The consortium comprising three partners ATU Duty Free, Gebr Heinemann and Hamila Duty Free has opened its first store in Tunis-Carthage airport. It had won last year a tender to run duty free shops in five Tunisian airports under a contract of eight years and two months. An area of 1,235 square meters on a total retail space of 1,552 square meters opened on September 16 in Tunis-Carthage.
Director General of ATU Duty Free Ersan Arcan said: “We have worked with Gebr Heinemann, which is the largest duty free retailer and supplier in Europe, which was leader of the offer. We also had the opportunity to benefit from the insight and the valuable support of our other partner, Hamila Duty Free, a powerful operator in Tunisia franchise.
“Tunis-Carthage Airport is a very important operation for us. We think there are real opportunities to increase the scope and scale of our business. Airports are usually the first point of contact with visitors from all countries.
It is the essence of our corporate culture to offer our customers the best possible reception. “Our main objective is always to create real added value in accordance with the best international standards of retail while highlighting and supporting the local culture.
Given the fact that olives and olive trees are important in Tunisia, the general concept of the store is based on the “theme of olives” and it was designed to truly reflect the cultural elements of Tunisia in modern style.
“The consortium will run 5406 square meters of duty-free space across Tunisia. The airports are Tunis-Carthage, Djerba-Zarzis, Sfax-Thyna, Tozeur-Nefta and Tabarka-Ain Draham.