February 2012 edition
Retail in crisis: It’s time for action, both on and offline.
A calendar company consolidates, Firebrand for sale, Clintons trades up over Christmas, a new card hall at Harrogate Home & Gift, plus websites launched for both Scribbler and Clare Maddicott.
20 People News
A round up of changes for the movers and shakers in greetings.
22 Licensing News
What’s new in this ever-changing sector.
26 Supplier News
Loxleys invests in new kit, Sherwood improves east-west relations, tailored EPoS solutions for greeting retailers, plus new releases from Fedrigoni.
30 Cover Story
Hot new licenses from celebrity publisher, Danilo.
32 John Ryan
The winners and losers in the January sales.
40 Company Profile
Introducing Papyrus, the major new brand from UK Greetings.
82 Company Profile
Carte Blanche - not a company to rest on its laurels.
92 Company Profile
Caroline Gardner, queen of cards.
New releases from 17 different card publishers.
34 Sports & Olympics in 2012
Opportunity knocks for the world-class events taking place in the UK this year.
42 Spring Fair International
GT examines all this super show has to offer, in our bumper 40 page special feature.
44 Nigel Crick
Our new columnist picks up on the buying signals at Spring Fair.
78 Cardgains Village at SpringFair
An in-depth look into what this independent buying group has to offer its members and visitors to the show this year.
88 Charity Cards
A victim of their own success? GT investigates what’s what in the charity and fair trade sector.