Nanterre University RER and Transilien station will host a small monop’ next year.
RER and Transilien travelers will soon be able to do their daily shopping at Nanterre-University station. RATP Travel Retail, the RATP subsidiary responsible for marketing the commercial cells of the Metro and RER, has announced the transformation of its retail and service offer on the Paris Metro and RER network by offering Lagardère Travel Retail France the first Batch of everyday stores, a “custom-made” “convenience store” to “meet travelers’ expectations”.
“This concept has been specially designed for public transport in the Ile-de-France region to offer an intelligent and inventive trade that knows how to adapt its range of products and services to the pace of city dwellers. It encourages more spontaneous purchases and transforms everyday life into a ritual of indulgence,” says a joint press release from RATP Travel Retail and Lagardère Travel Retail France.
The RATP explains that it has already tested its concept with a thousand travelers, anxious to find in their spaces “functional needs” with pastries, “an emotional dimension” for spontaneous purchases or fun with flowers, beauty products, gifts and finally “Service dimension” where it is notably possible to recharge your phone, collect your purchases or your packages in Click N’Collect lockers.
For the subsidiary of RATP and RER and Lagardère Travel Retail France, “given the fragmentation of shopping streets, the metro represents a new opportunity for local brands”.
RATP Travel Retail turned once again to Lagardère Travel Retail France, owner of the legendary Relay brand. The kiosks, which are very present in the underground and RER aisles, have drastically disappeared in the last ten years, given the decline in newspaper and magazine sales. With this new partnership, RATP Travel Retail hopes to breathe new life into many neglected commercial units.
On the La Défense side, users of the RER A and the Transilien line L can discover, in the first half of 2023, a new Monop’ at the Nanterre-University station, replacing the old Starbucks that closed in early 2021. This a hundred square meter booth offers travelers a selection of snacks and daily necessities.
By then, a shop of the same type is to open in the middle of the new exchange office at Auber station. In addition, the new monop’daily concept associated with the Relay brand is expected in 2023 at Lyon and Montparnasse Maus stations, as well as at Saint-Denis Université and Opéra stations. Finally, from next year, travelers departing from Nanterre-Ville RER station will be able to discover the new Relay “Next Generation” concept.