IRELAND. Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) is seeking concessionaires for a number of specialist stores at Dublin, Cork and Shannon airports. The categories are electronics, china/glass/gifts, jewellery & watches plus pharmacy/health & medicine. Expressions of Interest are due by 30 October.

The company said: “DAA is one of the world’s top airport retailing companies, managing either directly or indirectly, sales in excess of €631 million at Dublin Terminal 1, Cork and Shannon airports and many other locations around the world.

DAA is seeking proposals from international and national brands, prestige and high-street retailers to operate in Dublin Terminal 1, Cork and Shannon Airports on a concession basis.

In July 2009 DAA rolled out its new shopping brand The Loop – The Future of Airport Shopping. All retail at the three airports will be presented under this new airport brand. The brand was unveiled at a marketing launch for Dublin’s new T2 in April.

In a note to potential concessionaires, DAA added: “The Loop will become known for its premier retail brands and customer experience, for its exciting retail events and innovative customer services and its price promise – never beaten by downtown prices. Your brand should bring further energy to the current offering and play a role in delivering a unique airport shopping experience.”

Expressions of interest should include an outline proposal for the business model including target audience, existing business turnover, current locations and company structure and should be returned to:

Mark Banchansky, Retail Strategy Director,
Dublin Airport Authority, Level 5, Commercial,
Dublin Airport, Dublin, Ireland.


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