Who We Are

ABOUT US

 MFT or “Mexican Flower Trading” as we’ve been known for most of our existence isn’t a Mexican company at all.   We are a Canadian, family run wholesale florist.  We specialize in retail ready bouquets that feature the maximum amount of Local products we can purchase, but incorporate the best the global floral market has to offer.  

  Our history is deeply rooted in Family- MFT is currently run by Stephanie- who is the 3rd generation of her family to lead in the Floral industry.  The family’s involvement began with Stephanie’s Grandmother began importing into Montreal through “Pointet Flowers” primarily introducing Canada to Columbian floral offerings.

At the time, the industry was just starting to get a taste of the high quality products that the Columbian climate had to offer, and now they are the industry standard in quality and value.

Pointet Flowers opened an arm in Toronto in 1984, and soon after acquired a small firm that was making bouquets exclusively with flowers from Mexico- “Mexican Flower Trading Inc”-. Michael (Stephanie’s father) took the lead and headed up this operation and grew it using the core principals of freshness, value and quality.  Michael incorporated more locally grown and diverse products that fit those values.    The bouquet division grew separately under Michael’s careful eye.

Stephanie, (now a CMA), joined the bouquet business in 2008, and now she leads it;   she has re-invigorated the company, bringing in fresh minds to the approach of bouquet making, and distribution and adds another dimension to the core values- Creativity.   Quality, freshness, Value and Creativity are the core of what makes MFT great.

ABOUT US

 MFT is a family run and owned shop, currently run by Stephanie (Pictured with family), who is the 3rd generation active in the floral industry. The family’s involvement in the industry began with her grandmother Mary, and an acquaintance from England who was starting to make in-roads out of Colombia for the floral industry in North America.

At the time, the industry was just starting to get a taste of the endless growing opportunities that the Colombian market had to offer, and the quality of flowers that came from there were light years ahead of the carnation imports coming up from the United states at the time.  Mary had 7 children and a tight budget so she could easily appreciate the value in better grown carnations and quickly became a natural saleswoman in the Montreal area for all kinds of Columbian import flowers, using her 6 boys as her labour team.

Mary’s little importer opened an arm in Toronto in 1984, and soon after acquired a small firm that was making bouquets exclusively with flowers from Mexico- “Mexican Flower Trading Inc”-. Michael (Stephanie’s father) took the lead and headed up this operation and grew it using the core principals of freshness, value and quality.  Michael incorporated more locally grown and diverse products that fit those values.    The bouquet division grew separately under Michael’s careful eye.

Stephanie, (now a CMA), joined the bouquet business in 2008, and now she leads it; occasionally with the help of her supportive husband Francis (an Engineer), and their 2 great kids.  Stephanie has re-invigorated the company, bringing in fresh minds to the approach of bouquet making, and distribution and adds another dimension to the core values- Creativity.   Quality, freshness, and Creativity are the core of what makes MFT great.

All our bouquet makers are on site and are dedicated to creating a well framed and spaced bouquet- choosing complimenting colors and keeping all flowers as fresh as possible.  Like all Canadians, they come from a diverse background and their cultural input helps keep us at the top of our game for meeting our customers expectations.

The Team

Our Bouquet Makers

The Team

Our Bouquet Makers

All our bouquet makers are on site and are dedicated to creating a well framed and spaced bouquet- choosing complimenting colors and keeping all flowers as fresh as possible.  Like all Canadians, they come from a diverse background and their cultural input helps keep us at the top of our game for meeting our customers expectations.

OUR DELIVERY TEAM

Dropping off in Direct Store Delivery is our specialty in the GTHA-  we cover a large footprint from Niagara Falls, London, up to Newmarket and all the way out west to Cobourg.  We deliver our product in specially equipped and insulated trucks, and as most of our product never sees the inside of a plastic bag or cardboard box, the freshness and quality is notably far above industry norms.   Beyond that we can arrange logistics to warehouses within this area or help you make freight forwarding arrangements to get our product further.

Led by Mark, our director of distribution, each member of our delivery team is trained in floral care, and they take pride in delivering product in the best condition possible.  They can also become experts in supplying your store with the type/colors of mixed bouquets that work best for you. 

OUR DELIVERY TEAM

Dropping off in Direct Store Delivery is our specialty in the GTHA-  we cover a large footprint from Niagara Falls, London, up to Newmarket and all the way out west to Cobourg.  We deliver our product in specially equipped and insulated trucks, and as most of our product never sees the inside of a plastic bag or cardboard box, the freshness and quality is notably far above industry norms.   Beyond that we can arrange logistics to warehouses within this area or help you make freight forwarding arrangements to get our product further.

Led by Mark, our director of distribution, each member of our delivery team is trained in floral care, and they take pride in delivering product in the best condition possible.  They can also become experts in supplying your store with the type/colors of mixed bouquets that work best for you. 

There are many aspects to bouquet making that go beyond slapping some stems together and upc’ing it- and our creative team, lead by Shannon get that.   We regularly adjust color tones, make custom dye colors and seek out what is new and exciting to keep our bouquets looking fresh.  Most recently our creative team built some of our Holiday bouquets with periwinkle blue and a dusty rose- which turned out to be the Pantone color of the year 2016- but we weren’t even surprised.  Our motto is “WIBI”  “Would I buy It?”,  if amongst our diverse bouquet maker and creative team the consensus is “no”, we don’t make it. Period.  If no one would buy it- why sell it? 

CREATIVE TEAM LEAD

CREATIVE TEAM LEAD

There are many aspects to bouquet making that go beyond slapping some stems together and upc’ing it- and our creative team, lead by Shannon get that.   We regularly adjust color tones, make custom dye colors and seek out what is new and exciting to keep our bouquets looking fresh.  Most recently our creative team built some of our Holiday bouquets with periwinkle blue and a dusty rose- which turned out to be the Pantone color of the year 2016- but we weren’t even surprised.  Our motto is “WIBI”  “Would I buy It?”,  if amongst our diverse bouquet maker and creative team the consensus is “no”, we don’t make it. Period.  If no one would buy it- why sell it? 

Meet Charlie

charlie
Meet Charlie – in this picture, he’s only 5 Months old, and already, he’s obsessed with quality and freshness. Charlie represents the 4th Generation of the Pointet family to work in the floral industry in Canada.

It all started in the 1970’s when Charlie’s Great Grandmother started importing Carnations from Columbia through a grade-school friend who had moved there. At that time, the only Carnations available in the local market were imported from Denver – the “new” carnations were so impressive, they soon became a staple of local florists in Montreal – and importing flowers became the family business.

20 years later, the business had evolved to include MFT – making bouquets in Canada, using as much local product as possible, each product purchased by Charlie’s Grandfather and his Great Uncles. Today, MFT is run primarily by Charlie’s mom and a fantastic team of Floral experts. Lots has changed since those first Carnations were imported and delivered in Great Grannie’s Volkswagen mini-van- but the heart of the business remains the same. A hard working dedicated team providing an evolving product line to enchant a wide variety of customers, just like you.

So, Charlie can’t help but be obsessed with flowers- and we hope you are amazed by and enjoy our product almost as much as he does.