Tagged: Card Factory

New Clintons signage at Stowmarket (2 Aug 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 4

Can Clintons’ new look help restore the chain’s fortunes?


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Just two months after rescuing nearly 400 Clintons stores, the chain’s new owners have started rolling out a new look – inside and out –...

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Clintons fascia. Photograph by Graham Soult 6

Eldon Square among saved stores as American Greetings snaps up 397 Clintons sites


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Yesterday’s news that Lakeshore Lending Limited, a subsidiary of card manufacturer and supplier American Greetings, has bought the brands and assets of Clinton Cards – including...

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Clintons, St Helens (10 May 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 3

The missing wow factor behind Clintons’ collapse


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As one of the biggest recent retail administrations – in terms of both the jobs (8,000) and stores (767) that are at risk – it’s...

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Wooly Minded, Clayton Street, Newcastle (24 Jun 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 6

Newcastle update: Wooly Minded and Card Factory open; Bank on the way


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Passing through Newcastle city centre yesterday afternoon, I was able to see what was happening with several incoming stores that I’ve blogged about previously. In Clayton...

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Typical Card Factory fascia. Photograph by Graham Soult 7

Card Factory lined up for Newcastle’s Northumberland Street


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Newcastle City Council has recently received a planning application for the “display of internally illuminated fascia sign and non illuminated projecting sign to front elevation”...

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Tamworth Market (24 Dec 2009). Photograph by Graham Soult 17

Tamworth Market: the worst street market in Britain?


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Edit, 2 March 2015: This post is getting an awful lot of hits today! Be aware, however – as the date on it makes clear...

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