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Epipoli Acquires Social Shopping Company

Epipoli, the Pay Award-winning Italian gift card distributor with a network of 50,000 stores, has acquired 100 percent of social shopping and offers company Groupalia from entrepreneur Andrea Gualtieri.

IMA Honors Brian Dunne with Karen Renk Fellowship Award

The Incentive Marketing Association (IMA) honored industry leader Brian Dunne, CPIM, managing director, Giftcard Consulting, with the Karen Renk Fellowship Award, which the trade group presented at its annual IMA Summit last week.

Blackhawk Network Gives PayNearMe a Boost, Announces Cardpool Marketplace

PayNearMe, which bills itself as the U.S.’s largest electronic cash transaction network, is expanding to Blackhawk Network retail partner locations, starting with Casey’s General Stores. In other news, Blackhawk Network’s Cardpool gift card exchange site launched a new “name your price” marketplace.

Blackhawk Study: Brand Loyalty Can Solve Pain Points for Merchants

Brand power is serious business, according to a new Blackhawk Network study that found consumers trust their favorite brand almost as much as they trust their own families. What’s more, retailers can harness that brand loyalty to help with a bevy of challenges, including driving foot traffic, acquiring new customers and bolstering loyalty among shoppers.