Avolta strengthens its presence at Shanghai Pudong Airport with 5 stores

By Benedict Evans |


Since re-opening its doors to international tourism last year, China has seen strong commercial growth within travel retail.

Avolta has announced the opening of four new travel convenience and one new F&B store at Shanghai Pudong Airport.

The openings – which constitute four new Hudson stores and the addition of a new Wolfgang Puck Kitchen + Bar – form part of Avolta’s Destination 2027 strategy.

With over 54 million passengers in 2023, Shanghai Pudong Airport is a major aviation hub of East Asia; it marks an important element of Avolta’s APAC portfolio, and its commitment to expanding in the region.

Avolta says this strategy is intended to introduce globally innovative concepts which elevate the traveler’s airport experience, offering airport partners a comprehensive set of travel retail, F&B, convenience and hybrid concepts.

Avolta says the high volume of international passengers present at Shanghai Pudong Airport, provides the perfect environment for Avolta’s expanded portfolio.

Freda Cheung, President & CEO Asia Pacific at Avolta, said: “With its remarkable number of passengers, Shanghai Pudong Airport is the ideal location to boost our presence in China, representing an attractive market for us and where we see a considerable growth potential with our convenience and food and beverage concepts.”

The new Hudson stores offer an assortment of travel essentials and food and beverage products, while the Wolfgang Puck Kitchen + Bar is a full-service restaurant and bar serving globally-inspired cuisine.

“Through the Dufry-Autogrill business combination, our transition to Avolta, and in line with our Destination 2027 strategy, we have expanded our ability to offer airport partners a comprehensive set of travel retail, F&B, convenience and hybrid concepts,” added Cheung.

READ MORE: Avolta earns S&P Global credit rating boost to BB+; praises Autogrill move

READ MORE: Avolta expands NCL partnership to 18 vessels with contract wins & renewals

READ MORE: Avolta nets seven more years at Edinburgh Airport; plans new WDF store

Middle East

MEADFA Conference 2024 ‘heading to Abu Dhabi on 17-19 November’

This year’s Middle East & Africa Duty Free Association (MEADFA) Conference will take...


DFWC Q1 2024 KPI Monitor indicates rise in duty free impulse purchases

Impulse purchasing within global duty free is on the rise, according to the latest Duty Free...

Asia & Pacific

Avolta details “bold and ambitious” goals to grow its APAC business

With a number of key developments coming to fruition, including its operations at Wuhan Tianhe...

image description

In the Magazine

TRBusiness Magazine is free to access. Read the latest issue now.

E-mail this link to a friend