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2011 - News Archive

High tech makeover for Clinton Cards

10th May 2011

Clinton Cards has opened four new-style stores following a high tech re-branding exercise.  Read more

Royal Mail in saucy stamps ban

9th May 2011

A series of suggestive images for Royal Mail stamps designed by British humour postcard publisher, Bamforth & Company, have been culled by Royal Mail from a new stamp collection.  Read more

Card companies among Britain's most profitable businesses

18th April 2011

Two greeting cards companies are among the top 50 companies with the fastest growing profits in Britain, a new business survey has revealed. Read more

UK retail sales fall to all time low

12th April 2011

High street sales have fallen to an all-time low since records began 16 years ago, new figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) can reveal today. Read more

Greetings Today official media partner to Home & Gift, Harrogate

8th April 2011

Gifts Today along with its sister publication, Greetings Today are the official media partners of the Home & Gift Show, Harrogate which runs from 17 to 20 July 2011.  Read more

Beales acquires 19 new stores

8th April 2011

Beales, the department store chain, is to more than double its store numbers with the acquisition of 19 stores from Anglia Regional Co-operative Society, ARCS. Read more

Moonpig denies sale rumours

4th April 2011

Moonpig founder and chairman Nick Jenkins has dismissed speculation that the business is to be sold to Photobox, a venture capital-backed online photo business. Read more

Sales plunge at Clinton Cards

24th March 2011

Half year profits have plunged 70 per cent at Clinton Cards amidst warnings that sales call fall further. Read more

UKG ousts Hallmark at Asda

24th March 2011

UK Greetings has been appointed by Asda to manage its supply chain and merchandising service for greetings cards.  Read more

Hallmark begins talks with workers over restructuring

22nd March 2011

Hallmark Cards UK, today announced a new programme of strategic business realignment Read more

UKG acquires Watermark Publishing

4th March 2011

UK Greetings Ltd has announced the acquisition of Corby-based Watermark Publishing Ltd. Read more

Clintons set for Birthdays Ireland liquidation

1st March 2011

According to reports, Clinton Cards is set to place its Birthdays Ireland chain into liquidation. Read more

Spring Fair attendance hits 5 year high

16th February 2011

Spring Fair organiser, Emap Connect, says that the 2011 show attracted its highest attendance for five years as 74,000* retailers from around the UK and overseas flocked to the NEC for the country’s premier trade exhibition. Read more

WH Smith snaps up 22 BBS stores

9th February 2011

WH Smith has bought 22 stores from the administrator of British Bookshops and Stationers in a £1m deal. Read more

Gold standard at Spring Fair

9th February 2011

Spring Fair International 2011 entered into the Olympic spirit with appearances from gold-winning athletes. Read more

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