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Greeting cards are the latest convenience product to be hit by a supply shortage.

Posting on social media last week, greeting cards store Halls of Llandaff warned it would be passing the price rises on greeting cards to customers following a shortage of stock.

“New stock is starting to creep back in, but it’s been subject to some scary price increases.

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“We will do our best to suck some of them up ourselves, but some will be passed on,” it said.

Riverside Greetings managing director Andrew Glen added: “We’re receiving an increasing amount of feedback that there are significant supply issues in the greeting-card category.

“We haven’t ‘offshored’ our supply chain because we know our customers value flexibility, responsiveness and reliability. We have plenty of everyday and seasonal stock.”

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