L’Oréal unveils bold sustainability targets for 2030

L’Oréal Group has launched a bold, ambitious sustainability program that covers the next ten years with a comprehensive blueprint of measures to meet the growing environmental and social challenges facing the world. In its “L’Oréal for the Future” program, the beauty giant says that the company is committed to “accelerating its transformation towards a model […]

Beam Suntory publishes Episode 4 of Spirits Speaker Series

Beam Suntory has launched the fourth video from its Spirited Speaker Series, a series of short video interviews hosted by Ed Stening, Global Head of Travel Retail Marketing at Beam Suntory. The video series invites experts to share their perspective on how travel retail can connect with shoppers during this uncertain time, kick-starting the conversation about how brands […]

Whyte and Mackay expands Fettercairn portfolio with 22 YO whisky

Whyte and Mackay has announced a new permanent addition to its core range of Highland single malt whiskies from Fettercairn Distillery. Fettercairn 22 Years Old follows the recent release of its new 16 Years Old, and expands the core range from four to six whiskies, ranging from 12 to 50 Years Old. Matured for 22 years in first fill American ex-bourbon casks, Fettercairn […]

New Surface Protection Program for cruiselines, ferries and other travel outlets works on molecular level to protect against microbes

Cruise veterans Mark Lewis-Jones and Tony Murray of Taras Consultancy are bringing another cutting-edge safety product/service to travel retail with the AEGIS Microbe Shield. The innovative new surface protectant is being offered by authorized sales agency Taras Consultancy, in partnership with AMPC Global, which has been granted exclusivity for cruise ships and ferries, and all maritime terminals, as […]

U.S. airport store re-openings

Duty Free Americas Duty Free Americas has recently opened a few of its stores in Miami International Airport, confirms DFA CEO Jerome Falic. As reported last month, DFA has retained an Aventura-based physician, Dr. Michael Braun, to guide the company as it gets ready to re-open select stores closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We […]

CDC extends cruise ship No Sail Order through September 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on July 16 that it was extending its No Sail Order for cruise ships through September 30, 2020. This order continues to suspend passenger operations on cruise ships that carry at least 250 passengers in waters subject to U.S. jurisdiction. Cruise Line International Association – CLIA- issued […]

Carolyn Mariani starts own consultancy

Carolyn Mariani, one of the best-known and respected figures in travel retail, has started her own consultancy. A super star in inflight, she spent more than 17 years with 3Sixty Duty Free & More (formerly DFASS) in Miami, and now she’s bringing all that knowledge to her own business, appropriately named PIVOT305. “After more than 20 […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 21 No. 25

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link.   We are very pleased to be starting off this issue of Travel Markets Insider with the positive news that Aer Rianta International has re-opened The Loop store at YUL Montreal-Trudeau International Airport, which had been closed since March 24 due to […]

New for1314 consortium introduces innovative high-tech solutions to combat current challenges

for1314, the intriguingly named consortium formed earlier this summer by travel retail industry veterans Christoph Henkel, Denz van der List, and Adil Raïhani, has taken the next step with its portfolio of “sophisticated, affordable technology” by introducing Density, a scalable people counting system. Designed to measure real-time space occupancy, not just entrance/exit count, Density has […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 21 No. 24

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link.   Today’s issue of Travel Markets Insider is our most positive in two months, even as the confirmed number of cases in the United States surges past three million and hard-hit Brazil passes 1.7 million cases […]

Dufry’s Rene Riedi re-elected Chairman of IAADFS Board

The International Association of Airport and Duty Free Stores (IAADFS) has announced the members of the association’s newly-elected Board and officers whose terms began on July 1, 2020. Dufry’s Rene Riedi, was elected as Chairman of the Board for another one-year term. Enrique Urioste, Dufry, was elected Vice President, and Padraig Drennan, Stellar Partners, Inc., […]

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