Friday, January 31, 2020

KANSAS CITY HALLMARK SUFFERS VALENTINE'S MASSACRE!!!

Massive shut downs across the nation loom . . .

Behind the KC Biz Journal paywall, this quote seems to sum things up:

"A Hallmark spokeswoman said the company is reshaping operations to cut costs, overhaul its retail business and drive more online sales."

Behind their paywall, the WSJ boldly proclaims the truism that people have stopped sending greeting cards.

And so the company will combine its card and retail businesses in an effort to redirect resources to bolster online offerings and hope to shift from cards to digital sales . . . Take a look at how their progress is coming along:

Hallmark stores are closing in 12 states amid card struggles

It's a tough time to be in the greeting-card business. Papyrus is closing all 254 of its stores in the US and Canada after its parent company, Schurman Fine Papers, filed for bankruptcy citing "the general downturn in the brick-and-mortar retail industry."

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

^^^OK Boomer. Die please.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Hey Snowflake Ernie, Bert wants you on your knees right now!

Anonymous said...

^^Ugh...old people...so lame.

Anonymous said...

And yet he doesnt. Weird.

Anonymous said...

It's people like 9:55 and 10:18 who are killing Valentines Day. Remember you fools, it's been the old people such as your parents that made it possible for your rotten ass to even be alive.

Anonymous said...

^^OK Boomer. Die please.

Anonymous said...

So now we can just print out a card?

Anonymous said...

OK Milli Vanilli

Anonymous said...

If the boomers die who will pay for Burnie's Make America A Wet Dream ?

Anonymous said...

If you buy a greeting card, go to the dollar stores … so much cheaper. Everything is overpriced in the Hallmark stores. And the small, carved wooden sculptures might be the lamest line of products I've seen in a long time in any retail outlet anywhere.

Anonymous said...

That's the Willow Tree Figurines at Hallmark. The artist who makes them, and making a mint off of them, must have known someone in high places, to get that gig, and I don't mean the Almighty.

Anonymous said...

Hallmark should never have hired so many homosexuals. That’s why they’re failing.

Anonymous said...

^^But then how would you have supported your family if they didn't?

Anonymous said...

Local tsotchke vendor falling on hard times. News at 11.

Anonymous said...

Marilyn Riscoe, we hired away the best from Hallmar, now your company cant keep up! Signed, the local competitor I.T. consulting firm!

Anonymous said...

What's hallmar Boomer?

Anonymous said...

If you buy a greeting card, go to the dollar stores … so much cheaper.


I agree. Cheaper is better. Whatever you buy, make sure it's cheap.

Anonymous said...

you had a good 60 year run selling $4 greeting cards, it is over.

Anonymous said...

And they had a good run of selling Christmas ornaments for $42 made in China for 75 cents.

Anonymous said...

Sucks to suck.

Retro ROCKER said...

The party is over. Many people don't have a few bucks in there pocket for a greeting cards. They are paying off there huge amount of debt and student loans .They are still paying off those purchase.of goods that are now in a land fill .UNEMPLOYMENT will go sky high .Its the Roaring Twenties. Money will be spent on Food Beverages And For some travel. Not many big ticket items .NO MORE CREDIT. LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL .I WILL SEE YOU AT THE BEACH. BON TON.