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Thursday, 13 January 2011

Penfold Card and Gift moving to Carlisle

As part of the consolidation of John Ritchie Ltd. businesses, Penfold Card & Gift product is now solely available through STL Distribution in Carlisle. Penfold Card & Gift, who have been producing and selling quality Christian gift product to the UK market for 25 years, was acquired by John Ritchie Ltd. in May 2009. With John Ritchie Ltd’s acquisition of STL Distribution in December 2009, all wholesale operations for the entire John Ritchie Ltd. group are being centralised in Carlisle. Penfold’s cards and gifts have been transferring from Bicester to Carlisle over the last few weeks, with full availability expected by end-January 2011

Michael J. Penfold
, Divisional Director, Penfold Card & Gift said, "Moving Penfold Card & Gift into the STL Distribution warehouse in Carlisle will greatly enhance what we can do for our customers in terms of speed of despatch, visibility on the STL Distribution website, access to gift and card data through SyneRgi, and product showcasing in the STL Distribution monthly Bulletin. We are delighted to start 2011 with these new capabilities at our disposal, as we continue to serve the Christian trade with our creative range of cards and gift. Having all wholesale parts of the Ritchie Group under one roof, including Penfold Card & Gift, will prove hugely beneficial to all our customers."

Mark Hurley
, Director of Sales & Marketing at STL Distribution, said, “Penfold Card & Gift have been successfully providing gift product for a number of years and we are very pleased, as a result of the restructuring of the John Ritchie Ltd. group, to be able to supply their complete catalogue to the trade. All gift and card products within our group will now come under the Penfold banner and be supplied out of Carlisle.”
Penfold Card & Gift’s products will be available for the trade to order through all the usual channels (Phone/Fax, Email, Web and SyneRgi). Your Area Sales Manager will continue to profile all Penfold lines.

For further information, please contact Michael Penfold or Mark Hurley
Click here to see the full selection of Penfold cards.