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2011 - News Archive

Cash prizes in greetings card contest

5th September 2011

The organisers of Paperworld, the Office and Stationery show have launched a greeting card design competition which will see three lucky winners win cash prizes to the worth a total of 3000 Euros. Read more

Hallmark President announces retirement

5th September 2011

Ian Stuart, President of Hallmark International has announced his plans to retire at the end of this year, as part of a planned succession programme. Read more

Connect to GT on Twitter and Facebook

5th September 2011

Greetings Today has spruced up its Twitter and Facebook accounts and welcomes new friends and followers to our social media community. Read more

Asda attacks WHSmith over stationery prices

23rd August 2011

A row has broken out between the multiples with a major supermarket spurring on a high street stationer to enter a price war. Read more

Card Connection expands its range

23rd August 2011

Card Connection, the greeting card publisher and franchising arm of UK Greetings, has expanded its capability following a computer upgrade to offer the largest range of greetings cards in the franchised distribution market. Read more

Carte Blanche launches new loyalty card

23rd August 2011

Me to You and My Blue Nose Friends fans who shop at independent stores can get special cash discounts on the range thanks to a new customer loyalty scheme. Read more

Expansion for Me to You social media game

23rd August 2011

Social media game Me to You My Place, developed by Carte Blanche is expanding beyond Facebook to enable people of all ages to take part. Read more

Profits up for International Greetings

10th August 2011

Hatfield-based company International Greetings has posted some positive preliminary financial results for the year to 31 March 2011 - up on last year Read more

Clinton Cards overhauls stock control system with latest technology

10th August 2011

Clinton Cards has installed new technology that effectively replaces the need for manual stock control with an automated system. The company hopes to have future-proofed its IT systems by installing the new wireless network, based on the Aruba Mobile Virtual Enterprise (MOVE) architecture. Read more

Fine figurines added to the Carte Blanche family

10th August 2011

Carte Blanche, the character brand company have added new lines to their giftware portfolio following the recent acquisition of figurine company, 4D Art. Read more

Toy company sues Clinton Cards

4th August 2011

A leading robotic toy company is taking Clintons Cards to court along with their supplier Only 4 U Limited over Intellectual Property (IP) theft.  Read more

Government to reform Intellectual Property laws

4th August 2011

The Government has announced plans to support economic growth by modernising UK intellectual property laws, however there are concerns that it doesn’t go far enough to protect designers.  Read more

Starbucks man to become CEO at Clinton Cards

4th August 2011

Clinton Cards has appointed the Starbucks UK boss, Darcy Willson-Rymer as its new chief executive. Read more

Moonpig merger with PhotoBox announced

26th July 2011

The digital photo service, PhotoBox.com has bought the personalised greetings cards retailer Moonpig.com for £120 million. Read more

Worries over Clintons ability to sustain stores

26th July 2011

Shop landlords fear that the troubled greetings card retailer Clinton Cards is about to restructure its 800 stores, citing them as unsustainable following a decline in the company’s profitability, according to a report in the Financial Times. Read more


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