Heinemann and Highsnobiety JV launches

Gebr Heinemann and Highsnobiety have formed a joint venture, opening their first permanent Gatezero store at Copenhagen Airport

Dufry wins Sofia concession contract

Dufry has been awarded a new eight-and-a-half-year concession contract at Sofia International Airport in the Bulgarian capital

Istanbul introduces AR shopping

iGA Istanbul Airport has introduced a service that uses augmented reality (AR) to provide passengers with information on its stores

Louis Vuitton to make Hamad debut

Luxury retailer Louis Vuitton is to open its first store at Qatar Duty Free in Hamad International Airport, Doha

Riga Airport develops e-shop services

A new online shop was launched at Riga Airport (RIX) this month, as the Latvian hub continues to develop its digital services

‘Miles on the Go’ makes Abu Dhabi debut

Abu Dhabi Airports and Etihad Guest have launched ‘Miles on the Go’ product at Abu Dhabi International Airport

Sprüngli makes German debut at Munich

Following the success of its pop-up store, Haut Chocolatier Sprüngli is to open a permanent outlet at Munich Airport

JFK T4 launches pop-up selfie station

JFKIAT, the operator of Terminal 4 at John F Kennedy International Airport, has launched an interactive pop-up selfie station at Gate B27

Revamped Vienna T2 ready to reopen

The newly revamped Terminal 2 will reopen on March 29, having closed two years ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic

WHSmith opens travel bookshops at Cologne Bonn

UK bookshop chain WHSmith has opened a 280m2 book shop and newsagent near the central security checkpoint at Cologne Bonn Airport

DDF reports sales spike

Dubai Duty Free (DDF) has announced annual sales of Dhs3.563 billion (US$976m), 40% up year on year

A look back at 2021: Smart shopping

Airport retail has been hit hard by COVID-19, but retail operators are fighting back, armed with everything from bots to virtual reality, as Tara Craig reports