Carter’s, Inc. (NYSE: CRI), the largest branded marketer in North America of apparel exclusively for babies and young children, today announced the launch of a new branded credit card program in its retail stores and eCommerce channels, providing its customers even more ways to earn rewards when shopping for their favorite children’s apparel brands and related products. The new Carter’s credit card is expected to be available in select markets this month and in all U.S. stores and websites later this summer.
The Carter’s credit card is an enhancement of the Company’s existing Rewarding Moments® loyalty program, which has over 12 million active members. Carter’s designed its credit card program to provide new rewards for its customers including free shipping on every order, double points and exclusive cardholder-only events.
“We are proud to offer this credit card program in over 800 retail store locations and our websites supporting our world-famous Carter’s, OshKosh B’gosh and Skip Hop brands. This new program will strengthen our customer relationships, better serve the needs of families with young children and make shopping with us more rewarding,” said Greg Foglesong, Executive Vice President, Retail and Marketing.
Carter’s partnered with Alliance Data (NYSE: ADS) to bring its credit card to market. “We are excited to be working with Carter’s, whose focus on providing the best value and experience for families with young children has brought them to the forefront of the children’s apparel market,” said Melisa Miller, president of Alliance Data’s card services business. “Our shared data-driven and consumer-centric approach to marketing and customer loyalty will help us drive this program forward.”
To learn more about Carter’s and its Rewarding Moments® program, please visit carters.com.
Carter’s, Inc. is the largest branded marketer in North America of apparel and related products exclusively for babies and young children. The Company owns the Carter’s and OshKosh B’gosh brands, two of the most recognized brands in the marketplace. These brands are sold in leading department stores, national chains, and specialty retailers domestically and internationally. They are also sold through more than 1,000 Company-operated stores in the United States, Canada, and Mexico and online at www.carters.com, www.oshkosh.com, and www.cartersoshkosh.ca. The Company’s Child of Mine brand is available at Walmart, its Just One You brand is available at Target, and its Simple Joys brand is available on Amazon. The Company also owns Skip Hop, a global lifestyle brand for families with young children. Carter’s is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Additional information may be found at www.carters.com.
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