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2011 - News Archive

Celebrate 50 years of business and pleasure

15th July 2011

To celebrate half a century of retail buying at Home and Gift show, organisers Clarion Events have pulled out all the stops for this iconic gift, greeting cards and homewares buying bonanza, held in the beautiful spa town of Harrogate. Read more

UK Greetings royal cake auction

15th July 2011

Those still glowing in the memory of Prince William and Kate Middleton's big day have the chance to win a Royal Wedding cake made to the exact secret recipe and baked by the same master baker in a charity auction. Read more

Countdown to Harrogate: Ones to watch

14th July 2011

The greetings and stationery category at Home and Gift will host plenty of great names including Artebene, Caroline Gardner, Penny Shaw, Emma Ball, Cavania, Shruti, Belly Button Designs, Tom Dickens, Inkdrops, Takkoda and Hammond Gower and Little Black Dog. Read more

Card Factory acquisition strengthens its web offer

14th July 2011

The leading high street retailer for budget greeting cards, Card Factory, has bought the online gift site www.gettingpersonal.co.uk for an undisclosed amount. Read more

Countdown to Home and Gift: Seminars & Surgeries

13th July 2011

A range of free retail seminars and one to one surgeries will run over the four days with business advice to help retailers to refocus their efforts on boosting sales in the run up to the busy Christmas sales season. Read more

Popularity boost for Harold’s Planet card range

13th July 2011

A loveable greetings card character, Harold from the "Harold's Planet" range has found TV stardom which is set to give his publisher Clare Maddicott a popularity boost to its greeting and stationery collections.  Read more

Independent ambition for Temptations

13th July 2011

From humble beginnings in 1983, a small family-run gift shop opened in a market town in Hertfordshire. Read more

Copyright protection made easier

27th June 2011

Smaller businesses and independent greeting card designers will find it easier to protect their work after the Government introduced a new copyright law. Read more

Cutting costs for charity cards

27th June 2011

UNICEF is set to shut down its charity cards and gifts operation in Gibraltar. The decision has been linked to the downturn in the global market as UNICEF is now looking at ways to cut costs across its cards and gifts operations.  Read more

New York New York stationery show

27th June 2011

Preparations are already underway for next May's National Stationery Show in New York. Read more

Carte Blanche acquires Hotchpotch Publishing

6th June 2011

One of the UKs leading card publishers, Carte Blanche Group (CBG) has bought Hotchpotch Publishing Limited for an undisclosed sum.  Read more

Rich pickings for Camden Graphics

6th June 2011

UK Greetings have been granted a right royal slice of the action with permission to use the image of William and Kate’s Royal wedding cake in their product portfolio. Read more

Tv in a card

6th June 2011

A new UK company is enticing businesses to go beyond the realms of traditional marketing and promotions with their latest TV in a Card concept. Read more

Greetings card show off to a buoyant start

24th May 2011

Publishers, retailers, distributors and suppliers to the greetings card industry have descended on London's Business Design Centre in Islington today for the third successive year of Progressive Greetings Live. Read more

Paperlink trials new product lines

24th May 2011

One of the exhibitors at Progressive Greetings Live 2011 is using the show as a test-bed for its latest product ranges and brands. Read more


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