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