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Mobile Folding Unit Offers Novel Solution to Temporary and Flexible Airport Retail

June 18, 2013

MANCHESTER, England, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

Excess Baggage Company offers new take on retail at London Gatwick

Excess Baggage Company [http://www.excess-baggage.com ] has opened two retail concepts
that allow airports to make the best of underutilised space and provides temporary retail
across an airport as demand changes.

The unit, which provides a range of luggage and other travel essentials, can be closed
and moved quickly and easily, providing a range of revenue-raising opportunities, as David
Elliott, managing director of Excess Baggage Company explains. ‘Airports often have spaces
that are empty which could be used to generate income, or they may be able to help boost
income by providing a temporary retail offer (while building new retail outlets, for
example or in response to a change in passenger flows). The Cube can also be used to
fine-tune the balance of retail between landside and airside areas.’

At London Gatwick, the new Cubes, which are located landside in both the North and
South Terminals, have allowed the airport to quickly provide a retail offer that
complements and augments the current landside retail facilities. It also offers an
essential service for the significant numbers of passengers who may need to re-pack before
their flights – particularly those using airlines with stringent baggage limits.

Charlotte Christiansen, business development manager, catering and services of London
Gatwick Airport said; ‘Our extensive retail offer at Gatwick means we can provide a wide
variety of shopping experiences to a broad spectrum of customers. Our new Excess Baggage
[http://www.excess-baggage.com/baggage_shipping/baggage_shipping.php ] Cubes mean we have
a high degree of flexibility, and are able to maximise commercial opportunities across the
terminals as needs evolve.’

Editor’s notes:

About Excess Baggage Company

Excess Baggage company is the leading name in unaccompanied baggage shipping, offering
a range of services including left luggage facilities, travel goods retail, concierge
services and baggage wrapping at London Gatwick, London Heathrow and Manchester airports,
and 18 major rail stations across the UK. Established in 1983 it employs over 300 people
with a turnover of GBP23 million per year.

Excess International [http://www.excess-international.com ], part of the Excess
Baggage Company provides international removals services for more than 25,000 worldwide
locations including Australia, USA and South Africa.

http://www.excess-baggage.com

SOURCE Excess Baggage


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