Hart Stores to Replace Gift Card Provider and Launch New Loyalty Program with DataCandy

Montreal, Quebec (June 28, 2017) – With over 70 locations in Eastern Canada, Hart Stores has chosen DataCandy to launch its first ever loyalty program. Hart Stores are currently located throughout Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick, and offer a variety of fashion and basic apparel lines, plus a broad selection of home furnishings. Set to launch in 2017, DataCandy will also be replacing Harts’ previous Gift Card Program.

DataCandy, a North-American leader in customer engagement technologies for retailers of all sizes, will enable Hart Stores to implement a fully automated loyalty and gift card program. For the first time in the brand’s history, Hart Stores will be equipped with a loyalty solution that seamlessly integrates with their infrastructure and provides market-leading dashboards and real-time reports. This turnkey solution will increase spending among regular guests, generate business during slow periods, increase average ticket spend and foot traffic, all while rewarding most loyal customers.

“For the first time, Hart Stores will be able to collect and segment key loyalty data that can be quickly analyzed – and that’s thanks to the DataCandy loyalty platform,” says Andrew St. Charles , Vice-President of Marketing at Hart Stores. “In the future, Hart Stores look forward to further understanding customer behavior and tailoring our offerings to fit our loyal customers’ needs.”

About Hart Stores
Hart Stores was founded in 1960.  with the opening of a single store in rural Québec. Hart Stores currently operates a total of 70 Hart stores. Hart Stores operates as a family-run business – just as it started out many years ago.  Stores are currently located throughout Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick, and offer a variety of fashion and basic apparel lines, plus a broad selection of home furnishing, house wares, gift wares, toys, bed and bath, and  electronics. A growth plan is currently ongoing and more store openings are to come.

About DataCandy
DataCandy is a North American leader in loyalty and gift card software solutions for the retail and hospitality sectors. The company’s platform is utilized in nearly 7, 500 locations across Canada and the United States, including the Familiprix retail pharmacy chain, St. Hubert restaurants and the 40 brands that encompass the MTY Food Group. DataCandy is simple to interface, scalable for growth, secure for financial transactions and provides multichannel capabilities. To learn how unwrapping customer insights can drive customer relationships, email getinfo@datacandy.com, call 514-903-DATA or visit www.datacandy.com.