Paradies Lagardère and TripAdvisor open new travel essential stores at George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

ATLANTA, 2018-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Paradies Lagardère, the travel retail and restaurateur leader in North America, and TripAdvisor (NASDAQ: TRIP), the world’s largest travel site, announced today (February 01, 2018) two new travel essential stores at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) at Gate A14, and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) in Terminal 4.

With more than 455 million monthly visitors, TripAdvisor helps travelers worldwide find the latest reviews and lowest prices. In addition to offering travel essentials, these TripAdvisor branded stores feature a large, interactive screen that travelers can use to learn more about the surrounding area. With just a tap, customers are able to easily access the latest TripAdvisor reviews and traveler photos for nearby hotels, attractions, restaurants and more to help them plan the perfect trip.

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“Paradies Lagardère works with its airport and brand partners to create enhanced customer experiences and stay on the cutting edge of offering innovation and technology,” said Gregg Paradies, president and CEO at Paradies Lagardère. “The TripAdvisor travel essential concepts both include an interactive tool that’s entertaining, fun, and truly useful in helping travelers. We’re thrilled to continue to bring this pioneering travel essential store to airports throughout North America, and this unique store is a great addition to the already strong retail programs at IAH and PHX.”

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Paradies Lagardère and extending the reach of the TripAdvisor brand into the George Bush Intercontinental and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airports,” said Nicole Brown, Senior Director of Brand Partnerships, TripAdvisor. “The TripAdvisor travel retail store concept allows us to further our mission of helping travelers worldwide plan and book the perfect trip by offering them a convenient way to purchase all the travel essentials, as well as quick access to our more than 570 million reviews and opinions on 7.3 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions via innovative in-store touchscreens.”

Additional details:

Paradies Lagardère is the leader in introducing new and innovative brands into the airport retail environment. The partnership with TripAdvisor began in 2016. The stores at IAH and PHX, along with the store at Toronto Pearson International Airport already exceeding expectations and sales, totals three TripAdvisor stores to open in less than six months. Paradies Lagardère will introduce one more TripAdvisor concept in 2018 in Raleigh–Durham International Airport (RDU).

Paradies Lagardère specializes in three key airport concessions areas: Food and Beverage, Travel Essentials and Specialty Retail. Within Travel Essentials and Specialty Retail, we offer a diverse mix of categories including fashion, luxury, electronics, convenience, sports, luggage, jewelry, and souvenirs.

We also deliver high-end restaurants, quick-serve and casual restaurants, and quality bars, including local, national and international brands that provide travelers delicious dining options. Paradies Lagardère was recently recognized for excellence in specialty retail, earning ARN Awards for Best Specialty Retail Brand Operator for its Brooks Brothers concept, and Best Airport Retail Store Design for Dylan’s Candy Bar at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. Paradies Lagardère delivers the very best solutions – a favorite local concept or a highly-desirable international brand – that exceeds expectations for our airport partners and travelers.

Contact:

Nicole V. Linton
Marketing Communications Manager
P: 404 494 3419
M: 470 455 1843
mail to:nicole.linton@paradies-na.com

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Paradies Lagardère’s Remembrance Day initiative raised more than $16,000 CAD for the Royal Canadian Legion’s Poppy Trust Fund

ATLANTA, 2018-Jan-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Paradies Lagardère, the travel retail and restaurateur leader in North America, donated a portion of the sales from the stores in its 13 airports throughout Canada to honor veterans for Remembrance Day, November 11. The company raised more than $16,000 CAD ($13,000 USD) from November 10 through November 11, which will go to the Royal Canadian Legion’s Poppy Trust Fund.

Paradies Lagardère’s customers overwhelmingly supported the initiative; there was a 10 percent increase in transactions during the two-day program over last year during the same time frame.

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“Paradies Lagardère is thrilled with the results for the Remembrance Day initiative,” said Gregg Paradies, president and CEO, Paradies Lagardère. “It’s not only important to us to give back to the community, but we always seek ways to say thank you to service men and women and veterans throughout North America for their sacrifice. We’re proud of this program, along with our Treat Our Troops initiatives in the U.S.”

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The Royal Canadian Legion is Canada’s largest veteran support and community service organization. More than 300,000 members in 1,400 branches across Canada make a difference in the lives of veterans and their families, provide essential services within our communities, and remember the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Through donations to the Poppy Trust Fund, the Royal Canadian Legion provides financial assistance and support to veterans, including Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP, and their families. The Poppy Trust Fund supports food and heating costs, clothing, prescription medication, medical appliances and equipment, essential home repairs, and emergency shelter. Learn more by visiting http://www.legion.ca.

Paradies Lagardère specializes in three key airport concessions areas: Food and Beverage, Travel Essentials and Specialty Retail. Within Travel Essentials and Specialty Retail, we offer a diverse mix of categories including fashion, luxury, electronics, convenience, sports, luggage, jewelry, and souvenirs. We also deliver high-end restaurants, quick-serve and casual restaurants, and quality bars, including local, national and international brands that provide travelers delicious dining options. Paradies Lagardère was recently recognized for excellence in specialty retail, earning ARN Awards for Best Specialty Retail Brand Operator for its Brooks Brothers concept, and Best Airport Retail Store Design for Dylan’s Candy Bar at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.

Paradies Lagardère delivers the very best solutions – a favorite local concept or a highly-desirable international brand – that exceeds expectations for our airport partners and travelers.

Contact:

Nicole V. Linton

Marketing Communications Manager
P: 404 494 3419
M: 470 455 1843
mail to:nicole.linton@paradies-na.com

Source: Paradies Lagardère

Paradies Lagardère’s Treat Our Troops program donated 1.7 million items of need in 2017

Passengers’ in-kind donations help support service men and women around the world

ATLANTA, 2018-Jan-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Paradies Lagardère, the North American travel retail and restaurateur leader, is proud to announce that its customers donated 1.7 million items of need in 2017 to our military service men and women around the globe through the Treat Our Troops program. This is almost 500,000 more items than donated in 2016!

Paradies Lagardère’s Treat Our Troops program provides travelers, as well as airline and airport employees, the opportunity to purchase goods – from socks and snacks to phone cards and sundries – which are then distributed to military personnel overseas through the USO and other military service organizations. The program also includes free meals for troops from Memorial Day to Independence Day, and “pay it forward” opportunities in which customers donate meals for active or retired military personnel. Learn more about the company’s various initiatives to give back to the community by visiting http://paradieslagardere.com.

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“Paradies Lagardère is proud to coordinate the Treat Our Troops program that provides an important opportunity for our customers to demonstrate their gratitude for our troops and their families,” said Gregg Paradies, president and CEO of Paradies Lagardère “These brave men and women make unbelievable sacrifices each and every day and deserve the appreciation.”

Additional details:

Paradies Lagardère specializes in three key airport concessions areas: Food and Beverage, Travel Essentials and Specialty Retail. Within Travel Essentials and Specialty Retail, we offer a diverse mix of categories including fashion, luxury, electronics, convenience, sports, luggage, jewelry, and souvenirs. We also deliver high-end restaurants, quick-serve and casual restaurants, and quality bars, including local, national and international brands that provide travelers delicious dining options. Paradies Lagardère was recently recognized for excellence in specialty retail, earning ARN Awards for Best Specialty Retail Brand Operator for its Brooks Brothers concept, and Best Airport Retail Store Design for Dylan’s Candy Bar at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.

Paradies Lagardère delivers the very best solutions – a favorite local concept or a highly-desirable international brand – that exceeds expectations for our airport partners and travelers.

SOURCE: Paradies Lagardère

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Paradies Lagardère to donate part of its sales from November 10-11 in its stores in Canadian airports to the Royal Canadian Legion’s Poppy Trust Fund

More than 80 stores in 13 Canadian airports will participate

ATLANTA, 2017-Nov-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Paradies Lagardère, the travel retail and restaurateur leader in North America, is partnering with several airports throughout Canada to honor veterans that have served their country on Remembrance Day, November 11.

Paradies Lagardère will donate a percentage of its sales achieved Friday, November 10, and Saturday, November 11, in its retail and food and beverage stores to the Royal Canadian Legion’s Poppy Trust Fund. Through donations to the Poppy Trust Fund, the Royal Canadian Legion provides financial assistance and support to veterans, including Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP, and their families. The Poppy Trust Fund supports food and heating costs, clothing, prescription medication, medical appliances and equipment, essential home repairs, and emergency shelter.

Participating airports:

Calgary International Airport Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport
Edmonton International Airport St. John’s International Airport
Greater Moncton International Airport Toronto Pearson International Airport
Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport Vancouver International Airport
Ottawa International Airport Victoria International Airport
Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport
Regina International Airport

Several participating stores include: iStore, Brooks Brothers, PGA TOUR Shops, and RELAY.

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“Paradies Lagardère is committed to providing support to military personnel in both the U.S. and Canada,” said Gregg Paradies, president and CEO, Paradies Lagardère. “In 2016, we launched this initiative and raised more than $15,000, which was donated to the Royal Canadian Legion’s Poppy Trust Fund. We’re excited to do this again this year. The Remembrance Day initiative in our Canadian airports, and our ongoing Treat Our Troops and Feed Our Troops programs in our U.S. airports, are just small tokens of appreciation for the service and sacrifice those in the military make.”

Additional details:

The Royal Canadian Legion is Canada’s largest veteran support and community service organization. More than 300,000 members in 1,400 branches across Canada make a difference in the lives of veterans and their families, provide essential services within its communities, and remember the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice. Learn more by visiting http://www.legion.ca/.

Treat Our Troops is a national program that facilitates customer donations in many of the U.S. airports in which Paradies Lagardère operates stores. Shoppers are given the opportunity to purchase a wide variety of useful items such as snacks, beverages, toiletries, reading materials, and electronics purchase items, which are then placed in a collection box. Working in conjunction with airports and the United Service Organization (USO), Paradies Lagardère coordinates packaging and delivery of these donations to USO offices across the country. In 2016, the program resulted in donations of more than 1.2 million products to military men and women worldwide.

Paradies Lagardère also offers free meals to U.S. military personnel through its Food and Beverage Division’s Treat Our Troops program. Between Memorial Day and Independence Day, Paradies Lagardère invites active or retired military to receive this special form of gratitude from its customers in participating airport restaurants within the U.S.

Learn more about these and other initiatives by visiting http://paradieslagardere.com/.

Source: Paradies Lagardère

Paradies Lagardère celebrates the opening of 5 new concessions at Tampa International Airport

Tampa, Fla., 2017-Sep-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tampa International Airport today celebrated the grand opening of eight new shops and restaurants – the most since the airport’s concessions redevelopment program began in 2016.

The new concepts include New York New York Pizza, Chick-fil-A, Burger 21, Shades of Time and Dylan’s Candy Bar on Airside A; SPANX, The Body Shop and News Channel 8 opened on Airside C.

“These new shops and restaurants reflect the local flavor and feel of the Tampa Bay region while also providing passengers access to a wide-range of prominent national and international brands,” said TPA’s Vice President of Airport Concessions Laurie Noyes. “These eight new options are a great addition to the Airport’s growing concessions program and will hopefully be enjoyed for years to come by our passengers.”

SPANX, The Body Shop and News Channel 8 are located just past security on Airside C and are operated by concessionaire Paradies Lagardère. SPANX is a popular brand of shapeware and body-enhancing clothing while Body Shop offers customers unique body care products aimed at enhancing their travelling experience. News Channel 8 is a convenience store featuring grab-and-go food delivered by local icon, Alessi Bakery.

Paradies Lagardère also celebrated two openings on Airside A: Dylan’s Candy Bar, a colorful candy store founded by Dylan Lauren, the daughter of designer Ralph Lauren, and Shades of Time, a purveyor of fashionable and contemporary time pieces, watches, pens and eyewear.

“Paradies Lagardère is excited to continue to introduce iconic shops to the travelers at Tampa International Airport,” said Gregg Paradies, president and CEO at Paradies Lagardère. “Dylan’s Candy Bar will bring a smile to everyone’s face with a sweet treat; SPANX will help travelers feel good about themselves with innovative shape wear, clothing and active wear offerings, while Shades of Time provides a fun Fashion Fix; The Body Shop will provide naturally-inspired beauty products; and WFLA News Channel 8 will not only satisfy the need for local Tampa regional news, a snack or beverage, but travel basics as well. We look forward to introducing more concepts to the airport, including PGA TOUR and The Runway.”

TPA Hospitality Partners is bringing some local flavor – and delicious pizza – to Airside A with the addition of New York New York Pizza, a staple in the Tampa Bay community.

“I am thrilled to have Freddy’s passion and pizza here at TPA! New York New York is a local pizzeria that brings classic New York style to the Bay area. Guests will know that the recipes are the real deal and the pizza is tossed right here when they bite into a slice. We are proud to bring more of what makes Tampa Bay a great destination to the airport,” said Maryann Ferenc with TPA Hospitality.

HMS Host cut the ribbon on Burger 21, a popular burger joint created by the locally-based Melting Pot company. The restaurant’s menu will feature a changing component based on favorites at their street-side locations.

“HMSHost is very excited about opening Burger 21 in Tampa International Airport and we thank the airport for the opportunity to serve travelers these craveable burger creations,” said HMSHost Vice President of Business Development Michael Price. “Burger 21 is a local brand so our Airside A guests will not only enjoy a great dining experience, they get a true taste of Tampa.”

Rounding out the Airside A food court is Chick-fil-A.

“HBF Tampa Partners is pleased to be a part of the renovation of Tampa International Airport and very excited to bring Chick-fil-A to the passengers and employees of Terminal A,” said Zakery Thamert, Executive Vice President of QSR for Hojeij Branded Foods.

These new concessions options bring the Airport’s total number of new concessions up to 43.

The concessions redevelopment program includes a wider variety of choices than ever before, including more local brands. Roughly 40 percent of the food and beverage options are local, featuring such staples as Columbia, Cigar City, Four Green Fields, Buddy Brew and the Café by Mise en Place. Participation in the Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) also increased to 14, bringing more woman- and minority-owned business to TPA.

SOURCE: Paradies Lagardère

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Marketing Communications Manager

P: 404 494 3419
M: 470 455 1843
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Dylan’s Candy Bar opens at John F. Kennedy International Airport

Dylan Lauren’s boutique candy shop joins T4’s retail options

Queens, New York, 2017-Jul-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport – home to more than 21 million annual passengers – recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Dylan’s Candy Bar, the newest addition to the terminal’s retail space. The shop, operated by Paradies Lagardère, merges the worlds of art, fashion and pop culture with candy, offering a sweet stop for Terminal 4 travelers.

Dylan’s Candy Bar, with locations in Manhattan, Los Angeles, Miami, and Chicago, is the world’s largest confectionary and lifestyle brand. Founded in 2001 by Dylan Lauren, Dylan’s Candy Bar provides customers a unique experience by offering more than 7,000 confections and candy-related gifts from around the world including novelty items, American classics, imported specialties, and Dylan’s Candy Bar private-label products.

“Terminal 4 is constantly striving to enhance the traveler experience, and our retail offerings are an essential component,” said Gert-Jan de Graaff, President and CEO of JFKIAT, LLC., the company which operates Terminal 4. “Dylan’s Candy Bar is a welcome addition to our mix of shops, and we are grateful for our partnership with Paradies Lagardère, which continuously brings outstanding retailers to the terminal.”

“We’re thrilled and appreciative to grow our partnership with Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport, and introduce Dylan’s Candy Bar, an iconic New York brand, to Terminal 4,” said Gregg Paradies, President and CEO of Paradies Lagardère. “Passengers will smile at the opportunity to ‘find their sweets’ – a favorite classic candy or a new treat to enjoy – in a fun and inviting space, while enjoying a memorable retail experience.”

Dylan Lauren, who created Dylan’s Candy Bar in 2001, attended the ribbon cutting ceremony. “Expanding the Dylan’s Candy Bar brand in major city’s airports is an important pillar in our growth strategy. I’m proud to be opening our second store in JFK and the largest of airport stores in my own backyard, NYC,” said Dylan Lauren, owner of Dylan’s Candy Bar.

Dylan’s Candy Bar joins more than 45 retail offerings at Terminal 4. Other brands include: Brooks Brothers, Pandora, Swarovski, Victoria’s Secret, Coach, Tumi, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art Store.

Contact:

Nicole V. Linton
Marketing Communications Manager
P: 404 494 3419
M: 470 455 1843
mailto: nicole.linton@paradies-na.com

Source: Paradies Lagardère

News convenience stores Ybor City News and Stellar Bay opens at Tampa International Airport

Tampa Bay, Fla., 2017-Jul-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tampa International Airport today (July 14, 2017) celebrated the grand opening of two news convenience stores, Ybor City News and Stellar Bay, as well as popular Chinese food chain Panda Express.

Ybor City News, operated by the concessionaire group Paradies Lagardère, is located in TPA’s Blue Baggage Claim area, offering a convenient stop for refreshments, gifts, toiletries and other retail items for arriving passengers. The store offers an assortment of local brands, including sandwiches and snacks from Alessi Bakery.

“We are thrilled and very appreciative of the opportunity to continue expanding our relationship with Tampa International Airport,” said Gregg Paradies, president and CEO at Paradies Lagardère. “The Ybor City News store, like the CNBC and Tampa Bay Times stores, is resonating with travelers visiting the airport, and we look forward to introducing more exciting new concepts to the airport, including Dylan’s Candy Bar, SPANX, PGA TOUR, Hyde Park News, and WFLA News Channel 8.”

Stellar Bay, operated by Stellar Partners, is located in Airside C, which serves Southwest and Frontier airlines. It is the second location of the store – the other at Airside A – and brings with it a successful partnership with an innovative local charity and culinary training center, Inside the Box.

“Stellar has been a part of the TPA concessions family for almost 30 years,” said Susan Stackhouse, CEO and President Stellar Partners. “We are delighted and honored to be participating in the Concession Redevelopment Program. Stellar Bay is our news/convenience concept created exclusively for TPA. The store, serving Airside C’s Southwest passengers, features a wide-range of high quality merchandise including delicious, fresh grab-and-go sandwiches and salads provided by Inside the Box.  Stellar is honored to be partnering with Inside the Box, one of the successful social enterprise programs originated by Tampa’s Metropolitan Ministries.”

Proceeds from Inside the Box sales benefit the charity, which helps transition homeless men and women back into the workforce among other homeless assistance programs.

“Through our partnership with Susan Stackhouse and her team at Stellar, we have had the opportunity to share great food and our mission at Metropolitan Ministries with those in our community and the millions of people who visit us from other parts of the country and the world,” said Tim Marks, Metropolitan Ministries CEO and President. “With the additional presence in Airside A, our message of hope and self-sufficiency will have an even greater reach to local and global travelers. It has been a tremendous honor for us.”

Panda Express, operated by Delaware North, is located at Airside E, which serves Delta, Air Canada, WestJet and Swift Air passengers. The restaurant was founded in 1983 and and now has close to 2,000 locations throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam, Guatemala, Canada, Mexico, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Korea, and Japan.

“Panda Express is honored to partner with Delaware North to bring the brand to Tampa International Airport and is excited to serve travelers the same quality, delicious flavorful variety they experience in our restaurants,” said Naris Urairat, License Operations Coach for Panda Express.

Ybor City News, Stellar Bay and Panda Express are part of TPA’s concessions redevelopment program which adds 69 new shops, restaurants and services to the growing airport. The program is expected to be completed and fully operational in 2018.

The concessions redevelopment options include a wider variety of choices than ever before, including more local brands. Roughly 40 percent of the food and beverages options are local, featuring such staples as Columbia, Cigar City, Four Green Fields, Buddy Brew and the Café by Mise en Place. Participation in the Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) also increased from three companies to 15, bringing more woman- and minority-owned business to TPA.

Contact:

Nicole V. Linton
Marketing Communications Manager
P: 404 494 3419
M: 470 455 1843
mailto: nicole.linton@paradies-na.com

Source: Paradies Lagardère

Paradies Lagardère to bring TripAdvisor, Mach1Medical and Drugs & More at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

TripAdvisor, Mach1Medical and Drugs & More provide unique new retail and service offerings in Terminal 4

ATLANTA, 2017-May-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Paradies Lagardère, the travel retail and restaurateur leader in North America, was awarded a new travel essential store and a specialty service location at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). After careful consideration of the needs of PHX, its employees and its passengers, Paradies Lagardère created a winning bid that not only addresses the airport’s specific objectives and goals, but also creates memorable and positive shopping and customer service experiences for passengers.

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“We are thrilled and very appreciative of this opportunity to continue expanding our long-standing relationship with Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and deliver these concepts in Terminal 4,” said Gregg Paradies, president and CEO, Paradies Lagardère. “These specialty service and travel essential offerings will be a great complement to the airport and a strong fit for the passengers in this market.”

Additional details:

The travel essential store and specialty service location proposed in Paradies Lagardère’s winning bid for Terminal 4 include:

  • TripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel website and app with more than 390 million unique visitors monthly. The TripAdvisor travel essential store will offer consumers a convenient, one-stop shop that covers all of a traveler’s needs, sell products such as toiletries, neck pillows and beverages, and could include some TripAdvisor-branded products. The PHX TripAdvisor store location will also support local, regional and state businesses and national vendors. Air travelers will be able to purchase local favorites such as Sonoran Kettle Corn and Cactus Candy, and souvenirs from Southwest Ornaments, Dos Damas Designs and Hand N Hand Designs.
  • Mach1Medical is a state of the art, on-demand medical clinic that will be located in Terminal 4. Created by Dr. John Shufeldt, Mach1Medical will serve travelers experiencing non-life threatening medical conditions, as well airport employees experiencing minor health issues. The revolutionary concept uses a Six Sigma-driven process to rapidly evaluate and treat patients in a high-quality, patient-centric manner.
  • Drugs & More will also be offered with Mach1Medical, providing travelers with newspapers, magazines and travel accessories. Over-the-counter medication, electronic accessories, gourmet snacks, ice-cold beverages, luggage, and apparel will also be available for purchase.

Paradies Lagardère is also supporting the local community through partnerships with the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (SARRC) and My Brother’s Keeper. SARRC is an internationally-recognized nonprofit organization dedicated to autism research, education, evidence-based treatment, and community outreach. Its mission is to advance research and provide a lifetime of support for individuals with autism and their families. In February 2014, President Obama launched the My Brother’s Keeper initiative to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color and ensure that all young people can reach their full potential. Paradies Lagardère has employed associates from both programs.

Paradies Lagardère specializes in three key airport concessions areas: Food and Beverage, Travel Essentials and Specialty Retail. Within Travel Essentials and Specialty Retail, we offer a diverse mix of categories including fashion, luxury, electronics, convenience, sports, luggage, jewelry, and souvenirs. We also deliver high-end restaurants, quick-serve and casual restaurants, and quality bars, including local, national and international brands that provide travelers delicious dining options. Paradies Lagardère was recently recognized for excellence in specialty retail, earning ARN Awards for Best Specialty Retail Brand Operator for its Brooks Brothers concept, and Best Airport Retail Store Design for Dylan’s Candy Bar at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.

Paradies Lagardère delivers the very best solutions – a favorite local concept or a highly-desirable international brand – that exceeds expectations for our airport partners and travelers.

Contact:

Nicole V. Linton
Marketing Communications Manager
P: 404 494 3419
M: 470 455 1843
mailto: nicole.linton@paradies-na.com

Source: Paradies Lagardère

Paradies Lagardère to bring new travel essential and specialty retail stores in the Raleigh–Durham International Airport

ATLANTA, 2017-May-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Paradies Lagardère, the travel retail and restaurateur leader in North America, was awarded six new specialty retail and travel essential stores at the Raleigh–Durham International Airport (RDU). After conducting specific outreach and research with local and regional businesses, Paradies Lagardère created the winning bids with an impressive selection of leading national, regional and local brands.

“We are thrilled and very appreciative of this opportunity to continue expanding our strong relationship with Raleigh–Durham International Airport, and deliver these popular and highly-recognized national brands in Terminal 2,” said Gregg Paradies, president and CEO, Paradies Lagardère. “Our varied specialty and travel essential retail offerings will be a great complement to the airport and a strong fit for the passengers in this market.”

Additional details:

The travel essential and specialty retail stores proposed in Paradies Lagardère’s winning bid include:

Travel Essentials Locations:

  • TripAdvisor® – The world’s largest travel website, with more than 340 million unique visitors monthly, the TripAdvisor-branded travel essential store will offer a convenient, one-stop shop environment that covers all of a traveler’s needs.
  • WRAL Travel Store – A news source for the Raleigh-Durham area for more than 60 years, the WRAL travel essentials store brings a local institution into the airport.

Specialty Retail:

Swarovski – Since 1895, founder Daniel Swarovski’s mastery of crystal cutting and enduring passion for innovation and design has made it the world’s premier jewelry and accessory brand. Each piece reflects current trends and more than 120 years of craftsmanship. Paradies Lagardère is proud to partner with Swarovski to offer a gorgeous selection of figurines, jewelry and accessories.

  • CORSA Collections – An elegant representation of a true, multi-branded store, CORSA Collections utilizes a unique “shop in shop concept” to showcase highly-desirable travel items from Brighton, Tumi, MZ Wallace, Lipault, and other top fashion brands.
  • No Boundaries – No Boundaries is a one-of-a-kind concept targeting the outdoor and sport enthusiast. The store features apparel and accessories from premium national brands – Kuhl Clothing, Columbia, Aventura, Mountain Hardwear, and Marmot – with gear that includes jackets, vests, fleece, backpacks, rain gear, camping essentials, water bottles, and a host of other accessories.
  • InMotion Entertainment – With 15 years of experience operating electronics stores in airports, InMotion Entertainment is the undisputed leader in the industry. Passengers rely on InMotion Entertainment as their source for electronics and entertainment, which offers brand name electronic devices supported by a highly-trained staff. Global brands such as Beats by Dr. Dre, Bose, Monster, Samsung, and Sony are available for purchase.

Paradies Lagardère specializes in three key airport concessions areas: Food and Beverage, Travel Essentials and Specialty Retail. Within Travel Essentials and Specialty Retail, we offer a diverse mix of categories including fashion, luxury, electronics, convenience, sports, luggage, jewelry, and souvenirs. We also deliver high-end restaurants, quick-serve and casual restaurants, and quality bars, including local, national and international brands that provide travelers delicious dining options. Paradies Lagardère was recently recognized for excellence in specialty retail, earning ARN Awards for Best Specialty Retail Brand Operator for its Brooks Brothers concept, and Best Airport Retail Store Design for Dylan’s Candy Bar at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.

Paradies Lagardère delivers the very best solutions – a favorite local concept or a highly-desirable international brand – that exceeds expectations for our airport partners and travelers.

Source: Paradies Lagardère

Paradies Lagardère secures four awards including USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice recognition for Best Airport for Dining

Travel retail and restaurateur leader secures four awards, including USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice recognition for Best Airport for Dining

ATLANTA, 2017-Mar-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Paradies Lagardère, the travel retail and restaurateur leader in North America, for the 22nd consecutive year earned the Airport Revenue News’ ARN Awards top honor as Best Overall Retailer. The ARN Awards’ “Best Concessions Poll” recognizes airport concessionaires and restaurateurs that exemplify exceptional standards and excellence. The award was given during the annual ARN Conference & Exhibition, which took place in New Orleans, March 13 through 15. Paradies Lagardère also earned the USA Today 10 Best Reader’s Choice Award for Best Airport for Dining for the second consecutive year for Long Beach Airport. Paradies Lagardère manages and operates the full, award-winning food and beverage program at the airport.

The awards:

  • Best Specialty Retail Brand Operator – Paradies Lagardère for Brooks Brothers
  • Best Airport Retail Store Design – Dylan’s Candy Bar at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
  • USA Today 10Best Reader’s Choice Award for Best Airport for Dining – Long Beach Airport

Additional USA Today 10 Best Reader’s Choice Awards Top Ten recognition:

  • Best Airport Bar and Best Airport Bar and Restaurant Waitstaff – Bar Symon, along with Joint Venture Partner, United Concessions Group, Pittsburgh International Airport
  • Best Airport for Sitdown Dining – III Forks, Los Angeles International Airport
  • Best Airport Newsstand/Travel Essential – Relay – Toronto Pearson International Airport, Univision – Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, 7-Eleven – Los Angeles International Airport
  • Best Airport Shop for Local Merchandise – Black and Gold – Pittsburgh International Airport

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“Paradies Lagardère is very proud and honored to receive these prestigious awards for both retail and food and beverage,” said Gregg Paradies, president and CEO of Paradies Lagardère. “Having earned the Best Overall Retailer for the 22nd consecutive year, and winning the USA Today 10 Best Reader’s Choice Awards for our Long Beach Airport restaurant program for a second year in a row, is a testament to the dedication and commitment of our more than 6,000 employees throughout North America who work extremely hard to exceed the expectations of the customers and business partners we serve each and every day.”

Additional details:

The ARN Awards, judged by industry peers, are the gold standard of airport concession awards. Every year, Airport Revenue News conducts a “Best Concessions Poll” where concessionaires and airports are recognized for their outstanding accomplishments from the previous year.

Throughout the month of February, USA TODAY 10Best readers voted on their favorite shopping, dining, bar, local merchandise and travel essential concepts at airports throughout the U.S.

Paradies Lagardère specializes in three key airport concessions areas: Food and Beverage, Travel Essentials and Specialty Retail. Within Travel Essentials and Specialty Retail, we offer a diverse mix of categories including fashion, luxury, electronics, convenience, sports, luggage, jewelry, and souvenirs. We also deliver high-end restaurants, quick-serve and casual restaurants, and quality bars, including local, national and international brands that provide travelers delicious dining options.

Paradies Lagardère delivers the very best solutions – a favorite local concept or a highly-desirable international brand – that exceeds expectations for our airport partners and travelers.

Contact:

Nicole V. Linton
Marketing Communications Manager
P: 404 494 3419
M: 470 455 1843
Email: nicole.linton@paradies-na.com

Source: Paradies Lagardère

Paradies Lagardère brings new retail offerings at the Louisville International Airport

Paradies Lagardère brings new retail offerings at the Louisville International Airport

Iconic news leader and signature local concepts provide busy passengers with more choices

ATLANTA, GA, 2017-Mar-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Paradies Lagardère, the North American travel retail and restaurateur leader, and the Louisville International Airport (SDF), today held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to introduce several new retail offerings in the airport’s Upper Level Pre-security area, including the first ever TODAY airport retail store, as well as the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and Brooks Brothers stores. These new locations are designed to complement existing retail, and meet the diverse needs of SDF’s travelers.

With more than 60 years as a leading morning news broadcast providing the latest in domestic and international news, weather, entertainment and sports, TODAY has partnered exclusively with Paradies Lagardère to operate its airport retail brand. This themed travel essential store, designed to offer today’s busy and discerning travelers the next generation in travel essential concepts, showcases a thorough selection of newspapers, magazines, beverages, electronic accessories, gourmet snacks, HBA items and branded merchandise. The Today Show informs and entertains millions each day, and this store will also bring a smile to passengers at SDF.

The Kentucky Bourbon Trail concept, based on the famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail® tour available to visitors, offers apparel, souvenirs, drinkware, and gifts. And as the exclusive airport operator, Paradies Lagardère is proud to offer travelers quality dress shirts, suits, ties, dresses, and fashion accessories through Brooks Brothers, an institution that has shaped American style for decades.

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“We’re thrilled and appreciative to grow our long-standing partnership with the Louisville International Airport, and unveil the first ever TODAY airport retail store,” said Gregg Paradies, president and CEO of Paradies Lagardère. “Along with new locations Kentucky Bourbon Trail and Brooks Brothers, and our other great retail brand partners, Paradies Lagardère is happy to give travelers at the airport not only well-known international brands, but the ability to shop local as well.”

 Additional details:

Paradies Lagardère specializes in three key airport concessions areas: Travel Essentials, Specialty Retail and Food and Beverage. Within Travel Essentials and Specialty Retail, we offer a diverse mix of categories including fashion, luxury, electronics, convenience, sports, luggage, jewelry, and souvenirs. We also deliver high-end restaurants, quick-serve and casual restaurants, and quality bars, including local, national and international brands that provide travelers delicious dining options. Paradies Lagardère delivers the very best solutions – a favorite local concept or a highly-desirable international brand – that exceeds expectations for our airport partners and travelers.

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Paradies Lagardère help grant wishes to children with life-threatening conditions through its variety of initiatives

ATLANTA, 2017-Mar-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Paradies Lagardère, the North American travel retail and restaurateur leader, is proud to announce that it’s given more than $65,000 to the Make-A-Wish® Foundation, supporting operations in both the U.S. and Canada.

The company has been a Platinum partner of Make-A-Wish® Canada since 2004, and has long worked with the overall organization to help grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions across North America through a variety of initiatives:

  • World Wish Day is an annual two-week in-store fundraising campaign held in April.
  • The Holiday Campaign – Season of Wishes – is a five-week in-store fundraising campaign that starts in December and runs into January.
  • Each year, we donate 1 percent of our total December 24 sales to Make-A-Wish.

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“Paradies Lagardère is proud to support Make-A-Wish,” said Gregg Paradies, president and CEO of Paradies Lagardère. “Being able to assist in bringing hope, strength and joy to these brave children and their families facing challenging medical conditions means so much to the entire organization, and is the least we can do to support those in our communities.”

Additional details:

Paradies Lagardère specializes in three key airport concessions areas: Food and Beverage, Travel Essentials and Specialty Retail. Within Travel Essentials and Specialty Retail, we offer a diverse mix of categories including fashion, luxury, electronics, convenience, sports, luggage, jewelry, and souvenirs.

We also deliver high-end restaurants, quick-serve and casual restaurants, and quality bars, including local, national and international brands that provide travelers delicious dining options.

Paradies Lagardère delivers the very best solutions – a favorite local concept or a highly-desirable international brand – that exceeds expectations for our airport partners and travelers.

Contact:

Nicole V. Linton
Marketing Communications Manager
P: 404 494 3419
M: 470 455 1843
Email: nicole.linton@paradies-na.com

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Paradies Lagardère’s Treat Our Troops program provided more than 1.2 million items in 2016 to our military service men and women

ATLANTA, 2017-Mar-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Paradies Lagardère, the North American travel retail and restaurateur leader, is proud to announce that its customers donated more than 1.2 million items of need in 2016 to our military service men and women around the globe through the Treat Our Troops program.

Paradies Lagardère’s Treat Our Troops program provides travelers, as well as airline and airport employees, the opportunity to purchase goods – from socks and snacks to phone cards and sundries – which are then distributed to military personnel overseas through the USO and other military service organizations. The program also includes free meals for troops from Memorial Day to Independence Day, and “pay it forward” opportunities in which customers donate meals for active or retired military personnel. Learn more about the company’s various initiatives to give back to the community by visiting http://paradieslagardere.com.

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“Paradies Lagardère is proud to coordinate the Treat Our Troops program that provides an important opportunity for our customers to demonstrate their gratitude for our troops and their families,” said Gregg Paradies, president and CEO of Paradies Lagardère “These brave men and women make unbelievable sacrifices each and every day and deserve the appreciation.”

Additional details:

Paradies Lagardère specializes in three key airport concessions areas: Food and Beverage, Travel Essentials and Specialty Retail. Within Travel Essentials and Specialty Retail, we offer a diverse mix of categories including fashion, luxury, electronics, convenience, sports, luggage, jewelry, and souvenirs.

We also deliver high-end restaurants, quick-serve and casual restaurants, and quality bars, including local, national and international brands that provide travelers delicious dining options.

Paradies Lagardère delivers the very best solutions – a favorite local concept or a highly-desirable international brand – that exceeds expectations for our airport partners and travelers.

Contact:

Nicole V. Linton
Marketing Communications Manager
P: 404 494 3419
M: 470 455 1843
Email: nicole.linton@paradies-na.com

Source: Paradies Lagardère

Paradies Lagardère brings PANDORA, Brooks Brothers and CORSA Collections at John F. Kennedy International Airport

Queens, New York, 2017-Feb-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport – home to more than 20 million annual passengers –  announced today (February 15, 2017) the opening of three new offerings for travelers – PANDORA, Brooks Brothers and CORSA Collections – in one expansive, elegant walk through retail space. The 4,000-square-foot store, operated by Paradies Lagardère, boasts both fashion and accessories to make for a pleasant and relaxed shopping experience.

PANDORA offers the brand’s iconic, hand-finished and contemporary jewelry made from high-quality materials at affordable prices. Products include a wide selection of bracelets, necklaces earrings, rings and more. Brooks Brothers, the country’s oldest clothing retailer, gives travelers a variety of men’s, women’s and kids clothing from which to choose. The multi-brand designer boutique, CORSA Collections, offers a variety of upscale branded accessories, including Kate Spade, Lolë, Tory Burch, Calvin Klein, and more.

“We are pleased to welcome Pandora, Brooks Brothers and Corsa Collections to our unparalleled selection of commercial and retail offerings,” said Gert-Jan de Graaff, President & CEO of JFKIAT, LLC., the company that operates Terminal 4. “The addition of these stores will fit nicely with our existing retail space in order to create a truly superior passenger experience.”

“We’re thrilled and appreciative to grow our partnership with Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport, and debut PANDORA, Brooks Brothers and CORSA Collections,” said Gregg Paradies, President and CEO of Paradies Lagardère. “Terminal 4 is truly a world class terminal and we believe that our brands are a nice complement to the overall concessions program”.

The new retail offerings join Terminal 4’s expansive retail lounge – with more than 122,200 square feet devoted to shopping and dining features 49 retail shops and 28 restaurants. The terminal offers an unparalleled shopping experience for travelers with a wide range of retail options from chic, upscale boutiques, to convenience stores, electronics, accessories and gifts. Other representative brands include: Coach, Guess, Hugo Boss, Kiehl’s, Michael Kors, Swarovski, Thomas Pink, Victoria’s Secret, Hudson News, XpresSpa and The Metropolitan Museum of Art Store. Restaurants include The Palm, Danny Meyer’s Blue Smoke and Shake Shack, Uptown Brasserie by Marcus Samuelsson and innovative, original food and beverage concepts line the terminal’s retail lounge.

Contact:

Nicole V. Linton
Marketing Communications Manager
P: 404 494 3419
M: 470 455 1843
Email: nicole.linton@paradies-na.com

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Paradies Lagardère brings Flagler Gourmet Market at the Palm Beach International Airport

ATLANTA, 2017-Feb-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Paradies Lagardère, the North American travel retail and restaurateur leader, and the Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), today (February 14, 2017) announced the opening of Flagler Gourmet Market in Concourse B. The store offers fresh, locally-prepared grab-and-go food options such as sandwiches, salads and baked goods; fresh fruit; pre-packaged gourmet and specialty food products. Favorite local bakery Paneterie is featured, with items such as the Parisian, the Chicken Mediterranean, the Palm Beach Club and the kale and chicken salad available for purchase.

“We’re thrilled to debut Flagler Gourmet Market at the Palm Beach International Airport,” said Gregg Paradies, president and CEO of Paradies Lagardère. “Not only is it a great complement to the airport, but passengers visiting the airport will experience a little bit of the local culture, as well as snacks and other food items popular in the area.”“The opening of Paradies Lagardère’s Flagler Gourmet Market is really exciting. Fresh, delicious grab-and-go options from Paneterie bring a local flavor to PBI. Our travelers are very happy with the addition of the Flagler Gourmet Market in Concourse B and that popularity has some favorite items now offered in Paradies Lagardère shops in Concourse C. Overall, a great addition to PBI,” said Bruce Pelly, director of Airports, Palm Beach International Airport.

Additional details:

Paradies Lagardère specializes in three key airport concessions areas: Travel Essentials, Specialty Retail and Food and Beverage. Within Travel Essentials and Specialty Retail, we offer a diverse mix of categories including fashion, luxury, electronics, convenience, sports, luggage, jewelry, and souvenirs. We also deliver high-end restaurants, quick-serve and casual restaurants, and quality bars, including local, national and international brands that provide travelers delicious dining options. Paradies Lagardère delivers the very best solutions – a favorite local concept or a highly-desirable international brand – that exceeds expectations for our airport partners and travelers.

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Contact:

Nicole V. Linton
Marketing Communications Manager
P: 404 494 3419
M: 470 455 1843
Email :nicole.linton@paradies-na.com

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SSP America opens Vinoteca Wine & Tapas bar and Mad Town Gastropub at Dane County Regional Airport

LONDON, 2017-Jan-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dane County Regional Airport announced the opening of their new Vinoteca Wine & Tapas bar and the debut of Mad Town Gastropub on January 17, 2017. The airport also unveiled the expansion of Metcalfe’s Local to Go and Ancora Artisan Coffee & Tea. Along with the development and expansion of new food and beverage options is the opening of DCRA’s new Madison XPress and Madison Xchange gift shops.

“Dane County has a world class airport and these additions will make it a destination,” said Dane County Executive Joe Parisi.

Serving breakfast through dinner and last departures, Mad Town Gastropub features a menu of fresh, sustainable dishes created by James Beard award-winning local chef, Tory Miller. Passengers can also enjoy wine, local beer, and handcrafted cocktails at the new Vinoteca Wine & Tapas bar.

The expanded family-owned Metcalfe’s Local to Go airside shop and restaurant will continue to offer travelers a taste of Wisconsin with their array of local products. Madison’s Ancora Artisan Coffee & Tea will also welcome passengers to indulge in coffee, tea, and snacks while enjoying piano performances.

SSP America, a division of SSP Group, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, was awarded a ten-year lease on its food & beverage contract at DCRA in May of 2016 and has been the sole food and beverage purveyor at MSN since 2006.

SSP America’s chief executive officer, Michael Svagdis, commented, “Our focus at SSP America is to deliver our airport clients a local taste of place, with community anchored dining bringing passengers food and drink that defines a region. As a result, partnerships are key to our success. Special thanks to our long-term partners Kevin Metcalfe’s of Metcalfe’s Market and Tom Walzer of Ancora Artisan Coffee and Tea as well as Chef Tory Miller who has been a tremendous partner in crafting our menu at Madtown. We’re grateful for the ongoing opportunity to be part of the MSN community.”

In addition to the expanded portfolio of restaurants, DCRA also debuted two new gift shop, Madison Xpress and Madison Xchange. Two of four shops in the airport run by the industry leader in Travel Essentials retail Paradies Lagardère, Madison Xpress and Madision Xchange both feature traditional newsstand items, as well as specialized gift shop finds, refreshments, and last-minute travel necessities.

“Madison Xpress and Madison Xchange are both resonating with travelers visiting the airport, while offering convenient, one-stop shop environments that cover all of a traveler’s needs. We’re excited to bring new retail options to travelers at DCRA, and look forward to continuing our partnership with Dane County Regional Airport for many years to come,” said Gregg Paradies, president and CEO at Paradies Lagardère.

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Paradies Lagardère Remembrance Day initiative raised more than $14,000 for the Royal Canadian Legion’s Poppy Trust Fund

Strong customer support for veterans in airport stores throughout Canada

ATLANTA, 2016-Dec-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Paradies Lagardère, the travel retail and restaurateur leader in North America, donated a portion of the sales from the stores in its 13 airports throughout Canada to honor veterans for Remembrance Day, November 11. The company raised more than $14,000 ($15,000 CAD) from November 10 through November 11, which will go to the Royal Canadian Legion’s Poppy Trust Fund.

Paradies Lagardère’s customers overwhelmingly supported the initiative; there was a 23 percent increase in transactions during the two-day program over last year during the same time frame.

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“Paradies Lagardère is thrilled with the results for the Remembrance Day initiative,” said Gregg Paradies, president and CEO, Paradies Lagardère. “It’s not only important to us to give back to the community, but we always seek ways to say thank you to service men and women and veterans throughout North America for their sacrifice. We’re proud of this program, along with our Treat Our Troops and Feed Our Troops programs in the U.S., and participation in the Leave No Veteran Behind Opportunity Fair.”

Additional details:

The Royal Canadian Legion is Canada’s largest veteran support and community service organization. More than 300,000 members in 1,400 branches across Canada make a difference in the lives of veterans and their families, provide essential services within our communities, and remember the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Through donations to the Poppy Trust Fund, the Royal Canadian Legion provides financial assistance and support to veterans, including Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP, and their families. The Poppy Trust Fund supports food and heating costs, clothing, prescription medication, medical appliances and equipment, essential home repairs, and emergency shelter. Learn more by visiting http://www.legion.ca.

Paradies Lagardère specializes in three key airport concessions areas: Food and Beverage, Travel Essentials and Specialty Retail. Within Travel Essentials and Specialty Retail, we offer a diverse mix of categories including fashion, luxury, electronics, convenience, sports, luggage, jewelry, and souvenirs.

We also deliver high-end restaurants, quick-serve and casual restaurants, and quality bars, including local, national and international brands that provide travelers delicious dining options.

Paradies Lagardère delivers the very best solutions – a favorite local concept or a highly-desirable international brand – that exceeds expectations for our airport partners and travelers.

Contact:

Nicole V. Linton
Marketing Communications Manager
P: 404 494 3419
M: 470 455 1843

Source: Paradies Lagardère

Paradies Lagardère honored during AMAC’s 2016 Annual Airport Business Diversity Conference

ATLANTA, 2016-Sep-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Paradies Lagardère, the travel retail and restaurateur leader in North America, was awarded the Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) Strategic Partner Award during AMAC’s 2016 Annual Airport Business Diversity Conference, which took place in Cleveland, Ohio, August 19 through 23.

This award honors corporations that demonstrate diversity inclusion within its corporate structure of procurement and employment. Nominees are industry leaders in supplier diversity, best practices and fostering business capacity with its diverse partners, and support of AMAC’s goals and mission.

Paradies Lagardère works with approximately 90 Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) partners throughout North America.

“Paradies Lagardère is honored to receive the AMAC Strategic Partner Award,” said Gregg Paradies, president and CEO, Paradies Lagardère. “Our organization fully embraces diversity, which contributes to our highly-engaged workforce. People and relationships are at the heart of everything we do, and Paradies Lagardère’s success is built on treating people with integrity and respect.”

Additional details:

The AMAC Catalyst Awards honor members who have made outstanding contributions to furthering the goals of AMAC. AMAC’s mission is to promote the inclusion of minorities and women in employment and contracting opportunities throughout the aviation industry. For more information, visit www.amac-org.com.

Paradies Lagardère specializes in three key airport concessions areas: Food and Beverage, Travel Essentials and Specialty Retail. Within Travel Essentials and Specialty Retail, we offer a diverse mix of categories including fashion, luxury, electronics, convenience, sports, luggage, jewelry, and souvenirs. We also deliver high-end restaurants, quick-serve and casual restaurants, and quality bars, including local, national and international brands that provide travelers delicious dining options.

Paradies Lagardère delivers the very best solutions – a favorite local concept or a highly-desirable international brand – that exceeds expectations for our airport partners and travelers.

Contact:

Nicole V. Linton
Marketing Communications Manager
P: 404 494 3419
M: 470 455 1843

Source: Paradies Lagardère

Paradies Lagardère won the 2016 Gallup Great Workplace Award for the fourth consecutive year

Travel retail and restaurateur leader secures award for fourth consecutive year

ATLANTA, 2016-May-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Paradies Lagardère, the North American travel retail and restaurateur leader, won the 2016 Gallup Great Workplace Award for the fourth consecutive year. The award recognizes companies for their extraordinary ability to create an engaged workplace culture. Paradies Lagardère was among select organizations such as Hyatt®, Charles Schwab and Wells Fargo, to receive the award. The company was honored during a ceremony on Wednesday, May 11, at the 2016 Gallup Workplace Summit in Omaha, Neb.

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“People and relationships are at the heart of everything we do, and this includes our employees. We place tremendous emphasis on nurturing relationships and loyalty not only among our business partners and the communities we serve, but our associates,” said Gregg Paradies, president and CEO. “Our company culture inspires our highly-engaged workforce to outperform the rest of the industry.”

“Paradies Lagardère works hard to remain people strong through motivating our highly-engaged and committed workforce to outperform the rest of the industry. We do this through our dedicated management teams, extensive training and unrivalled recognition programs,” Nikki Harland, SPHR, senior vice president, Human Resources.

Additional Information:

The Gallup Great Workplace Award recognizes the world’s top-performing organizations for their extraordinary ability to create an engaged workplace culture. These organizations understand that employee engagement is a force that drives real business outcomes and helps lead the global economy. Gallup delivers analytics and advice to help leaders and organizations solve their most pressing problems. Combining more than 80 years of experience with its global reach, Gallup knows more about the attitudes and behaviors of employees, customers, students and citizens than any other organization in the world.

Paradies Lagardère specializes in three key airport concessions areas. Within Travel Essentials and Specialty Retail, we offer a diverse mix of categories including fashion, luxury, electronics, convenience, sports, luggage, jewelry and souvenirs. The company delivers casual and quick-serve restaurants, and quality bars, including local, national and international brands that provide travelers delicious dining options.

Nicole V. Linton

Marketing Communications Manager

Phone: 404 494 3419
Mobile: 470 455 1843
Email Nicole
Mail:  2849 Paces Ferry Road, Overlook 1 – 4th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30339, USA

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Paradies Lagardère won the 2016 Gallup Great Workplace Award for the fourth consecutive year

Paradies Lagardère won the 2016 Gallup Great Workplace Award for the fourth consecutive year

Paradies Lagardère retail stores at Memphis International Airport introduces “Treat Our Troops” program

MEMPHIS, TN, 2016-May-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Paradies Lagardère, which operates retail stores at Memphis International Airport (MEM), has introduced “Treat Our Troops,” a program that allows passengers to purchase goods to be sent to U.S. military men and women serving abroad. MEM is the 71st airport to participate in the program.

This effort delivers a wide variety of useful items such as snacks, beverages, toiletries, reading materials, and electronics to military personnel across the world. Shoppers will be given the opportunity to purchase these items, which will then be placed in a collection box and shipped to the United Service Organization (USO) in Nashville. Baskets with possible donation items will be placed in the following retail stores at MEM:

  • A Concourse: River City Books & News
  • B Concourse: River City Books & News, Heritage Books & News, CNBC News, and River City Travelmart
  • C Concourse: CNBC News and River City Books & News

Treat Our Troops is a national program that facilitates customer donations in the airports in which Paradies Lagardère operates stores. Working in conjunction with airports and the USO, Paradies Lagardère coordinates packaging and delivery of these donations to USO offices across the country. In 2015, the program resulted in donations of more than 660,000 products to military men and women across the globe.

“Paradies Lagardère is proud to partner with MEM and the USO to implement the Treat Our Troops program,” said Scott Szczepanski, general manager of Paradies Lagardère’s operations at the airport. “We enjoy providing an opportunity for our customers to demonstrate their gratitude for our troops and their families.”

“Treat Our Troops provides each of us with an opportunity to literally give back to our military,” said Scott Brockman, president and CEO of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority. “We are honored to partner with Paradies Lagardère for this worthy cause.”

“Paradies Lagardère appreciates MEM bringing Treat Our Troops to its travelers. This program ensures essential items such as toiletries and beverages, as well as fun snack items, are provided to the brave men and women serving our country in the military, thanking them for their sacrifice,” said Gregg Paradies, president and CEO of Paradies Lagardère.

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Paradies Lagardère retail stores at Memphis International Airport introduces “Treat Our Troops” program

Paradies Lagardère retail stores at Memphis International Airport introduces “Treat Our Troops” program

 

Contact:

Nicole V. Linton
Marketing Communications Manager
Phone: 404 494 3419
Mobile: 470 455 1843
Email Nicole
Mail: 2849 Paces Ferry Road, Overlook 1 – 4th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30339, USA

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Paradies Lagardère honored with three ACI-NA 2016 Excellence in Airport Concessions Awards

  • Travel retail and restaurateur leader secures two first place awards

ATLANTA, 2016-Apr-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Paradies Lagardère won three Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) 2016 Excellence in Airport Concessions Awards, earning first place in two categories. ACI-NA’s 2016 Excellence in Airport Concessions Awards promotes the innovative spirit of the airport concessions industry, and recognizes excellence in airport concessions programs. The winners were announced at a dinner gala awards ceremony that took place during the 2016 Business of Airports Conference in Orlando, Fla., April 4 through 6.

The Awards:
• First place: Best New News & Gift Concept, 7-Eleven, Los Angeles International Airport
• First place: Best New Local Concept, Greenbelt Magazine Marketplace, Boise Airport
• Third place: Best New Retail Concept, 7-Eleven, Los Angeles International Airport

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“Paradies Lagardère has enjoyed a long-term partnership with the ACI-NA, and we’re honored to win three awards in the 2016 ACI-NA Excellence in Airport Concessions Awards program. This recognition is a testament to the hard work of our employees, who ensure we continue our industry-leading customer service, superior designs and award-winning store and restaurant operations,” said Gregg Paradies, president and CEO.

“I am thrilled, and I believe the pioneers who created Boise’s Greenbelt would be equally as pleased,” said Tia Crabtree, editor of The Boise Greenbelt Magazine. “The Greenbelt Magazine – It’s a Boise Thing concept captures the beauty of Boise and all its assets. Paradies Lagardère and CSDI Construction did a great job on the design at the Boise Airport.”

Additional Information:
The ACI-NA Excellence in Airport Concessions Awards provides the industry the opportunity to recognize success and innovation in commercial programs at airports of all sizes. Any ACI-NA member is eligible. Categories include Best Food & Beverage Program, Best New Retail Concept, Best “Green” Concession Practice or Concept Category, and Best New Consumer Services Concept. The ACI-NA represents local, regional, and state governing bodies that own and operate commercial airports in the U.S. and Canada.

Paradies Lagardère won first place in Best New News & Gift Concept and third place in Best New Retail Concept. These categories consider a single retail unit operating at an airport, including concepts such as apparel, accessories, electronics and convenience retail units. Paradies Lagardère also won first place in Best New Local Concept, which considers a single food and beverage, retail or personal services unit operating at an airport that best highlights the local culture, aids in giving a sense of place and promotes local economic growth.

Paradies Lagardère specializes in three key airport concessions areas. Within Travel Essentials and Specialty Retail, we offer a diverse mix of categories including fashion, luxury, electronics, convenience, sports, luggage, jewelry and souvenirs. The company delivers casual and quick serve restaurants, and quality bars, including local, national and international brands that provide travelers delicious dining options.

CONTACT:

Nicole V. Linton
Marketing Communications Manager
Phone: 404 494 3419
Mobile: 470 455 1843

Source: Paradies Lagardère

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Paradies Lagardère honored with three ACI-NA 2016 Excellence in Airport Concessions Awards

Paradies Lagardère honored with three ACI-NA 2016 Excellence in Airport Concessions Awards

Paradies Lagardère opens So Chocolate! and The Scoreboard at John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 4

NEW YORK CITY, 2016-Feb-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Paradies Lagardère, a major specialty retail operator, has just celebrated the launch of two new retail concepts at John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 4; New York’s premiere travel gateway, with 19.5 million annual travelers. The new shops, So Chocolate! (exclusive confectionary brand) and The Scoreboard (sports apparel) were officially introduced during a ribbon cutting ceremony on February 2, 2016.

The two highly-successful proprietary brands are a first for a U.S. airport. So Chocolate! pays tribute to a product that remains the most purchased confectionary item in international travel retailing, complementing the existing mix of extraordinary food and beverage establishments in Terminal 4. Conveniently located in the east retail lounge of Terminal 4, the 1,250-square-foot store offers a wide assortment of candies and sweets that cater equally to children and adults of all ages.

The Scoreboard offers sports fans and out-of-town travelers an array of authentic apparel, accessories and trinkets from all major U.S. professional sport leagues. The store includes an assortment of Giants, Jets, Yankees, Mets, Rangers, Islanders, Devils, Nets, Knicks, NY Red Bulls and New York City Football Club merchandise, as well as products related to the moment’s hottest sports trends.

Already operating numerous stores in the terminal, including the high-end Longchamp, Hugo Boss, Guess, and Swarovski boutiques, Paradies Lagardère recently added these two international brands to Terminal 4’s new concession program.

“Both So Chocolate! and The Scoreboard will resonate with travelers visiting the airport, and complement our existing brands. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Terminal 4 and introducing exciting new brands to Terminal 4 travelers for many years to come”, said Gregg Paradies, president and CEO at Paradies Lagardère.”

Paradies Lagardère’s newest store in Terminal 4, The Fashion Place, is due to open in May. This 3,000 square foot shop-in-shop, the first of its kind in North America, will provide customers with a wide assortment of fashion apparel and accessories.

“Terminal 4 strives to create a superior passenger experience for travelers, and – as such – our terminal features an unparalleled selection of commercial and retail offerings,” said Gert-Jan de Graaff, president and CEO of JFKIAT – the management company operating Terminal 4. “We are grateful for Paradies Lagardère’s continuous partnership and efforts to bring the best and most well-recognized international brands to our terminal.”

Terminal 4 at JFK is one of the largest and most active air terminals in the country and a major North American global gateway. This freshly-redeveloped terminal with Paradies Lagardère’s unique combination of local and international brands, coupled with outstanding customer service, ensures every Terminal 4 passenger has the most pleasant travel experience of any airport terminal in New York City.

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Paradies Lagardère opens So Chocolate! and The Scoreboard at John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 4

Paradies Lagardère opens So Chocolate! and The Scoreboard at John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 4

Lagardère Travel Retail closes the acquisition of Paradies after receiving all the required authorizations

ATLANTA, GA and TORONTO, ON, 2015-10-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lagardère Travel Retail closed the acquisition of Paradies, a leader in retail, and food and beverage operations at airports in the United States and Canada, after receiving all the required authorizations. Announced on August 11, this acquisition will combine the activities of Paradies and Lagardère Travel Retail in North America, creating the region’s second-largest operator (no. 2 in North America), with total revenue of around $800 million (€720 million) in 2015.

Thanks to the complementary nature of the two companies’ operating locations and concepts, this transaction will generate commercial and financial synergies in the North American market, which offers attractive growth prospects.

The integration of the two companies will be led by Paradies President and CEO Gregg Paradies, who will remain at the helm of the combined entity. Gerry Savaria, LS travel retail North America’s President and CEO, will become the Executive Vice President.

This value-enhancing transaction represents an important step in the strategic transformation of Lagardère Travel Retail, which will also achieve critical mass in North America, with a presence in more than 100 airports.

Paradies is known for the quality of its operations and teams, and has an attractive growth profile, thanks to its portfolio of strong, widely known brands. In its 2014/2015 financial year[1], Paradies generated consolidated net sales of $515 million (€471 million).

This significant acquisition represents a major step forward in Lagardère Travel Retail’s growth strategy.

[1] Consolidated figures at 100%. Fiscal year ended 28 June 2015

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