Plaza Premium Group invests US$55 Million to open 15 new locations – Debuts in North America with openings in DFW, DEN and Toronto

Hong Kong-based airport hospitality services pioneer Plaza Premium Group is expanding its global footprint and enhancing products across 11 international airports –including in Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and Denver International Airport in the U.S. and Toronto Pearson International Airport in Canada. Other new or enhanced locations cover Beijing Daxing International Airport; Dubai International Airport; […]

InnoTRI to distribute Distell GTR brands in USA and parts of Caribbean, effective Jan. 1, 2020

Distell Global Travel Retail has announced a new distribution deal with Miami-based InnoTRI Limited (Innovation Travel Retail International) to support Distell’s development in the Americas region. InnoTRI will be Distell Global Travel Retail’s exclusive distributor for the USA travel retail channel and parts of the Caribbean beginning January 1, 2020. The main focus of the […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 20 No. 46

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link.   TMI’s spotlight is on Canada this week, as Canada’s Frontier Duty Free Association prepares to welcome the industry to its annual Convention in Toronto next week. Today and tomorrow, however, members of the industry are meeting in Porto […]

Renovated Queenston Lewiston Duty Free store expands focus on whisky and white spirits

Queenston Lewiston Duty Free, located on the Canadian side of the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge in the Niagara region, renovated its store this summer, designing the layout to devote more space to its best-selling products. “The renovation is now completed and the store looks excellent,” Chris Foster tells TMI. “We reorganized the liquor department, and increased the […]

Heineken Global DF reports double digit growth

Heineken Global Duty Free has reported double-digit sales volume growth versus 2018 in its duty free business (Cruise, Ferries and Inflight). The growth is driven by increased distribution for its portfolio of over 250 brands.  “There is also notable growth in the demand for lo/no alcohol options and this has delivered 73% sales volume growth […]

Stellar Partners brings fashion touch to shopping at Philadelphia Int’l Airport

Philadelphia Airport also refreshed its retail offerings this week, with the opening of four fashion retail brands from Stellar Partners with MarketPlace Development:  Chico’s, White House Black Market, and Soma together in one place; plus trending activewear brand, Marika. A Stellar Books shop was also opened. The multi-brand concept store Chico’s, White House Black Market, and Soma is a […]

Hudson Group expands in Newark and Indianapolis airports

This week North American travel retailer Hudson Group announced it has been awarded new duty free contracts at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and opened its first new stores at Indianapolis International Airport (IND). In Newark, Hudson will operate six new duty free stores covering more than 7,500-square-feet of expanded retail space, as part of a […]

Delta’s first new concourse at LGA opens; a milestone in $8B airport rebuild

Terminal features dining from OTG and new retail from Stellar Partners   Delta unveiled its first new concourse at LaGuardia International Airport on Tuesday. The  105,000-square-foot showpiece in what will become Delta’s Terminal C, features modern customer amenities, state-of-the-art architecture, more spacious gate areas and a connected terminal system. The opening of the first new concourse […]

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