August 20, 2015

E-cards may be grabbing share from traditional cards, but consumers who purchase paper cards are gravitating toward higher-priced products. Greeting cards that feature such technological elements as recording features and LED lights, cards from recycled materials and specialty cards, such as those featuring decorative elements, will continue to buoy profit margins in the category.

March 5, 2015

In this report, DSN examines in-depth sales activity in the greeting card category, highlighting new products that are shaking up the general merchandise aisle.

November 17, 2014

Holoma on Monday announced it will place advanced video capabilities into the hands of consumers this holiday season as part of a Walmart exclusive. 

October 23, 2014

Halloween is not just an exclusive holiday for sweets-obsessed kids in costume — it has evolved into an all-inclusive family holiday, according to a Halloween 2014 preview from Fung Business Intelligence Centre.

 

May 6, 2014

Little Seashell, a Canada-based designer and manufacturer of greeting cards, announced its summer 2014 collection, which includes three vibrant designs.

April 3, 2014

Little Seashell, a designer and manufacturer of greeting cards, announced the launch of its line of 2014 summer cards.

August 8, 2013

The pervasiveness of Facebook and Twitter has not killed the greeting card and gift wrap category.

April 30, 2013

Growth in spending on Mother's Day will be nearly flat this year as more Americans return to work and have less spare time, according to a new report by market research firm IBISWorld.

April 1, 2013

American Greetings greeting card company has agreed to be taken private by a group led by some of its top executives for about $602 million, the company announced.

February 7, 2013

Rite Aid is promoting itself as a Valentine's Day shopping destination for women, the retail pharmacy chain said.

February 5, 2013

"Romantic," "sweet" and "funny" are three of the words that might describe American Greetings Corp.'s line of Valentine's Day cards for this year.

December 4, 2012

CVS/pharmacy is ready for the holiday season with an array of new offerings for holiday shoppers, including 1,000 greeting card designs and new personalized smartphone and tablet cases.

November 5, 2012

According to a Nielsen report issued last month, higher consumer confidence levels, increased impulse buying and consumer intent to spend more could all lead to an upside surprise in 2012 holiday spending.

December 1, 2011

CVS/pharmacy has launched a new card and stationery shop on CVSphoto.com, as well as an enhanced and expanded collection of greeting card and invitation options for those looking to add a personal touch to holiday tidings.

October 19, 2011

Industry experts say growth in the photo department will come from personalized products.

October 11, 2011

Americans are becoming greener, and eco-friendly products are es­pecially relevant in the greeting card aisle. Victoria Sutton, CEO of All in The Cards, said the company has doubled production of craft recycled products for holiday 2011.

September 20, 2011

Greeting card publisher Designer Greetings announced the launch of more than 13 new collections, including Exposé, Designer Boutique, Faithfully Yours, ChitChat, Milestone Age Birthday, Celebrating Family, To Life!, 4 Kidz and Blank Cards.

July 25, 2011

PNI Digital Media on Monday announced an agreement with Walgreens to provide and operate an online stationery service for the Chicago-based pharmacy.

May 23, 2011


The supplier in the greeting card aisle may not be enough to capture consumer interest. While smaller, niche players make up less than 5% of category sales, according to one manufacturer, those companies can offer a point of differentiation to retailers that larger manufacturers can’t provide.


May 12, 2011

Sunrise Greetings and Dena Designs are extending their partnership with a multi-year licensing deal that will include an expanded line of gifts and greeting cards.

April 26, 2011

Hallmark is touting postage-paid greeting cards for Mother's Day.

April 25, 2011


The new-look Duane Reade stores feature a special Papyrus section in the greeting card aisle. Papyrus — known for its posh collection of greeting cards, gift wrap, stationery and other unique gift products — certainly has lent an air of distinction to the department with its upscale fixtures and sleek design.


Cards for all occasions, including birthdays, anniversaries and weddings, are merchandised attractively in the more than 8 ft. of space devoted to the section.

March 25, 2011

American Greetings is making kids' birthday cards extra special with its Surprise Inside line.

March 4, 2011

SUPPLIER NEWS — Hallmark has partnered with the U.S. Postal Service to make sending greeting cards hassle-free. New postage-paid greetings, which will range in price from $2.69 to $3.99, feature the U.S. Postal Service’s Intelligent Mail bar code on the front of the envelope. More than 200 varieties of everyday postage-paid greetings will be available.