New Loop Store Opens At Shannon Airport
A major €1 million expansion of The Loop at Shannon Airport has been officially opened.
Over 100 invited guests attended the ceremonial cutting of the ribbon on December 12 at the revamped and redeveloped 900 sq metre store.
Addressing the gathering, ARI Ireland retail director Paul Neeson thanked and congratulated everybody involved in bringing the project to fruition after some three years of planning.
He described the opening as a big day for Shannon and “a real vote of confidence” in the airport and in retail.
“This is The Loop as we envisaged it always being – bright, sharp, great staff, great service and great products.”
He said the new Shannon store would be the template for many others overseas. “We’re going to take
The Loop into China next year and hopefully within ARI we’ll take it right across the world in the next couple of years.”
He said the outlet represented “absolutely the best foot forward for ARI Ireland” and said he was thrilled by the passion and energy of the retail staff in Shannon.
The enhanced Shannon facility includes an upgraded perfume and cosmetics area, a new Irish Whiskey Collection outlet, an Irish Memories souvenir outlet, a new Glenaran concession giftware store and an area devoted to selling Irish food, including a range of artisan products.