Newspaper with regional presence for more than a century part of airport retail offerings
ATLANTA – Paradies Lagardère, the North American travel retail and restaurateur leader, and the Tampa International Airport today hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of a Tampa Bay Times-branded store in Airside E.
Founded in 1884, Tampa Bay Times is Florida’s largest newspaper and has won 10 Pulitzer Prizes and numerous other awards. Passengers will stay informed through large HD screens showcasing Tampa Bay Times’ website, which receives more than two million unique users monthly. The store will also offer various products, including snacks and beverages, as well as basic travel essentials and a large variety of products, souvenirs and gifts that represent Tampa and the regional area.
“We’re thrilled to debut the Tampa Bay Times at the Tampa International Airport,” said Gregg Paradies, president and CEO of Paradies Lagardère. “Not only is it a great complement to the airport, but passengers visiting the airport will find everything they need in this store, as well as experience the Tampa Bay Times brand, which has had an amazing presence regionally and beyond for more than 130 years.”
Paradies Lagardère specializes in three key airport concessions areas: Travel Essentials, Specialty Retail and Food and Beverage. Within Travel Essentials and Specialty Retail, we offer a diverse mix of categories including fashion, luxury, electronics, convenience, sports, luggage, jewelry, and souvenirs. We also deliver high-end restaurants, quick-serve and casual restaurants, and quality bars, including local, national and international brands that provide travelers delicious dining options.
Paradies Lagardère delivers the very best solutions – a favorite local concept or a highly-desirable international brand – that exceeds expectations for our airport partners and travelers.