Paradies Lagardère Opens Several New Concepts at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
Locally-themed stores and powerhouse brands serve busy travelers
ATLANTA – Paradies Lagardère, a travel retail and restaurateur leader in North America, has opened several new stores at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) - Over the Rhine Market, Gaslight Gifts, No Boundaries, and TripAdvisor®. These stores are part of an exciting new program to revamp and reintroduce a fun variety of stores to the CVG retail program. Paradies Lagardère will open a total of 14 stores as part of a second phase to complete the rejuvenation of the retail program at CVG.
“Paradies Lagardère is thrilled at the opportunity to continue its long-standing relationship with CVG, and work with the airport as it moves into its next phase. We’re confident that the retail program Paradies Lagardère has put together will offer travelers an enhanced customer experience unlike any other,” said Gregg Paradies, president and CEO, Paradies Lagardère. “We’re introducing several exciting proprietary concepts and popular brands for travelers to enjoy and there’s more to come to the airport. We look to continuing this successful partnership with CVG.”
“We’re excited that the new CVG shops are elevating the customer experience while bringing in local flair and providing another avenue to tell the story of our region’s unique offerings to travelers,” said Candace McGraw, CEO, CVG.
Paradies Lagardère considered traveler desires and demographics in determining locally-influenced and international brands that would resonate with travelers at CVG:
• Over-the-Rhine-Market, named after the popular Cincinnati neighborhood, features one-of-a-kind store displays and fixtures that grab travelers’ attention, as well as basic travel necessities and grab and go food items such as fruit and protein boxes.
• Gaslight Gifts, a nod to Cincinnati’s history and its Gaslight District, offers travel basics and a huge selection of local and regional gourmet items, gifts and souvenirs, with brands such as Montgomery Inn BBQ, Rivertown Inkery and Kentucky Souvenir.
• TripAdvisor® serves busy CVG travelers with travel essentials, snacks, newspapers and magazines, and HBA items.
• Popular in airports across North America, Paradies Lagardère’s No Boundaries offers the best names in outdoor apparel and accessories, including Columbia Sportswear Company®, Mountain Hardwear and Aventura®.
In the coming months, travelers at CVG will see locally-inspired concepts such as Queen City Exposition, Seven Hills, and Books, Barrels and Bridges, and proprietary concepts Semi Sweet and The Scoreboard. Popular power-house brands Brooks Brothers, Brighton, SPANX, and travel essential stores CNBC and TODAY will also open soon.
The concepts also allow customers the convenience of easy pay options such as Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Mobile POS.