WH Smith to double its international travel business with acquisition of US–based InMotion

British retailer WH Smith has announced the acquisition of US-based travel retailer InMotion for US$198m. The acquisition marks a significant step in WH Smith’s international travel growth strategy, says the company. InMotion is the largest airport-based digital accessories retailer in North America. Established in 1998, it operates a portfolio of 114 stores across 43 airports […]

Diageo: Caribbean-Central America GM steps up to senior GTR role as Dayalan Nayager takes key local position

Dayalan Nayager, currently Managing Director for Global Travel, has been appointed to Managing Director for GB, Ireland and France. Nayager will be replaced by Eduardo Barp, currently General Manager Caribbean & Central America as head of the travel retail business. He will report to Alberto Gavazzi, President, Diageo Latin America and Caribbean, Global Travel and […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 20 No. 3

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link.   With members of the travel retail industry preparing to gather in Toronto for the 2018 Frontier Duty Free Association (FDFA) Convention this coming week, many industry stakeholders attending the Canadian duty free show […]

Beam Suntory launches Maker’s Mark’s first GTR exclusive

  Beam Suntory has announced the launch of Maker’s Mark 101 – the brand’s first-ever GTR exclusive. Previously only available at the distillery in Loretto, Kentucky, Maker’s Mark 101 represents Maker’s Mark’s signature bourbon bottled at a higher proof for a bolder taste, says the company. This limited edition is available exclusively in Travel Retail and features a gold bottle decoration alongside the iconic Maker’s Mark hand-dipped red wax […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 20 No. 2

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link.   The focus this week is squarely on the impact that the Asia-Pacific region is having on the travel retail industry both globally and in the Americas. Coincidentally, our AT THE POINT OF SALE […]

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