Lagardère Travel Retail brings new and innovative concepts to Gold Coast Airport

The Gold Coast Store

Bilinga Q, Australia, 2017-Sep-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Awarded 5 sites as part of a competitive tender process held in late 2016, Lagardère Travel Retail has unveiled concessions in Gold Coast Airport’s Common User Terminal. The sites cover both International & Domestic departure lounges, as well as Arrivals.

Using the opportunity to introduce its latest Destination concepts ‘Out of Australia’ to International Departures, and ‘The Gold Coast Store’ to Domestic Departures, the travel retailer has also upgraded the Aelia Duty Free store and added the world’s largest travel essentials brand, RELAY, to the retail mix in the International lounge.

Offering passengers the best of last minute travel essentials, Lagardere Travel Retail’s global concept, RELAY, will continue to be trusted by customers as a global brand market leader.

In order to remain aligned with existing duty free offers in the Pacific region, Aelia Duty Free has been refreshed and rebranded. The revised offer showcases key brand installations including Bundaberg Rum, Sunglass Hut and tech2go to cater to the change in passenger profiles. Along with increasing its presence in an online platform, the new offers are designed to enhance the overall passenger experience.

These new developments are all in conjunction with Gold Coast Airport’s preparation for the 2018 Commonwealth Games being held on the Gold Coast.

“We’re delighted to deliver new and innovative concepts to the Gold Coast Airport, offering the passengers a complete Travel Essentials, Destination and Duty Free offer, with a strong mix of local flavour and true sense of place” said Lagardère Travel Retail CEO of Pacific region, Matthieu Mercier. “We have enjoyed a long and successful partnership with the airport since 2002, so are excited to be part of this redevelopment phase.”

Deborah Price, General Manager Commercial of Gold Coast Airport commented: “Gold Coast Airport is delighted with the new Lagardère Travel Retail concepts that are innovative and have captured the essence of a sense of place. The yellow coloured kombi van is the centre piece of the store merchandised with locally sourced apparel along with the Movie World and Commonwealth Games concept area has been a huge success. The Out Of Australia store in the International terminal brings a different dimension with a more sophisticated souvenir offer and has been designed with warmth and feel of the Outback. This is all part of upgrading and enhancing the passenger experience in preparation for the Commonwealth Games in April 2018.”

Lagardère Travel Retail operate Aelia Duty Free, RELAY, tech2go, Victoria’s Secret Beauty & Accessories, The Gold Coast Store, Out of Australia, M.A.C. Cosmetics, Hub Convenience and soon to open Sunglass Hut Kiosk at the Gold Coast Airport.

ABOUT LAGARDERE TRAVEL RETAIL:
With 4 billion euros 100% managed sales in 2015 and a presence in 31 countries, 220 airports and 700 train stations in EMEA, North America and ASPAC, Lagardère Travel Retail is a pioneering and leading travel retail player with global reach. Operating stores in travel essentials, duty free and luxury and foodservice, Lagardère Travel Retail offers a complete range of products and services to satisfy each and every traveller along their journey. As a multi-specialist retailer, beyond the expertise within its 3 business lines, Lagardère Travel Retail creates value-added opportunities in each location.

In Asia Pacific, Lagardère Travel Retail operates over 350 outlets in more than 16 airports, supported by professional local teams in Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China and India.

SOURCE: Lagardère Travel Retail

PRESS CONTACT
Janette Doolan, Communications Manager
j.doolan@lagardere-traspac.com
www.lagardere-traspac.com

Lagardère Travel Retail renews its 5 store concession for RELAY concept in Auckland Airport

Auckland, New Zealand, 2017-Sep-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lagardère Travel Retail has successfully renewed its 5 store concession for the world market leading RELAY concept in Auckland Airport, in what was a very competitive tender process.

Having operated in Auckland Airport since 2011, Lagardère Travel Retail will introduce the latest global evolution of the RELAY brand to New Zealand.

“This win signals a strong and successful partnership with Auckland Airport,” says Lagardère Travel Retail CEO of Pacific, Matthieu Mercier. “We are more than ready to introduce to the Pacific region the latest evolution and innovative RELAY, and look forward to these new developments complementing the existing 16 stores we currently operate within Auckland Airport.”

The 5 RELAY concessions will cover approx. 900m2 retail space across both the International and Domestic Terminal; four sites within the International Terminal and one within the Domestic Terminal, complementing the existing HUB convenience offer currently operated by Lagardère Travel Retail.

Auckland Airport’s General Manager Retail and Commercial, Richard Barker commented: “We are pleased to announce that after a very competitive tender, Lagardère Travel Retail has successfully retained the travel essentials business at Auckland Airport. With a proven track record operating the RELAY brand and with innovative plans for the future we are thrilled to have Lagardère Travel Retail as our business partner.”

With a freshly updated brand logo and attractive store features, RELAY will bring to Auckland Airport a localised sense of place, while continuing to offer passengers everything they need for their journey in one store through a wider range of offers, simple store navigation, bolstered by optimised and exclusive products and promotions.

The new concession will commence in April 2018 for a 6 year period.

This win follows on from recent New Zealand renewals at both Christchurch Airport and Wellington Airport for 6 RELAY stores earlier in the year.

ABOUT LAGARDERE TRAVEL RETAIL:
With 4 billion euros 100% managed sales in 2015 and a presence in 32 countries, 230 airports and 700 train stations in EMEA, North America and ASPAC, Lagardère Travel Retail is a pioneering and leading travel retail player with global reach. Operating stores in travel essentials, duty free and luxury and foodservice, Lagardère Travel Retail offers a complete range of products and services to satisfy each and every traveller all along his journey. As a multi- specialist retailer, beyond the expertise within its 3 business lines, Lagardère Travel Retail creates value-added opportunities in each location.

In Asia Pacific, Lagardère Travel Retail operates over 300 outlets in 16 airports, supported by professional local teams in Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China and India.

PRESS CONTACT
Janette Doolan, Communications Manager
j.doolan@lagardere-traspac.com
www.lagardere-traspac.com

SOURCE: Lagardère Travel Retail

Lagardère Travel Retail renews 3 RELAY stores and will add tech2go and Sunglass Hut concepts at Christchurch Airport

Tasmania, Australia, 2017-May-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — The travel retailer has been successful in extending the partnership with Christchurch Airport through the renewal of 3 RELAY stores, as well as the addition of 2 of their well-recognised concepts, tech2go and Sunglass Hut.

By offering new, exciting and innovative brands across the multi user terminal, Lagardère Travel Retail will enhance and align the retail offer for the growing passenger numbers travelling through the airport.

The retailer has successfully renewed and extended their agreement for the 3 existing RELAY stores, covering both the Domestic and International terminals. RELAY offers all the travel essential requirements, including books, news, confectionery and travel accessories, as well as Lotto and NZ Postal services for both customers and airport community alike. The stores will all undergo a refresh over the next 12 months.

Matthieu Mercier, CEO of Lagardère Travel Retail in the Pacific Region says the partnership with Christchurch Airport has been extremely successful since 2011, and it’s extremely pleasing that this partnership will continue.

“To renew our well known RELAY brand, as well as bring exciting new concepts to Christchurch Airport will offer passengers access to innovative new retail offers, world class brands and award winning customer service”, says Matthieu Mercier.

The introduction of tech2go, the leader in tech accessories in travel retail, is the second standalone tech2go store in New Zealand. The 40m2 store presents travellers with a wide range of the latest on-trend technology and accessories, perfect for gifting, self-gifting or items to aid them on their travels. tech2go is accessible and modern and home to some of the biggest brands in the industry including Sennheiser, Audio Technica, Philips, Plantronics and Cygnett. With dedicated and well trained staff, tech2go brings to Christchurch Airport an exciting and world class tech offer.

Joining these concepts is globally recognised brand, Sunglass Hut. Offering a comprehensive, fashionable and leading range of eyewear such as Ray-Ban, Oakley, Tiffany, Michael Kors and Tom Ford, passengers will find a fun, highly engaging shopping experience in this 40m2 standalone store.

Christchurch Airport’s Manager Terminal Customer Experience, Craig Dunstan, has congratulated Lagardère Travel Retail on delivering three exceptional new stores.

“Our team is excited to see the stores open. Their modern, innovative fit out and offering is outstanding and further enhances our retail offering. The feedback received to date has been excellent and leaves us in no doubt that the stores will be very popular with the millions of visitors we welcome to the terminal every year.”

The innovative retailer continues to evolve its portfolio of stores to align and connect closely with both the terminal objectives for Christchurch Airport, and its passengers.

ABOUT LAGARDERE TRAVEL RETAIL:

With 4 billion euros 100% managed sales in 2015 and a presence in 31 countries, 220 airports and 700 train stations in EMEA, North America and ASPAC, Lagardère Travel Retail is a pioneering and leading travel retail player with global reach. Operating stores in travel essentials, duty free and luxury and foodservice, Lagardère Travel Retail offers a complete range of products and services to satisfy each and every traveller all along his journey. As a multi- specialist retailer, beyond the expertise within its 3 business lines, Lagardère Travel Retail creates value-added opportunities in each location.

In Asia Pacific, Lagardère Travel Retail operates over 300 outlets in 16 airports, supported by professional local teams in Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China and India.

PRESS CONTACT:

Janette Doolan
Communications Manager
j.doolan@lagardere-traspac.com
www.lagardere-traspac.com

Source: Lagardère Travel Retail

Lagardere Travel Retail brings Aelia Duty Free in the Pacific region at Cairns Airport

Lagardere Travel Retail brings Aelia Duty Free in the Pacific region at Cairns Airport

 

Tasmania, Australia, 2017-Apr-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — The travel retailer has successfully opened the doors to Aelia Duty Free in the Pacific region at Cairns Airport.

Opening in both Arrivals and Departures and covering over 1000 square metres of retail space, passengers travelling through Cairns Airport ‘s T1 International Terminal will have the chance to discover the Aelia Duty Free concept, offering global and local brands, in a highly engaging shopping environment.

Having been recently awarded 10 year concessions to operate both Duty Free and Speciality stores at Cairns Airport, the group is reinforcing its strategic plan of operating three business units in one location – Duty Free & Fashion, Travel Essentials and Food Service – and strengthening its ongoing and successful relationship with the landlord.

CEO Matthieu Mercier said the opening has set a new benchmark in the Pacific. “We are delighted to be extending our duty free presence to this part of the Pacific region. Cairns Airport has been a valued partner of ours for 25 years, and we are very pleased to expand on our enduring partnership. We will continue to work together to deliver outstanding customer service and develop our stores so every international passenger through Cairns Airport receives a world class experience.”

“The level of detail in the preparation, organisation and coordination of this project has allowed an incredibly smooth transition for Aelia Duty Free to open and we are very excited to unveil Aelia Duty Free at Cairns Airport. We believe it can exceed the expectations of both the terminal and passengers”.

Cairns Airport General Manager Commercial, Fiona Ward, said she is excited to welcome long term retail partner, Lagardère Travel Retail, as the operator of the airport’s new Aelia Duty Free offer.

“The Lagardère team were simply exceptional in their well-executed overnight transformation of the Duty Free stores to their Aelia brand. They brought in an army of over 100 people including CEO Matthieu Mercier, to move and unpack several thousand items of stock.”

“I am confident Aelia Duty Free will introduce a high quality and broad ranging product offer that meets the demand for exceptional value and accessible indulgence presented by Cairns Airport’s unique customer mix.”

“Our 10 year duty free agreement builds strongly on the existing relationship between our two companies, with Lagardère already operating 16 specialty stores and food and beverage outlets at Cairns Airport.”

Committed to delivering unique experiences and world firsts, Aelia Duty Free in Cairns offers an extensive selection of the best liquor brands, both global and local, including Bundaberg Rum, Hennessy, Bombay Sapphire, Martel and Hibiki to cater to the diverse passenger profile through Cairns Airport.

Chanel, Dior, Estee Lauder and Jurlique make up part of an extensive range of luxury perfume and cosmetic brands, along with Tissot & Longines watches, well known tech brands Apple and Bose, Opals & Pearls, a selection of souvenirs from the local region, confectionery, Wellness and premium gifts are all on offer.

Aelia Duty Free in Cairns has joined our digital world, with a dedicated website for a first class on-line Aelia Duty Free shopping experience:

https://cairns.aeliadutyfree.com.au

A stage 2 store evolution is planned towards end of 2017.

ABOUT LAGARDERE TRAVEL RETAIL:

With 4 billion euros 100% managed sales in 2015 and a presence in 31 countries, 220 airports and 700 train stations in EMEA, North America and ASPAC, Lagardère Travel Retail is a pioneering and leading travel retail player with global reach. Operating stores in travel essentials, duty free and luxury and foodservice, Lagardère Travel Retail offers a complete range of products and services to satisfy each and every traveller all along his journey. As a multi- specialist retailer, beyond the expertise within its 3 business lines, Lagardère Travel Retail creates value-added opportunities in each location.

In Asia Pacific, Lagardère Travel Retail operates over 300 outlets in 16 airports, supported by professional local teams in Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China and India.

PRESS CONTACT:

Janette Doolan
Communications Manager
j.doolan@lagardere-traspac.com
www.lagardere-traspac.com

Source: Lagardère Travel Retail

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Lagardere Travel Retail opens the very first stand alone M.A.C. store in Australian travel retail at Adelaide Airport

 

Tasmania, Australia, 2017-Jan-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The very first stand alone M.A.C. store in Australian travel retail has been opened in Adelaide Airport by Lagardere Travel Retail.

The new 38 square metre store boasts a contemporary and stylish design and layout, which is located in a prime position to capture domestic passengers and ‘meeters & greeters’ in Adelaide Airport.

Committed to the art of makeup, the store offers a wide range of makeup and skincare products, fragrances and application tools, as well as in-store touch up makeup services by experienced makeup artists for passengers on the go. Featuring an interactive ‘play table’, it is designed to welcome customers to touch and play with the products, with the assistance of the M.A.C. artists.

Lagardère Travel Retail CEO for the Pacific region, Matthieu Mercier, says Adelaide Airport has welcomed and supported the arrival of M.A.C. “Adelaide Airport share our vision for innovative thinking, and recognised the growing demand for M.A.C.’s high class products and services within the travel retail market” he says. “M.A.C. is the perfect addition to add to our collection of brands with our long term partner, Adelaide Airport, and we are confident this unique and exciting offer will delight each and every passenger travelling through the Airport.”

Lagardère Travel Retail operate M.A.C. doors in Auckland Airport, Gold Coast Airport and Cairns Airport. M.A.C. is an anchor brand in AMUSE Beauty Studio stores, also operated by Lagardère Travel Retail.

ABOUT LAGARDERE TRAVEL RETAIL:

With 4 billion euros 100% managed sales in 2015 and a presence in 31 countries, 220 airports and 700 train stations in EMEA, North America and ASPAC, Lagardère Travel Retail is a pioneering and leading travel retail player with global reach. Operating stores in travel essentials, duty free and luxury and foodservice, Lagardère Travel Retail offers a complete range of products and services to satisfy each and every traveller all along his journey. As a multi- specialist retailer, beyond the expertise within its 3 business lines, Lagardère Travel Retail creates value-added opportunities in each location.

In Asia Pacific, Lagardère Travel Retail operates over 300 outlets in 16 airports, supported by professional local teams in Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China and India.

ABOUT M·A·C COSMETICS:

M·A·C (Make-up Art Cosmetics), a leading brand of professional cosmetics, was created in Toronto, Canada in 1984 and is part of The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc. The company’s popularity has grown through a tradition of word-of-mouth endorsement from makeup artists, models, photographers and journalists around the world. M·A·C is now sold in 110 countries/territories worldwide. Follow M·A·C and M·A·C Senior Artists on Twitter @MACcosmetics (twitter.com/maccosmetics), become a M·A·C fan on Facebook (facebook.com/maccosmetics), follow M·A·C on Instagram (instagram.com/maccosmetics), watch M·A·C videos on YouTube (youtube.com/maccosmetics). For a M·A·C location visit maccosmetics.com

PRESS CONTACT:
Matthieu Mercier
CEO
+61 2 8218 1105
mmercier@lagardere-traspac.com
www.lsaspac.com

Janette Doolan
Communications Manager
+61 2 8218 1142
j.doolan@lagardere-traspac.com
www.lsaspac.com

Source: Lagardere Travel Retail

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Lagardere Travel Retail to add new and innovative concepts at Gold Coast Airport after winning 5 concessions

Tasmania, Australia, 2016-Dec-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — The travel retailer has been awarded 5 Travel Essentials concessions in Gold Coast Airport, following their success in a very competitive tender process.

This win will bring to Gold Coast Airport new and innovative concepts, as well as refreshing some of their successful concepts currently at the Airport operated by the group. All 5 concessions have been awarded for 5 year terms, with the Aelia Duty Free concession remaining through to late 2018.

A stepped change will be introduced into the store design in collaboration with Gold Coast Airport to ensure the best designs, a true sense of place and innovative offers are in line with the changing Gold Coast market. A strategic combination of both Travel Essentials and Gift & Souvenir offers will enhance and add value for all stakeholders.

Pacific Region CEO of Lagardère Travel Retail, Matthieu Mercier, said the renewal of business within Gold Coast Airport is an outstanding achievement for Lagardère Travel Retail.

“We were thrilled to receive the news our offer was successful. Having operated in Gold Coast Airport since 2002, to be selected again as Gold Coast Airport’s partner of choice signals a long, confident and successful partnership in this fast growing airport.”

“Our teams are committed to delivering exceptional concepts to the airport, together with strong staff engagement and award winning customer service to all travellers, with an eye on the fast approaching 2018 Commonwealth Games” he says.

Gold Coast Airport Chief Operating Officer Marion Charlton said the decision to award Lagardere Travel Retail was made following a strongly contested RFP process.

“We are confident, based on our experience with Lagardère Travel Retail, that a strong mix of local flavour will be incorporated within the stores upon refurbishment completion early next year,” Ms Charlton said.

Lagardere Travel Retail will operate the News, Convenience and Souvenir sites in the terminal for a 5 year period, commencing 1 December 2016. The group currently operates NewsLink, Hub, Discover, M.A.C Cosmetics, Victoria Secret Beauty & Accessories, tech2go and Aelia Duty Free in Gold Coast Airport.

ABOUT LAGARDERE TRAVEL RETAIL:

With 4 billion euros 100% managed sales in 2015 and a presence in 31 countries, 220 airports and 700 train stations in EMEA, North America and ASPAC, Lagardère Travel Retail is a pioneering and leading travel retail player with global reach. Operating stores in travel essentials, duty free and luxury and foodservice, Lagardère Travel Retail offers a complete range of products and services to satisfy each and every traveller all along his journey. As a multi- specialist retailer, beyond the expertise within its 3 business lines, Lagardère Travel Retail creates value-added opportunities in each location.

In Asia Pacific, Lagardère Travel Retail operates over 300 outlets in 16 airports, supported by professional local teams in Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China and India.

PRESS CONTACT:
Matthieu Mercier
CEO
Lagardère Travel Retail
+61 2 8218 1105
m.mercier@lagardere-traspac.com
www.lagardere-traspac.com

Janette Doolan
Communications Manager
Lagardère Travel Retail
+61 2 8218 1142
j.doolan@lagardere-traspac.com
www.lagardere-traspac.com

Melissa Pearce
Manager – Corporate Affairs
Queensland Airports
+61 7 5589 1196
mpearce@qldairports.com.au
www.qldairports.com.au

Source: Lagardère Travel Retail

Lagardère Travel Retail wins contract to operate Duty Free and Specialty at Cairns Airport

Australia, 2016-Nov-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Following their success in a competitive tender process, Lagardère Travel Retail has been awarded 10 year concessions to operate Duty Free and Specialty at Cairns Airport.

This win signals a strong and successful partnership with Cairns Airport and reinforces Lagardère Travel Retail’s strategic plan of providing retail solutions to their partners through operating their 3 business units in one location – Travel Essentials, Food Services and Duty Free.

“We are delighted to be awarded this concession, it’s a significant milestone for us”, says Matthieu Mercier, CEO for the Pacific region. “Cairns Airport has been a key partner of ours for 25 years starting with our Travel Essentials business, launching our Food Services business in 2012 and more recently bringing mono brand luxury stores as firsts to the Cairns market. Together, we are well versed in operating in this unique environment.”

Opening in both arrivals and departures in March 2017, a number of new brands and product categories will be introduced to the North Queensland market. With a great understanding of both the terminal and travelling passengers, the needs of the travellers will be met through a constantly evolving offer, award winning customer service and the ability to adapt quickly to an ever changing environment.

Cairns Airport GM Commercial, Fiona Ward, said her team were delighted to receive bids from world leading Duty Free operators.

“The decision to award Lagardère Travel Retail this exciting new opportunity at Cairns Airport was made after a robust evaluation process.” Ms Ward said.

“We look forward to furthering the already strong partnership between our businesses and working with Lagardère Travel Retail as they deliver a unique duty free offer to our customers that brings together exceptional value and accessible indulgence.”

Lagardère Travel Retail operate core Duty Free concessions in the Pacific region, in Noumea, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Townsville, Queenstown, Dunedin and Auckland. Within Cairns Airport, they currently operate 16 stores across the 3 business lines, and these new stores will benefit from the local regional network experience, local support functions and the company’s global experience.

Lagardère Travel Retail are delighted to continue their strong and successful partnership with Cairns Airport, and look forward delivering a world class retail experience.

ABOUT LAGARDERE TRAVEL RETAIL:

With 4 billion euros 100% managed sales in 2015 and a presence in 31 countries, 220 airports and 700 train stations in EMEA, North America and ASPAC, Lagardère Travel Retail is a pioneering and leading travel retail player with global reach. Operating stores in travel essentials, duty free and luxury and foodservice, Lagardère Travel Retail offers a complete range of products and services to satisfy each and every traveller all along his journey. As a multi- specialist retailer, beyond the expertise within its 3 business lines, Lagardère Travel Retail creates value-added opportunities in each location.

In Asia Pacific, Lagardère Travel Retail operates over 300 outlets in 16 airports, supported by professional local teams in Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China and India.

PRESS CONTACT:
Matthieu Mercier
CEO
+61 2 8218 1105
m.mercier@lagardere-traspac.com
www.lagardere-traspac.com

Janette Doolan
Communications Manager
+61 2 8218 1142
j.doolan@lagardere-traspac.com
www.lagardere-traspac.com

Source: Lagardère Travel Retail

Lagardère Travel Retail opens M.A.C Kiosk in Gold Coast Airport

Queensland, Australia, 2016-Mar-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lagardère Travel Retail have recently opened their latest store in Gold Coast Airport; a M.A.C Kiosk.

The new Gold Coast Airport M.A.C kiosk covers 25 square metres in a premium location capturing both domestic and international passengers. It boasts a contemporary design as well as an extensive product range that appeals to the Gold Coast Airport customer market.

M.A.C. is committed to the art of makeup, and offers a broad range of cosmetics, make up tools and foundations supported by M.A.C. dedicated makeup Artists.

Matthieu Mercier, CEO of Lagardère Travel Retail in the Pacific, believes that the new M.A.C Kiosk offers the Gold Coast Airport passenger mix just what they want. “We are thrilled about this positive development with our long term partners Gold Coast Airport”, he says. “We recognise the growing demand for M.A.C’s high-class makeup products and services within this market, and Gold Coast Airport have welcomed and supported us in delivering this innovative kiosk.”

Gold Coast Airport Chief Operating Officer, Marion Charlton says of the development, “We are very excited to be extending the range of retail choice on offer for visitors of Gold Coast Airport. Passengers and visitors will now have the option to add a touch of glamour to their business trips or weekend getaways. We work closely alongside our retail partners to ensure consumers are exposed to brand diversity, so that we can provide a unique and exciting shopping experience” said Ms Charlton.

Gold Coast Airport is the second M.A.C. kiosk in the Pacific region operated by Lagardère Travel Retail. The first opened in Auckland International Airport in December 2015, and a third will open in Cairns Airport in the coming months. M.A.C. is also an anchor brand in AMUSE Beauty Studio stores in Sydney T2, T3 and Melbourne T4.

ABOUT LAGARDERE TRAVEL RETAIL: With 3,2 billion euros 100% managed sales in 2014 and a presence in 30 countries, 150 airports and 700 train stations in EMEA, North America and ASPAC, Lagardère Travel Retail is a pioneering and leading travel retail player with global reach. Operating stores in travel essentials, duty free and luxury and foodservice, Lagardère Travel Retail offers a complete range of products and services to satisfy each and every traveller all along his journey. Beyond its three businesses expertise, as a multi-specialist assembler, Lagardère Travel Retail creates value-added opportunities in each location.

In Asia Pacific, Lagardère Travel Retail operates over 300 outlets in 16 airports, supported by professional local teams in Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China and India.

PRESS CONTACT
Matthieu Mercier, CEO
+61 2 8218 1105 • m.mercier@lagardere-traspac.com www.lsaspac.com

Janette Doolan, Communications Manager
+61 2 8218 1142 • j.doolan@lagardere-traspac.com
www.lsaspac.com

Lagardère Travel Retail chosen as the exclusive retailer of Thankyou’s exciting new book, Chapter One by Daniel Flynn

Melbourne Australia, 2016-Mar-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lagardère Travel Retail is pleased to announce it has been chosen as the exclusive retailer of Thankyou’s exciting new book, Chapter One by Daniel Flynn.

Telling the raw and real story of Thankyou so far, Chapter One is now available at all Relay, NewsLink and Watermark stores around Australia and www.thankyou.co. The book will sell at a ‘pay what you want’ price, giving customers the power to purchase the book at their own determined price, whether it be $25 or $25,000. Chapter One will inspire the reader to challenge their thinking and dream big.

Speaking of the initiative, Matthieu Mercier, CEO of Lagardère Travel Retail in the Pacific, says “We’re very excited to be working with Thankyou on this exciting product launch. At Lagardère Travel Retail we pride ourselves on our involvement with worthwhile social causes, and Chapter One is definitely one of these. We were delighted to be invited as the exclusive retail store seller for the first four weeks“

Customers purchasing the book at their own determined price instantly invest in a crowd-funding campaign to fight global poverty starting with two targets: A Thankyou baby care range to fund maternal and child health services which requires $600,000 of funding and Thankyou’s first leap overseas into New Zealand with a local team, local product and local project partners which requires an additional $600,000.

‘We’re really proud to partner with Lagardère Travel Retail for the launch of Chapter One,” says Daniel Flynn, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Thankyou . “There aren’t many book retailers that would agree to stock a book at a pay-what-you-want price, let alone support Chapter One with the crazy amount of promotional support that Lagardère Travel Retail has. The minute we met the team, we knew that they had the disruptive mindset needed to change the game in book retail”.’

In Chapter One, Daniel Flynn mentions first meeting with Lagardère Travel, and states that Relay, NewsLink and Watermark are some of the biggest travel retail outlets in airports in Australia and New Zealand.

Thankyou is a Melbourne-based social enterprise that exists to end global poverty in this lifetime. 100% of the profits from their water, body care and food products fund safe water, hygiene and sanitation and food aid to people in need. The Thankyou movement aims to empower the consumer to change the world through a simple purchase in their weekly shop. To date they have given over $3.7 million to people in need in 17 countries.

ABOUT LAGARDERE TRAVEL RETAIL: With 3,2 billion euros 100% managed sales in 2014 and a presence in 30 countries, 150 airports and 700 train stations in EMEA, North America and ASPAC, Lagardère Travel Retail is a pioneering and leading travel retail player with global reach. Operating stores in travel essentials, duty free and luxury and foodservice, Lagardère Travel Retail offers a complete range of products and services to satisfy each and every traveller all along his journey. Beyond its three businesses expertise, as a multi-specialist assembler, Lagardère Travel Retail creates value-added opportunities in each location.

In Asia Pacific, Lagardère Travel Retail operates over 300 outlets in 16 airports, supported by professional local teams in Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China and India

PRESS CONTACT
Matthieu Mercier, CEO
+61 2 8218 1105 • m.mercier@lagardere-traspac.com www.lsaspac.com

Janette Doolan, Communications Manager
+61 2 8218 1142 • j.doolan@lagardere-traspac.com
www.lsaspac.com

Lagardère Travel Retail, SumoSalad partner for travel retail in Australia and New Zealand

Sydney, AUSTRALIA, 2015-11-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lagardère Travel Retail has formed a strategic partnership with SumoSalad for travel retail in Australia and New Zealand.

The partnership, which consists of travel retail exclusives reflects the desires of both parties to bring a world class healthy foodservices offer to travel retail within the Pacific region.

“Partnering with SumoSalad, such a strong brand and leader in one of the fastest growing sub categories in Food Service, is exciting for us and will assist us in forming a cornerstone for our business strategy to increase our Foodservice footprint” says Matthieu Mercier, CEO of Lagardère Travel Retail for Pacific region.

Interested in offering passengers an exceptional offer and experience, Lagardère Travel Retail hold a market leading position in the European travel market, operating over 700 Foodservice outlets, across 60 airports and 100 railways stations.

Interested in offering passengers an exceptional offer and experience, Lagardère Travel Retail hold a market leading position in the European travel market, operating over 700 Foodservice outlets, across 60 airports and 100 railways stations.

“A partnership with a leader like Lagardère Travel Retail is a great step into the travel sector, says Luke Baylis, CEO and Co-Founder of SumoSalad. “Australian food choices have changed hugely since we opened our first Sumo store 12 years ago, and for the better. Healthy eating is the world’s fastest-growing food market trend, and I’m proud to say SumoSalad is the passionate and established leader in this segment. Our Green Label really is the next generation of SumoSalad”

Under this partnership, the first SumoSalad Green Label has opened at the entry of the redeveloped food court in Sydney Airport’s T2 Domestic terminal.

ABOUT LAGARDERE TRAVEL RETAIL: With 3,2 billion euros 100% managed sales in 2014 and a presence in 30 countries, 150 airports and 700 train stations in EMEA, North America and ASPAC, Lagardère Travel Retail is a pioneering and leading travel retail player with global reach. Operating stores in travel essentials, duty free and luxury and foodservice, Lagardère Travel Retail offers a complete range of products and services to satisfy each and every traveller all along his journey. Beyond its three businesses expertise, as a multi-specialist assembler, Lagardère Travel Retail creates value-added opportunities in each location.

In Asia Pacific, Lagardère Travel Retail group operates over 300 outlets in 16 airports, supported by professional local teams in Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China.

ABOUT SUMOSALAD: SumoSalad is one of Australia’s largest healthy fast food retailers, with over 100 store globally. SumoSalad’s products are of the highest quality, using only the freshest ingredients sourced daily. By never using unnecessary fats, artificial colours, flavours or genetically modified products we can ensure fresh is best and quality is key, that’s the SumoSalad guarantee.

PRESS CONTACT

Matthieu Mercier, CEO
+61 2 8218 1105
m.mercier@lagardere-traspac.com
www.lagardere-traspac.com

Janette Doolan, Communications Manager
+61 2 8218 1142
j.doolan@lagardere-traspac.com
www.lagardere-traspac.com

SOURCE: LAGARDERE TRAVEL RETAIL

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Lagardère Travel Retail, SumoSalad partner for travel retail in Australia and New Zealand

Lagardère Travel Retail, SumoSalad partner for travel retail in Australia and New Zealand

Lagardère Travel Retail now with 4 Eye Love stores in the Pacific region

Cairns, AUSTRALIA, 2015-11-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lagardère Travel Retail has unveiled its fourth Eye Love store in the Pacific region, following the recent opening of Eye Love Cairns in the Cairns Domestic Terminal.

The new store offers a fresh face for luxury and lifestyle sunglasses within domestic travel retail, presenting travellers with on-trend, high-end and classic eyewear, normally only available in Duty Free.

Located in the Domestic Terminal, the 50sqm store is modelled off the successful Eye Love stores in Perth, Melbourne and most recently Auckland, featuring a sophisticated and understated layout with offerings from some of the world’s best known brands such as Dior, Prada, Gucci, Hugo Boss, Celine, Kate Spade, Fendi, Oakley, Dolce & Gabbana, Maui Jim and Ray Ban.

Lagardère Travel Retail CEO for the Pacific, Matthieu Mercier, believes that the passenger mix and market in the Cairns Domestic Terminal is the ideal fit for the Eye Love brand.

“We are delighted to bring this luxury concept to Cairns Airport. Following the success of our Eye Love stores in Perth, Auckland and Melbourne, Eye Love Cairns adds an exciting new chapter in the roll-out of this concept within the Pacific,” Matthieu Mercier said.

“Our highly valued partnership with Cairns Airport is the driving force behind our ability to bring these outstanding global brands and concepts to market, and our shared vision for innovation and excellence will ensure that Cairns Airport customers will enjoy a truly outstanding retail experience every time they travel”

Cairn’s Airport’s General Manager Commercial, Fiona Ward, welcomed Eye Love as an exciting addition to the T2 retail offer and further consolidation of the airport’s partnership with Lagardère Travel Retail. “I am sure the extensive range of well-known sunglass brands available at Eye Love Cairns will have great appeal to our passengers and everyone shopping at Cairns Airport,” Ms Ward said.

Eye Love Cairns’ impressive fit-out and eye-catching displays welcome people to come in and browse and confidently purchase quality brands and products.”

ABOUT LAGARDERE TRAVEL RETAIL: With 3,2 billion euros 100% managed sales in 2014 and a presence in 30 countries, 150 airports and 700 train stations in EMEA, North America and ASPAC, Lagardère Travel Retail is a pioneering and leading travel retail player with global reach. Operating stores in travel essentials, duty free and luxury and foodservice, Lagardère Travel Retail offers a complete range of products and services to satisfy each and every traveller all along his journey. Beyond its three businesses expertise, as a multi-specialist assembler, Lagardère Travel Retail creates value-added opportunities in each location.

In Asia Pacific, Lagardère Travel Retail operates over 300 outlets in 16 airports, supported by professional local teams in Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China and India

PRESS CONTACT

Matthieu Mercier, CEO
+61 2 8218 1105
m.mercier@lagardere-traspac.com
www.lagardere-traspac.com

Janette Doolan, Communications Manager
+61 2 8218 1142
j.doolan@lagardere-traspac.com
www.lagardere-traspac.com

SOURCE: LAGARDÈRE TRAVEL RETAIL

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Lagardère Travel Retail now with 4 Eye Love stores in the Pacific region

Lagardère Travel Retail now with 4 Eye Love stores in the Pacific region

Desigual opens at Sydney Airport’s Terminal 2 in partnership with Lagardère Travel Retail

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, 2015-11-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — The dynamic fashion brand has made its Australian debut in partnership with Lagardère Travel Retail, following a store opening at Sydney Airport’s Terminal 2. The new 69 sqm store is the first standalone Desigual store in Australian travel retail.

Firmly focused on female fashion, the Desigual store will make a vibrant and welcome addition to Sydney Airport’s T2. Fans of the brand will welcome this new store opening, as the Spanish brand brings its “life is cool” philosophy to one of Australia’s gateway airports.

Speaking of the news, Lagardère Travel Retail CEO of Pacific region, Matthieu Mercier said, “We are enormously pleased to be bringing this dynamic fashion brand to the Australian travel retail market, and are especially pleased to be doing so with our long-standing landlord partner, Sydney Airport. We are looking forward to what Desigual has to offer not only the Sydney Airport retail environment, but the wider fashion offer in airports around the country as we move forward with our exciting partnership with this world-renowned fashion brand.”

Sydney Airport’s General Manager Retail, Glyn Williams echoed the sentiments, “We’re thrilled to welcome Desigual into Sydney Airport’s T2 as an Australian airport first where passengers, visitors and staff can experience the world-famous Spanish fashion brand known for its splash of bold colours and unique prints. The new Desigual store at T2 showcases a range of bright products across fashion and textiles, and we’re confident our passengers and visitors will really enjoy what this distinctively vibrant brand has to offer.”

ABOUT LAGARDERE TRAVEL RETAIL: With 3,2 billion euros 100% managed sales in 2014 and a presence in 30 countries, 150 airports and 700 train stations in EMEA, North America and ASPAC, Lagardère Travel Retail is a pioneering and leading travel retail player with global reach. Operating stores in travel essentials, duty free and luxury and foodservice, Lagardère Travel Retail offers a complete range of products and services to satisfy each and every traveller all along his journey. Beyond its three businesses expertise, as a multi-specialist assembler, Lagardère Travel Retail creates value-added opportunities in each location.

In Asia Pacific, Lagardère Travel Retail group operates over 300 outlets in 16 airports, supported by professional local teams in Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China and India.

CONTACTS
Matthieu Mercier, CEO
+61 2 8218 1105
matt.mercier@lagardere-traspac.com

Janette Doolan, Communications Manager
+61 2 8218 1142
janette.doolan@lagardere-traspac.com

SOURCE:  LAGARDERE TRAVEL RETAIL

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Desigual opens at Sydney Airport’s Terminal 2 in partnership with Lagardère Travel Retail

Desigual opens at Sydney Airport’s Terminal 2 in partnership with Lagardère Travel Retail

Victoria’s Secret arrived in New Zealand in partnership with Lagardère Travel Retail

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 2015-9-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — The world’s sexiest brand has arrived in New Zealand. In partnership with Lagardère Travel Retail, leading lingerie and beauty retailer Victoria’s Secret has announced a new store opening at Auckland Airport.

Focusing on an iconic, fashion-forward range of beauty products and accessories, perfectly suited to the modern traveller, Victoria’s Secret Beauty & Accessories are excited to open the first store of its kind in New Zealand.

The 77sqm store will feature world-renowned Victoria’s Secret best selling fragrances such as the Victoria’s Secret Bombshell, Sexy Little Things Tease and Eau So Sexy, as well as the much-loved VS Fantasies. Girls on the go will also find travel-ready items such as lip gloss and body care products.

Lagardère Travel Retail Pacific CEO, Matthieu Mercier, commented, “Following the success of our Australian Victoria’s Secret Beauty & Accessories stores in Adelaide, Cairns and the Gold Coast, we are very excited to be taking this concept across the Tasman. Opening a Victoria’s Secret Beauty and Accessories store in partnership with Auckland Airport is exactly in line with our vision for growth within the region, and it is simply an additional benefit to be debuting this concept in New Zealand.”

In addition, the unique collection of branded accessories add a touch of glamour to business trips and weekends away alike, as well as a select assortment of Victoria’s Secret panties to complement the offering.

Richard Barker, Auckland Airport’s General Manager – Retail and Commercial adds “We are thrilled about the arrival of Victoria’s Secret at the airport, their first store in New Zealand. This is another great example of our commitment to provide travellers with the very best of New Zealand and the world. Victoria’s Secret is a well-known international retail brand and we are delighted they have decided to join our stable of retailers, we know that New Zealanders are eagerly awaiting their arrival.”

The Auckland Airport Victoria’s Secret Beauty & Accessories will feature upscale elements such as cherry black fixtures and eye-catching focal walls. Lightwalls showcasing iconic Victoria’s Secret products will be featured throughout the store, epitomising the sexy, sophisticated identity that Victoria’s Secret Beauty & Accessories is known for.

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ABOUT LAGARDERE TRAVEL RETAIL: With 3,2 billion euros 100% managed sales in 2014 and a presence in 30 countries, 150 airports and 700 train stations in EMEA, North America and ASPAC, Lagardère Travel Retail is a pioneering and leading travel retail player with global reach. Operating stores in travel essentials, duty free and luxury and foodservice, Lagardère Travel Retail offers a complete range of products and services to satisfy each and every traveler all along his journey. Beyond its three businesses expertise, as a multi-specialist assembler, Lagardère Travel Retail creates value-added opportunities in each location.

In Asia Pacific, LS travel retail Pacific is part of the Lagardère Travel Retail group and operates over 300 outlets in 16 airports, supported by professional local teams in Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China and India

PRESS CONTACT
Matthieu Mercier, CEO
+61 2 8218 1105
m.mercier@lagardere-traspac.com
www.lsaspac.com

Janette Doolan, Communications Manager
+61 2 8218 1142
j.doolan@lagardere-traspac.com
www.lsaspac.com

LS travel to debut Desigual stores in travel retail in Australia

With two stores set to open later this year, the travel retailer is poised to debut this dynamic fashion concept in travel retail in Australia.

Sydney, AUSTRALIA, 2015-7-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Opening in Sydney Airport’s Terminal 2 and Melbourne Airport’s new Terminal 4, the new stores will be the first standalone Desigual stores in Australia. The partnership is an exciting development for both LS travel retail Pacific and Desigual, as both companies look to expand their presence in luxury travel retail.

Firmly focused on female fashion, the Desigual stores will make a vibrant and welcome addition to each of the domestic Terminals. Known for their bright, forward-thinking product offer, their colourful multicultural spirit and eye-catching store designs, fans of the Spanish brand will welcome LS travel retail Pacific’s new partnership.

Speaking of the news, LS travel retail Pacific’s CEO Matthieu Mercier said, “We are enormously pleased to be bringing this dynamic fashion brand to the Australian travel retail market. Desigual is a vibrant addition to our portfolio of partner brands, and will certainly go a long way to seeing the “life is cool” spirit in Sydney and Melbourne when the new stores open later this year.”

Desigual’s Head of Travel Retail, Marco Gadola said of the new partnership, “Sydney and Melbourne are two vibrant, colourful cities – a perfect match for Desigual. We’re extremely excited to open our first two boutiques in Australia and see great potential in this region. Our partnership with LS travel retail continues to go from strength to strength as we work together to seek new opportunities in travel retail. We look forward to opening our doors to shoppers and bringing our unique proposition to Australian travel retail later this year.”

The Desigual stores will open in Sydney and Melbourne Airports in October.

Notes to the editor:

About LS travel retail
Operating in 29 countries throughout Europe, North America, Asia and the Pacific, LS travel retail, a division of Lagardère Services, is a world leader in Travel Retail. Lagardère Services operates more than 4,100 stores across the world, including a presence at over 150 airports and 700 stations. It runs the largest international network of duty free and luxury, travel essentials and foodservice stores.

Throughout Asia Pacific LS travel retail operates more than 250 outlets, partnering with over 16 airports in Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Hong Kong and India.

About Desigual
Desigual is characterised by its different, optimistic and colourful designs. The company began operating in 1984. La Vida es Chula (Life is Cool) is Desigual’s slogan and way of looking at fashion and life. It’s an enthusiastic and positive message that truly nails its colours to the mast. The fashion brand has eight product categories: WOMAN, MAN, KIDS, ACCESSORIES, SHOES, LIVING, SPORT and BEAUTY and 17 distribution channels. It operates in 109 countries and has 526 of its own stores, 8,000 multi-brand stores and 2,800 corner concessions in department stores. Desigual’s global turnover reached €963.5 million in 2014 (+16.2% versus 2013). 

Contacts:
Matt Mercier
CEO, LS travel retail Pacific
Email: matt.mercier@lsaspac.com
Ph: +61 2 8218 1105

Janette Doolan
Corporate Communications Manager, LS travel retail Pacific
Email: janette.doolan@lsaspac.com
P: +61 2 8218 1142

LS travel retail Pacific further expands across the Pacific after winning duty free concession at Auckland Airport

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 2015-2-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — The travel retailer has been awarded one of two duty free concessions in the Airport’s International Terminal, following their success in a competitive tender process in late 2014.

The win signals an exciting new chapter for both LS travel retail Pacific and Auckland Airport. This concession precipitates the expansion of LS travel retail Pacific’s Duty Free network across the Pacific, with the retailer already operating Duty Free in Adelaide, Gold Coast, Queenstown (NZ) and Noumea.

The latest version of the Aelia Duty Free concept, which has been tailored specifically for Auckland Airport, will be rolled out for the first time in the region. It is expected to boost the Airport’s duty free offer with innovative ideas for New Zealand’s premier gateway. LS travel retail Pacific will leverage its extensive vendor relationships and global experience by offering a plethora of big name brands in perfume & cosmetics, local wine, liquor and souvenirs to name a few.

The offer is based on the 3 pillars of the renewed Aelia Duty Free concept: “Here and Nowhere Else”, “Art of the Gift” and “Facilitation and Care”; 3 pillars which are perfectly aligned with the core values of Auckland International Airport’s customer strategy. LS travel retail Pacific’s vision to Intrigue, Experience and Indulge will form the backbone to this strategy.

Speaking of the news, LS travel retail Pacific’s CEO, Matthieu Mercier said, “It’s great to see our strategy for the expansion of our Duty Free business reach a significant milestone with Auckland International Airport, who have been a key partner for us since we entered the New Zealand market with our Travel Essentials concepts back in 2011.”

“The alignment, at the very early stages of the process between our vision for a renewed retail experience at Auckland Airport, enhanced by the new Aelia Duty Free concept and the airport’s ambition, has been nothing short of amazing. Our Duty Free teams have been able to give this vision both a strong element of local flavour and an experiential dimension which clearly contributed to this success. To achieve this result, we have been able to mobilise the right balance of local expertise and understanding of the specificities of the New Zealand market together with a strong involvement of the LS duty free and specialty experts across Europe and Asia Pacific.”

“Our goal now is to make it happen and to create fantastic duty free experiences that exceed passenger expectations, and I believe that our vision for Auckland Airport will achieve this and more. We are very excited to expand on our enduring partnership with Auckland Airport, and look forward to what the future will bring”.

Reinforcing these sentiments, LS travel retail Pacific’s Duty Free General Manager, Ivo Favotto said “We are delighted to be extending our duty free presence in New Zealand to the country’s main gateway at Auckland. Auckland is a fabulous city in a fabulous country and we worked hard to build an offer that honoured the uniqueness of both the city and the country, as well as its spirit of adventure. Our concept for Auckland is based on delivering unique experiences to travellers through Auckland Airport.”

“We plan to bring a number of world firsts to Auckland, as well as a range of unique experiences and a plenitude of new brands and product categories. Watch this space. I must also commend Auckland Airport and their retail team for running one of the most fair and collaborative of tender processes. We found the team great to work with (and not just because we won!), and we look forward excitedly to a long partnership with them.”

Richard Barker, Auckland Airport’s General Manager Retail and Commercial, says the company is delighted to have selected LS travel retail Pacific as one of its two duty free operators.“The selection of LS travel retail means that our passengers will be able to choose from a wide range of products and services that represent the best of New Zealand and the world.”

“We were very impressed by LS travel’s exciting retail concepts, including a number of world firsts and new brands that will be unveiled when our new international departure area opens late next year. We were equally impressed by their commitment to developing our online retail channel. We look forward to working with the LS travel retail team as we prepare for the licence’s 1 July 2015 start date.”

Aelia Duty Free will significantly increase LS travel retail Pacific’s footprint at Auckland Airport, where they already operate several Travel Essentials stores.

Notes to the editor:

About LS travel retail
Operating in more than 30 countries throughout Europe, North America, Asia and the Pacific, LS travel retail, a division of Lagardère Services, is a world leader in Travel Retail. It operates more than 4,100 stores across the world, including a presence at over 150 airports and 700 stations. It runs the largest international network of duty free and luxury, travel essentials and foodservice stores.”

Throughout Asia Pacific LS travel retail operates more than 250 outlets, partnering with over 16 airports in Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Hong Kong and India.

 

Contacts:

For all media enquiries:
Janette Doolan
Corporate Communications Manager, LS travel retail Pacific
Email: janette.doolan@lsaspac.com
P: +61 2 8218 1142

Matt Mercier
CEO, LS travel retail Pacific
Email: matt.mercier@lsaspac.com
P: +61 2 8218 1105

Ivo Favotto
General Manager, Duty Free
LS travel retail Pacific
Email: ivo.favotto@lsaspac.com
P: + 61 2 8218 1146