Heinemann duty free store opens in T1 Arrivals at Sydney Airport

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Duty free retailer Gebr Heinemann has opened the first of six new stores in Terminal 1 (T1) Arrivals at Sydney Airport in Australia. The redevelopment of the airport’s duty free offering is part of a wider T1 improvement program to deliver a world-class airport experience for passengers and visitors.

The 12,917ft2 store has been designed by Australian architects Geyer and uses timber, concrete tiles and energy-efficient LED lighting to create a clean, modern look. Its large pathways help improve wayfinding between the different sections, which stock a wide range of fragrances, cosmetics, wine, liquor and confectionery selected by Heinemann’s in-house team.

Glyn Williams, general manager, retail, Sydney Airport, said, “As the world’s third largest travel retailer, Heinemann has impressed customers with its unique approach to the traditional duty free experience. It’s fantastic to see the first of six offerings now open at T1 and it’s a testament to the incredible work Sydney Airport and Heinemann have undertaken over the past five months.

“On completion, the Heinemann duty free offering at Sydney Airport will showcase an extensive range of new brands, providing an exceptional passenger experience as we deliver four further stores in T1 Departures and another store in Arrivals, with all six stores expected to be completed and open by mid-2016.”

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