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InComm 2018 Holiday Shopping Index

    InComm has just released its 2018 Holiday Shopping Index, which highlights enlightening research on the anticipated holiday shopping and gift card giving attitudes and behaviors of consumers this holiday season. Explore InComm’s Holiday Index here.

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    Retail Gift Card Association’s Annual Forum to Feature Closed-Loop Gift Card 101-Level Sessions

      Sessions will introduce gift cards basics to help educate new or less experienced industry professionals attending the event  MINNEAPOLIS, September 18, 2018 – At its upcoming RGCA Forum, the Retail Gift Card Association (RGCA) will showcase several 101-level sessions delivering foundational, back-to-the-basics closed-loop gift card knowledge for new industry professionals and those looking to refresh

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      RGCA Forum to Feature U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) Insider Perspective on Gift Card Fraud

        Fraud-focused keynote will deliver vital intelligence to help closed-loop gift card industry stakeholders prevent and combat gift card fraud  MINNEAPOLIS, September 7, 2018 – Today the Retail Gift Card Association (RGCA) announced it will feature a keynote session solely dedicated to closed-loop gift card fraud at the second annual RGCA Forum held in Nashville this

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        Retail Gift Card Association’s Second Annual Forum to Preview Exclusive Consumer Insights Research from First Data

          October session will provide insider’s glimpse into growth of gift cards as in-demand payment tools ahead of the holiday shopping season MINNEAPOLIS, August 22, 2018 – Today the Retail Gift Card Association (RGCA) announced its upcoming RGCA Forum will feature a keynote session entitled “The State of the Closed-Loop Industry,” during which exclusive research will

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          Unwrapping Gift Cards

            Card currency creates customer touchpoints for c-stores. By Anne Baye Ericksen, Contributing Editor to Convenience Store Decisions Gift cards and open-loop prepaid cards offer gift-givers a means to show their generosity while simultaneously allowing recipients the freedom of making their own purchasing decisions. This convenience continues to grow in popularity. First Data reports nearly 100%

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            Gift Cards and Contextual Commerce: What’s the Connection?

              The RGCA recently spoke with Payments Journal about noteworthy advances in the gift card industry, how gift cards factor into contextual commerce and how ongoing collaborative efforts are helping brands stay ahead of fraudsters. Board Chair Marina Hodges also shared a sneak peek of what to expect at the second annual RGCA Forum, this October 1 –

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              Retail Gift Card Association Announces New Leadership, Members

                The Retail Gift Card Association (RGCA), the only non-profit trade organization representing the closed-loop gift card industry, today announced Erin Wood of Subway® restaurants has assumed the role of board of directors chair, and Marina Hodges of Walmart has been appointed vice chair. The organization also announced the addition of 13 of the world’s most

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