Airport retail proves immune to e-commerce competition

Feb 27, 2020
Written by wpengine

Airports have become fertile sales ground for retailers around the world.

Sales at airport stores are up 20% the past five years making such stores immune from e-commerce competition that has been weakening results from brick-and-mortar locations. reports three key reasons for the success of airport retail:

  • Falling fares have increased the number of people flying
  • Travelers have time on their hands to shop while waiting for take-off or connecting flights
  • International travelers are cashing in on the duty-free advantage at airports.

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