Paradies Lagardère has partnered with Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA) in Arizona to offer three new retail concepts that address traffic growth at the airport and meet traveler and airport employee needs.
The new stores have been inspired by the beauty, culture and history of the region, says the company.
“Paradies Lagardère has been a long-time partner with Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport,” said Gregg Paradies, president and CEO, Paradies Lagardère. “We’re excited to continue this relationship with new, innovative concepts designed to enhance the customer experience. The stores will not only offer travel basics, but cutting-edge technology, local gifts, food items and souvenirs, as well as showcase the work of Arizona artists.”
In addition to its proprietary TripAdvisor travel essentials store, the new concepts include First Jet Market, a tribute to AZA’s historic distinction as the country’s first pilot training ground and some of the earliest jet test flights. This store will offer convenience items, locally-sourced grab and go foods, and feature an assortment of pre-packaged food offerings from local chef Aaron Chamberlin, owner of Phoenix Public Market Café.
The third new venue is Saguaro Mercantile travel essentials store that will offer an expanded assortment of regional and local gifts reflecting the southern Arizona landscape and the surrounding region.
The concepts also allow customers the convenience of easy pay options such as Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Mobile POS.