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Clinton Cards is the largest specialist retailer of greetings cards, plush merchandise (soft toys) and related products in the UK with over 700 shops and concessions within Debenhams stores. Clinton Cards was founded in 1968 when Don Lewin OBE, the present Chairman, opened his first shop in Epping, Essex. The business grew to 77 shops by 1988 and was then successfully floated on the London Stock Market. This enabled the company to increase its rate of growth and by the summer of 1994 the business comprised 277 shops. In October 1994 Clintons acquired 83 shops from Hallmark Cards and in September 1995 acquired 112 shops from Carlton Cards. In October 1998, the entire share capital of GSG Holdings Limited was purchased, adding a further 211 shops to the portfolio. These two important transactions and continuing organic growth were financed without recourse to shareholders. Clinton Cards operate shops ranging in size from its typical 1,600 square feet shop to its largest shop situated in Leeds White Rose. The Leeds shop which is arguably the largest specialist greetings card shop in the world measures a massive 10,750 square feet on two floors and features a coffee shop with toilets and babychanging facilities, disabled access and a lift between the ground and first floor. The sheer size of the shop means that it can offer the largest selection of Greetings Cards and Gifts as well as wide aisles and the space that is so important for customer comfort. This shop also has a seating area from which customers can view and order Wedding Stationery. Clinton Cards offers the most extensive range of quality greetings cards, gift dressing and plush merchandise available in any high street. This is especially so at seasonal times such as Valentines Day, Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Christmas and Easter. Clintons has taken the lead in offering cards for numerous other occasions such as the UK Patron Saints Days as well as festivals and New Year celebrations of other religions and nationalities.


Address: Clinton Cards, The Crystal Building, Langston Road, Loughton, Essex IG10 3TH
Telephone: 020 8502 3711
Website: http://www.clintoncards.co.uk/

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