Marshall Retail Group (MRG) is America’s leading specialty retailer in the airport and casino- resort marketplace. For 65 years, MRG has provided clients with a collection of attractive, successful brands in more than 300 standalone stores, with over half operating inside 46 airports nationwide. MRG prides itself on ‘creating unique experiences’ for customers by developing distinctive retail store concepts that feature and highlight the local culture, community and lifestyle of the cities in which they are located. MRG, along with the largest electronics-based retailer in the nation, InMotion, are now wholly owned subsidiaries of WH Smith, the leading global retailer in news, books and convenience for the world’s traveling customer.

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Marshall Retail Group Opens the Emporium Shoppes in Tunica, Mississippi

Tunica, MS (05/09/06) – Marshall Retail Group, the largest independent specialty retailer in the casino resort marketplace in the United States, announces the opening of the Emporium Shoppes in the Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino in Tunica, Mississippi.

The Emporium Shoppes comprises 2500-square feet of retail space for a leisurely shopping experience. Guests will find genuine Mississippi art by prominent local artists. Finer gifts include Bulova clocks, custom-made jewelry, pottery, baskets and Aspen Bay candles. The Emporium Shoppes also carry everyday items like books, sundries, snacks, soft drinks, and other necessities. Sam’s Town logo wear and souvenirs are available for travelers who want to remember their time in Tunica.

Tunica, Mississippi has become the third largest gaming market in the country after Las Vegas and Atlantic City. “We will continue to pursue the casino-resort retail market wherever it leads,” says Michael C. Wilkins, President / CEO of MRG. ”There is a real need for the hospitality industry to provide specialty retail accommodations for its clientele. MRG helps provide that service for each property.”

For over fifty years, Marshall Retail Group has provided resorts and casinos with a portfolio of stores, serving hotel guests, visitors and local residents. Each store focuses on maximizing revenues and profitability by catering to visitor demographics specific to the location. MRG has a solid reputation for running some of the most efficient retail operations in the casino resort industry