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Card Factory was founded in Wakefield by Dean and Janet Hoyle. The couple, who started by buying cards wholesale and selling them from the back of their van at car boot sales, opened their first bricks-and-mortar location in 1997. In November 2008, Card Factory acquired 80 stores from rival greetings card retailer Celebrations, and by the time the Hoyles sold the business to Charterhouse for £350m in April 2010, Card Factory had 480 shops. In 2015, Card Factory unveiled its own website. Card Factory operates more than 1,000 stores, boasting a presence in most major high streets and shopping centres across the UK.