The theory that the future of Retail is less bricks and mortar and more personalisation and e-commerce does not seem to apply to the airport retail market.
Global Data estimated that spending in airports could reach a global total of $49 billion by 2021, which represents a 27% increase on the numbers from 2016. In terms of UK, passenger numbers are increasing year on year, presenting a huge opportunity to brands and retailers. (Source: www.retaildive.com/news/airport-retail-has-a-long-runway-for-the-right-brands/549298/)
Passenger Numbers in UK Airports (Source: www.caa.co.uk/Data-and-analysis/UK-aviation-market/Airports/Datasets/UK-Airport-data/)
An increase in passenger numbers in the airport retail space inevitably increases the importance for brands and retailers to ensure their products are available and properly presented to those looking for some pre-flight retail therapy.
However, with additional permit, passes and accreditation headaches, many retailers and brands are hesitant to fully ‘take-off’ into the retail environment in airports.
At CJ Retail Solutions, our teams are ‘AIRDAT qualified’. Meaning, we have fully accredited teams to complete installation and maintenance works in airports, whether that be landside or airside, all around the globe. We possess invaluable experience within this space, not just from an installation and maintenance point of view – but a project management point of view. Our Project Management teams are fully-accustomed to the processes involved in this airport retail environment and can remove this headache for our clients.
If you would like to find out about our experience in working in the airport retail space please get in touch: