WH Smith has struck a deal to open six outlets at Sydney airport, Australia.
The company, which bought the Queensland-based Supanews chain last year, has reportedly secured the Sydney airport venues after a “competitive tender process” according to Stationery News Australia.
The new stores are part of the airport’s plans to transform the T1 terminal and the first outlet will open in August.
According to Glyn Williams, Sydney airport’s general manager of retail, the new terminal openings will be an “evolution” from the traditional ‘books and news’ operations because they will introduce a “reinvigorated” range of travel product essentials. “WH Smith is one of the world’s largest and most successful retail operators of travel essentials and we are looking forward to a successful partnership across the six locations in the T1 terminal,” Williams said.
WH Smith already has a shop at Melbourne airport and acquired 30 Supanews chain stores in Queensland in 2014.