In case you missed it: Catch up on our Featuring… Gifts & Greeting Cards special focus

Throughout February, the Featuring… specials from LicensingSource.net shone the spotlight on licensed gifts and greeting cards.

Squeezed incomes and rising inflation may be dominating the headlines, but there are chinks of light for the greeting card sector, according to industry trade body the Greeting Card Association (GCA).

Its latest data covering sales for single greeting cards in 2021 compared to 2020, published in its GCA Greeting Card Market Report 2022 (available to purchase here), reveals that both retail value and volume rose by 11% year on year. The total retail value of single cards sales in the UK in 2021 stood at over £1.5 billion.

Meanwhile, when it comes to gifts, the mood at this year’s Spring Fair (5–8 February, NEC Birmingham) – the annual marketplace for home, gift and fashion – was reportedly “optimistic”, as suppliers’ and buyers’ confidence in the retail marketplace continues to rebuild. 

If you missed the special weekly emails, don’t worry, we’ve rounded them all up for you in one handy link. Simply click here for more.

What’s coming up on Featuring…

Coming up in the next few months: Museums & Heritage, Food & Beverage, Home Décor, plus a special edition for Licensing Expo: Expo Essentials.

To find out more, get a copy of the features list and deadlines, please contact either Ian Hyder (ianh@max-publishing.co.uk) or Rob Willis (robw@max-publishing.co.uk) who will be pleased to talk you through it all.

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