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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WH Smith North America Appoints Paul Heflin as Vice President of Design & Construction

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LAS VEGAS – WH Smith North America (WHSNA), incorporating Marshall Retail Group and InMotion, America’s leading specialty retailer in the airport marketplace, is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Heflin as the newvice presidentof design & construction.

Heflin brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the WH Smith North America team, having led design and construction teams for seven years at SSP America, a division of SSP Group, an acclaimed operator of food and beverage concessions in travel locations around the world.

“We are thrilled to welcome Paul to the team and are confident that his knowledge, professionalism and innovative spirit will be a great asset as we head into the new year,” said WH Smith North America Chief Development Officer, Roddy McOwan. “Paul will be responsible for leading the construction and design teams in bringing our unique travel convenience and specialty retail concepts to life across the nation.”

“Our company has experienced exponential growth over the past year, all thanks to our ever-expanding team of experienced professionals,” said Toby Keir, CEO of WH Smith North America. “At WH Smith North America, we strongly believe that people make or break a business, and with team members like Paul at the helm, we will see nothing but further success in 2024.” 


About WH Smith North America

WH Smith is a leading global travel retailer with over 1,700 stores across 30 countries worldwide. WH Smith North America, incorporating Marshall Retail Group (MRG) and InMotion, represents over half of the Company’s international store estate, with c.320 specialty retail stores located in airports and resorts across North America.

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. InMotion Entertainment Group is the largest airport-based electronics retailer in travel locations globally, with more than 120 locations throughout the United States. With access and insight into the latest technologies for business and leisure travelers, InMotion offers lifestyle products and electronics that include a wide breadth of headphones, mobile power, Bluetooth speakers and travel accessories. Follow WH Smith North America and InMotion on LinkedIn..

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