Gift cards — a key front-end traffic driver and merchandising display — nearly vanished from supermarkets, pharmacies, convenience stores and other retail stores in New Jersey. “The gift card market could have collapsed,” John Holub, president of the New Jersey Retail Merchants Association, Trenton, told SN. It’s due to a change in the state’s “unclaimed property” law. The law was originally intended to give the state rights to items like ...

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