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 […]

Starboard Cruise Services appoints Lisa Baldzicki as new Chief Merchandising Officer

Lisa Baldzicki has joined Starboard Cruise Services as Chief Merchandising Officer (CMO). In this role, the Disney and L Brands veteran will manage Starboard’s corporate merchandising strategies and initiatives, including the development of product assortment; vendor relationships and sourcing; financial and business planning; pricing; retail execution; talent management and team development. Baldzicki will join Starboard’s […]

Luxury and retail comprise the fastest growing sector of Interbrand’s Best Global Brands Report for 2nd year

Interbrand’s Best Global Brands 2019 report (bestglobalbrands.com) says that luxury and retail is still the fastest growing sector. While the top 10 brands of the respected brand valuation survey is dominated by tech, with Apple, Google, and Amazon rated as the world’s three most valuable brands worldwide, the top growing sector for 2019 was luxury with nine luxury brands […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 20 No. 45

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link.   U.S. airports and concessions were squarely in the news this week, with new contracts, new openings and new terminals all in the headlines. But first, Interbrand issued its respected brand valuation survey this month, showing that luxury and […]

SSP opens its first food and beverage units in Brazil

SSP Group, in a partnership with Duty Free Americas, has opened its first outlets at Brazil’s two main international airports, Rio de Janeiro Tom Jobim International Airport (RIOgaleão) and São Paulo International Airport (GRU Airport). The new units are the first to open under a joint venture partnership between SSP and DFA, following the win of […]

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