KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 18, 2020) – The health and safety of Hallmark employees and customers are a top priority. Hallmark Cards, Inc. announced that it is temporarily closing company-owned Hallmark Gold Crown Stores in the United States and Canada, effective at the end of business day Wednesday, March 18 in response to COVID-19. The stores are projected to remain closed through April 1, 2020, though the company will continue to evaluate the situation. Employees at these stores will be paid for their scheduled shifts during this period.
Independent retailers who own and operate stores within the Hallmark retail network make their own decisions regarding their store operations. Please reach out to individual stores to find out if they are open, operating with reduced hours, or closed.
Hallmark’s COVID-19 task force will continue to monitor this rapidly evolving situation and utilize guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and local public health and emergency response agencies.
Hallmark Cards, Inc.
For more than 100 years, family-owned Hallmark Cards, Inc. has been dedicated to creating a more emotionally connected world. Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri and employing 30,000 worldwide, the approximately $4 billion company operates a diversified portfolio of businesses. Its global Hallmark Greetings business sells greeting cards, gift wrap and related products in more than 30 languages with distribution in more than 100 countries and 100,000 rooftops worldwide. Hallmark Retail operates about 2,000 Hallmark Gold Crown stores in five countries. Crayola® offers a wide range of art materials and creative play toys designed to spark children’s creativity around the globe. Crown Media Family Networks operates three cable channels – Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and Hallmark Drama – in addition to Hallmark Publishing, the e-books division of the Hallmark channels, and Hallmark Movies Now, a subscription-based streaming service. Crown Center is a real estate development company that manages the 85-acre hotel, office, entertainment and residential campus surrounding Hallmark’s headquarters. For more information, visit Hallmark.com. Connect on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn and YouTube.