The Paradies Shops Brings New Retail Concepts to Hartsfield-Jackson

Seven-year contract; 13 newly constructed stores

ATLANTA , July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning concessionaire -- The Paradies Shops -- has recently been awarded a new seven-year contract to bring exclusive national brands and locally-inspired retail concepts to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). Set to transition this fall with 13 dynamic newly constructed stores to follow, The Paradies Shops will offer an entertaining, traveler-friendly experience, ranging from innovative newsstands and internationally-recognized clothiers to a lively retail market to service travelers, airport and airline employees alike.

"The Paradies Shops was founded in Atlanta over 48 years ago, and we greatly appreciate the opportunity to operate world class stores in our hometown at the world's busiest airport," said Gregg Paradies , president and CEO. "With our dedication to first-class service in everything we do, we are committed to improving the travelers' experience, which is even more important as traveling becomes more challenging."

The Paradies Shops will introduce ATL travelers to the following new stores:

Centennial Park TravelMart

With an expansive selection of products, Centennial Park TravelMart will celebrate Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta's outdoor welcoming ground for visitors worldwide during the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. Bringing home the gold will be a broad assortment of products, including newspapers, magazines, books, convenience items, snacks, flowers, grocery items, and an abundant selection of souvenirs, toys, and accessories.

Drugs & More featuring The AeroClinic

Designed specifically with the neighborhood drugstore in mind, Drugs & More provides a broad assortment of health and beauty products to include over-the-counter medications, personal care, office supplies, greeting cards, publications, bottled water and snacks, as well as a blood pressure machine for a self check and the same competitive pricing as neighborhood drugstores. The AeroClinic is the perfect complement to Drugs & More, offering fast and convenient health screenings, tests, immunizations and more.

The New York Times Books & News

The New York Times Books & News store is the quintessential destination at ATL for books and convenience items; a book and news reader's sanctuary amid the hustle and bustle of a busy transportation hub. This Paradies exclusive concept not only features the #1 name in books, but also the popular Read & Return Program- another Paradies airport exclusive. Customers have come to love the Read & Return Program, through which they can buy a book, read it, return it, and receive 50 percent of their money back.

Brighton Collectibles

Offered to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport exclusively by The Paradies Shops, Brighton Collectibles will present an eclectic space with a stunning collection of small leathers, watches, fragrances, jewelry, accessories, belts, and eyewear for women.

Brooks Brothers

Symbolizing trust and confidence, Brooks Brothers features the "best of the best" in men's and ladies merchandise in an intimate and comfortable setting, speaking to quality and timeless sophistication. As the exclusive Brooks Brothers airport operator, The Paradies Shops will deliver another award-winning design to ATL.

Georgia Aquarium

The Paradies Shops is extremely pleased to have the opportunity to merge air and sea by bringing the Georgia Aquarium, the world's largest aquarium, into the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The store will carry the best of the best of the Aquarium's official gifts and souvenirs-delivering a fun, exciting and educational shopping experience with massive appeal for both children and adults.

Vera Bradley

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