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“The great thing about nostalgia is that people only remember the good stuff!” believes Chris Leaning, managing director of RetroCo, the rechristened name for the CDCard Company. With Chris’ own office crammed full of ‘good stuff’ from the past, PG immersed itself in this nostalgic treasure trove and brought itself bang up to date on the major new launches for this reinvented company.


There’s nothing like looking to the past to ensure that you are ahead of the curve in the future. At least this seems to be the mantra of RetroCo, which will make an official dramatic entrance at next month’s Spring Fair with a huge swathe of new products, which, while drawing somewhat on its previous incarnation of the CDCard


Company, and is still with a musical and nostalgic tone, is more ‘back to the future’ in its vibe. “This has all been two years in the


making,” reveals Sian Ellis-Thomas, head of sales and marketing of RetroCo. “We knew that we wanted to take the CD card to the next level and also build on our reputation for quality retro products, but we wanted to be sure we had it right - and that takes time, a lot of effort and a fascination for the subject.” The kingpin in all of this is Chris


Leaning, the company’s founder and managing director. And if there was ever any question as to his credentials of


Nostalgia


Above: Within Chris' office are retro treasures such as (top to bottom) old Apple Mac computers, NME magazines and and TV show figurines. Left: Chris Leaning, md of RetroCo in his office, surrounded by some of the impressive ephemera in his collection. Far left: The Story Of Your Year is a four-in one product of card, booklet, CD and download code.


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