HMSHost International is to open two new concepts at Stockholm Skavsta Airport – a Nordic Bar and a Puro Gusto outlet serving Italian coffee. The openings are a continuation of the company’s expansion strategy in the Nordics. A new 10-year contract has been signed, with total contract sales expected to be €63.5 million.
IDF has launched its own online boutique specifically targeted to the passengers of Brussels South Charleroi Airport.
Chinese passengers are the most rapidly-growing customer group at Helsinki Airport, which is further improving their service experience by introducing the Chinese AliPay mobile payment application. Helsinki is among the first European airports to do so.
Gebr. Heinemann is committed to sustainability and the reduction of plastic waste. Since 1 January, it has been providing disposable bags at all 14 Heinemann Duty Free locations in Germany and Austria, priced at 30 cents. The proceeds are donated to the international marine conservation organisation OceanCare. Travellers can also purchase reusable bags made from 50% recycled material for €2. These are also suitable to use a beach bags.
Rituals opened two new standalone stores on 23 November – a 23sqm store in Vienna Airport’s Plaza operated in partnership with Welcome Trading, and a 44sqm landside store at Eindhoven Airport in partnership with Lagardère. The Vienna store offers all the brand’s best-selling products, while the Eindhoven store is large enough to offer the full Rituals product range.