Say it isn’t so! It’s just been announced that greeting card retailer Carlton Cards and Papyrus will close all North American locations.
Both Carlton Cards and Papyrus are owned by The Schurman Retail Group (SRG) and according to CTV News, they’re expected to close within weeks.
Right now there are 78 Canadian locations and 178 locations in the U.S. which means approximately 1,400 people will be out of jobs.
For anyone who doesn’t know, Carlton Cards was founded in Toronto and according to its website, at one time was bigger than Hallmark as the market leader in the industry.
Going out of business sales have already started across the U.S and Canada.
While any store closing news is sad, at least there’s a silver lining here. Even though the Carlton Cards and Papyrus stores will close, you’ll still be able to shop the two brands’ greeting cards at over 6,000 retail locations at stores like Indigo, Shoppers Drug Mart, Sobey’s, and more.
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