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.


“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.

SOURCE: Paradies Lagardère


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QVC, NBC’s TODAY in quest for the next big product to be sold on QVC

QVC and TODAY Celebrate the Spirit of Imagination and Innovation through Country-Wide Search for New Inventions

WEST CHESTER, Pa., 2015-9-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Having trouble turning your idea into a reality? Take notes, as nine budding entrepreneurs take center stage this week to showcase their innovative inventions on TODAY’s Next Big Thing, a collaboration between QVC, the world’s leading video and ecommerce retailer, and NBC’s TODAY to discover the next big product to be sold on QVC.

The country-wide search began in August as inventors were asked to submit their creative ideas. From those submissions, nine finalists were chosen across three different categories including: apparel and accessories; home, households and pets; and kitchen and gadgets. Beginning Tuesday, September 29, the products in each category will be pitched live on TODAY to a panel of judges that includes Doug Howe, QVC’s Executive Vice President of Merchandising, Jill Martin, TODAY contributor and Creative Director of QVC’s G.I.L.I. got it love it® contemporary fashion and accessories line and Al Roker, TODAY anchor.

Viewers can vote on their favorite product each day, beginning Tuesday, September 29, by visiting On Friday, October 2, the inventors of the product receiving the most votes in each category will have one last chance to win over the judges and explain why their product deserves to join the ranks of QVC’s best-selling items. The overall winner selected by the judges will sell their product live on QVC Saturday, October 3 at 10AM (ET).

“The joy of discovery and the power of storytelling is a big part of who we are and what we do at QVC,” said Howe. “Together with TODAY, we are able to collaborate with entrepreneurs and inventors in an effort to help make their products successful while providing the winner with a powerful platform to tell their story, and distribute their products on a national scale.”

Over the past 29 years, QVC has launched and fostered the growth of some of today’s most successful brands. TODAY’s Next Big Thing aligns with QVC’s commitment to find new products and inspiration for customers, and supports QVC Sprouts, which is QVC’s ongoing crowd-sourced product search. They seek the best up-and-coming products from inventors and entrepreneurs, giving those with a retail-ready product the opportunity to be sold on and the chance to grow their businesses through a scalable and nurturing process.

Tune in to Saturday Morning Gifts on Saturday, October 3 at 10 AM (ET) for a firsthand look as the TODAY’S Next Big Thing top contender showcases their winning product. Visit to purchase the products of all nine finalists. To learn more about QVC Sprouts, visit

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