The Retas 2023 open for entries

On the hunt now to discover the UK’s best greeting card retailers


Are you a great greeting card retailer? Then we want to hear about you as The Retas 2023 awards are now open for entries with a deadline of Friday, 14 April.

“Despite many ongoing challenges, from the postal strikes to cost increases, so many greeting card retailers really have pulled out the stops with their product selection, customer engagement and marketing initiatives and so deserve to have this recognised – The Retas 2023 awards promise to do just that,” commented Warren Lomax, chairman of Max Publishing, which owns and organises The Retas.

Above: The Retas 2023 entry form is available to download from the website
Above: The Retas 2023 entry form is available to download from the website

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

The entry form can be downloaded here and Progressive Greetings is also canvassing publishers, agents and reps for their nominations. With retailers being actively encouraged to put their own shops forward, and the nominations from the trade will collectively ensuring that the truly worthy will be celebrated.

To mark the occasion, sponsors are already lining up for The Retas 2023, and so far include AfroTouch Design, The Art File, Belly Button Designs, Carte Blanche Greetings, Cath Tate Cards, Danilo, GBCC, Hallmark, Ling Design, Lucilla Lavender, Meraki, Museums & Galleries, Ohh Deer, Paperlink, Paper Salad, Pigment, Progressive Greetings Live, Rosie Made A Thing, Sensations/Express Yourself, Spring Fair/Autumn Fair, UK Greetings, W Select, and Woodmansterne Publications.

All Retas 2023 winners will be announced at a fabulous awards lunch and afternoon event to be held on Thursday, 6 July in the Ballroom of the Grosvenor House Hotel so, to be among the UK’s best greetings retailers as well as some great card publishers, book your ticket online via or contact The Retas’ awards manager Clare Hollickdirector of Createvents, on 0118 334 0085 or email

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