Lagardère renews Relay concessions at Auckland Airport

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Concessionaire Lagardère Travel Retail has renewed its lease for the operation of five Relay convenience stores at Auckland Airport in New Zealand. The five stores will cover approximately 900m² (9,700ft²) of retail space, with four sites in the International Terminal and one in the Domestic Terminal.

With an updated logo and new store features, Relay will aim to bring a sense of place to the airport, while continuing to offer passengers everything they need for their onward journey. The latest development follows on from recent renewals at both Christchurch and Wellington Airports for six Relay stores earlier in the year. The new concession will commence in April 2018 and will run for a six-year period.

Matthieu Mercier, CEO of Pacific, Lagardère Travel Retail, said, “This win signals a strong and successful partnership with Auckland Airport. We are more than ready to introduce to the Pacific region the latest evolution and innovative Relay, and look forward to these new developments complementing the existing 16 stores we currently operate within the airport.”

Richard Barker, general manager retail and commercial, Auckland Airport, said, “We are pleased to announce that after a very competitive tender, Lagardère Travel Retail has successfully retained the travel essentials business at Auckland Airport. With a proven track record operating the Relay brand and with innovative plans for the future we are thrilled to have Lagardère Travel Retail as our business partner.”

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