ITALY. Gebr Heinemann subsidiary Travel Retail Italiana has opened a 200sq m shop in the new second terminal (Terminal C) at Catania-Fontanarossa International Airport in Sicily. The store is notable for a keen emphasis on the concept of Sense of Place and a well-ranged beauty offer.

This is Heinemann’s fifth Duty Free & Travel Value Shop at the airport. The four stores located in Terminal A (LTC and PC Schengen, Gate shop Non-Schengen and Accessories Shop Schengen) cover some 245sq m of retail space. The business has been operated by Travel Retail Italiana since 2014.

The new shop stocks a wide range of perfumes and cosmetics, confectionery and spirits, accessories and convenience items. It boasts the largest beauty area of all shops at Catania-Fontanarossa Airport and, as Terminal C is exclusive to EasyJet flights, there is also a focus on price offer zones.

Left to right: Francesco D’Amico (Marketing and Commercial Director SAC); Karl Niendorf (Managing Director Travel Retail Italiana); Nico Torresi (CEO SAC); Rino Sardo (Business Development Manager Non-Aviation SAC); and Cettina Cambareri (Institutional Affairs Manager SAC) celebrate the opening of the new Heinemann Duty Free & Travel Value Shop in Terminal C with a traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Around 70sq m of the retail space is dedicated exclusively to regional products. Alongside souvenirs, typical Italian products ranging from accessories to specialties from the food and liquor categories are offered within the ‘Sicilian market concept’. Products include original Italian salami, limoncello, Sicilian wines and the almond and pistachio pastries typical of the region.

A ‘Sicilian market concept’ featuring local produce gets a great deal of shelf space in the new store.

Italian brand Dolce & Gabanna is featured prominently in the perfume section of the 200sq m store.

Travel Retail Italiana Managing Director Karl Niendorf said: “Catania-Fontanarossa Airport is an extremely committed and professional partner with a very long-term focus. For this reason, we are a great match for each other and have been working for five years now on continuously designing a tailor-made shopping experience for our passengers at Catania-Fontanarossa Airport. The new shop is a great confirmation of our long-term and trusted partnership.”

Travel Retail Italiana’s Karl Niendorf: Creating a tailor-made shopping experience.

He added: Catania is one of our key Italian outlets. We see a big potential to further encourage growth, especially due to the added passenger capacity with Terminal C. Therefore, we are keen on further investing in increased commercial offers and shop concepts at this airport.”

Promotional vehicle: Sicilian products are to the fore in the new store, enjoying some 70sq m of devoted space.

He added: Catania is one of our key Italian outlets. We see a big potential to further encourage growth, especially due to the added passenger capacity with Terminal C. Therefore, we are keen on further investing in increased commercial offers and shop concepts at this airport.”

Catania-Fontanarossa Airport CEO Nico Torrisi said: “The opening of the new Heinemann shop in the Terminal C is a further quality building block for Catania Airport.

“Once more, this international brand has chosen our city to invest and open a new retail shop of over 200sq m, thus confirming the attractiveness of our airport which today is a reference point and a hub for all the tourist activities in eastern Sicily, with almost 10 million passengers passing by.

“Furthermore, the opening of the shop corroborates the choice to return Terminal C to passengers’ use, thus recovering an essential space.

A wide selection of ‘Best of Italy’ food items are given significant space in the new store.

“A space which, starting from today,  gets further enriched and confirms the big potential of a structure which – in  addition to being a place devoted to mobility – becomes more and more an experience.

“Therefore, we must thank Heinemann for being at our side again, to make Catania Airport always more and more international and attractive for big brands.’’

This Travel Retail Italiana store boasts the largest beauty retail area in Catania-Fontanarossa International Airport.