Paris, France, 2014-1-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — LS travel retail announces that it has won two major calls for tender, to operate 25 new stores, by way of its local subsidiary HDS Polska, in Warsaw Chopin Airport.
These calls for tender concerned Duty-Free & Luxury, Travel Essentials and Food Service operations. New brands are to be introduced by LS travel retail in Warsaw Chopin Airport, such as Aelia Duty Free, Victoria’s Secret, Ralph Lauren, Samsung, Mc Donald’s, Mc Café, amongst others.
In a year from now, HDS Polska, a subsidiary of LS travel retail, will operate 15 new Duty Free&Luxury and 10 new Food Service and Gourmet Food stores, in the Terminal A of Warsaw Chopin Airport, after its modernization works are complete. The lease duration of these stores is 10 years.
The Duty Free & Luxury stores will span over almost 3,000 sqm. They will include, amongst others, two Aelia Duty Free stores (alcohol, tobacco, perfume & cosmetics), a Le Connaisseur store (high-quality alcohol and cigars), and new exclusive brands, such as Victoria’s Secret, Ermenegildo Zegna, Armani, Salvatore Ferragamo, Ralph Lauren. A Jubitom jewelry store will also be available, offering a large range of watches, like Tag Heuer, Longines, Ulysse Nardin and Carl F. Bucherer.
A Samsung store will open as well – one of the very few airport Samsung stores – offering to passengers the most recent models of the brand.
A toy store and an M&M’s confectionery store will also be available.
The Foodservice stores will cover a 2,100 sqm surface. They will comprise a Mc Donald’s restaurant, an Espressamente Illy and a Mc Café coffee. LS travel retail will also offer to travelers its specific concepts, such as the Bread & Co bakery and the Flame and Misa restaurants.
A food court will also open, offering 3 different cuisines – Polish, Italian and Fast-food.
Michal Marzec, General Director of Polish Airports and Director of Warsaw Chopin Airport, stated: “We asked the companies taking part in the calls for tender to present a consistent and detailed proposal for the commercial surface of the new part of the terminal. The HDS Polska company presented the best offer in both calls for tender, including the most innovative and attractive concepts”.
Andrzej Kacperski, President of HDS Polska declared: “We have enjoyed excellent cooperation with Warsaw Chopin Airport for years, and its consolidation is one of our strategic objectives in Poland. I am convinced that after the installation of the new commercial zone, we will be able to provide passengers departing from Warsaw with an exceptional offer, which will be very much appreciated and will contribute to the reinforcement of the leading position of Warsaw Chopin airport in Central Europe”.
Vincent Romet, Chief Operating Officer of LS travel retail EMEA, indicates that this success was the result of international cooperation between the Paris teams (Aelia and LS travel retail) and the local subsidiaries (HDS Polska and Aelia Polska), which perfectly complemented one another, to define the best possible offer, mixing leading international brands with local concepts and know how.
Dag Rasmussen, Chairman and CEO of Lagardère Services, added : “We are very pleased to reinforce our historical partnership with Polish Airports, and to demonstrate the relevance of LS travel retail’s strategy, which is to develop a global offer covering all the segments of the travel retail business : Duty Free, Travel Essentials and Foodservice. The ability that our teams have to globally understand the needs of the customers and to transform them into relevant commercial offers is one of the strengths of our Group.”