Last Saturday (November 3) saw Clintons go to town to mark the re-opening of a revamped store in the mega Bluewater Shopping Centre in Kent.
There was an official ribbon cutting ceremony, goody bags for the first 100 customers, a face painter and balloon modeler in store, Tatty Teddy was there to meet and greet customers and there was an ‘All Wrapped up for Christmas’ hamper up for grabs in a competition run in conjunction with Bluewater Shopping Centre.
As an extra incentive to attract shoppers back to the specialist card retailer, which at one point had several stores in the centre – it is offering customers 20% off all purchases.
Many years ago, Clintons was the UK’s number shopping centre tenant, the brand having more stores in malls than any other retail brand. The rationalisation of the specialist retail chain as well as proliferation of coffee shops and mobile phone retail brands has seen the retail landscape change.
As part of its Christmas card line-up in all of its stores, Clintons not only includes a wide range of charity Christmas card packs (notably supporting Marie Curie, The British Heart Foundation and children’s charity, Rays of Sunshine), but also the winning entries to its first ever Design A Christmas Card competition that encouraged children to come up with festive depictions.
Clintons’ Design Studio Beefs Up
Clintons now has its own in-house design studio up and running in Corby – and is on the hunt for an ‘utterly awesome’ designer/illustrator to join the Northamptonshire-based team and create ‘high quality, innovative, commercial designs’ for the retail chain.
Advertising the role on the Clintons’ Twitter feed, the post says ‘if you are a highly imaginative person with lots of creative flair and a love of all things design, this is the job for you!’
Top: Clintons’ Christmas card line-up include winning entries to its Design a Christmas card competition.