This ad will be closed automatically in X seconds.

Monday’s D-Day for The Retas entries

Last chance for stores to enter greetings retail awards 2024 – you deserve it!

 

There’s still time to shout about your fabulous greetings retail store – if you haven’t told us why your shop is the greatest, why not!

Monday, 15 April is the last chance for the people who know their shops the best to get the recognition they deserve by entering themselves into The Retas Awards 2024.

Above: Very happy and deserving winners at The Retas 2023
Above: Very happy and deserving winners at The Retas 2023

“We’ve had loads of nominations from publishers, sales reps and agents talking about the greeting card retailers they’ve seen stand out over the past year,” said Max Publishing md and editorial director Jakki Brown, “but we’d love to hear the real story from the people who really know their stores and their customers’ tastes.

“Don’t be shy, you deserve a pat on the back so make sure you get one by entering The Retas yourself.”

The world’s only dedicated awards for greeting card retailers, winning a Retas’ trophy is recognised as a true accolade of retail excellence, with 22 award categories covering indies through to multiple chains, department stores to grocers, and everything in between.

“So many greeting card retailers really have pulled out the stops in the last year with their product selection, customer engagement and marketing initiatives,” said Warren Lomax, chairman of Max Publishing which owns and organises The Retas, “and they absolutely deserve to have their prowess recognised.”

The retailer entry form can be downloaded here, once you’ve completed it, to make sure it arrives in time scan or photograph it and email to Jakki.

Above: The World Of Peter Rabbit is this year’s Retas theme using images from the Frederick Warne Archive
Above: The World Of Peter Rabbit is this year’s Retas theme using images from the Frederick Warne Archive

All the winners will be announced at the fabulous awards lunch and afternoon event to be held on Thursday, 4 July, in the Ballroom of London’s Grosvenor House Hotel which this year will take on a World Of Peter Rabbit theme, with the full blessing and support of Frederick Warne & Co and Penguin Ventures, with images supplied courtesy of the Frederick Warne Archive.

The full list of The Retas Awards 2024 categories is:

Best Independent Greeting Card Retailer – London (inside the M25

Best Independent Greeting Card Retailer – Home Counties

Best Independent Greeting Card Retailer – East Anglia

Best Independent Greeting Card Retailer – South West

Best Independent Greeting Card Retailer – Wales

Best Independent Greeting Card Retailer – The Midlands

Best Independent Greeting Card Retailer – North West England and N. Ireland

Best Independent Greeting Card Retailer – North East England

Best Independent Greeting Card Retailer – Scotland

Best Greeting Card Retailer Newcomer (opened since Jan 2021)

Best Independent Bookstore Retailer of Greeting Cards

Best Non-Specialist Independent Retailer of Greeting Cards – North

Best Non-Specialist Independent Retailer of Greeting Cards – South

Best Greeting Card Small Multiple (5-20 stores)

Best Department Store Retailer of Greeting Cards

Best Supermarket Retailer of Greeting Cards

Best Non-Specialist Multiple Retailer of Greeting Cards

Best Specialist Multiple Retailer of Greeting Cards (20+ stores)

Best Garden Centre Retailer of Greeting Cards – Independent

Best Garden Centre Retailer of Greeting Cards – Multiple or group

Best Greeting Card Retailer Initiative (for a specific project or initiative undertaken by a retailer since 15 April 2023)

Best Greeting Card Wholesaler

Greeting Card Retailer of the Year

Above & top: The Retas 2024 will take on a World Of Peter Rabbit theme, with the home page of the website including some of Beatrix Potter’s early greeting cards
Above & top: The Retas 2024 will take on a World Of Peter Rabbit theme, with the home page of the website including some of Beatrix Potter’s early greeting cards

The Retas 2024 is supported by a strong roster of committed sponsors which includes Abacus Cards, The Art File, Carte Blanche Greetings, Cath Tate Cards, Danilo, GBCC, Hallmark, IC&G, Ling Design, Lucilla Lavender, Meraki, Museums & Galleries, Ohh Deer, Paperlink, Pigment, Progressive Greetings Live, Rosie Made A Thing, Sensations/Express Yourself, Spring Fair/Autumn Fair, UK Greetings, W Select, Wendy Jones-Blackett and Woodmansterne Publications.

To be among the UK’s best greeting card retailers as well as some great card publishers at the ceremony, you can book your tickets online to The Retas now via Max-Tickets.net or contact The Retas’ awards manager Clare Hollick, director of Createvents, on 0118 334 0085 or email clare@createvents.co.uk.

MORE NEWS
GCA RM Sale Feature Image
 
GCA reacts to protect industry interests as RM board ‘minded’ to accept new offer...
Gift Awards Feature Image
 
Outstanding Achievement for Hannah Dale and Rosie Made A Thing scores hat trick...
GCA agm rm Feature Image
 
Early bird tickets still available as Royal Mail boss announced for conference slot...
Bubblegum stuff Feature Image
 
The Apprentice finalist debuts fresh card collaboration at greeting card trade show...
Retas finalists 2 Feature Image
 
Retas’ awards finalists are springing about at news of being finalists...
 
International publisher takes on Linnapaperi, and hands over £60k charity donation...
Get the latest news sent to your inbox
Subscribe to our daily newsletter

The list doesn't exist! Make sure you have imported the list on the 'Manage List Forms' page.