LONDON, November 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Gift cards from iTunes, Next, B&Q, Pizza Express, Ticketmaster and many more brands now available at locations including Tesco, Morrisons, Argos and Boots
Accessible, flexible and convenient, Gift Card Store™, offers a wide variety of gift cards from some of the best brands in the world, including entertainment, fashion, dining out and home improvement, all in one convenient location. Gift Card Store allows you to treat your friends, family and work colleagues to a special gift that is perfect for each one of them - and it is never the wrong size or wrong color! Cards are currently available at local providers including Tesco, Morrisons, Argos and Boots.
"Although gift cards are relatively new in the UK, based on our research, two-thirds of consumers in the UK prefer to receive gift cards rather than a gift chosen for them," said Jim Strabo, Managing Director, Blackhawk Network Europe. "Our mission is to simplify the present shopping experience by offering an impressive line-up of brands in one convenient location so people can treat themselves to something special, something they really want."
In the United States, Gift Card Store's counterpart, Gift Card Mall™, offers more than 350 top brands and reaches 165 million consumers each week. Consumer demand for gift cards is also growing in the US and throughout the world, in countries such as Australia, Mexico, Canada and France.
So, this Christmas, get it right for all your family and friends the first time and don't forget to keep your eyes peeled in your local Tesco, Morrisons, Argos and Boots for all the latest exciting brand partnerships!
About Blackhawk Network Europe
Gift Card Store was created by Blackhawk Network, which is a leading provider of pre-paid and financial payments products for consumers and businesses. Founded in 2001, Blackhawk Network has revolutionised the way people give and receive gifts over the last decade by offering the convenience of buying leading retail gift cards in an exclusive network of top supermarket, hypermarket, convenience, pharmacy, specialty and internet retailers across the globe.
Blackhawk Network Europe is a division of Blackhawk Network, a subsidiary of Safeway Inc., a Fortune 100 company and one of the largest food and drug retailers in North America based on sales. Blackhawk Network is a leading provider of prepaid and financial payments products for consumers and businesses. As the leading third party prepaid provider, Blackhawk offers the industry's most popular prepaid gift cards in thousands of retail locations.
Leveraging its strong retail heritage and expertise in the grocery channel, Blackhawk Network Europe currently partners with many of the top retailers in Europe. The company is authorised by the Financial Services Authority (FSA).
Blackhawk Network Europe is headquartered in London with an office in Paris. In addition to the UK and France, Blackhawk Network Inc. has offices in Australia, Canada, Mexico and the United States. For more information about Blackhawk Network visit http://www.blackhawknetwork.com.
SOURCE Blackhawk Network Europe