Hamburg/Kaunas, 12 July 2017 – Today, Gebr. Heinemann and Travel Retail Vilnius opened two brand new Heinemann Duty Free and Travel Value shops in the Schengen terminal at Kaunas Airport. A third shop in the Non-Schengen terminal will be opened in September, completing a total retail space of 370 sqm. Bruno Kaspar, Director Kaunas Airport, Claus Heinemann, Co-Owner Gebr. Heinemann, Peter Irion, Executive Director Distribution Gebr. Heinemann and Bernard Schlafstein, Area Sales Director Russia/CIS Gebr. Heinemann today proudly celebrated the opening together. Kaunas is the second largest city in Lithuania. The airport is an important hub for Ryanair and Wizzair and a starting point for business travellers, tourists and expats.
Bruno Kaspar, Director
Kaunas Airport: “The Kaunas airport is delighted to have
Bernard Schlafstein, Area Sales Director Russia/CIS Gebr. Heinemann added: “Gebr. Heinemann has been operating the Duty Free and Travel Value shops at Vilnius airport since 2008 and developed a very good cooperation with the Lithuanian airport authorities. We have been through difficult years together, in particular when Lithuanian Airlines stopped its operations in 2009, but were always determined to play an active role in travel retail in Lithuania and are glad to see that the passenger traffic has recovered well. We are delighted that our company was chosen to build and manage the travel retail space at Kaunas airport and convinced that we will be able to offer an exciting shopping experience to travellers through Kaunas. We hope that this new opening in Kaunas will allow us to further strengthen our presence in Lithuania.”
Passengers at Kaunas Airport may choose from an excellent assortment which covers international bestsellers from all categories including accessories. Additionally, there is an attractive selection of local highlights from the spirits, sweets and fine food categories. Even before getting to the destination of their dreams or the next business meeting, customers can discover the “crazy lazy summer feeling” thanks to the special summer offers, which are available until the end of August.
Gebr. Heinemann is one of the top players on the international travel retail market and the leader on the European market. It is the only family-run business among the global players of the travel retail industry. As a distributor, Gebr. Heinemann is supplying more than a 1,000 customers in 100-plus countries. In the retail sector, Gebr. Heinemann operates more than 320 Heinemann Duty Free and Travel Value shops, fashion label boutiques under license and concept shops at 77 airports in
28 countries along with shops at border crossings and aboard cruise liners. The family-run business has developed a branding concept designed to make its Duty Free and Travel Value shops truly unmistakable. The Heinemann Duty Free brand is now present at numerous airports worldwide, with its biggest Duty Free Shop at an airport in Sydney. On 120.000 square metres the retail operation now serves more than 40 million customers annually. Gebr. Heinemann has 6,000 employees around the world.
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