Since we created the first Duty Free shop at Shannon Airport in 1947, the ARI story has been one of continuous change and growth.
From the very beginning, our company culture has been based on innovation and flexibility. We like to think that to some degree this is a reflection of our Irish origins and the work of all those industry pioneers over the years who went in many cases where no travel retailer had gone before.
We pride ourselves on our ability to work successfully with local partners worldwide and in creating commercial structures that offer tangible returns for all our business partners and associates.
From the world's first Duty Free Liquor shop in 1951 and the first airport Duty Free shop in Russia in 1988 to our recent entries into India and China, we are a company that has successfully created new business opportunities and will continue to do so.