SAS Trading signs cooperation agreement with Inflight Service for purchasing and distribution of merchandise for its airport shops. Larger joint volumes will produce cost and logistical benefits. SAS will thereby strengthen its market position and be able to focus on its core business.
The agreement assigns Inflight Service to conduct SAS Trading’s purchasing negotiations for fragrance & cosmetics, tobacco, alcoholic beverages and confectionary. Inflight will also handle the distribution of SAS’ complete product assortment, which includes the product areas fashion, accessories and wine.
The cooperation with Inflight Service enables us to focus time, energy and resources on our retail operation. This is vital to further strengthening our competitive edge and to secure satisfied travellers. We will now concentrate on producing appealing product offers, an attractive product range and inspiring activities for different markets and consumer groups, says SAS Trading President, Patric Sjöberg.
The current storage operation in Copenhagen will be gradually relocated to Inflight’s warehouse facility in Helsingborg (Sweden) during this coming fall. Large product volumes are shared with Inflight’s existing charter airline and ferry line customers, enabling efficient logistics and secure deliveries.
We are looking forward to cooperating with SAS trading. Inflights purchasing pool will handle 6 Milliard SEK in consumer value, which will provide great opportunities for optimising purchases and distribution and will also generate efficiency gains for both our customer and suppliers, says Inflight Service Managing Director, Peter Candell
Euroshop is SAS Trading’s retail chain. The business concept is to satisfy air passengers’ needs for goods and service with care, quality and customer-perceived price benefits. There are currently 36 Europshop stores in six countries, at a total of 21airports in six countries. Each shop is like a mini-department store, with well-known and exclusive brands represented in the areas of spirits, tobacco, perfume, fashion, confectionary, glass and gift items. Each visit is to be more than a shopping experience - it must be the most fun part of the entire trip. This is why Euroshop is focuses on active and segmented customer care, activities and inspiration that are out of the ordinary. SAS Trading’s Homepage: www.euroshop.com
Inflight Service enjoys a leading position within Travel Retail and Duty Free Retail in the Nordic and Baltic states. Our business fields comprise purchasing and distribution to leading airline, ferry and airport retailing operator. We are also market leaders in airline onboard sales and operate restaurants and bars at Stockholm-Arlanda airport. Our customers include renowned, leading operators such as My Travel, Britannia, Novair, Silja Line and DFDS. In all, Inflight presently holds 15 contracts with operators. Inflight Service’s Homepage: www.inflightservice.se.