Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2015-11-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Augustin de Romanet – CEO of Aéroports de Paris – and Georges Plassat – CEO of the Carrefour Group – have just jointly opened the very first City convenience store to be located in a French airport.
Based in the Departures lounge of Paris-Orly’s sudden terminal, this new City retail outlet has 200 m² of sales area and stocks a broad selection of nearly 3000 items.
“By entering into this new partnership and including a leading name that has become synonymous with retail in France, Aéroports de Paris is seeking to provide travellers and visitors – as well as the airport’s employees and partners – with as broad a range of stores as possible. We want to ensure that our airports are accessible to all of our customers”, says Augustin de Romanet, CEO of Aéroports de Paris.
According to Georges Plassat – Carrefour’s CEO: “This initiative that we have launched with Aéroports de Paris is a shining example of Carrefour’s unique multi-format profile. In many countries, we anticipate our customers’ needs, creating stores that are specifically designed to meet their requirements, selling products and providing services designed to make their lives easier”.
A store specifically for customers who need a wider range of services and longer opening hours
Boasting long opening hours (6 AM – 10 PM, 7 days a week) and the same prices as those found in town centre City stores, the Orly City store features a wide selection of products to meet customers’ day-to-day shopping needs, as well as what they need to eat on-the-go: grocery products, fruit and vegetables, home maintenance products, ready-to-cook/eat products, snacks, etc. Customers will find Carrefour brand products – including Reflets de France regional products – as well as national brand products. They’ll be able to enjoy all the benefits of their loyalty cards, which are valid in all Carrefour stores.
And a range of services – such as on-site bread slicing all day long – are also available for customers to make their lives easier.
This new store will contribute to the airport’s business dynamic and will also help local employment: 6 employees will be recruited from neighbouring towns.
A few facts and figures about Paris Orly airport’s City store:
– Nearly 200 m²
– 6 employees recruited from neighbouring towns
– Nearly 3000 products
– On-site bread slicing
– Special area for Reflets de France products
– Wide selection of organic products, as well as hot and cold snacks and gluten-free products
– Opening hours: 6 AM – 10 PM, 7 days a week