Germany company Schäfer Airport Retail has launched an Interhealth range of hygiene and safety products into travel retail.
Interhealth is part of the Schäfer group which focuses on sourcing, manufacturing and retailing consumer products in the healthcare, electronics and toys categories. The new range includes masks, hand wipes and sanitising gel.
According to Schäfer, substantial orders have been secured in seven EU countries including Germany, Netherlands, Ireland, Austria, Cyprus, Italy, Denmark and the UK.
For every pack of five masks sold, Interhealth will donate the cost one mask to the retail host airport’s designated charity.
Schäfer has experience in manufacturing and supplying health and safety products, having supplied products to market – including more than four million masks and eight million sanitiser bottles – through its Move brand earlier this year.
Schäfer Airport Retail Managing Partner John Woodhouse said: “We had really good success with our health and safety Move brand products, but we didn’t want to get the products confused with our electronic range and stores already well-established under that brand name.
“So we decided to establish a dedicated brand for health and safety in Interhealth, to further the business in that area.”
Woodhouse said Schäfer aims to establish Interhealth as a market leader in travel retail.
“We believe that these products are going to be commonplace in airport retail for many years to come. Having been involved in the health and safety category from an early stage of COVID-19, we are well-positioned to become a market leader in travel retail for personal protective equipment of a quality and standard that you can trust.”
Interhealth’s premier mask is a three-layer, reusable cotton face covering which is available in five colours, three sizes and comes with multi-language instructions. Three-ply, disposable face masks are also available in packs of five and ten.
The Interhealth sanitising gel features 70% ethanol, claims to remove 99.9% of germs and is effective against COVID-19. Ingredients include glycerine for increased skin moisture.
The products are supported by two free standing display units: 28 x 17 x 19cm for small till use and 52 x 17 x 19cm to hold the complete Interhealth range.