Travel retail and restaurateur Paradies Lagardère adds authentic gelato purveyor Pino Gelato at the Long Beach Airport (LGB)

ATLANTA , 2016-Jul-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Paradies Lagardère, the travel retail and restaurateur leader in North America, has added authentic gelato purveyor Pino Gelato at the Long Beach Airport (LGB). Pino Gelato, named the Top-Rated Dessert and Ice Cream Shop by TripAdvisor in 2015, is a welcome addition to the dining options at LGB. The airport has earned awards for its dining offerings, which are all managed by Paradies Lagardère, and includes Long Beach Marchè and local favorites 4th Street Vine and Sweet Jill’s Bakery.

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“We’re excited to partner with Pino Gelato to open a new location in Long Beach Airport. Paradies Lagardère is proud of the delicious, high-quality dining options offered at the Long Beach Airport, and the popular Pino Gelato will fit in well. We strive to ensure that travelers have a number of food options available to them, including options that offer a quick treat or snack,” said Bill Casey, senior vice president, Food and Beverage, Paradies Lagardère.

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Creating delicious gelato for more than 10 years, Pino Gelato has a nationwide presence with nine airport locations. From fresh whole fruits to premium chocolate and real espresso, each ingredient is chosen for its freshness and quality. Pino Gelato’s authentic Italian gelato is an artistic expression of flavor and quality served with a smile.

High-end restaurants, quick-serve restaurants, bars and coffee shops are all a part of Paradies Lagardère’s Food and Beverage concepts. Brands have been tailored to entice travelers with the same familiar quality, variety, taste, and atmosphere as their favorite “at home” dining spots, while maintaining the highest levels of quality and service.

Paradies Lagardère was recently awarded three prestigious awards for excellence in Food and Beverage. Airport Revenue News awarded the company an ARN Award for Best Chef-Driven, Local or Regional Restaurant for Bar Symon in the Pittsburgh International Airport. The USA Today 10 Best Reader’s Choice Awards also awarded Paradies Lagardère the Best Airport Bar Wait Staff for its Bar Symon Restaurant in the Pittsburgh International Airport, and recognized Long Beach Airport, where Paradies Lagardère manages the full restaurant program, as its Best Airport for Dining.

Contact:

2849 Paces Ferry Road,
Overlook 1, Suite 400,
Atlanta, Georgia, 30339
Phone:  404-344-7905

Source: Paradies Lagardère

Lagardère Travel Retail brings robotics in travel retail with the launch of Automated Collection Experience (ACE) in Aelia Duty Free at Auckland Airport

Lagardère Travel Retail brings robotics in travel retail with the launch of Automated Collection Experience (ACE) in Aelia Duty Free at Auckland Airport

Auckland, New Zealand, 2015-12-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — A world-first for travel retail, ACE, an acronym for Automated Collection Experience, has arrived in Aelia Duty Free at Auckland Airport. Creating a technology-driven concept, ACE makes the consumer shopping experience not only more convenient but also intriguing and slightly theatrical.

In a world where technology is becoming the defining factor in everyday convenience, the use of robotics in service delivery is cutting edge, revolutionizing the way consumers shop with one implicit promise: speed of service.

With a few simple steps, ACE brings the whole pre-order process into the 21st century, says Ivo Favotto, Executive General Manager of Duty Free & Luxury, Pacific for Lagardère Travel Retail.

“You can now order your duty free goods online and collect them automatically and in-style via ACE. The whole experience is now completely digital. Our ACE is a world first for travel retail and the first retail execution of a robot of this kind in New Zealand. The focus of Aelia Duty Free at Auckland Airport is to revolutionise duty free with experiences that passengers will never forget. Be it the Top Shelf Bar in Departures, where you can get premium cocktail for just $5, or ACE in Arrivals.”

Entirely exposed to consumers from behind the glass, the ACE identifies their box of goods, delivering the purchase within 30 seconds in a highly entertaining and engaging way, enhancing the shopping experience while making it faster and more convenient.

With the overall structure standing four metres high, so heavy that it required the floor to be restructured and strengthened for its installation, ACE is capable of lifting up to 150 kg, ensuring even full duty free allowance orders of 3 bottles of spirits and 6 bottles of wine are no trouble for the robot’s ability.

Richard Barker, Auckland Airport’s general manager of retail and commercial, says, “The ACE robot shows our ongoing commitment to making journeys better and providing a world-class duty free experience at Auckland Airport.”

“Not only does the ACE robot look impressive, it also reduces the time arriving passengers have to wait at the duty free collection point. We congratulate Aelia on their innovation and commitment to customer service,” says Mr Barker.

With similar robots operating at Yotel in New York City and Shoebox in Berlin, the arrival of the ACE at Aelia Duty Free is a testament to parent company Lagardère Travel Retail’s visionary style, recognising the importance of technology and online ordering, just as it has in a traditional retail environment, will become the way of the future for duty free.

With Lagardère Travel Retail being highly experienced in the airport retail environment operating thousands of stores globally in duty free, specialty, convenience and cultural leisure, Aelia Duty Free offers a ‘Here and Nowhere Else’ promise, ensuring the ACE robotic experience remains a highly sought after and exclusive one.

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.

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:

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