Whittaker’s has launched its very first permanent store located in customs at Auckland International Airport. The store opened on August 15th and will be accessible to anyone traveling internationally from Auckland.

“We are super excited to finally share the news of the opening of our first permanent shop-front. Our airport store will allow us to engage directly with Whittaker’s Chocolate Lovers, further enriching the fantastic interaction we have with them through our social channels,” said Jasmine Currie, Whittaker’s marketing manager.

The store will be run and operated by Lagardère Travel Retail, known for showcasing what New Zealand has to offer by operating stores for a number of high-profile New Zealand brands.

The opening of Whittaker’s store reflects the popularity of the chocolate with both New Zealanders, and increasingly with Whittaker’s Chocolate Lovers overseas. Customers will be able to immerse in Whittaker’s brand story, which is reflected by the shops signature gold interiors.

“Customers will be able to choose from the entire Whittaker’s range, from our iconic Peanut Slab to the latest new flavours in our Destinations Collection in this exciting new space that is entirely dedicated to our Whittaker’s Chocolate Lovers,” said Currie.

“We are extremely proud to have worked with Whittaker’s to develop this concept and deliver their first-ever retail store, reflecting Whittaker’s brand values. This is a true testament to our shared vision,” said Przemek Lesniak, CEO of Lagardère Travel Retail in the Pacific region.