Heinemann has redesigned and reopened two travel retail stores at Bologna Airport. The larger of the two shops is located in the Schengen area and covers around 700 square meters of retail space.
The floor, ceilings, furniture and lighting have been completely redesigned. Among other things, the area for Fashion, Accessories & Watches, Jewelry has been enlarged; there is now a space for Affordable Luxury brands like Furla and Coccinelle. The Non-Schengen shop (300 square meters of sales area) was also extensively renovated.
Inspired by the cityscape of Bologna
The new store concept is inspired by the cityscape of Bologna: the arcades and Piazza Santo Stefano served as models for the Schengen shop. The design of the non-Schengen shop is based on the “Palazzi Bolognesi” historical palaces, whose chandeliers and frescoes are reflected in it.
In addition to exclusive global brands such as Montblanc and Saint Laurent, there are of course Italian icons such as Gucci, Prada and Dolce & Gabbana. The local reference continues in the assortment as well. Among other things, travelers will find hand-picked specialties from the region.
In order to make a sustainable impact, the redesign focused in particular on the concept for recycling waste as well as on the resource-saving use of energy.
Another new feature is the Click & Collect shopping option – for the first time at Heinemann Italia. In addition, a pop-up area was created in the course of the redesign, in which brand partners present changing promotions. This underscores Heinemann’s claim to offer travelers unforgettable experiences.
The extensive renovation of the shops was preceded by the extension of the contract with the airport until 2028. Heinemann has been operating the shops in Bologna since 2011.