Swedish travel retailer R&F to open new store at Cologne Bonn Airport
Swedish travel retailer R&F is opening a new store at Cologne Bonn Airport during spring 2021. The store will offer a new and different customer experience than what can currently be found at the airport, and will be located in terminal 1. The preliminary opening date is set for 15 April.
R&F has been supplying premium duty-free and travel value products to shipping companies, embassies and airports for over 40 years. This is the first time that R&F, under the name of R&F GmbH, is opening an Airport store of its own.
“We are absolutely thrilled and delighted about this opportunity. We are passionate about retail and about providing a great customer experience. We aim to offer famous global brands at the best possible prices. Given our strong supply chain and logistics, our intention is to deliver a wide and diverse range of brands to Cologne Bonn Airport customers”, says PO Jönnerheim, Managing Director at R&F.
"We are very pleased to welcome our new partner R&F. Finding new partners is not something we take for granted in times of crisis and speaks for the attractiveness of our airport. The innovative, flexible shopping concept not only offers our customers an exciting shopping experience, but will also allow us to respond even better to the wishes and needs of our passengers in the future," explains Torsten Schrank, Managing Director at Flughafen Köln/Bonn GmbH.
With the new store, R&F is introducing a new concept to make airport shopping fun and exciting again. The focus is on the customer, with new ways of merchandising, a high pace of vitality and affordable prices to keep customers engaged and excited. The shop is designed to meet the diverse needs of domestic and international customers and will offer premium and sought-after brands from around the world.
R&F was founded in 1979 and is an affiliated company to Stena Line. Every year, R&F distributes more than 47 million premium travel retail articles to more than 90 shops. Among our clients are shipping companies, embassies and airports in Northern Europe.
About Cologne Bonn Airport
Cologne Bonn Airport is one of the most important commercial airports in Germany. Geographically, it is located in one of the most densely populated and one of the largest import and export regions in Europe. About 16 million people live and work within a 100 kilometre radius of the airport. With passenger traffic and air cargo, Cologne Bonn operates two almost equally large business segments. The Airport is the centre of mobility and logistics and is of outstanding importance for the people and companies in North Rhine-Westphalia.