Luxury Irish retailer Avoca opens first airport store with Dublin Airport move

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Luxury Irish retailer Avoca has joined the travel retail market, opening its first ever store at Dublin Airport’s Terminal 2.
 
The 86 sq m store is a partnership between The Loop at Dublin Airport and Avoca and features Irish-made products including ceramics, throws, craft fashion items and a selection of food.

Tara O’Neill, MD, Avoca; Anthony Kenny, Acting CEO, ARI; and Maoliosa Connell, Marketing Director, Avoca, at the opening of Avoca's first ever travel retail store at Dublin Airport’s Terminal 2, May 23, 2018

Tara O’Neill, MD, Avoca; Anthony Kenny, Acting CEO, ARI; and Maoliosa Connell, Marketing Director, Avoca, at the opening of Avoca’s first ever travel retail store at Dublin Airport’s Terminal 2, May 23, 2018

“We are thrilled to be bringing the Avoca brand to Dublin Airport,” said Anthony Kenny, Acting CEO of Aer Rianta International, parent company of The Loop. “Avoca shares our passion and commitment to creating memorable customer experiences in a luxury environment. This exciting new retail partnership delivers this, while also reflecting a unique sense of place within a busy international airport.”
He added: “Many of the 30 million passengers who travel through Dublin Airport annually will have already enjoyed visiting one of Avoca’s 12 stores around the country.”
Avoca Managing Director Tara O’Neill said: “Together with The Loop, we have handpicked a small range of our beautiful gifting products which we hope will bring enjoyment and a sense of fun to the airport shopping experience.  We are delighted to give passengers a peek inside the wonderful world of Avoca.”
The new T2 store features lambs wool and cashmere throws, soft goods and ceramics. Passengers will also be able to purchase a selection of Avoca food including organic salmon, fresh meats, jams and chutneys, oils and dressings as well as teas and coffees and baked goods such as Rice Krispie squares, rocky road buns and fresh fruit cakes.
Avoca, which employs 970 across a network of shops, food markets and cafés in 12 locations across the country, is reported to be looking to expand its Irish network further.

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