Confectionery

Nestlé’s Smarties becomes the first global confectionery brand to switch to recyclable paper packaging

In a major move, Nestlé announced that its popular Smarties brand is now using recyclable paper packaging for its confectionery products worldwide. This represents a transition of 90% of the Smarties range, as 10% was previously already packed in recyclable paper packaging.  Smarties is the first global confectionery brand to switch to recyclable paper packaging, removing approximately 250 million […]

Nestlé offers consumer-driven innovation in response to COVID challenges

Nestlé International Travel Retail (NITR) remains committed to the confectionery category in travel retail and continues to invest in measures to drive industry growth despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on travel. In an online media briefing in September, NITR general manager Stewart Dryburgh and Marketing Manager Tamara Spada said the company […]

Mars Wrigley ITR to simplify portfolio and introduce more value to drive category sales in ‘21

Mars Wrigley International Travel Retail is gearing up for recovery in travel retail with a tight range of power SKUs representing the highest selling products from its travel retail portfolio. Raghav Rekhi, Category Director Mars Wrigley ITR, reported that the company will be significantly simplifying its travel retail portfolio in 2021. Since 9% of the travel […]

Nestlé ITR launches new sustainable version of TR Smarties Music Creator

Nestlé ITR has launched its first product to incorporate no single use plastic packaging. Nestle’s travel retail exclusive Smarties Music Creator is the first product to meet the company’s new guidelines, replacing all single use plastic packaging by a recyclable carton box. The colorful, durable Smarties Music Creator (containing 1 x 38g tube of Smarties), is part […]

Duty Free Dynamics expands portfolio into confectionery

Duty Free Dynamics (DFD) has expanded its regional distribution business in the Americas’ travel retail channel into confectionery through agreements with three major global companies. The Panama-based company announced this week that it has inked distribution agreements with premium Swiss chocolatier Lindt; Haribo, world recognized for its “gummi candy;” and Perfetti Van Melle, producer of Chupa Chups lollipops and Mentos chewy mints, […]

Mondelēz International takes action to support and protect communities during COVID-19 crisis with $15 million in donations around the world

Demonstrating its huge generosity, Mondelez International, Inc. announced it will donate $15 million in financial and in-kind support to community partners advancing critical food stability and emergency relief efforts across the world in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. “Managing through and recovering from this global crisis will take everyone’s support and I am pleased […]

Nestlé to partner with Red Cross as part of humanitarian efforts during COVID-19 crisis

Nestlé has announced it is partnering with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Cross Societies (IFRC) as part of its global response to the COVID-19 crisis. Initially, Nestle and IFRC will work together in four ways to provide urgent help for emergency services and caregivers and strengthen healthcare systems. 1. They will […]

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 […]

Multi-faceted activations from Mars Wrigley ITR bring M&M’s Block to center stage at JFK Airport

Mars Wrigley International Travel Retail (MITR) has implemented a variety of activations at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to promote M&M’s Block in US travel retail. The campaign for this key product in its portfolio began on December 19, 2019 and is running throughout the first quarter of 2020. It involves activations in […]

PVM announces vision to spearhead growth in travel retail’s sugar confectionery market

Perfetti Van Melle (PVM) has announced a plan to boost the sugar confectionery category’s performance by capitalizing on untapped potential. “The confectionery market is a cornerstone of travel retail and one of the key purchase drivers within our industry today. But it is also a sector with great potential to grow,” says PVM Travel Retail […]

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 […]

Premier Portfolio targets Americas with high-selling licensed and exclusive products

UK-based Premier Portfolio International Ltd. – the number one supplier of airline logoed products in travel retail – will be presenting a range of new licensed and third-party brands to the trade in Cannes this year, as the company strives to expand its presence in the Americas. Garry Maxwell, Premier Portfolio Sales & Purchasing Director, […]

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 […]