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Spirits company Blue Caterpillar expands GTR portfolio with Revanche Cognac partnership

Blue Caterpillar, LLC, the boutique spirits distribution company founded by well-known travel retail executives Michael Gebrael and Christoph Henkel in 2021, announces a new partnership with The Water Group, LLC (TWG) for the distribution of Revanche Cognac in Global Travel Retail. The highly-awarded Revanche is a hand-crafted, quality blend of select vintages, in a proprietary […]

WEBB Banks hosts 300+ spirits executives at inaugural Caribbean Distributor & Supplier conference in Puerto Rico

More than 300 spirits industry people gathered in San Juan, Puerto Rico from June 12-15 to attend a conference specially designed for companies in the Caribbean. Hosted and organized by Miami based WEBB Banks and its sister company, WB Canna & Wellness, the conference welcomed representatives of more than 25 of its supplier brands and […]

Virgin Voyages Edgar Pacheco wins 2022 Diageo World Class Cruise Bartender of the Year- will go on to compete in World Finals

Virgin Voyages bartender Edgar Pacheco, from Cancun, Mexico, was crowned the Diageo World Class Cruise Bartender of the Year on May 31 during the final stage of the cruise competition in Diageo’s Miami office. He will now move on to represent the cruise industry at the World Class Global finals. Pacheco competed against five other […]

New Margaritaville at Sea cruise brand sets sail from Port of Palm Beach

On May 14, following the christening and private inaugural sailing, Margaritaville at Sea Paradise, embarked on her first passenger sailing. The ship promises travelers access to Margaritaville’s iconic lifestyle during a two-night, round-trip, voyage from the Port of Palm Beach to Grand Bahama Island, including lively onboard entertainment and gourmet food and beverage options. Passengers looking to extend their stay […]

MSC promises “the future class of cruise retail excellence” onboard new luxury World Europa

New concepts include innovative shopping galleries, a connected MSC multiverse and luxury outdoor promenade MSC World Europa will offer the future class of cruise retail excellence, with a concept designed around the principles of immersive dynamism, family experiences and ever changing exciting discoveries for its guests, says MSC Head of Retail Adrian Pittaway.  MSC Cruises is getting ready for […]

First at Sea media partnership for Carnival Cruise Line/Onboard Media supports local Alaska small businesses and native craftspeople

LVMH’s Onboard Media marketing agency has partnered with the Alaska Small Business Development Center and its BuyAlaska program in a first-at-sea initiative to help stimulate local sales by cruisers as the state opens to tourism again. All Carnival Cruise Line ships visiting Alaska this season will feature a diverse group of locally owned businesses through shop-ping materials guests […]

Toblerone Andes reforestation project expands sustainability; project helps lead to category recovery

Since last October, Mondelez World Travel Retail has collaborated with non-profit organization One Tree Planted to help fund the reforestation of the Andes Mountains in South America through Toblerone sales. The company says that the project empowers traveling consumers in making more sustainable choices when they shop. In particular, Mondelez WTR and Dubai Duty Free […]

ELC appoints Karen Housman SVP/General Manager, TR APAC

The Estée Lauder Companies. has appointed Karen Housman as Senior Vice President/General Manager, TR APAC, effective July 1, 2022. Housman will report directly to Javier Simon, President, Commercial, Travel Retail Worldwide and will be based in Singapore. In her new role, Housman will be responsible for driving growth and profitability within ELC’s Travel Retail business […]

Marshall Retail Group partners with MEEL at Nashville International Airport

The selection of healthy food options in airports continues to grow. Most recently, airport specialty retailer Marshall Retail Group partnered with MEEL, the Nashville-based meal kit service, to open MEEL’s first brick and mortar store in Nashville International Airport (BNA) in Concourse C. Well-known in Nashville for its sustainable, locally sourced meal kits, MEEL offers fresh, “farm-to-flight” […]