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How America Pays in 2016

PLEASANTON, Calif. – May 11, 2016 – Americans’ utilization of a wide array of payments options, and their demand for others, is driving innovation in the payments category. Additionally, the payment process while shopping has become increasingly important, now ultimately influencing consumers’ perceptions of and loyalty to a brand. This, along with the year’s most […]

Cardpool Turns Gift Cards into Charitable Donations for Compassion International with Launch of its CardFunder® Program

SAN FRANCISCO – May 10, 2016 – Cardpool, a leading gift card exchange marketplace, and Compassion International (Compassion), a Christian child development organization, today announced Compassion’s launch of CardFunder®, a new program that enables consumers to donate unspent gift cards to Compassion. CardFunder highlights the gift card exchange marketplace as a unique philanthropic tool for […]

Blackhawk Network Acquires Extrameasures

PLEASANTON, Calif., March 31, 2016 — Blackhawk Network, a leading prepaid and payments network, announced today that it has acquired extrameasures, a prepaid consumer promotions and incentives company. Through its customized rebate programs, extrameasures offers Visa prepaid cards and private label merchant-specific reward and gift cards with a proprietary platform to help businesses drive consumer […]

Blackhawk Network’s Talbott Roche Named Recipient of PYMNTS Innovator Award for “Women Driving Innovation in Payments”

PLEASANTON, Calif., March 18, 2016 — Blackhawk Network, a leading prepaid and payments network, announced today that its chief executive officer and president, Talbott Roche, has been named a recipient of a 2016 PYMNTS Innovator Award in the “Women Driving Innovation in Payments” category. The annual Innovator Awards, conferred by PYMNTS.com, a premier source of […]

Blackhawk Network Appoints Anil Aggarwal to Board of Directors

PLEASANTON, Calif., March 14, 2016 — Blackhawk Network, a leading prepaid and payments network, announced that Anil D. Aggarwal has been appointed to its board of directors effective Feb. 22, 2016, bringing Blackhawk’s total board members to 11. He was also appointed a member of Blackhawk’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. “Anil is an early […]

Talbott Roche Named Chief Executive Officer of Blackhawk Network

PLEASANTON, Calif., Feb. 22, 2016 — Blackhawk Network, a leading prepaid and payments network, announced today that the Board of Directors appointed Talbott Roche to succeed William Y. Tauscher as Blackhawk Network’s chief executive officer, effective today. Tauscher will continue in his role of chairman of the board and leading the organization’s international business and its […]

Blackhawk Network Named Winner in 10th Annual Pay Awards

PLEASANTON, Calif., Feb. 8, 2016 – Paybefore has selected Blackhawk Network’s “Gift Card for Stock” as a 2016 Pay Awards winner in the Product of the Year category. For 10 years, Pay Awards has conferred the most prestigious recognition of excellence in the prepaid, mobile and emerging payments industry. The awards are presented annually by […]

Blackhawk Network Acquires NimbleCommerce

PLEASANTON, Calif., Feb. 3, 2016 – Blackhawk Network, a leading prepaid and payments network, announced today that it has acquired NimbleCommerce, a digital commerce platform and network for promotions. NimbleCommerce also allows merchants and brands to manage their own prepaid offer and gift card programs, or resell through a network of retailer and publisher branded […]

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Consumers Drive Payment Innovation: How America Pays – Part 1 of 4

Blackhawk Network recently conducted the study, How America Pays in 2016. More than 1,000 Americans in March 2016 to examine how they pay today, their preferences for traditional and emerging payments tools and the role payments play in their purchasing decisions. By spurring the creation of new payments technologies, finding alternative applications for existing payments […]

Blackhawk Celebrates “Bring Your Kids to Work Day”

On April 28, 2016, Blackhawk held its annual “Bring Your Kids to Work” event, a day when parents and guardians are able to bring their children to the office to give them a glimpse of what they do during their day and ultimately, inspire their career aspirations. Kids between the ages of 8 and 12 […]

Blackhawk Engagement Solutions Research Uncovers “How Women Shop in 2016”

New research from Blackhawk Network’s incentives division, Blackhawk Engagement Solutions, has uncovered how American women are shopping these days. Recently featured in Apparel Magazine, Chain Store Age, Mobile Marketing and Technology, PYMNTS, and Retailing Today, the research found women are well informed, well connected, and demand the lowest price. According to Rodney Mason, GVP of […]

Part 3 of 3: Deepening Engagement with the Connected Consumer by Blackhawk CEO and President Talbott Roche

In March 2016, Blackhawk Network CEO and president, Talbott Roche, was the keynote speaker at the All Payments Expo (APEX) in New Orleans. This three-part blog series features clips of Roche’s keynote focusing on how payment tools and technology have become incredibly influential among consumers, commerce and brands in general. For the final post of […]

Part 2 of 3: Deepening Engagement with the Connected Consumer by Blackhawk CEO and President Talbott Roche

In March 2016, Blackhawk Network CEO and President, Talbott Roche, was the keynote speaker at the All Payments Expo (APEX) in New Orleans. This three-part blog series features clips of Roche’s keynote focusing on how payment tools and technology have become incredibly influential among consumers, commerce and brands in general. For the second post of […]

Part 1 of 3: Deepening Engagement with the Connected Consumer by Blackhawk CEO and President Talbott Roche

In March 2016, Blackhawk Network CEO and President, Talbott Roche, was the keynote speaker at the All Payments Expo (APEX) in New Orleans. This three-part blog series features clips of Roche’s keynote focusing on how payment tools and technology have become incredibly influential among consumers, commerce and brands in general. The following clips introduce the […]

Blackhawk Employees on the Run in Livermore

On March 26, 2016, Blackhawk’s employees once again participated in the Livermore Half Marathon. The annual 5k race is a fun affair reflecting the spirit of the local community. Runners follow a path through Livermore’s beautifully restored downtown area and are greeted at the finish line with a festival featuring live music, food, beer and […]

Blackhawk Chief Marketing Officer: “Omnichannel” is the Magic Marketing Word

Blackhawk Network’s chief marketing officer, Teri Llach, recently shared her insights on how omnichannel is more than just a trendy phrase with Modern Marketing Xchange (MMX), a new publication that covers topics such as marketing, technology and digital innovation. Citing Blackhawk Network research, she discussed how now more than ever consumers are demanding a variety […]

Blackhawk Engagement Solutions Explores Millennials’ Shopping Habits

Blackhawk Engagement Solutions published shopper data late last year examining millennials’ path-to-purchase habits. Rodney Mason, GVP Strategy & Marketing at Blackhawk Engagement Solutions, recently shared insights on millennials’ disruptive shopping behaviors with Retail TouchPoints in the article, Can Retailers Keep Pace With Millennial Consumers? “Millennials are leading a change in purchase trends. As such, it’s […]