WH Smith North America Announces Three New Store Openings At Chicago O’Hare International Airport

May 22, 2024

WH Smith North America, the nation’s leading specialty retailer in the airport marketplace, has announced its second round of store openings at Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD). Six Points Market and Blvd & Branch have opened their doors to bring a touch of the local Chicago community to the airport’s Terminal 5, along with the world’s leading tech and accessory brand, InMotion.

Six Points Market, inspired by the six-pointed stars on the city flag, was designed to reflect Chicago’s community pride and the locals’ love for their city. Six Points Market offers travelers everything they need to make their journey more comfortable and enjoyable, from a variety of reading material and locally crafted gifts to beverages, snacks, and most importantly, Chicago flag souvenirs. Six Points Market also features an in-store coffee shop, serving freshly brewed cups of locally roasted coffee from Chicago’s own Metropolis Coffee, which was brought to ORD by ACDBE partners and father-daughter duo, Farhana Rahim of Fresh Creations, LLC and Sulaiman Rahim of Midway Restaurant Development, Ltd. Farhana has been recognized as one of the youngest partners in the ACDBE program, owning and operating Fresh Creations as a 33-year-old Asian-American woman.   

“When my dad and I opened Metropolis Coffee, we never imagined that it would grow large enough to eventually open a shop at O’Hare Airport,” said Tony Dreyfuss, co-founder of Metropolis Coffee. “As a fellow small, family business, our ACDBE operating partners are close to our heart. We have worked together for nearly 12 years and built a lot of mutual respect and trust in that time. We are equally grateful to our development partner, WH Smith North America, for choosing Metropolis as their local coffee option and for giving our family company an opportunity to showcase the authenticity and quality of our brand to the world.”

Blvd & Branch embodies the heart of Chicago and represents the diverse culture, sense of community and unique beauty of the Windy City. The name pays homage to the beautiful boulevards dotting Chicago’s neighborhoods and branches of the “L” public transit system. With a strong focus on local, minority and female-owned businesses, the selection of products at Blvd & Branch has been curated to connect customers to an authentic Chicago shopping experience. Blvd & Brand showcases beloved local brands like Frango Mint Chocolates, Lettering Works, Dishique Boutique, Chicago Candle Co., REP CHI and ChiBoys, which opened a dedicated retail shop at ORD earlier this year, also in partnership with WH Smith North America. 

WH Smith North America’s InMotion is the world’s largest airport-based electronics retailer. The award-winning brand carries the latest, cutting-edge tech products from brands such as Apple, Beats, Bose, Sony and JBL. This location marks the brand’s first at ORD.  

These stores join WH Smith North America’s first concept inside ORD, ChiBoys, which celebrated its grand opening in January of 2024. ChiBoys was created with ACDBE partners Tonja Pastorelle of Pastorelle Marketing Group and Deshawn Murry of Chiboys. Additional stores from WH Smith North America are set to open at ORD later this year.   

“We are so pleased to expand our store portfolio inside the Chicago O’Hare International Airport,” said Toby Keir, CEO of WH Smith North America. “We strive to ensure that the local community is well represented in every market we operate in. We would like to thank the Chicago Department of Aviation and all our local partners for the opportunity to elevate the travel experience and showcase this wonderful city through an authentic shopping journey.” 

For more information about WH Smith North America locations and retailers, visit marshallretailgroup.com and inmotionstores.com. To see more dining and retail options available at ORD, visit www.flychicago.com