February 9th, 2012
LS travel retail North America and Boutique iStore Canada are pleased to announce the opening of the mobile digital lifestyle destination concept: iStore at Calgary International Airport (YYC). Opening today - February 9 - in Concourse A, the store will provide YYC guests with a wide range of personal mobile electronic hardware and accessories, including - among others - laptops, tablets, e-readers, cameras, and portable games, from leading brands Apple, Sony, Monster, Sennheiser, Kobo, Targus, and many more.
"We are excited to be part of Calgary’s award-winning concessions program, and we look forward to serving passengers with our unique fashion approach to mobile digital products. As more and more people buy more smartphones, tablets and e-readers, iStore will be there to provide accessories to travelers to protect and enhance these and other mobile devices", said Mike Battat, President of Boutique iStore Canada.
Jonathan Alpert, Vice President of Merchandising at LS travel retail added: "We are energized by our ongoing partnership with Boutique iStore and bringing this very contemporary concept to Calgary - one of Canada's busiest airports - is a major milestone for our team."
Owned by Montreal-based Boutique iStore Canada, the iStore brand is developed and operated in airports by LS travel retail North America, a leading North American travel retail operator. A little over a year after signing an exclusive agreement, the two companies already have seven locations in operation in four airports. The very first U.S. iStore will open at Boston-Logan early in March with additional U.S. locations planned for later in 2012.
In addition, LS travel retail and ZoomSystems recently unveiled the first iStore Express at Calgary International Airport Terminal D - an innovative automated retail shop that use touch screens, patented dispensing technology and back-end software to offer travelers the latest electronic hardware and accessories, while delivering a new customer experience that combine online and traditional store shopping.
With over 300 stores, from news and gift to specialty retail, LS travel retail North America brands and concepts focus on delivering trendsetting products and services that are relevant to today’s traveler.
Boutique iStore Canada is a Montreal-based retail and wholesale brand of mobile digital lifestyle products. Founded in 2007, the company takes a unique fashion approach to high quality products and a dynamic customer experience. Through key strategic partnerships with product vendors and retail licensees, and global sourcing relationships, the company develops lifestyle accessories marketed primarily through its own- branded retail channels alongside other leading brands.