USA. Concessions developer Fraport USA has opened seven speciality retail concepts at Nashville International Airport.
The openings are in response to the increasing number of passengers at the airport, Fraport noted. The stores include the first combined duty free and duty paid operation and local brands such as the Goo Goo Shop, Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, and Tennessee Whiskey Company.
Fraport Tennessee Vice President Matt Jennings said: “With the debut of our duty free/duty paid shopping experience and even more local offerings, these speciality retailers are bringing a new level of passenger service to our programme at BNA.
“The shops are also landing in time for the upcoming opening of the state-of-the-art International Arrivals Terminal.”
He added: “We are committed to building a programme that will delight and excite millions of visitors each year. Most new shops are locally owned and operated through innovative partnerships, bringing more Tennessee flair and Music City hospitality to the airport.”
More than 25 shops have opened in the last 18 months in Concourse A/B, Concourse B and Concourse D. They are open from 8am until the last departure of the day.
The shops include:
The Galleria Duty Free – Duty Paid (98 sq m) – The retail outlet offers a wide selection of tax-free goods ranging from premium wines & spirits, tobacco, cosmetics and fashion to sunglasses and confections.
Goo Goo Shop (41 sq m) – A well-known candy shop in Nashville famous for its Goo Goo Cluster. Described as America’s first combination candy bar, the Goo Goo Cluster is a roundish mound of caramel, marshmallow nougat and roasted peanuts covered with milk chocolate.
Aside from candy bars, the store sells bite-sized candies Lil’ Goos, gift boxes and souvenirs.
Time for A Shine (11.8 sq m) – Offers professional shoe care services, as well as polish and repair of leathergoods such as belts, luggage, handbags and jackets.
Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum (65 sq m) – A popular Nashville attraction, this concept showcases rare artefacts and Hall of Fame-level merchandise from celebrated artists across all genres.
Sunglass Hut (75 sq m) – Features the latest ranges from popular eyewear brands.
Tennessee Whiskey Company (44 sq m) – The store highlights an expansive array of whiskeys, souvenirs and chilled to-go mixers.
Donelson Emporium (98 sq m) – The concept offers a wide variety of convenience items including grab-and-go food and drink, as well as travel essentials, electronics, Herschel Supply Co. backpacks and an expansive selection of souvenirs, beer, and single-barrel and limited-edition liquor.
Fraport USA develops and manages retail concessions programmes at several major US airports, including Nashville, Baltimore/Washington, Cleveland Hopkins International, New York-JFK Terminal 5, and Newark Liberty International Terminal B. ✈