Greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection, has announced a deal with Haven to become its new greeting card supplier. Haven operates 36 family holiday parks throughout England, Scotland and Wales and Card Connection’s network of 69 franchisees will now supply greeting cards from a range of more than 1,500 designs.
Haven Central Shops manager, Peter Creak, explains: “We first met with the Card Connection team at the end of last year and were impressed by the card products and the new Gift Connection range, which is ideal for Haven.
“The consignment method of supply and service will also suit our stores, allowing us to stock selective ranges of greeting cards to match the requirements of our holiday park customers. In addition, the Gift Connection and the party range, including the selection of popular Flashing Badges, will also be supplied by the franchise network.”
The roll-out of Card Connection greeting cards and accessories in Haven retail outlets has now been completed – just in time for the start of the summer season.
“We are delighted that Card Connection has been selected as a new supplier to Haven,” confirms Michael Johnson, managing director, Card Connection. “Our franchisees are also excited about supplying one of the leading brands in this industry. By helping stores optimise income streams from greeting card sales, our franchisees will also see a positive impact on their own bottom line, creating a win-win business situation.”
Card Connection celebrated its twentieth anniversary last year and currently supplies some 15,000 outlets through its franchise network.