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The founder ofArchies, Anil Moolchandani started his business career after graduating from college with a small family owned sari shop located in Delhi. Back then, his first order came from Lucknow and was worth INR 12. Over the years, the business mounted and in the year 1981, the company organized the debut distributors meeting in New Delhi. By the year 1984, Archies had begun seeing success and in the same year it acquired its first foreign license from Walt Disney. Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse then became a common sight on the Indian greeting cards.
In a span of just few more years,Archies had become one of the most reputed brands and a household name when it came to gift shopping. Soon after, the Archies Gallery chain followed. In the year 1987, Archies started its one of a kind concept store that started in Kamla Nagar in Delhi. This store was an instant success. By the year 1993, Archies had opened 100 such Gallery stores. With the continual evolution in the market and with Internet becoming an integral part of our urban lives, Archies introduced the concept of e cards. It gave the people an opportunity of online gifting by way of its e commerce portal.
Archies is a leading company in India when it comes to the social expression industry. It has more than 60% market share in the organized sector. From starting off as a cards only company, today Archies has become a social expressions company.
Archies has grown with the urbanization, acceptance of the modern culture and improvement in the standard of living. It is the sentimental appeal as well as the purchasing power that rather drives the brand appeal of the Archies to all the people irrespective of the demographics and the age groups. There are a number of ranges and collections of Archies that have achieved exemplary mastery over the other large network of retailers, franchisees and the distributors.
Archies largely targets the malls as well as the other prime retail space when it looks for a space for its stores. As of now, the company has more than 230 exclusive outlets in 66 cities of the 15 states. Moreover, it has some 300 franchise outlets in India as well as the neighboring countries of India.
Recently,Archies has acquired the license for Gund, Keel Toys, Me to You, Boofle, Peanuts, Garfield,Cow Parade, Hallmark, and Smiley World. The Logo ofArchies has a heart with the ‘a’ written on it. This ‘a’ has the very potential to represent Archies with love for its customers.
So, whenever you need some out of the box gifting and greeting ideas, head straight to theArchies. It has given several millions of people, the very means to express emotions like love, laughter, happiness, joy, friendship, celebration, thanks giving, congratulations among others. Irrespective of the occasion - Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Daughter’s Day, Women’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Friendship’s Day, Raksha Bandhan, or others, just head to the Archies store near you and you can be assured of finding the ideal gift for your loved one.