Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Sunday 20 April 2014

NEWS

LS travel retail opens Hudsonís Bay concept at Vancouver Airport

Published: 19/04/13

Source: ©The Moodie Report

By Dermot Davitt

CANADA. LS travel retail North America has opened the latest Hudsonís Bay Company store, at Vancouver International Airport. It is the second such store to open at an airport, after LS travel retail opened one at Toronto Pearson Terminal 1 last year.

The 1,040sq ft location at Vancouver is branded Hudsonís Bay Company Trading Post. The oldest commercial corporation in North America, and one of the oldest in the world, The Hudsonís Bay Company - also known as HBC - is the parent company of the department store The Bay, one of Canadaís leading fashion retailers. It has headquarters in Toronto and flagship downtown stores in Canadaís largest cities.

Located after security in the International Terminal, the store carries fashion and home accessories from HBCís Heritage Collection. Offerings range from artisanal candles to classic sweaters for men, women and children. The line is anchored by the popular HBC Point Blanket with its well-known signature stripes.

ďWe are pleased to be opening our first HBC store in Vancouver and to keep supporting YVRís efforts in providing an enhanced experience, a unique sense of place and great value to its customersĒ, said LS travel retail North America Chief Development Officer Vadim Motlik.

ďThe Hudsonís Bay Company Trading Post is a welcome addition to YVRís award-winning collection of 160 shops, services and restaurants. I know our international travellers will appreciate the opportunity to pick up a piece of classic Canadiana when traveling through YVRĒ, added Susan Stiene, Director, Commercial Services at Vancouver Airport Authority.