Progressive Greetings August issue out now

The physical and digital editions are ready to read

 

The Sun isn’t the only thing that’s raising the temperature as Progressive Greetings’ August edition is hot off the press, having landed a few days ago and now the digital version is available to read online too!

As ever PG’s News pages are crammed full of industry happenings from all aspects of our sector. Read all about Emotional Rescue’s direct re-connection with independents, how loads of leading retailers are already onboard for Thinking Of You Week this year, Card Factory’s central London debut and lots more by clicking here.

Above: Emotional Rescue co-owners David Greaves (right) and Brett Smith toasting the new arrangement with Words ’n’ Wishes
Above: Emotional Rescue co-owners David Greaves (right) and Brett Smith toasting the new arrangement with Words ’n’ Wishes

A supercalifragilistic time was had by the hundreds of retailers, publishers and trade suppliers who attended the Mary Poppins-themed Retas greeting card retailer awards event at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel last month which saw the UK’s best card retail stockists being crowned. For the pics of the event itself click here and to see all the winners receiving their trophies, click here.

Above: All The Retas’ winners on stage with host Sara Barron and PG team at the front
Above: All The Retas’ winners on stage with host Sara Barron and PG team at the front

Sharing his retailer’s eye views, JP Pozzi’s David Robertson takes comfort in The Rolling Stones’ lyric that “‘you can’t always get what you want” but if you keep trying you will be in with a chance! Click here to see what David has to say.

Above: David Robertson with a mate at a recent Rolling Stones concert
Above: David Robertson with a mate at a recent Rolling Stones concert

Fellow PG columnist Cardsharp doesn’t hold back in venting his spleen in reaction to the tack Moonpig has taken with its recent radio advertising campaign, hearing it on Planet Rock appositely just after Mötley Crüe’s Shout At The Devil was played. To read Pigging Out click here.

Above: Rock legends Mötley Crüe
Above: Rock legends Mötley Crüe

On a positive front, retailers have been keen to lavish praise on the wealth of new ranges and designs which publishers launched at the recent PG Live show, that are now pepping up their greeting card selections. To read The Popularity Stakes click here.

Above: Sincerely Yours’ Kaye and Emma Thurgood (2nd and 3rd left) with The Seed Card Company’s directors Lewis Stevenson (far left), Kay and Jit Patel at the recent PG Live.
Above: Sincerely Yours’ Kaye and Emma Thurgood (2nd and 3rd left) with The Seed Card Company’s directors Lewis Stevenson (far left), Kay and Jit Patel at the recent PG Live.

And publishers have been busy maintaining the constant stream of new products as the Innovations pages testify. Click here to see some newness.

Above: A design from Molly Mae’s new Here Comes The Sun range
Above: A design from Molly Mae’s new Here Comes The Sun range

After several years of upheaval, card retailers and publishers were relieved to be able to trade normally for all four Spring Seasons, but what does the new normal look like for these significant card-sending events? PG asks greeting card retailers and publishers about their Spring Seasons developments and what potential is out there for other occasions. To read their views click here.

Above: Olivia Newton-John lives on in the greeting card world, appearing on this Grease Galentine’s Day card from Danilo
Above: Olivia Newton-John lives on in the greeting card world, appearing on this Grease Galentine’s Day card from Danilo

The ever-popular PG What’s Hot section sees a quad of retailers revealing what’s tickling the fancies of their customers right now. Click here to see what they have to say.

Now for something completely different… PG joined the queue to have a first glimpse of the brand-new Scribbler greeting card print-on-demand kiosk that has been developed in conjunction with leading technology print maestros FujiFilm. Click here to read all about it.

Above: Scribbler go for print on demand
Above: Scribbler go for print on demand

And, ending on a feast for the eyes, revered artist Meghann Rader shares her life and loves in Art Source this month. Click here for your visual treat.

Meghann Rader
Above: Meghann Rader

All this and more in the pages of our lovely magazine. Wouldn’t you like to hold it in your hands so you can flick through and read it wherever it takes your fancy? To SUBSCRIBE NOW go to www.max-subscriptions.net, however, if you can’t wait, to read the whole PG August 2022 edition online you can click here.

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