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Greetings Cards Market Report Plus 2014

  • January 2014
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  • Key Note Publications Ltd

Executive Summary

This Key Note Market Report discusses the UK market for greetings cards in terms of publishing, retailing and the consumer market. Issues and trends directly and indirectly influencing the marketplace are also assessed focusing on the past 5-year period and the market growth between 2009 and 2013; Key Note estimates that the retail value of the market has grown by 2% over the past year alone.

Table Of Contents

Greetings Cards Market Report Plus 2014
Greetings Cards 2014
Foreword
Executive Summary
Market Definition
REPORT COVERAGE
MARKET SECTORS
Birthday Cards
Other Everyday Cards
Christmas and New Year Cards
Spring Season Cards
MARKET TRENDS
Personalisation
Rise of the Online Retailer
More Diverse Range of Celebrations
Effects of Travel
Growth of Non-Specialist Retailers
ECONOMIC TRENDS
MARKET POSITION
The UK
Overseas
Market Size
THE TOTAL MARKET
BY MARKET SECTOR
Birthday Cards
Other Everyday Cards
Christmas and New Year Cards
Spring Season Cards
OVERSEAS TRADE
General Overview
EU Trade
Non-EU Trade
Industry Background
RECENT HISTORY
NUMBER OF COMPANIES
By Turnover Sizeband
By Employment Sizeband
REGIONAL VARIATIONS IN THE MARKETPLACE
DISTRIBUTION
Publishers
Retailers
HOW ROBUST IS THE MARKET?
LEGISLATION
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive and Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive
Copyright, Designs and Patents Act
Green Claims Code
KEY TRADE ASSOCIATIONS
Greeting Card Association
Forest Stewardship Council UK
TRADE PUBLICATIONS
Progressive Greetings Worldwide
Progressive Greetings Buzz
Greetings Today
Competitor Analysis
THE MARKETPLACE
MARKET LEADERS
Sportswift Ltd
International Greetings PLC
Hallmark Cards (Holdings) Ltd
UK Greetings Ltd
Paperchase Products Ltd
Carte Blanche Greetings Ltd
Moonpig.com Ltd
Simon Elvin Ltd
Danilo Promotions Ltd
The Great British Card Company PLC
Clintons
The Henries Awards
The Retas Awards
OUTSIDE SUPPLIERS
Paper and Board Suppliers
Specialist Printers
Artists and Writers
Envelope Manufacturers and Suppliers
Sales Agents
Display
MARKETING ACTIVITY
Main Media Advertising Expenditure
Recent Promotions
Exhibitions
Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats
STRENGTHS
WEAKNESSES
OPPORTUNITIES
THREATS
Buying Behaviour
HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE
By Gross Income Decile Group
By Age of Head of Household
CONSUMER PENETRATION
Traditional Cards
Electronic and Text Greetings
Current Issues
CHANGES AT THE ROYAL MAIL AND POST OFFICE
Privatisation of the Royal Mail
Post Office Restructuring
Stamp Prices
CORPORATE ACTIVITY
Mint Publishing
Hallmark
funkypigeon.com
NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION
THE ENVIRONMENT
SOCIAL CHANGES
The Global Market
TOTAL MARKET
THE EUROPEAN MARKET
THE US MARKET
THE ASIAN MARKET
THE AUSTRALIAN MARKET
GLOBAL COMPETITORS
Schurman Retail Group
American Greetings
Hallmark
Forecasts
INTRODUCTION
General Economic Forecasts
FORECASTS TO
MARKET GROWTH
FUTURE TRENDS
Further Digital and Technical Advancement
Product Expansion
Cultural Expansion
Company Profiles
INTRODUCTION
DEFINITIONS
Turnover (Sales)
Pre-Tax Profit
Profit Margin
Average Remuneration
Sales per Employee
FURTHER INFORMATION
CARTE BLANCHE GREETINGS LTD
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Codes
Structure
Brand Information
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios
DANILO PROMOTIONS LTD
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Code
Structure
Brand Information
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios
HALLMARK CARDS (HOLDINGS) LTD
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Code
Structure
Brand Information
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios
INTERNATIONAL GREETINGS PLC
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Codes
Structure
Brand Information
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios
MOONPIG.COM LTD
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Code
Structure
Brand Information
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios
PAPERCHASE PRODUCTS LTD
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Codes
Structure
Brand Information
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios
SIMON ELVIN LTD
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Code
Structure
Brand Information
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios
SPORTSWIFT LTD
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Code
Structure
Brand Information
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios
THE GREAT BRITISH CARD COMPANY PLC
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Codes
Structure
Brand Information
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios
UK GREETINGS LTD
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Codes
Structure
Brand Information
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios
Further Sources
Associations
Publications
General Sources
Government Publications
Other Sources
Understanding Consumer Survey Data
Number, Profile, Penetration
Social Grade
Standard Region
Key Note Research
The Key Note Range of Reports

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