October 2011 Edition
Let’s play to our strengths and stop the negativity that is still crushing consumer confidence.
New indie card retailer says brokerage is best, Paper Rose takes over Art Group, Paperclip returns to Holland and Danilo calendars get some great PR coverage.
14 Licensing News
New licenses for Talking Pictures, Hallmark and UKG, an award for GB Eye, plus Woodmensterne’s Where’s Wally? hits the jackpot.
16 Exhibition News
This years top autumn trade shows reviewed.
18 Supplier News
An electronic point of sale system tailored for greetings.
24 In store Environment
John Ryan finds lessons to learn from Musueums and Galleries merchandising.
30 Design Community
There is a real skill in buyers who can negotiate the right deals while keeping their values and visual focus top of mind says Gill Davies.
32 Cover Story
Giggles by Hanson White is the funny face of UK Greetings with its laugh-out-loud card range.
The latest releases from Cardoo, Strange Fruit, Goody Two Shoes and Alison Coe.
20 Retail Forum
Could franchising offer a lower risk, higher reward entry into the greetings card business? GT explores the subject by talking to those in the know.
24 Feminine Cards
GT takes a look at the wide range of cards and designs on offer for woman.
35 Gift wrap and accessories
Wrap can greatly enhance the perceived value of a gift in addition to complimenting your card offer. GT looks at the best in show.