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33 Retail Advice
38 On The Shop Front
40 It’s All About Sales
15 Ward’s Words
41 John Ryan
18 Talk Of The Town
42 On The Line
44 Step Back In Time
47 Meet The Newbies
It’s Christmas! What’s on your festive list? Rounding up the month’s happenings, with more online at www.greetingstoday.co.uk. A selection of this month’s latest releases. With Giftware Association CEO Sarah Ward. Ruby Red share their thoughts, and greetings retailers mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1.
32 Four Corners
East, south, north, west, this quartet of retailers know their business the best.
10 Anniversary Spotlight on Rosanna Rossi
Celebrating their 10th anniversary, the Rosanna Rossi team still love painting and designing.
16 Harrogate Christmas & Gift Pre-Preview Kick off the new year with a bang.
19 Services To The Greetings Industry
The behind-the-scenes folk are very necessary to make sure the stars can shine.
23 Company Profile...Simon Elvin The emponymous publishers are 40 years young.
Big occasions revolve around kids, says Henri Davis.
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Philip Downer thinks card stores are more robust than people fear. Building loyalty keeps ’em coming, says Ian Bradley. Work out your strategies to beat Scrooge.
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Chris Fox’s online insights for retailers. Chairman Malcolm Naish delves into the archives. Honovi Design and Insult Emporium are the new kids on the block.
24 Cover Story
The Art File have clocked up 21 years already and are pressing ahead with their plans for the future.
26 Children’s Cards & Wrap
Catching them young means the industry can build the next generation of card buyers.
30 GCA AGM Report
The card industry is growing strong.
34 Male & Father’s Day
Different designs abount but sports are still important in men’s cards.
39 Insights-X Review
Visitor numbers were up at the maturing German show.
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