Cards Direct Open Three New Stores

Cards Direct, advised by AS Retail, have acquired a further three new stores in the last month following a successful expansion drive that has brought the store portfolio to 18.

The greetings card retailer has opened new premises on Culver Street West in Colchester and within The Grosvenor Centre, Northampton. They are also in the process of fitting out their latest store in Haywards Heath which is scheduled to open in time for Easter. The recent acquisitions follow a series of high street and shopping centre openings for Cards Direct over the past 12 months which include Basingstoke, Canterbury, Southampton, Folkestone and Feltham.

Andrew Shepherd, Director at AS Retail commented: “These latest properties are superb additions to the portfolio and I am confident will prove to be excellent trading stores. We have a number of live negotiations but still plenty of capacity for further openings in 2017 with the roll-out planned to continue into 2018. We will be attending Completely Retail Marketplace at the end of April and would welcome a discussion with landlords and agents on opportunities. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me for the latest requirements list.”