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24. Januar 2012 - Heinemann Duty Free touches down in Russia: Two shops now open in St. Petersburg
The two units comprise 339 m² and 114 m² of shop space respectively, and offer air travellers the opportunity to purchase internationally recognized brands at bargain prices. Whether it is perfumes and cosmetics from Lancôme, spirits from Hennessy or Russian Standard, cigars, other tobacco products or confectionery, Heinemann Duty Free brings a collection of fine products to the airport, which is located around 14 km south of the centre of St. Petersburg and named after the district of Pulkovo.
“St. Petersburg represents another important step as we continue to establish the Heinemann Duty Free retail brand in all key markets around the world”, explains Claus Heinemann, owner of shop operator Gebr. Heinemann. The company has a wealth of Russian retail experience, with Russia and the CIS amongst Gebr. Heinemann’s three largest sales regions. Its distribution operations supply a large number of Russian airport and border shops, ferry-based outlets, airlines and diplomatic services. As a retailer in its own right, Gebr. Heinemann also operates duty free shops at the Moscow-Domodedovo, Moscow-Sheremetyevo and Kiev (Ukraine) airports in cooperation with local partners
It was in 2009 that Northern Capital Gateway – a project vehicle comprising Frankfurt-based airport operator Fraport AG and its partners – took over the management of St. Petersburg’s airport and awarded a concession contract to Gebr. Heinemann. With the airport serving as the main transport hub in one of Russia’s most popular holiday regions and the Russian air traffic market exhibiting continuous growth, Fraport aims to expand capacity there in the future. Claus Heinemann: “In 2013 there will be a tender process for the new terminal in St. Petersburg, and we hope to make a successful bid once again – particularly as we have identified outstanding potential for growth in both air passenger numbers and the travel retail sector here in Russia.”
For more information, please see www.heinemann-dutyfree.com.
Lara Vitzthum, Corporate Communications
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Gebr. Heinemann SE & Co. KG
Gebr. Heinemann is one of the three most important players on the global travel retail market. The Hamburg-based, family-owned business supplies over 1,000 customers in over 70 countries. As far as the retail trade is concerned, Gebr. Heinemann is active at no less than 57 airports in 22 countries, where it operates 186 Heinemann Duty Free shops as well as 47 Concept Shops and boutiques for internationally renowned brands. The company also operates boutiques on cruise liners and border shops.
Since 1879 Heinemann has had its headquarters in what is now the HafenCity area of Hamburg. The company is managed by cousins Claus and Gunnar Heinemann, who represent the fourth generation of the Heinemann family. Gebr. Heinemann achieved consolidated group turnover of €2 billion in 2010. The company has 5,000 employees around the world. In 2009, the owners of Gebr. Heinemann received the Hamburg Entrepreneurial Award.