Stellar Names Padraig Drennan President and Chief Operating Officer

   Stellar Partners, Inc. announced today that travel retail veteran Padraig Drennan has been named President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). Drennan will have responsibility for the travel retail company’s operations.    “After an extensive search which identified many strong candidates, I am very pleased that Padraig will be joining our Stellar team,” said Stellar […]

Tea Forte opens retail Pop-Up in Boston

Tea Forte opened its first ever retail shop on October 17. Located in the heart of Boston’s iconic Newbury Street, the store is a Pop-Up concept and a precursor to the permanent Tea Forte store which will be opening in early 2018 just 1 block away. Tea Forte is all about the luxury tea experience and […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 19 No. 9

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link.   Topping off an extremely active week in the Americas, ARI North America today unveiled its completely refurbished transborder duty free store in Montreal Trudeau International Airport. Following an extensive remodel, the new The Loop […]

CiR commences Traveler and Shopper segmentation study

, Travel retail analyst, research and category expert, Counter Intelligence Retail has launched a comprehensive Traveler and Shopper Segmentation Study for 2017. Developed to increase the channel’s understanding of its customer base, the study is based on interviews with 22,500 travelers from over 25 nationalities, and is the largest and most up-to date available in the industry. […]

Stoli Group celebrates with 80th anniversary limited edition, revamped super-premium Gold and Cenote Tequila in Cannes

SPI Group’s Stoli division came to Cannes with three major new product launches this year. Celebrating the 80th anniversary of the creation of its famed Stolichnaya Vodka, Stoli Group launched a new limited edition 80th Anniversary vodka. Debuting to the trade in Cannes, the Stolichnaya 80th Anniversary Vodka is being released in limited quantities and is presented with a unique […]

DANZKA Vodka and Jacob Jensen Design win 2017 Red Dot Award

DANZKA Vodka and Danish design consultancy Jacob Jensen Design have been awarded the 2017 Red Dot Award for Communication Design. German spirits company Waldemar Behn, brandowner of DANZKA, asked Jacob Jensen Design to revitalize the vodka brand’s visual identity to bring it back to its Danish roots, in 2015. The DANZKA visual identity continues to […]

L’Oréal marks 40 years in Travel Retail: Connecting the continents & connecting the customers

L’Oréal dedicated its traditional Cannes press conference to a celebration of the company’s 40 years in travel retail, since creating L’Oréal Luxe in 1977. Following an introduction by Vincent Boinay, L’Oreal Travel Retail Managing Director, the beauty giant followed with presentations from senior executives from each of its geographic zones: Yannick Raynaud, Managing Director of […]

Bottega and Lindt Duty Free create “Perfect Match”

Italian winery and distillery Bottega and Swiss chocolatier Lindt & Sprungli Duty Free have launched a new collaborative partnership to promote the joint sales of their bestselling products in the travel retail sector. The companies have launched a travel retail exclusive gift-set featuring a 75cl bottle of Bottega Gold and Lindt Swiss Masterpieces Pralines in decorative golden boxes. […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 19 No. 8

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link.   This special issue of Travel Markets Insider features an overview of the 2017 TFWA Tax Free World Exhibition that took place in Cannes earlier this month. Despite another year of scheduling conflicts, the industry’s […]

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