Oakland International Airport (OAK) will host its first OAK Vendor Fair on January 12. The event will enable area merchants and artisans to showcase their goods, with the potential to have their items sold at airport through its onsite retailers.
OAK is seeking to promote local East Bay vendors and products as it implements its new retail program this year. Like the airport’s new food and beverage program, the new retail program will help distinguish OAK from other airports by providing locally curated products in its storefronts.
“Passenger experience is an essential part of the value that we offer travelers choosing to Fly OAK, and we believe offering unique and locally influenced goods for sale at our airport enhances that value,” says Bryant Francis, director of aviation at the Port of Oakland. “We look forward to our retail partners engaging with local vendors during our OAK Vendor Fair next week, allowing OAK to continue highlighting all there is to love about the East Bay for the benefit of both local and visiting travelers.”