August 20th, 2018

Lagardère Travel Retail to open in Nelson Airport, New Zealand

Lagardère Travel Retail to open in Nelson Airport, New Zealand Lagardère Travel Retail is to make its entry into Nelson Airport with The Nelson Store.

The 145sqm store, due to open in October 2018, will be the only speciality retail offer in the new airport terminal.

The Nelson Store will be a dedicated destination store, covering core Travel Essentials range together with a selection of Gifts & Souvenirs, gourmet produce and wine.  Drawing on the best products and brands from the Nelson/Tasman region and across New Zealand, this new retail offer will create a natural extension of the customers South Island journey.

“The Nelson Store will be designed to showcase the best of this exciting region with a new and innovative offer ”said Paul Ryan, Strategy and Development Director of Lagardère Travel Retail for the Pacific region. “We are delighted to have been selected to provide a retail solution to meet the airport’s clear vision for this new terminal, and we look forward to working closely with the Nelson Airport team in the coming months to deliver the store.”

In a bespoke environment, the store design will incorporate a true sense of the South Island through a sense of place, together with the materials used. The Nelson Store will service all travelers, meeters and greeters and the airport community. Nelson Airport CEO Rob Evans echoes the sentiments,  and welcomes Lagardère Travel Retail to Nelson Airport. “Lagardère Travel Retail is a proven world class airport retailer and we are absolutely thrilled they have agreed to join us in this wonderful new airport experience” says Evans. “I am sure our customers are going to enjoy the wide range of retail products on offer and the true local essence the store will bring”. In New Zealand, Lagardère Travel Retail operate in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington, Palmerston North, Queenstown and Rotorua Airports.