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February 15, 2024

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January 31, 2024

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October 20, 2023

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July 12, 2023

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Blackhawk Network Expands Relationship with International Gift Card Marketplace Recharge in US and Canada

Blackhawk Network

Global branded payments provider Blackhawk Network is expanding its relationship with European branded payments company Recharge.com to distribute gift cards digitally through BHN’s vast network in the US and Canada. The announcement builds on Recharge.com and BHN’s existing collaboration in Europe, boosting digital gift card options for consumers in North America.

June 1, 2023

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December 14, 2022

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Blackhawk Network Partners with IKEA U.S. to Offer Gift Cards at Major Retailers Nationwide

Businesswire

“Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Blackhawk Network, a leader in global branded payments, has partnered with IKEA U.S. to bring the furniture and home brand’s gift cards to third-party retailers for the first time. IKEA gift cards are now available at GiftCards.com, GiftCardMall.com and other select stores and retailers across the country. The new distribution expands on the existing partnership with IKEA and Blackhawk Network, which powers the purchase of gift cards on IKEA-USA.com.”

December 9, 2022

On the wires

New, Versatile One4all® Multi-Store Gift Card Hits the Shelves and Online for Holiday, Providing More Choice

Businesswire

“Gift cards have been the most requested holiday gift for 16 years and now shoppers can add the latest versatile gift card to their shopping carts: the One4all® gift card. The One4all gift card makes finding the perfect gift easy because it offers increased flexibility for shoppers by offering over 100 retailers and restaurants where the card is accepted. Gifters and self-use buyers will appreciate the simplicity that comes with One4all because it offers a variety of brand choices and zero fees or expiration*. One4all can be swapped for egifts at over 100 brands—or split among multiple brands. Participating merchants on the One4all gift card include GameStop, Ulta Beauty®, Bath & Body Works®, Lowe’s, Outback Steakhouse®, Taco Bell® and more.”

October 10, 2022

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Shoppers Plan to Spend Nearly Half of Holiday Budgets on Gift Cards According to 2022 Blackhawk Network Holiday Forecast

Businesswire

As shoppers navigate rising costs this year, a new holiday forecast from Blackhawk Network, a leader in global branded payments, found consumers plan to spend nearly half (46%) of their holiday budget on gift cards—an economically resilient and top gifting option for 2022. The report also found that despite tightening budgets, consumers plan to spend more overall this holiday season, but will look to stretch the value of their holiday dollars by increasingly seeking out deals and promotions.

August 4, 2022

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Blackhawk Network and Vooks Make Giving the Gift of Reading Easy with Expanded Digital Gifting Program

Businesswire

“As parents and caregivers seek reading resources for children as they head back to school, global branded payments provider Blackhawk Network and Vooks, the world’s first ad-free SVOD streaming platform bringing children’s storybooks to life through animation and read-along narration, have teamed up to expand the streaming platform’s digital gift card program, making it easy to give the gift of reading. The partnership leverages Blackhawk’s expansive network to make Vooks’ digital gift cards available on Giftcards.com, Giftcardmall.com and in select online gift card malls at leading retailers nationwide.”

July 28, 2022

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Blackhawk Network Partners with Aurus to Power Processing for Payment Innovations

Businesswire

“As digital payments maintains its foothold as a key trend in retail commerce, Blackhawk Network is entering a relationship with unified payments platform leader, Aurus. Aurus offers global solutions that address the payments ecosystem, and Blackhawk’s leading gift card and payment processing capabilities will help drive continued growth in retail payments…The Aurus omni-commerce payment platform accepts myriad payment types, including leading credit card brands, private-label credit cards, and gift cards. As part of its collaboration with Blackhawk, Aurus has payment services like digital wallets, Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) payments, and crypto payments, all in one consolidated settlement and a single integration. The Aurus platform also supports industry-specific payment options such as Fleet, FSA, and EBT for food stamps and/or cash benefits.”

July 25, 2022

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Blackhawk Network and Great Lakes Data Systems Collaborate to Drive Digital Payment Options for Midsize and Enterprise Businesses

Fintech Finance

“As digital payments continue to make a major impact on how consumers shop and pay, payments innovator Blackhawk Network and leading sale systems innovator, Great Lakes Data Systems (GLDS), announced a joint effort to deliver innovative mobile payment technologies to retail point-of-sale (POS) systems. With GLDS’s focus on midsize businesses, this new collaboration delivers immense opportunity for those businesses to harness the power and consumer growth potential of digital payments.”

July 13, 2022

On the web

Blackhawk Network and Klarna Partner to Offer Consumers More Flexible Payments In-Store

Blackhawk Network

“Today, a new partnership between global branded payments provider, Blackhawk Network, and leading global retail bank, payments, and shopping service, Klarna, will extend the ability for consumers to use Klarna’s interest-free alternative payment solutions at a variety of physical retail locations. As consumers expect increased flexibility in the way they shop and pay throughout their everyday purchases, this new partnership will enable the integration into Blackhawk’s vast US network, including categories ranging from grocery to electronics, beauty, and more, by tapping into Blackhawk’s payments technology integration with major retail partners and leaders.”

April 22, 2020

On the wires

Blackhawk Network Selected by Rybbon to Provide Mobile Wallet-Enabled Prepaid Rewards

“Global branded payments provider Blackhawk Network announced an agreement with Rybbon, a leading digital rewards platform, to provide businesses with virtual open-loop Mastercard® reward options. Businesses can now use these rewards to engage customers digitally. Reward recipients can add these Mastercard rewards to mobile wallets from Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay to make purchases with just the tap of their phone or smartwatch. According to Blackhawk’s research, digital prepaid rewards are efficient and preferred incentives when recipients want to receive rewards quickly—making them an incredibly effective business tool for marketing, research and employee programs.”

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