floral Touch, FNP Select, FNP Dubai, FNP Gardens[2], FNP Floral Design School, GiftsByMeeta & Flagship store

History[edit]

Vikaas Gutgutia began working in the flower business by helping out his florist uncle in Kolkatta during his early days. He opened his first shop in Delhi South extension. It took FNP 9 years before it finally broke even in 2003.[3]

Retail categories[edit]

Though originally a flower retailer, the firm has also expanded into the E-commerce sector[1] with various online ventures such as FNPcakes.[4] It has expanded their business into the wedding and event planning industry with the name FNP Weddings & Events.[5] It launched a new business called the Propshop store, which primarily deals in wedding gifts, on 3 September 2013.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Ferns N Petals Aims to Go Global". Forbes India. Retrieved 10 November 2013.
  2. ^ "wedding venues". fnpgardens.com.
  3. ^ "How a lovestruck student gave Vikaas Gutgutia the idea of Ferns N Petals". timesofindia-economictimes.
  4. ^ "Turn right to celebrate Diwali".
  5. ^ "About". fnpweddings.com.
  6. ^ "Ferns N Petals unveils FNP Propshop". Firstpost.