Retail services provider Alliance Data Systems Corp has signed a multi-year renewal agreement to continue providing private label credit card services for specialty retailers The Dress Barn Inc and Maurices Incorporated.

Under terms of the agreements, Alliance Data will continue providing the two retailers with a full range of services, including private label credit card issuance, account acquisition and activation, receivables funding, card authorization, statement generation, remittance processing, marketing services and customer service functions.

Dress Barn and Maurices have been clients of Alliance Data Systems since 2001 and 1993 respectively.

Vivian Behrens, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of The Dress Barn Inc, said: "Alliance Data has consistently provided unique insights into our customers' behaviours, which has helped us develop creative marketing solutions that have resulted in incremental sales and stronger customer loyalty."

Alliance Data Systems assists retail, petroleum, utility and financial services clients in managing the critical interactions between them and their customers.

Dress Barn acquired Maurices in January this year.