Confectionery

Otis McAllister enters liquor distribution business through asset purchase of Chase International

Otis McAllister, Inc., the leading confectionery specialist in the Americas travel retail channel, is officially expanding into spirits distribution following its asset purchase of Chase International, Inc. The asset purchase became official on March 1. Chase International president and founder Chase Donaldson, whose spirits and confectionery distribution company has been a hallmark of the travel […]

Mondelez WTR doubles down on biscuits category

Two years after announcing its plan to establish biscuits as a sub-category in travel retail, Mondelez World Travel Retail (WTR) is launching new products and packaging from Oreo, Milka and Cadbury at the TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes. Mondelez reports a double-digit net revenue increase in biscuits and more than double the net revenue increase […]

Mars Wrigley ITR revamps Minis based on consumer research

Mars Wrigley International Travel Retail (MITR) is revamping Mars, Twix, Milky Way, Bounty and Snickers brands mini bars for the travel retail channel based on category insights and consumer research. The company says the new Minis portfolio has been produced in response to Mars Wrigley’s understanding of traveler needs – specifically, meeting traveling consumers with […]

Mars Wrigley ITR to introduce M&M’s Block in Cannes

Mars Wrigley International Travel Retail (MITR) is introducing M&M’s Block to the global travel retail trade in Cannes. The 165g M&M’s Block chocolate tablets come in five different flavors: Peanut, Crispy, Chocolate, Hazelnut and Almond. They feature a packaging design exclusively designed for travel retail (with the exception of the USA, which will use the established […]

Perfetti Van Melle reports strong Americas results

Perfetti Van Melle reports that it had a strong year in the Americas, with its Central America business leading the way. Business in South America grew significantly from January to April 2018, but the economical situation in Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay led to a steep decline in sales for the rest of the year. […]

Nestlé International Travel Retail focuses on SOUL

Nestlé International Travel Retail (NITR) will be highlighting its continued commitment to leading innovation in the Travel Retail confectionery category by presenting new products and engaging experiences across strategic brands KitKat, Smarties, and Nestlé Swiss at the Summit of the Americas. Launching into the Americas for the first time, the new products focus on NITR’s […]

Mars ITR to feature M&M’s in Orlando

Mars Wrigley Confectionery International Travel Retail (Mars ITR), working alongside its U.S. distributor Otis McAllister (Booth 701), will introduce regional buyers at the Summit of the Americas to its latest category insights, based on reasons why travelers shop, and its latest travel retail innovations created to meet those requirements. MITR says the two year partnership […]

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