UK. Luxury food retailer Fortnum & Mason has opened its first ever airport store at London Heathrow Terminal 5. As reported, the 1,000sq ft store forms part of a new luxury area at the terminal due to be fully open by Christmas.
The new store caps a period of remarkable expansion for Fortnum & Mason. The company opened its first new location in 300 years in 2014, at St Pancras International rail station. And eight months ago it opened its first international store, in Dubai. Terminal 5 is the retailer’s fourth location.
Fortnum & Mason CEO Ewan Venters said: “At Fortnum’s we have three centuries’ experience of serving customers travelling the globe, so it’s fitting we should now serve passengers flying to some of the world’s most glamorous locations.”
Heathrow is just the fourth location for iconic food retailer Fortnum & Mason
The shop features a selection of Fortnum’s food, drink and gifts, including its iconic hampers, teas and preserves. The exclusive Explorer’s Blend Tea – comprising high-grown Ceylon Orange Pekoe from Sri Lanka, tippy leaves from Assam Valley and jasmine-scented green tea from China – is available only at T5.
The Bar at Fortnum & Mason will open at the store in December, offering an extensive collection of Champagnes, wines and spirits as well as seasonal dishes from the retailer’s famous food hall.