TWO world-famous Scottish brands are set to make their official retail debut as ‘The Glasgow Store’ opens at Glasgow International Airport.
Located on the first floor of the main terminal, the new boutique features merch from iconic brands, IRN-BRU and Tunnock’s.
Fans of ‘Scotland’s other national drink’ will be able to choose from sliders, swim shorts, fanny packs, bucket hats, t-shirts, and a host of other BRU-branded goods, while lovers of the legendary Tunnock’s caramel wafer and teacake can choose from an array of quality gifts including headwear, homeware and accessories.
Also available in store is the high end range from emerging Glasgow brand, Albany Clothing, whose quality fashion line pays homage to the city’s iconic Duke of Wellington statue. Featuring polo shirts, hoodies and caps, each item features Glasgow’s traffic-cone-adorned mascot.
The Glasgow Store will be the first retail space where consumers can purchase official merchandise from the three brands and while the products lines are undeniably high end, each item has been designed with the city’s quirky sense of humour in mind.
Says Adrian Troy, marketing director at IRN-BRU: “Whether you’re landing in Scotland for the first time and looking to immerse yourself in some of the country’s most loved brands, or a proud patriot looking to show off IRN-BRU merch on holiday, The Glasgow Store has you covered. From sliders to swim trunks to vintage logo t-shirts and fanny packs – there’s something for everyone and we’re excited to see our vibrant range go global.”
Adds Fergus Loudon, operations director with Tunnock’s: “Where better to open than one of the UK’s busiest airports? With The Glasgow Store, we are re-inforcing and in some cases, introducing the city’s most iconic brands and one of its most celebrated landmarks to the millions of passengers who use Glasgow Airport annually.”
Continues Craig Norton, retail account manager at Glasgow Airport: “We are really pleased to welcome The Glasgow Store to the airport and I’m sure it will be a big hit with our passengers.
“The colourful, eye-catching brands of IRN-BRU and Tunnock’s will help spotlight the upcoming brand of Albany Clothing. We are also tremendously proud that some of our new retailers and catering partners have strong links with the city and that we can support local entrepreneurs showcase their unique brands to visitors from all over the world who travel through the airport.”
Joe O’Loughlin, retail manager of The Glasgow Store and co-founder of Albany Clothing, said: “We’re bucking the trend with this opening, as it’s one of those rare occasions when demand for products sold exclusively online is such that a physical retail space is warranted. I think it’s also testament to the enduring popularity of IRN-BRU and Tunnock’s, not to mention the Duke of Wellington!”
Coinciding with today’s opening of The Glasgow Store is the launch of www.glasgowstore.co.uk to ensure those not travelling in or out of Glasgow International Airport can also access the ranges.
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