The Loop Duty Free at Montreal Trudeau Airport unveils its newly renovated U.S. transborder store
The Loop Duty Free Montreal, operated by ARI North America, a subsidiary of ARI (Aer Rianta International), is delighted to unveil its refurbished American destination Duty Free store in Montreal-Trudeau Airport. To celebrate the launch of the store, The Loop Duty Free gave away 1,000 free gifts on October 27th.
Following an extensive remodel, The Loop store has expanded its offering to passengers travelling to the US to include a newly extended range of cosmetics and fragrance brands including Tom Ford and Tory Burch along with beautifully re-designed furniture to house the existing favorites such as Chanel, Dior, Armani, Lancôme and Clarins, among others.
New specialty sections have been added to the wine and spirits area of the shop. Intricate floor to ceiling wooden shelving, reminiscent of grand wine cellars, house the new concept wine area aptly titled “L’amour du vin”. Several bays of sleek black metal display the extensive selection of whiskies from single malt scotches to blends from around the world and a large library of Canadian choices in the “Collection Whisky”. The “Canadiana” area now brings together all the best Canadian food and drink; ice wines, maple products, ciders and locally made spirits. This delivers a true sense of place for passengers travelling through Montreal Airport.
Brightly lit walls of sunglasses draw you in to the fashion section that now offers a wide array of luggage, handbags and accessories. The section features a wall of stunning handbags designed by the Montreal -native global superstar, Celine Dion, as well as a corner dedicated to the local favorite RUDSAK leather goods and accessories.
The new look store and extended product offering, combined with the benefits The Loop has always offered including new and exclusive products, all tax free with knowledgeable and friendly staff on hand to provide assistance, will allow The Loop to continue delivering the most outstanding shopping experience to customers.
Jackie McDonagh, General Manager, Aer Rianta International North America said; “We are delighted to have completed our refurbishment to enhance the passenger experience within Montreal Airport. What is exceptionally pleasing for us at Aer Rianta International is having brands like RUDSAK and Celine Dion along with our beautiful Canadiana section which resonates with Montreal and creates a sense of place for our customers. Our new and existing beauty brands have the most up to date design specifications which, in turn, creates an excellent shopping environment for our passengers.’’
“We are pleased to have been working in partnership with Aer Rianta International for several years,” said Philippe Rainville, President and CEO of airport authority Aéroports de Montreal. “Aer Rianta International shares our commitment to the customer experience by offering quality services, always listening to our passengers’ needs, and promoting international and local Montreal brands. The Loop is a perfect example of our very successful partnership.”
(left to right): Colin Morgan, Head of Retail Operations, ARINA; Charles A Gratton, Vice President, Real Estate and Commercial Services, Aéroports de Montréal; Jackie McDonagh, General Manager, ARINA; Philippe Rainville, CPA, CA, President and CEO, Aéroports de Montréal.