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2011 - News Archive

Celebrity Fastcard marks changes at Clintons

21st October 2011

Clinton Cards is branching into new territories with the launch of its latest product, a digital video greeting called the Celebrity Fastcard. Celebrity Fastcard allows the sending of digitally recorded "Happy Birthday" or "Congratulations on passing your driving test" message from one of 25 celebrities including the Saturdays and Alesha Dixon. Read more

Oh what a circus! The Henries Awards 2011

20th October 2011

A magnificent, circus-themed celebration provided the backdrop to the 2011 annual celebration of greeting cards industry at the Henries Awards in London. Read more

New UK distribution structure for Paperclip Cards

20th October 2011

Ling Design have secured the UK distribution rights of Paperclip Cards products following the recent announcement of the closure of Paperclip Cards sales and operations departments in the UK, as the company consolidated its operations back in Holland. Read more

Management overhaul at Carte Blanche Greetings

5th October 2011

Carte Blanche has announced senior structural changes to its Board of Directors. With immediate effect Carte Blanche Chief Executive Officer, Roger Murphy and Finance Director John Coda have left the business. Ian Wakefield is to remain at Carte Blanche but has resigned from the Board of Directors. Read more

Apple competes in greeting card arena

5th October 2011

Apple have unveiled a new greetings card application for their latest generation of iPhones and iPod touch products, set to rival other online and offline card retailers.  Read more

Greetings Connect offers supply chain solution

5th October 2011

A stock control system which is helping to reinvent how independent greeting card retailers manage their operations has been short listed for a Retail Systems award later this month. The company behind the concept, Intelligent Retail, have developed 'Greetings Connect', a complete retail system that integrates the EPoS tills back through to the supply chain.  Read more

FSC promotes sustainable card publishing

3rd October 2011

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has launched a new factsheet for greeting card retailers with the aim of making it simpler to get FSC certification. Read more

Greeting card market remains strong

3rd October 2011

A report that the UK Greetings Card industry has grown over the past 12 months both in both value and volume, came as a welcome news to members of the Greeting Card Association (GCA) at their annual general meeting.  Read more

Charity move for Moonpig founder

3rd October 2011

Moonpig millionaire Nick Jenkins has joined the children’s charity, Ark, as it’s first global chief executive. Read more

Paperclip heads back to Holland

16th September 2011

Paperclip Cards have closed their UK office base and are relocating back to the company headquarters in Holland. Read more

New shop marks its independence

16th September 2011

M&P Cards Ltd has opened a brand new store and is launching a new model of independent retailing to match.  Read more

Wildlife publisher gets Royal approval

16th September 2011

Wildlife artist and greeting card publisher Robert E Fuller met HRH Princess Anne at the House of Lords for a celebration of conservation efforts in South Georgia. Read more

Paper Rose adds The Art Group to its portfolio

9th September 2011

Paper Rose has acquired The Art Group greeting cards brand from Is It Art, taking over the intellectual property rights owned by the company along with the stock and certain other assets for an undisclosed sum. Read more

Danilo MD is king for a day

9th September 2011

Breakfast show DJ Chris Evans has branded Danilo’s managing director Laurence Prince ‘the king of calendars’ on his Radio 2 show, following an interview about Sir Cliff Richard’s 2012 new ‘action man’ calendar. Read more

Clintons goes ‘cap in hand’ to landlords

9th September 2011

Clinton Cards has written to its landlords to ask for more time to pay its rent to help it cope with falling sales and continue trading over its most lucrative Christmas period. Read more

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