Cardgains unveils Spring Fair plans

Group shot-1The greetings and gift industry buying group Cardgains has revealed details of its plans for Spring Fair 2015, where it will host a large group stand for member suppliers within the Greetings & Gift sector in Hall 4 E20/F21 of the show.


Exhibitors already confirmed the join the friendly Cardgains VIllage include some of the most prestigious publishers and  manufacturers in the industry, including:  Talking Pictures, Ling Designs, The Great British Card Company, Amscan, IC & G, Jacksons, Second Nature, Express Yourself, is It Art, WPL, Quitting Hollywood, Espree, Special Editions, Paper Rose, Grass Roots, Xpressions 4U, UK Greetings, Sarunds, Deva Debut and We’ve-A-Gift.

More than ever this year, the Cardgains Village is must-visit destination for independent retailers attending Spring Fair. They can look forward to seeing a great product mix of greeting cards, jewellery, gifts, chocolates, stationery and festive items with some huge licensed product including the phenomenon that is ‘Frozen’. There will be something for everyone in all sectors, be that card shops, gift shops, garden centres, post offices, stationers and florists.

The Cardgains Team will be on hand to welcome everyone and particularly warm welcome to all independent retailers wanting to know more about the scheme and who wish to join.

The highlight of the show for Cardgains will take place on Sunday 1st February when one lucky member will receive the keys to a brand new Nissan Juke as the finale of the 2014 Car-gains car giveaway. Throughout 2014 members have been earning ‘entries’ into the draw from the support suppliers as part of last year’s Cardgains 25th anniversary celebrations. The draw will take place at 2pm where ten finalists will be gathered in eager anticipation for the draw. The nine runners up will each be presented with a commemorative watch.

The following day, Monday 2nd February will see Cardgains present the 2014 charity of the year cheque to representatives from Peach – for children with autism. The target of £25,000 was reached due to the hard work of the charity walkers and riders and the generosity of friends, family, members and acquaintances. This will be a great place for a reunion of everyone who took part in last year’s event and a great photo opportunity! All are welcome to come along to the presentation at 1.00pm.

Throughout the week there will be ongoing live demonstrations of the Cardgains Web Shop.  There are now twenty-three brands available through the web shop, giving members the opportunity to order a mixed box of products across a selection of suppliers, with a minimum order of only £100. Members will be able to register and even order live at the show.