SOURCE: Blachhawk Network

Blachhawk Network

December 06, 2010 03:00 ET

Blackhawk Network Partners With Superquinn to Launch First Gift Card Mall™ in Ireland

Iconic Irish Grocery Store Selects Leading Prepaid Company to Offer Customers Convenience and Selection in Gifting

LONDON--(Marketwire - December 6, 2010) - Blackhawk Network, a leading provider of prepaid and financial payments products for consumers and businesses, today announced a partnership with Superquinn, an iconic Irish retailer offering the very best in fresh food, innovation and customer service in an ever changing and dynamic marketplace.

Blackhawk Network Europe is working with Superquinn in launching Gift Card Mall in more than 23 store locations throughout the country. Retailer gift cards include both localised and global brands such as; iTunes, Next, Argos, Homebase, Hotel Voucher, and Spafinder.

Blackhawk's partnership with Superquinn will expand the company's position as the leading third party prepaid provider on the continent. Blackhawk currently operates in nearly 10,000 retail locations in 12 European countries, and has partnerships with nearly half of the top 15 European retailers.

"At Superquinn we are always looking at new products to meet the demands of our loyal customers," said Paul Doggett, category manager at Superquinn. "We're delighted to introduce Gift Card Mall into our stores and believe that our customers will enjoy the convenience of having an even wider range of gift ideas to choose from when they visit our stores."

Founded in 2001, Blackhawk Network has revolutionised the way consumers give and receive gifts. The company's gift card destination program offers the convenience of buying leading retail gift cards in an exclusive network of leading supermarkets, big box, convenience, pharmacy, specialty and Internet retailers across the globe.

"It is an honor to work with one of the most respected retailers in Ireland," said Jim Strabo, managing director, Europe at Blackhawk Network. "The company's success is built around offering the best products, freshest food and superb customer service. As a partner we look forward to complementing their brand in bringing customers convenience and selection in gift cards."

About Blackhawk Network Europe

Blackhawk Network is the leading third party prepaid provider offering the industry's most popular prepaid gift card and telecom products in thousands of retail locations in Europe. The company has revolutionised the way consumers give and receive gifts through the gift card destination program, which offers the convenience of buying leading retail gift cards in an exclusive network of leading supermarkets, big box, convenience, pharmacy, specialty and Internet retailers across the globe. Leveraging its strong retail heritage and expertise in the grocery channel, Blackhawk Network currently partners with nearly half of the top 15 European retailers.

Blackhawk Network Inc. has offices in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, France, Mexico and the United States. For more information about Blackhawk Network visit www.blackhawknetwork.com