Revered for being the oldest continuously published African-American newspaper in the United States, The Philadelphia Tribune’s legacy is now on display in the halls of Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). As the country prepares to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, The Philadelphia Tribune Media Group with Stellar Partners, Inc. (Stellar) and its two ACDBE partners, Olympic Supply, Inc. t/a Onsite Retailers, HLM Concessions, LLC, and MarketPlace PHL are celebrating African American heritage with the recently opened Philadelphia Tribune Store in Philadelphia International Airport.
“We are deeply honored to partner with this historic publication and share its legacy with travelers,” said Yasmin Sheriff, vice president of Business Development and Strategic Alliances for Stellar. “The airport is the ideal location to experience and celebrate the historic brand that embodies Philadelphia. We feel very fortunate to work with the Tribune team, and to become another milestone in the Tribune’s long and distinguished history.”
“This is an exciting time for the Philadelphia Tribune and a new way to engage our audience,” said Robert W. Bogle, President & CEO of the Philadelphia Tribune. “We look forward to this partnership.”
“Philadelphia is a city rich in African-American history, and The Philadelphia Tribune has been a major advocate of prosperity and growth within African-American communities here in the city of brotherly love and sisterly affection since 1884. Its team of skilled writers and editors combined with expert leadership from long-time President, Robert Bogle, have helped to advance African-American achievements and experiences by providing information daily to citizens of Philly,” said Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of MarketPlace PHL. “Words cannot express how thrilled we are to welcome The Philadelphia Tribune to the PHL Food and Shops program. It is imperative that we continue the legacy of this historic publication by bringing such a revered brand to all who work and fly through PHL”.
In collaboration with The Philadelphia Tribune, Stellar developed a striking travel convenience retail experience unique to PHL. A curated “best of Philly” assortment of products ensures travelers are getting an authentic sense of place and complete Philly experience in the airport.
The Philadelphia Tribune store pays homage to its namesake publication, giving travelers a true sense of place through photos and imagery showcasing the rich history of the newspaper and its relevance to Philadelphia and the nation.