Porsche Design appoints Mimmo Mariottini VP Global Sales

German lifestyle brand Porsche Design has appointed well-known travel retail executive Mimmo Mariottini as VP Global Sales and US-CEO of Porsche Design of America, Inc. He will lead together with Karsten von Engeln, COO Porsche Design of America, Inc., the brand’s US subsidiary. In his previous position at Bally, Mariottini served as VP Global Sales […]

Safilo to launch Swatch branded eyewear this spring

Eyewear creator Safilo and Swatch Ltd have signed a five-year agreement to create a colorful, playful lifestyle collection of Swatch branded sunglasses. The Swatch eyewear–called Swatch The Eyes –will be launched in spring 2016 and will be sold through Safilo’s U.S. retail chain, Solstice, as well as select North American eyewear retailers and distributors around […]

Worldclassbrands adapts to meet changing market needs

Celebrating its 15th year as an exclusive agent for travel retail, duty free, and in-flight markets, Worldclassbrands has transformed its business over the past few years, shifting its portfolio to the “products that consumers want,” says Lenny Di Cristofano, Worldclassbrands president. “We are seeing double digit growth in large part because we shifted our product […]

Maui Jim see bright future in Travel Retail

Premium sunglasses supplier Maui Jim is going from strength to strength in travel retail, with double digit growth in the year to April 2015 and plans for further expansion in the coming months. The dynamic sunglasses brand has recently mounted high profile promotions in various airports, including Istanbul Atatürk, Cancun, and London Gatwick. The results […]

TUMI appoints new creative director

TUMI has appointed New York designer Michael Petry as its new Creative Director, effective July 1, 2015. Petry has been Sr Vice President and Creative Director at The Frye Company since 2007, chalking up a proven track record of commercial and creative success for the producer of footwear, handbag and accessories. Petry will report to […]

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