Alliance Data's Canadian Loyalty Business Announces New Multi-Year Agreement With Old Navy (Canada) AIR MILES® Reward Miles to be issued in All Retail Stores Across Canada
DALLAS, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE: ADS), a leading provider of loyalty and marketing solutions derived from transaction-rich data, today announced that its Canadian loyalty business signed a new multi-year agreement with Old Navy (Canada) to issue AIR MILES reward miles in all of its 66 Old Navy retail locations across Canada.
With this agreement, Old Navy becomes the first family apparel specialty retail partner for the AIR MILES Reward Program, among the coalition's expanding retail category, joining more than 220 leading brand-name sponsors representing thousands of retail and service locations and global online brands.
The AIR MILES Reward Program is Canada's premier coalition loyalty program, with approximately two-thirds of Canadian households actively collecting reward miles.
Old Navy will issue AIR MILES reward miles to its customers in-store beginning August 1, 2013 just in time for the important back-to-school shopping season.
"The signing of this significant retail partnership further solidifies our approach to expand our presence in the growing specialty retail segment," said Bryan Pearson, president of LoyaltyOne, owner and operator of the AIR MILES Reward Program. "Old Navy's on-trend apparel has fast become a favourite in Canadian families' wardrobes and we look forward to this sponsor's participation within our broad coalition."
"We're excited to join the AIR MILES Reward Program as their first family apparel specialty retail partner," said David Jessop, Senior Director, Old Navy Canada. "We know our customers are AIR MILES collectors, and we look forward to offering AIR MILES reward miles in time for the back-to-school shopping season."
About Old Navy
Old Navy originated in 1994 and quickly became one of the world's most successful brands, offering customers the latest fashion at great prices. Today, the brand continues to offer on-trend apparel and irresistible basics for adults and children at a surprising value. And, best of all, Old Navy brings it all to customers in a fun, energizing shopping environment. To learn more, visit www.oldnavy.ca or follow us at www.Facebook.com/OldNavy and www.Twitter.com/OldNavyCA.
LoyaltyOne is a global leader in the design and implementation of coalition loyalty programs, customer analytics and loyalty services for Fortune 1000 clients around the world. LoyaltyOne's unparalleled track record delivering sustained business performance improvement for clients stems from its unique combination of hands-on practitioner experience and continuous thought leadership. LoyaltyOne has over 20 years history leveraging data-driven insights to develop and operate some of the world's most effective loyalty programs and customer-centric solutions. These include the AIR MILES Reward Program, North America's premier coalition loyalty program and a working partnership with Latin America's leading coalition program, dotz. LoyaltyOne is also the equity partner of Direxions, a loyalty pioneer headquartered in India and the owner of COLLOQUY, a group dedicated to research, publishing and education for the global loyalty industry. LoyaltyOne is an Alliance Data company. For more information, visit www.loyalty.com.
About Alliance Data
Alliance Data® (NYSE: ADS) and its combined businesses is North America's largest and most comprehensive provider of transaction-based, data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving large, consumer-based industries. The Company creates and deploys customized solutions, enhancing the critical customer marketing experience; the result is measurably changing consumer behavior while driving business growth and profitability for some of today's most recognizable brands. Alliance Data helps its clients create and increase customer loyalty through solutions that engage millions of customers each day across multiple touch points using traditional, digital, mobile and other emerging technologies. Headquartered in Dallas, Alliance Data and its three businesses employ approximately 11,000 associates at more than 70 locations worldwide.
Alliance Data consists of three businesses: Alliance Data Retail Services, a leading provider of marketing-driven credit solutions; Epsilon®, a leading provider of multichannel, data-driven technologies and marketing services; and LoyaltyOne®, which owns and operates the AIR MILES® Reward Program, Canada's premier coalition loyalty program. For more information about the company, visit our web site, www.AllianceData.com, or you can follow us on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/AllianceData.
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