CHANDLER, Ariz. -- Prepaid gift card purchases are on the rise, according to many recent surveys, and retailers like Bashas', Giant Eagle, Kroger, Food Lion and Walgreens are rolling out new program features in hopes of capturing increased gift card sales as the holidays near. Bashas', Chandler, Ariz., recently launched a new gift card program just in time for Black Friday. The program allows the retailer to have more than 30 outside partners such as Home Depot, Starbucks, Sears, Old Navy, ...

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