Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Monday 01 September 2014

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World Duty Free Group unveils Colombo Airport retail revamp plans

Published: 22/02/12

Source: ©The Moodie Report

By Mary Jane Pittilla, Brands Editor

The planned layout for World Duty Free Group's shops at Colombo Bandaranaike Airport aims to create more open spaces
SRI LANKA. World Duty Free Group, trading as Autogrill Lanka, is refurbishing its two shops at Colombo Bandaranaike Airport with a new design.

The works, which are under way, seek to create more open spaces for an easier and more enjoyable purchasing experience, and are expected to be completed during the first half of this year, the retailer said.

The shops, which are located in the Arrivals and Departures terminals, will boast a new and "state-of-the-art" design, the company added.

Covering a total area of 490sq m, they will feature purpose-built areas for promotional launches, as well as customised and specially designed furniture following the latest visual merchandising trends.

The revamp seeks to create more open spaces for an easier and more enjoyable purchasing experience
World Duty Free Group International Director of Operations Pedro Castro said: “By refurbishing these stores we are consolidating our presence in the Asian market as purveyors of quality and leading brands, offering a broad range of unique products.

"Our team differentiates itself precisely for its ongoing collaboration with suppliers of international renown in all product categories, including perfumes, cosmetics and beverages. Our goal is to offer high-quality products at competitive prices.”

World Duty Free Group has been operating in Sri Lanka since 1996.

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