Founded in 1992, when Dean Hoyle began buying cards wholesale and started selling them from the back of his van, Card Factory Plc is the UK’s leading specialist retailer of greeting cards, dressings and gifts. Its first store opened in November 1997 and by 2020 the company had more than 1,000 stores across UK and Ireland. In the UK and Australia, the company supply through four franchise stores and 534 partner retail stores in the UK and 356 in Australia. The company also operates through its website, and The company offers high quality and low cost products through vertically integrated design, retail and production model. The company’s shares are listed on the London Stock Exchange since 2014 as LON: CARD.

The company has expanded its store estate primarily through organic growth. However, the company had acquired the printing facility, print craft in 2009 and in 2011, and launched a new platform, in 2020. The company aims to become the world’s leading greeting card retailers by helping people celebrate life moments by making its products affordable and available for everyone. The company’s partners in UK include franchisees and Aldi and in Australia, The Reject Shop. The company’s store networks offer Single cards, non-card items and Christmas box cards. Its single cards include individual cards for every occasion such as birthdays, get well soon, congratulations, anniversaries, thank you, weddings, new baby cards, good luck and sympathy, and seasonal occasions such as mother’s day, father’s day, thank you teacher, Valentine’s day, graduation, Easter and exam congratulations. Its non-card offering includes, party products, gift dressings, small gifts and non-card products.   

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company address Century House, Brunel Road WF2 0XG United Kingdom

company phone+44.1924.839150

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