042514-POTW_Zippo Las Vegas retail store_300Zippo, one of the world’s most recognized brands, is opening its first U.S. based retail stores at some of the Las Vegas Strip’s most iconic destinations, the Luxor Hotel and Casino in early May and the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino later this summer. After continuous success with their 14 concept store locations in China, Zippo is bringing the full retail concept to the United States, according to a company press release.

The new store is a joint project of Zippo, its distributor in the travel retail market, Sourcing Network International (SNI), Luxor and MGM Grand. CITRA Inc., Zippo's global duty free and travel retail representative, will be supervising this new endeavor.

To help bring this iconic development to life, Zippo has partnered with SNI, a distributor of high?value items to retail locations in casinos, airports, hotels, and other tourist destinations, to exclusively supply source Zippo product. Several of the products will be custom designs and exclusive to the new store.

Zippo plans to feature the bulk of its expanding product line at the inaugural Luxor and MGM Grand retail stores, including windproof lighters and lighter products, apparel, bags, fragrances, and small leather goods.

The Luxor and MGM Grand locations are the first of three stores planned to open in Las Vegas in the coming year. Product offerings destined for future casinos will vary by location.

For more information, visit www.zippo.com.