August 16, 2012
HMSHost and Portland International Airport Celebrate the Grand Opening of New Local and National Retail Brands
HMSHost opens The Market, The Oregonian News, Rich’s News and Kiehl’s at Portland International Airport
PORTLAND, OR—HMSHost, global leader in food, beverage and retail services for travelers, and Portland International Airport (PDX) celebrated today the grand opening of several new retail locations including The Market, The Oregonian News, Rich’s News and Kiehl’s.
“We are very excited to be bringing these popular brands to our airport,” said Chris Madsen, General Manager of Business & Properties for Port of Portland. “These new locations will provide our guests with top-quality offerings, from both local and national favorite brand names.”
The Market, inspired by the healthy lifestyle of Portland, brings to PDX all that the locals love—a fresh and natural environment created with vibrant green color, and a backdrop of natural recycled materials. Travelers are met with a sense of calm as they browse the wide selection of health and wellness offerings, including products by Gaiam and fresh salads and sandwiches from Portland’s own Elephant’s Delicatessen.
The Oregonian News, a local staple, brings travelers all their on-the-go favorites, from snacks to the day’s latest news. The Oregonian has been Portland’s trusted source of news and information for more than 160 years, and is known for its Pulitzer Prize-winning stories. Rich’s News, an exclusive brand developed for PDX in partnership with Portland’s 100-year old Rich’s Cigar Store and Magazines, offers travelers a warm and inviting venue in which they can explore numerous best-sellers, magazines and local gifts.
Old-world apothecary, Kiehl’s, brings travelers a new experience in skin and hair care. True to its heritage, Kiehl’s at PDX welcomes travelers into a warm and natural limestone entrance, where they are invited to explore products formulated from nature’s finest ingredients.
“These new retail locations will bring travelers all their favorite offerings with the convenience needed when you’re about to catch a flight,” said HMSHost Vice President of Business Development, Renee Tedesco.
“We’re very pleased to be able to work with Portland International Airport to deliver the best of the local area, with brands that travelers know and love.”
HMSHost employs more than 195 associates in 11 locations at Portland International Airport. In addition to these four new locations, HMSHost also operates Gustav’s Pub &Grill, Rogue, Rose’s Restaurant and Bakery and Starbucks.
“The Oregonian is pleased to serve as the primary news and information source for travelers both arriving and departing from Portland International Airport,” said Kevin Denny, Vice President of Circulation for The Oregonian. “We’ve been telling the story of the Northwest since 1850, and as the largest circulation newspaper in Oregon, we’re proud to be among the first source of news welcoming travelers to our region.”
“Rich’s News, a Portland Institution since 1894, is pleased to provide our vast array of periodicals and specialty tobacco products to travelers at PDX,” said Tom Moran, President of Rich’s Cigar Store.
“We are delighted with the opening of Kiehl’s at Portland International Airport. In addition to our highly efficacious formulas, Kiehl’s is distinguished by its strong values of giving back to the community, respecting the environment and making the shopping experience a pleasurable moment,” said Gabriela Rodriguez, Division Manager Kiehl’s, Travel Retail Americas. “We know that these values and our utmost commitment to excellent service will be appreciated by Portlanders and its visitors alike.”
HMSHost is a world leader in creating dining and shopping for travel venues. HMSHost operates in more than 100 airports around the globe, including the 20 busiest airports in North America. The Company has annual sales in excess of $2.7 billion and employs more than 34,000 sales associates worldwide. HMSHost is a part of Autogrill Group, the world’s leading provider of food & beverage and retail services for people on the move. With sales of over €5.8 billion in 2011, the Group operates in 35 countries and employs some 62,800 people. It manages over 5,300 stores in more than 1,200 locations worldwide. Visit www.HMSHost.com for more. We can also be found on Facebook at fb.com/HMSHost and Twitter @HMSHost.
About The Port of Portland
Established in 1891 by the Oregon Legislature, the Port of Portland owns four marine terminals, three airports (Portland International, Hillsboro, and Troutdale) and five industrial parks. The mission of the Port is to enhance the region’s economy and quality of life by providing efficient cargo and air passenger access to national and global markets.