Buy and fly at Kansas City International Airport’s new Single Terminal
Marshall Retail Group (MRG) and InMotion, both WHSmith companies, have unveiled ten exciting new outlets inside the brand-new Single Terminal at Kansas City International Airport (MCI).
The new terminal at MCI features MRG retailers in both concourses, with a wealth of new concepts designed just for Kansas City, Missouri.
MRG says that it takes pride in creating unique retail experience for all travellers and employees through distinctive concepts that reflect stand-out qualities of each airport’s surrounding city.
Many of the MCI concepts were created and designed in collaboration with MRG’s Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) partners, who were instrumental in supporting the curation of local products from iconic local businesses and organisations.
As passengers flow through the consolidated security checkpoint into Concourse A, they can stop by The Market at 18th & Vine, a one-stop-shop for all travel essentials, designed to honour the historic 18th & Vine jazz district, with an interactive keyboard at the rear of the store creating a personal connection to the jazz era.
Concourse A travellers can also visit a sleek InMotion tech accessories store and the ‘Made in KC Marketplace’ to shop products from dozens of local vendors and makers, including Skin, Growing Days and Christopher Elbow, as well as a LEGO Travel store.
The walkway into Concourse B features a replica of the oldest market in the Midwest, City Market KC, modelled after the popular city market in the River District of Kansas City.
Like the market it’s modelled after, City Market KC at MCI invites travellers to explore an eclectic mix of local vendors and to discover the city’s historic past. Concourse B visitors can also check out the Turn the Page KC bookstore, featuring an enormous sculpture of a book hanging from the ceiling, which was commissioned in celebration of MRG’s partnership with Turn the Page KC, a local literacy organisation.
Additional MRG concepts in Concourse B include the bright and modern The Pitch newsstand and gift shop and Brookside Local, modelled after the charming, walkable shopping neighbourhood in Kansas City.
MRG has also launched its first automated retail solutions at MCI and now offers travellers efficient, 24-hour access to key brands. One of these automated retail concepts is an InMotion Kiosk.
“We are so excited to welcome Kansas City travellers into these unique stores, and we are proud of the grand accomplishment this project has represented for the team,” said Toby Keir, CEO of MRG and InMotion.
“We want to express our gratitude to Kansas City Aviation Department, Vantage Airport Group, as well as all our partners and colleagues who had a hand in this project.”
“MRG has helped to deliver on our vision to bring the very best of Kansas City to MCI’s retail program, to create unique customer focused retail experiences delivering the essence of Kansas City and the region to the traveling public.” Sammy Patel, vice president for commercial, Vantage Airport Group.
“This is an exciting week for the city of Kansas City as we celebrate the opening of Single Terminal at MCI,” said Patrick Klein, director of aviation at City of Kansas City, Missouri.
“With partners like Marshall Retail Group, the state-of-the-art terminal and the creative concepts within will make a last impression on travellers.”