July 17, 2008

The Paradies Shops Wins Ten Year Contract at Indianapolis International Airport

ATLANTA, July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Paradies Shops -- the award-winning concessionaire based in Atlanta -- has recently been awarded a 10-year contract to bring exclusive retail stores to the new facilities of Indianapolis International Airport (IND) opening later this year. The new offerings will combine national brands and regionally-inspired concepts.

"The Paradies Shops is excited to be part of the airport's exciting expansion plan and to continue our partnership with the Indianapolis International Airport. With this new contract, we look forward to providing the traveling public with more celebrated brands and exceptional customer service," said Gregg Paradies, president and CEO. "Our team in Indianapolis is truly committed to exceeding our customers' expectations, and I would like to thank them for their dedication to creating a first class shopping experience, day in and day out."

   The Paradies Shops proudly brings the following brands to IND:    Civic Plaza TravelMart  
This lively retail market will provide airport customers a clean, fast, and convenient shopping experience with an extensive merchandise assortment that includes news, magazines, books, convenience items, snacks, sundries, bottled water, soft drinks, and souvenirs. Civic Plaza TravelMart will be dedicated to serving hurried travelers and assisting them with purchases in an efficient and stress-free manner. With a store design that complements the airport's Civic Plaza ambience, there will be no doubt in every customer's mind that their shopping experience will be as unique as the Indianapolis airport itself.

Vera Bradley

The Paradies Shops is pleased to present Indiana's own Vera Bradley, a leader in the gift industry, to Indianapolis International Airport. Vera Bradley will offer travelers, airport employees, and airline staff an exclusive line of signature gifts and other merchandise inside inviting and fashionable stores. Creating stylish quilted cotton luggage, handbags, and accessories, Vera Bradley combines smart product designs with distinctive, colorful fabrics and trims.

Brooks Brothers

Brooks Brothers is an institution in the American style of dress for both men and women -- through fashion innovation, fine quality, personal service, and exceptional product value. Airport Revenue News has twice recognized The Paradies Shops' Brooks Brothers stores, including in 2007, as the Best Specialty Brand Store Operator and Retail Store Design. The store at IND will maintain the same high service standards, innovative store designs, and superior merchandise that are offered at off-airport stores.

CNBC Indianapolis

The Paradies Shops is excited to bring two CNBC News Indianapolis stores to travelers seeking convenience, fast service, and today's news today -- all at the greatest value through this blockbuster concept. This innovative store will offer an expansive selection of merchandise for airport visitors, to include: national and international newspapers, books (from best sellers to books by regional authors), magazines, adult and youth apparel, souvenirs, snacks, and beverages, as well as an online kiosk where travelers can stay in tune with the latest news and financial information.

Cultural Crossroads

This unique store will feature gifts from the rich selection of Indiana museums, including the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Adults and children alike, to include the entire family, will be thrilled to discover a wide variety of books, souvenirs, apparel, exhibition merchandise, jewelry, and much more.

Hoosier MarketPlace

The attention-grabbing and welcoming facade of Hoosier MarketPlace will draw travelers from all directions into this high-energy retail space designed to be a winning combination of class and convenience, offering a wide-ranging assortment of merchandise that includes the most sought-after traveler staple items -- and much more. Hoosier MarketPlace will also be infused with popular local, regional, national, and international sports clothing, accessories, collectibles, and memorabilia.

Indiana MarketPlace

Indiana MarketPlace will be brimming with merchandise showcasing all that is Indiana and the capital city of Indianapolis, to include the famed Indianapolis 500. Additionally, souvenirs from local sports teams will be featured. Rounding out the merchandise selection will be gourmet foods, adult and youth apparel, gift items, and a selection of newspapers, magazines, travel accessories, electronics, candy, snacks, beverages, tobacco, health and beauty aids, eyewear and accessories.

Named Best Airport Retailer for the past 13 consecutive years by Airport Revenue News, The Paradies Shops was established in 1960. A family-owned business, The Paradies Shops operates over 500 stores in 65 airports across the United States and Canada. With extensive experience in operating both local and national brands, to include CNBC News, PGA TOUR Shops, Brooks Brothers, Brighton Collectibles, Harley-Davidson, and The New York Times Bookstores, The Paradies Shops maintains a substantial presence as one of the largest airport retailers. Additionally, The Paradies Shops operates several hotel properties and the retail program for the Georgia Aquarium, the world's largest aquarium, located in Atlanta. For more information, please visit http://www.theparadiesshops.com/.

The Paradies Shops

CONTACT: Bobbi Passavanti of The Paradies Shops, +1-404-494-3428,[email protected]

Web site: http://www.theparadiesshops.com/