Donald J. Hall, Jr.
David E. Hall
Hallmark was founded in the year 1910. The company has been operational for 109 years now. The founder of the company was Joyce Hall. The company has its origins during the year 1903 when there was the postcard craze in the USA. After seeing one postcard, the founder of the company decided to make their own postcards and then start their own store, in the year of the company's founding. The founder of the company was then convinced that greeting cards would be more popular than postcards, and then also started adding greeting cards as well to the company's store portfolio, when he moved the store from Nebraska to Kansas City, Missouri, USA. By the year 1912, the postcards craze faded away, and the company started selling greeting cards.
In the year 1917, the company had invented the modern wrapping paper, along with his brother Rollie Hall. By the year 1922, the company had expanded all over the USA, with 120 employees. Then in the year 1928, the company had introduced the brand name, Hallmark. The Canadian William E Coutts Company became an affiliate of Hallmark, in the year 1931. The company had acquired William E Coutts Company in the year 1958. In the year 1973, the company also started manufacturing ornaments for Christmas. By the year 1998, almost 11 million American households had purchased Hallmark ornaments. The same year, the company acquired various different companies, including the Britain based Creative Publishing and also the US-based InterArt companies. The company had launched its own television channel, known as the Hallmark Channel, in the year 2001. The headquarters of the company is based in 2501 McGee Trafficway. The name of the place is Kansas City, while the name of the state is Missouri, USA. The pin code o the area is 64108.
Hallmark is an American company that focuses on designing and manufacturing o various kinds of greeting cards, gifts, ornaments and also a full selection of personalised books and much more other products as well, for its customers. The current CEO of the company is Donald J Hall Jr. As of the year 2016, the total revenue generated by the company is more than $4 billion. Also, the current number of employees working at the company is more than 16,000. The company has more than 40,000 retail stores all over the USA. The company also has its presence in 100 different countries around the globe and offers products in 30 different languages as well.
The primary services provided by the company include allowing customers to have a retail presence in order to buy various kinds of gifts, greeting cards, etcetera, designed and produced by the company itself. The company also provides gift wrap, stationery, electronic greetings, party goods, ornaments and other media or entertainment products as well.
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