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It’s official! Austin & Co is one of the best card retailers in the UK, having reached the finals in The Retas 2021 greeting card retailer awards.

The Retas Awards, now in their 17th year, are the only dedicated awards to recognise and reward the UK’s very best greeting card retailers from right across the retail spectrum. Greeting cards are sold in one in six shops in the UK, so reaching the finals of The Retas is a notable achievement.

“In what must rank as the most challenging period for retail ever, reaching the finals of The Retas 2021 is testament to the passion, inventiveness, nous and tenacity of the UK’s leading greeting card stockists,” commented Jakki Brown, joint managing director of Max Publishing, which owns and organises The Retas. “The sending of greeting cards is an engrained part of UK culture, with the British public spending an unprecedented £1.7 billion on greeting cards in the last year alone. The nation leads the world in greeting card design and sends more cards per capita – and The Retas Awards celebrate the very finest greeting card retail stockists in the UK.

All Retas finalists were decided as a result of an industrywide poll of greeting card suppliers, reps and agents and validated by a panel of experts.  The winners of this year’s prestigious greeting card retailing awards – The Retas 2021 – will be revealed at an Awards lunch at the glamorous Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane on Wednesday July 14.
The Awards recognise and celebrate not only the top independent and multiple greeting card retailers regionally and nationally, but also outstanding retail employees.

These dedicated awards for retailers have risen immeasurably in status over the last decade and are now universally acknowledged as being true accolades of excellence.

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For more information contact:

Sean Austin, Owner
Austin & Co
37 Worcester Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 4RB
Tel: 07956 080473

Sean Austin - Owner of Austin & Co

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