Interview: Marshall Retail Group carves out its own niche in North America
USA. Marshall Retail Group (MRG) has said it aims to bring excitement and diversity into the convenience and souvenir category in airport retail, a channel in which competition is stiff in North America.
The regional business has been dominated by Dufry-owned Hudson, and Lagardère Travel Retail-owned Paradies Lagardère. But MRG – a specialist retailer in the casino-resort marketplace – has made strong in-roads into this territory and is poised for further growth.
Speaking exclusively to The Moodie Davitt Report, President and Chief Operating Officer David Charles said: “Our first airport stores in Nevada were focused on fashion, souvenirs and gifts and were developed based on our downtown experience in Las Vegas. Since then (2012) to today we have grown to more than 50 stores across 16 major airports in the US and Vancouver. That is explosive growth.”
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