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Press Release

February 25, 2019

Vancouver International Airport Travelers to See Two New Paradies Lagardère Concepts This Year

Proprietary and international travel essential brands added to the retail program, two additional stores coming in 2020

ATLANTA – Paradies Lagardère, a leading North American travel retailer and restaurateur, was recently awarded two concessions packages at Vancouver International Airport (YVR). 

As a result of this two-package award, four new stores will be coming to the airport of which three will be located in the International Terminal Building (ITB) and one in the Domestic Terminal Building (DTB). Coastal News, which will open in 2019, will feature a new, modern design that will appeal to airport employees and international travelers alike. The ITB pre-security location will offer travel basics such as neck pillows, eye masks, travel adapters, smartphone cables, drinks and snacks, as well as regional gifts and gourmet food items such as Maple Crème cookies and Icewine tea and chocolates. In the ITB post-security, Relay will also feature a new design that caters to the busy traveler, and will not only offer travel essentials, but also a full-service illy Café with seating allowing busy travelers to grab a beverage or something to eat on the go, enjoy a glass of wine, or to have a quiet moment before the next leg of their trip. Both concepts will open in 2019. Opening in 2020 in a new expansion area of the ITB, Deepwater Spirit will embody Vancouver and the surrounding area, with an exciting design concept and popular local products. Pacific Coast News, already a traveler favorite at the airport, will also open a new location later in 2020 in the pre-security area of the DTB.  


“Paradies Lagardère is excited for the opportunity to continue its long-standing relationship with Vancouver International Airport,” said Gregg Paradies, president and CEO, Paradies Lagardère. “The concepts we’re introducing into the retail program at YVR will enhance the customer experience at the airport with fun locally-themed items and travel necessities.”

“At YVR, we are always looking to provide outstanding customer experiences and that includes engaging and diverse retail options. We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with Paradies Lagardère, further enhancing our concession program with the arrival of these four new stores,” said Scott Norris, vice president, Commercial Development, Vancouver Airport Authority. 

Additional details:

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. Paradies Lagardère specializes in three key airport concessions areas: Food and Beverage, Travel Essentials and Specialty Retail. Within Travel Essentials and Specialty Retail, we offer a diverse mix of categories including fashion, luxury, electronics, convenience, sports, luggage, jewelry, and souvenirs. Paradies Lagardère also delivers high-end restaurants, quick-serve and casual restaurants, and quality bars, including local, national and international brands that provide travelers delicious dining options.

Our commitment to exceptional customer service, superior design and award-winning store and restaurant operations and management, has earned the company numerous accolades from the travel industry, including being named Best Airport Retailer for 23 consecutive years by Airport Experience News magazine (formerly Airport Revenue News magazine). Paradies Lagardère was also recently recognized for excellence in specialty retail, earning ARN Awards for Best Specialty Retail Brand Operator for its Brooks Brothers concept. The company’s headquarters is in Atlanta, Ga., with an office in Toronto, Ontario. For more information, visit