November 3, 2014

To kick off the holiday season, CVS/pharmacy on Monday announced the return of its "Free Gift Card" promotion, an offer designed to allow customers the opportunity to receive free gift cards by shopping for everyday essentials at store locations nationwide. 

July 9, 2014

77% of consumers have given a gift card in the past year and 90% have received at least one in the past year.

June 4, 2014

In a major boost to member benefits, Sam’s Club on Tuesday announced a credit card cash back program that gives members the opportunity to earn 5% cash back on fuel, 3% cash back on dining and travel and 1% cash back on all other purchases, up to $5,000 annually.

May 12, 2014

After several months of sluggish retail sales, consumer shopping in the United States rebounded in April, according to the latest MasterCard SpendingPulse report, which aggregates national retail sales activity in the MasterCard payments network, coupled with estimates for all other payment forms, including cash and check.

April 16, 2014

The National Retail Federation on Wednesday told a congressional panel that the retail industry is committed to safeguarding and protecting consumer data and information from cybercriminals and hackers.

April 3, 2014

Cardtronics has extended its ATM services agreement with Walgreens, the company announced Wednesday.

March 4, 2014

Norwest Equity Partners on Monday announced that it has acquired Apothecary Products from Terry Noble, founder and CEO of Apothecary.

February 20, 2014

Bloomberg on Thursday lined up the potential suitors in discussion with Safeway on a sale of the grocer, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

February 3, 2014

Putting the industry buzz to rest, TPG Growth, the equity investment platform of TPG, announced that it has acquired a majority stake in e.l.f. Cosmetics from company founders and equity investor TSG Consumer Partners.

January 31, 2014

Fifty-seven percent of consumers purchased digital gift cards in December 2013, and 43% purchased physical cards. Data from prepaid product and transaction services company InComm also shows that 80% of consumers purchased digital cards in the six days leading up to Christmas, and 20% of consumers purchased physical cards in the six days leading up to Christmas.

November 4, 2013

Underwhelming fall sales and continued economic and federal budgetary concerns have U.S. retailers in a “wait and see” mode this holiday season, according to a recent BDO USA survey released Monday.

October 8, 2013

American Express Serve announced a free nationwide cash load network and the addition of new money management capabilities to its full-service reloadable prepaid account.

October 7, 2013

Walgreens on Monday announced Balance Financial, a full suite of integrated financial services that will be launching in phases over the coming months, all built around its new Balance Financial Prepaid MasterCard.

September 20, 2013

Alliance Boots announced that it is establishing a specialized investment fund, B&B Capital Partners, which will be focused on small- and medium-sized consumer brand businesses within the health, wellness, beauty and personal care sectors.

August 19, 2013

Global losses from credit, debit and prepaid card fraud reached $11.27 billion, an increase of 14.6% over the year before, according to a new report.

March 26, 2013

Kroger on Tuesday announced the planned retirement of VP and pension investment officer, Rich Manka, effective July 15.

March 14, 2013

Target has sold its consumer credit card portfolio to TD Bank Group for $5.7 billion, the mass merchandise retailer said.

February 25, 2013

Health insurer Aetna is offering individual health insurance plans to Costco members in Florida, the insurer said.

February 14, 2013

Harris Teeter on Wednesday confirmed an earlier Wall Street Journal report that the grocer was in the process of exploring strategic options.

January 30, 2013

Aetna is offering individual health insurance plans to Costco members in California, the health insurer said.

January 14, 2013

Medagate, a wholly owned subsidiary of InComm Holdings, announced the launch of the MasterCard Dual Value Health Card, the first dual network healthcare spending card.

December 17, 2012

A slowdown in retail spending happened after a boost that followed Hurricane Sandy, according to a new report by a division of MasterCard.

November 2, 2012

The National Retail Federation and more than a dozen retailers on Thusday asked a judge to reject a proposed class-action settlement of a federal antitrust lawsuit filed against Visa and MasterCard because of credit card swipe fees.

October 29, 2012

AmerisourceBergen on Monday named Lawrence Marsh, 52, to the new role of chief strategy officer and SVP new market development, effective Nov. 12, 2012.