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New Dr Who range from Danilo

19th April 2010

Latest incarnation of The Doctor has inspired a new range of cards from Danilo. Read more

Hallmark US develops postage-paid cards

18th April 2010

Hallmark's American parent company has launched the first Postage Paid Greetings card line with the US Postal Service using intelligent mail barcode technology.  Read more

Cavania launches trade website

13th April 2010

Handmade card specialist, Cavania Cards, has launched its dedicated trade ordering website to an enthusiastic reception from new and existing customers. Read more

April digital edition now online

12th April 2010

You can now view the April digital edition of Greetings Today magazine from the comfort of your desktop Read more

Cardgains unveils charity trek

12th April 2010

It's never easy with the annual Cardgains charity challenge and this year is no exception. The challenge is to walk around Lake Windermere in the Lake District on Thursday July 1st - a total of 44 gruelling miles!  Read more

Card Factory on the brink of £350m sale

8th April 2010

Greeting cards retailer Card Factory is on the verge of selling to private equity firm Charterhouse Capital Partners, The Times reported today (Thursday 8th April). Reports indicate that the Card Factory founders, Dean and Janet Hoyle, could be set to reap a windfall of £350 million for the sale of the 480 strong chain of stores. Read more

Tatty Teddy set to take on the US

7th April 2010

Carte Blanche Greeting’s (CBG) ‘Me to You’ brand, is being launched in the US through a licensing agreement with Robert Stone and Stone America licensing. Read more

Hallmark hits £1m charity landmark

6th April 2010

Breast cancer research projects across the UK and Ireland, this Mother’s Day 14th March, will have benefited from a landmark £1 million of funding from UK greetings cards publisher, Hallmark Cards. Read more

'Me To You' toolkit for online retailers

6th April 2010

Online retailers stocking Carte Blanche Greeting's ‘Me to You’ range are benefiting from an online style guide and ‘tool kit’ which will enable independent account holders to download logos, artwork and photography featuring Tatty Teddy, the award-winning Me to You bear.  Read more

David Wesson appointed chief executive at Gemma

29th March 2010

David Wesson has been made Chief Executive at Gemma International as of April 1st. Wesson, who joined Gemma as Chief Operating Officer 16 months ago was previously commercial director at the Celebrations retail chain.  Read more

Gemma teams up with Is It Art

29th March 2010

Gemma International has signed an exclusive deal with Is It Art Ltd for distribution of its Greetings products to the Independent retail sector in the UK (excluding NI). The deal is effective from 1 April 2010. This partnership is designed to see Gemma's licensed and generic kids becoming more accessible to a broader base of independent retailers across Great Britain.  Read more

Images & Editions sold to Otter House

26th March 2010

Stamford-based publisher, Images & Editions, has been sold to Otter House, having previously gone into administration. David Pike, joint MD of Otter House, said I&E's assets had been acquired for an undisclosed sum and the staff retained. Read more

Clinton profits up by 26 per cent

26th March 2010

Clinton Cards has posted a 26 percent rise in first-half adjusted pretax profit, helped by higher sales across all product categories, and said it saw full-year pretax profit coming in ahead of market view. Read more

GT Named as Media Partner for Harrogate

24th March 2010

For the second year running, Greetings Today and Gifts Today has been announced as official media partners for the Harrogate Home and Gift show. 

”Home & Gift, is the UK’s favourite gift trade event,” said show director, Joanna Bush. “And we’re excited to announce its media partnership with leading trade publications Greetings Today and Gifts Today. Read more

New wholesaler opens up in West Midlands

24th March 2010

New wholesale business, Midlands Card & Party has opened for business in the Blackheath/Halesowen area of the West Midlands. The new operation operated by Michael Howitt and Les Platt hopes to fill the gap left by the area's previous wholesale business, Jervis. Read more

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