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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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“MILES THE BEAR” NOW AVAILABLE AT MARSHALL RETAIL GROUP LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE AS PART OF PARTNERSHIP WITH MIRACLE FLIGHTS

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LAS VEGAS – Marshall Retail Group (MRG), a WH Smith Company and one of America’s leading specialty retailers in the airport marketplace is pleased to announce that Miracle Flights’ Miles the Bear is now available for purchase at Marshall Retail Group locations nationwide, just in time for the upcoming holiday travel season. Through the continued partnership with the nonprofit organization Miracle Flights, a portion of proceeds from all Miles the Bear sales will benefit Miracle Flights.

Miracle Flights is a national charitable organization that provides free commercial airline tickets to those in need of life-changing medical care far from home. Miles the Bear is Miracle Flights’ lovable mascot who for 30 years has given children a travel-sized companion to provide them with comfort and security. Before their flight, children in need of Miracle Flights services are given their own Miles the Bear to keep. This plush toy bear comes complete with goggles, a leather-look aviator jacket, a helmet and a Miracle Flights scarf.

“We are thrilled to continue supporting Miracle Flights’ inspiring mission by providing customers nationwide the chance to purchase their own Miles the Bear” said Toby Keir, chief executive officer of Marshall Retail Group. “To have the opportunity to help children in need of life-changing medical care is truly an honor, and we are so grateful to Miracle Flights and everything they do.”

Through its partnership with Marshall Retail Group, anyone traveling can purchase Miles the Bear and help fly a child to distant medical care. Miles the Bear retails for $20.00 and is now available at select Marshall Retail Group locations.

“We are honored to have the support of the Marshall Retail Group as our partner to distribute Miles the Bear to families and travelers throughout the country.” Said Mark E. Brown, chief executive officer of Miracle Flights. Over the years, Miles has been a calming presence for thousands of children and now thanks to Marshall Retail Group, thousands more will be able to enjoy this unique plush companion.”

Participating Marshall Retail Group airport locations include:

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport

  • District Market
  • America!

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

  • LICK

Denver International Airport

  • Flight Stop
  • The Arts District Market
  • Larimer Street Market

LaGuardia Airport

  • Gotham News
  • District Market
  • The Bowery Bay Shops

McCarran International Airport

  • Welcome to Las Vegas (5 locations)
  • Marshall Rousso

Nashville International Airport

  • The Arts District Market

Raleigh-Durham International Airport

  • Flight Stop North
  • Root & Branch

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

  • Capitol File News

Sacramento International Airport

  • The Well

San Francisco International Airport

  • District Market
  • Departures
  • Silicon Valley News

Salt Lake City International Airport

  • Giftology

Non-Airport Locations (Las Vegas):

  • Welcome To Las Vegas: Grand Canal Shoppes
  • Welcome to Las Vegas: Excalibur
  • Welcome to Las Vegas: The Shoppes at Mandalay Bay
  • Welcome to Las Vegas: The Forum Shops
  • Welcome to Las Vegas: LINQ

Miles is also available for purchase on Miracle Flights’ website.

Marshall Retail Group and Miracle Flights launched their partnership in May 2021 when they welcomed first-time-flyer Denise, 12, from San Antonio, TX who is battling stage-four cancer with smiles and signs when she and her family landed at McCarran International Airport. Denise and her family took a Miracle Flight to Las Vegas, so she could pick up a golden doodle puppy provided by 4E Kennels Healing Hearts that will become her service dog and provide her comfort and support.  

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About Marshall Retail Group

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. For more information visit: marshallretailgroup.com. Like and follow MRG on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

About Miracle Flights

Miracle Flights is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides free air transportation to children and adults who need help reaching specialty medical care only available far from home. The organization, founded in 1985, has provided 136,704 flights and typically books more than 600 flights per month on commercial airlines across the United States. To request a flight, learn more or donate, call 800-359-1711 or visit miracleflights.org. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram

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