Lagardère opens first Godiva store in Australia – 29/10/09

AUSTRALIA. Lagardère Services Asia Pacific has opened the first Godiva store in Australia at Sydney Airport as part of the International Terminal 1 redevelopment.

The 65sq m boutique from the leading luxury chocolatier is well positioned alongside other premium brands in the prestigious Forum shopping precinct.

The store offers an extensive range of travel retail products, including world-exclusive Australian souvenir gift boxes, a chocolate counter and a dipping station.

Hot and cold chocolate beverages are also available, made to order from a choice of white, dark or milk Godiva chocolate.

Godiva’s first boutique in Australia at Sydney International Airport spans 65sq m and offers a full range of travel retail products, including the world exclusive Australian souvenir gift boxes, a chocolate counter and a dipping station

Lagardère Services Asia Pacific CEO Scott Raisin said: “We have developed a strong relationship with Godiva. It started a few years ago when we became only the second importer of Godiva chocolates into Australia. Since then we have built a level of trust and rapport, and it is a wonderful development for us to be opening the company’s first Australian store.”

Godiva Regional Travel Retail Director – Asia Pacific CS Lam said: “We are delighted to open this new boutique at Sydney Airport with Lagardère Services Asia Pacific. We have been working closely with the company for some time, servicing major domestic airports throughout Australia via its extensive travel retail network.

“The excellent relationship we enjoy has now created this fantastic opportunity and we look forward to working with Lagardère Services Asia Pacific with great results.”

Godiva Chocolatier was founded 80 years ago in Belgium. It is among the leaders in the premium confectionery category and has more than 450 boutiques and shops worldwide.

Lagardère Services Asia Pacific operates more than 130 stores throughout Asia Pacific within the books, press, convenience and specialty categories. Outlets are located across Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, China and Taiwan.


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