Gebr. Heinemann has won a tender to run the Duty Free and Travel Retail shops at Düsseldorf Airport from January 10, 2023. The licence is for four shops across all three terminals A, B and C, with a total of around 4,000m² of shopping area. The product range will include liquor, tobacco, confectionery, perfume and cosmetics, fashion, accessories, watches and jewellery.

“We are delighted at the successful outcome of the tender, and we are looking forward to renewing our partnership with Düsseldorf Airport and resuming retail operations there. I am certain that this partnership will be very successful in terms of unique, future-oriented shopping concepts. It is our common goal to meet all the needs of passengers in relation to Duty Free and Travel Retail services at this important airport,” says Raoul Spanger, Chief Operating Officer at Gebr. Heinemann. The collaboration between Gebr. Heinemann and Düsseldorf Airport began in 1992, when the airport first introduced its retail concept. The two companies together laid the foundations for a mutually profitable business until almost ten years ago when the company last operated the Duty Free concession at the airport.

“Yet another reason to take off in Düsseldorf! With Gebr. Heinemann, we are getting a partner that is as professional as it is likeable, with a fantastic concept. Together with a high level of service familiar to Heinemann customers, it will provide a special visitor experience for our passengers. We are looking forward to a constructive and cooperative partnership!,” says Anja Dauser, Head of Commercial at Flughafen Düsseldorf GmbH

Pia Klauck, Head of Commercial Operations at Flughafen Düsseldorf added: “As an airport with excellent connections and close to the city, we have a very special relationship with our region and with Düsseldorf. We are particularly pleased that Gebr. Heinemann has picked up on this concept in its product range and shop design. In this way, the passenger can fill up on the vital atmosphere of the state capital of North Rhine-Westphalia on the last few metres to the plane and carry it into the world. This is how the local connects with the global.”


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