Greetings Today magazine, giving you the bigger picture

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05 Leader
It’s time to travel Oop North for Home&Gift, and we delve into the world of plush

06 News
Historic GCA vote on associate members, prizes galore from Sherwood Press and for Hallmark, and a bear goes to Downing St

10 Supplier News
Windles hit eco jackpot with a great big zero

10 It’s All About Sales
Shop vs internet from Alina Powell

12 People News
Gemma’s Joggers show clean pairs of heels and Mark joins Eight Days A Week

14 Exhibition News
Get in the zone for BLE and Design Lab success takes it to Autumn Fair

16 Licensing News
The world’s biggest pug and an A-Z of summer fun

40 Jeremy’s Corner
Jeremy looks back from perfect and Soula aims to get everyone tweeting

47 Your Shout
Janine George talls all about her first trade show

48 John Ryan
Rents that go ever upward are a challenge for independent retailers

49 Spotlight
A selection of this month’s latest releases, focus on industry newbies and GCA new members


18 Cover Story
It’s all about men over at UK Greetings

20 Plush Toys & Gifts
Precious plush toys aren’t only about the cuddle factor

24 Home&Gift Preview
All set for the trip to the gorgeous town of Harrogate to start the seasonal buying

46 Regional Focus
We pay a visit to the area in and around England’s second city

50 GT Golf Day
A good time was had by all as the golfers teed off in Northamptonshire

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