QUINCY, Mass. -- Stop & Shop Cos.' move to a new gift-certificate program supplier is helping the retailer guard against the possibility of counterfeiting.
"We changed the gift certificates for security reasons," said Cheryl Coveney, spokeswoman for Stop & Shop here. "But by using these gift certificates, we were also able to cut the cost of printing in half."
The new certificates have a number of features that make them difficult to duplicate. "The gift certificates a