Increased security in airports is helping to boost sales in airport stores.

Travel retail, particularly in airports, is currently a bright spot in the retail world.

Spending in airports hit $38 billion globally in 2016, according to GlobalData. It is set to grow by 27% to $49 billion by 2021.

“Apart from the growing number of air travelers, increased security over recent years delivers a constantly changing captive audience for airside retailers, which claim 83% of all spending in airports,” said…