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arc Shopping Centre Welcomes Cards Direct

Cards Direct, family-run independent retailer with more than 50 locations across England and renowned for its top-quality greeting cards, gifts, gift packaging, balloons, and partyware, will be opening its latest store in arc Shopping Centre in Bury St Edmunds. The shop is set to open on Saturday the 2nd of September.

With an unwavering commitment to “Making People Smile”, Cards Direct has been serving customers with outstanding products and exceptional customer service for over a decade.

Terry Cleaver, Area Manager for Cards Direct said: “Having been growing steadily for over a decade and this year receiving the honour of being the only new entrant into BrandVue’s Most Loved Retail Brands listing, we’ve been targeting expansion across East Anglia and the Southeast of England.

“Adding to our existing stores in Ipswich & Lowestoft, we wanted to add to these with a presence in Bury St Edmunds.”

“The arc Shopping Centre has a brilliant reputation for offering a first-rate shopping experience, with excellent levels of repeat footfall, and innovative events running throughout the year. Therefore, the former Paperchase site represents not just prime location but a great opportunity to give an empty shop a new lease of life.”

“Mark and his new team cannot wait to open their doors and they look forward to helping the people of Bury St Edmunds celebrate life’s special occasions.”

Allan Hassell, arc Centre Manager echoes Terry’s sentiments: “We’re delighted to welcome Cards Direct to the arc family. Their marvellous offering fills a much needed requirement for our customers since the unfortunate departure of Paperchase earlier this year. We know they will contribute to the vibrancy of the shopping centre and the local community.”

The card retailer is the latest in a to join the outdoor shopping centre in recent months. In August, fast-casual restaurant Slim Chickens opened its doors, and mobile retailer and repair shop MobileBitz joined the centre’s ranks in July.

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