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All about Milano Restaurants, Giftcard & Voucher Week, Skuuudle, ekmPowershop

by on November 1, 2013

Republic of Ireland based Milano Restaurants, part of the market leading Gondola Group, has moved into the corporate incentives arena.  Its gift vouchers are already very popular with consumers who purchase to give as gifts.

This month sees the launch of a dedicated business arm, and the introduction of one of the few plastic gift card offerings in the Irish business to business sector.

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Research : B2B gift card and voucher sales contributed to the 3.2% growth experienced in the industry

by on March 25, 2013

B2B gift card and voucher sales dominate industry growth, new research reveals

B2B gift card and voucher sales in the final quarter (Q4) of 2012 contributed to the steady 3.2% growth experienced in the industry in the same quarter, according to the latest statistics from The UK Gift Card & Voucher Association (UKGCVA), the trade body representing the key players in the £4.7 billion gift voucher, cards and stored value solutions market.

The report, compiled independently by consultants at Ernst & Young, shows the continued significance of the corporate sector to the gift card and voucher industry, with sales up by almost 6% during the last three months of 2012. [more…]

The UK Gift Card & Voucher Association announces new members for 2012

by on July 26, 2012

The UK Gift Card and Voucher Association (UKGCVA), the trade body representing the UK’s £4 billion voucher, gift card and stored value solutions industry, has just announced a packed list of new members for 2012.

Waterstones, Gifted2You, HMV, Jessops, DropGifts, The Lavish Gift Company and BI Worldwide join the UKGCVA alongside existing members that include leading high street retailers, department stores, supermarkets, online retailers, B2B agencies and industry service providers.

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B2B gift card and voucher sales exceed B2C for the first time

by on April 4, 2012

B2B gift card and voucher sales in 2011 exceeded B2C for the first time since records began, according to the latest statistics from The UK Gift Card & Voucher Association (UKGCVA), the trade body representing the key players in the £4 billion gift voucher, cards and stored value solutions market.

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Voucher schemes prove popular with corporates in 2012, new report reveals

by on March 7, 2012

The corporate sector has continued to drive solid growth for the UK’s gift card and voucher industry in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2011,  continuing into 2012.

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“Businesses continue to invest in newer, innovative types of gift card schemes”

by on February 13, 2012

 

Strong corporate sector continuing to drive growth of UK gift card & voucher industry, new report reveals

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