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Target unveils holiday gift card assortment; includes digital option

BY Marianne Wilson

Minneapolis — Target Corp. unveiled its lineup of gift cards for the upcoming holiday season. The expanded assortment, which include traditional gift cards with holiday and multicultural designs, and digital options, will be available in stores on Nov. 4

For the first time, the gift card displays in Target stores will offer guests the opportunity to send a digital gift card. Guests can scan the QR code on the display to electronically send a gift card directly to the recipient. Additionally, mobile gift cards allow guests to send gift cards digitally to another phone or email address anytime from Target.com or the Target app.

Recipients of any Target GiftCard – physical or digital – can create a Target Mobile GiftCard by saving the card’s barcode to their Target account. To redeem the value, guests can access the barcode with a mobile phone and present it at the register to be scanned.

Select holiday gift cards will also have a QR code on the back that links to an online game called “Santa’s Sleigh Ride.”

Target’s Wow! holiday gift cards have extra features, such as lights, sound and motion. One, for example, features a bear wearing a light-up Christmas sweater.

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D.Brisbane says:
Feb-27-2013 09:06 pm

My brother promised to give me a gift card from Target Corp, I want to buy elegant wedding favors for my wedding that is taking place in May. There are a lot of things for my wedding I will buy using this card, the discounts are amazing.

D.Brisbane says:
Feb-27-2013 09:06 pm

My brother promised to give me a gift card from Target Corp, I want to buy elegant wedding favors for my wedding that is taking place in May. There are a lot of things for my wedding I will buy using this card, the discounts are amazing.

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7-Eleven closes deal to purchase 163 Tetco stores

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Dallas — 7-Eleven announced that it has acquired the retail and wholesale dealer assets of San Antonio-based Tetco, closing a deal that was announced Aug. 14.

The assets include 163 company-operated convenience stores in Utah and the Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin and San Antonio areas of Texas.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The acquisition signals a return to San Antonio for 7-Eleven, where the company had operated stores until 1989.

Because of the combination of Tetco’s retail and wholesale operations this is 7-Eleven’s largest acquisition since the company accelerated its growth plan four years ago. As part of this purchase, 7-Eleven is acquiring Tetco’s motor fuel wholesale-dealer business with some 500 customers. The company plans to retain and build the wholesale gasoline business as an integral part of 7-Eleven’s overall growth strategy.

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Supervalu cutting 700 positions at New England subsidiaries

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New York — Supervalu Inc. is cutting 700 positions at its Shaw’s and Star Market divisions in New England.

The company said Friday that the job cuts will take place in 169 Shaw’s and Star Market stores.

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