Carte Blanche Group have announced that they will launch their own retail stores in The Marlands Shopping Center, Southampton in June.
Trading under the name ‘Carte Blanche’ the new store will be launched and managed under the guidence of retail expert, Terry Harvey, who has built a solid reputation within the retail environment with seven stores which includes Occasions in Royal Wootton Bassett and From the Heart in Locksheath.
The Marlands is a busy family built shopping environment in a key location and is open seven days a week and an ideal location to showcase Carte Blanche’s multi-generational brands.
Alister Marchant, Carte Blanche CEO, comments: “Carte Blanche are experts in developing sentiment character brands and innovative, fun products. However, having our own store will allow us first hand to understand how consumers engage with our brands. The store will also offer great opportunities for R&D, product launches and point of sale solutions, as well as the opportunity to get under the skin of the issues our retailers face.”
Since 1987, Carte Blanche brands have captured the hearts and imaginations of consumers across the UK. The new store will offer a Carte Blanche ‘shop window’ and it will showcase its full range of award-winning brands and best-in-class licensed consumer products.
Stephen Haines, Carte Blanche Group Founder and Chairman, adds “Our brands are about sharing sentiment and having fun and we intend to do just that within our new store. Whether you’re coming in to buy a last minute greeting card or to meet Tatty Teddy or some of our talented artists at one of our family fun days, you’re guaranteed an experience to remember. We all get caught up in the day-to-day but the great thing about retail is it can offer some fun experience and much needed theatre in challenging times.”
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