Ross Falconer talks to Francis Gros, Luxottica Head of Global Channels, about the company’s growth plans for specialist retail brand Sunglass Hut at airports worldwide.
Hamburg Airport has launched a new online shop concept, allowing passengers to order groceries that will be ready to collect on their arrival. The service – FillMyFridge.de – offers five different packets for passengers to choose from.
The 2,000sqm commercial renovation will see Lagardère Services’ Aelia Duty Free operate the airport’s retail activities, SSP – in partnership with Luxembourgish retailer Oberweis – manage food & beverage operations, and Valora Luxembourg oversee the sales of news and books, for the next 10 years. The shops, restaurants and bars – amounting 12 points of sale – will be arranged in a “modern and contemporary style”, the airport has said.
Airport Business’ Ian Hill attended the Airline Retail Conference earlier this month, where global leaders in inflight commercial discussed the challenges to growth – and the wealth of opportunity – in the future of the thriving airline retail industry.
Earlier this year, ATU Duty Free fought off fierce competition from other world leaders in duty free to manage Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport’s duty free operations for the next 10 years. Dr Sani Şener, President & CEO, TAV Airports, explained to Amy Hanna how the retailer’s first business in the US provides it with a much-valued foothold in a market flush with opportunity.