Progressive Greetings’ November Edition Is Ready For Reading

While the physical copies of Progressive Greetings’ November issue landed with a thud at the start of this week, the digital version is now available to read online…so what are you waiting for?!

The news pages are brimming over with all the latest industry happenings, from retailer reactions to the Budget to Laurence Prince, founder of Danilo speaking out on ITV News and BBC radio about the ongoing supply headaches. (Click to pages 6-7)

Above: Laurence Prince on ITV News
Above: Laurence Prince on ITV News

While causing sizeable challenges for suppliers and retailers, one positive knock on of the media coverage mooting product shortages is that it has kickstarted Christmas trading earlier than usual for many greeting card retailers. The Viewpoints section is packed with indies sharing their hunches on this year’s festive trading as well as what approach they are taking in their stores. (Click to pages 16-17)

Above: The Christmas display in Sheffield’s Cards & Gifts.
Above: The Christmas display in Sheffield’s Cards & Gifts.

Cardsharp is also in the Christmas spirit with his ‘Will those tills ring?’ musings. (Click to pages 14-15)

You can lap up the Boogie Wonderland joy that was overflowing at The Henries.

As well as sharing all the winners in all their glory (Click to pages 22-23), you can savour the flavour of the industry’s uplifting ‘big night out’. (Click to pages 18-19)

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The GCA’s AGM and Conference was another fabulous recent industry gathering, which took place for the first time in Manchester. (Click to 64-65).

Playing on the city’s strong musical connections, JP Pozzi’s David Robertson excelled himself with his Rockstar Retailing talk, sharing some of the greatest hits from his performance in his column this month. (Click to pages 12-13)

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Above: David Robertson with his ‘rock star’ entrance pose on stage at the recent GCA AGM and Conference.

Also taking to the stage was Jo Bennett, studio director of Card Factory whose keynote gave plenty of food for thought as to what the future opportunities will present for the greeting card industry. (Click to pages 66-67)

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Above: The title slide of Jo Bennett’s keynote presentation.

You can feast your eyes on the new treats from publishers in the Innovations section (Click to pages 60-61) while a quad of retailers share what has been selling well for them in PG’s popular What’s Hot? pages. (Click to pages 70-71)

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Above: ArtPress has recently signed a licence with the Courtauld for greeting cards.

And, you can find out more about the life and loves of artist Roy Thompson in Art Source. (Click to pages 68-69)

Above: One of Roy Thompson’s wonderful artworks.
Above: One of Roy Thompson’s wonderful artworks.

All this and more in the pages of a lovely glossy magazine. Wouldn’t you like to hold it in your hands so you can flick through and read it wherever it takes your fancy?


However, if you can’t wait, to read the whole PG November 2021 edition, you can click HERE.

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