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 […]

Natalie’s Candy Jar opens new location at Orlando International Airport

Natalie’s Candy Jar has opened a new location at Orlando International in the Main Terminal, as it continues to expand its presence at MCO with a refreshed new look. The new store reflects Natalie’s new design that the company says provides a sophisticated, fun atmosphere well-suited for the traveling public, reports Natalie’s Managing Partner, Cielo […]

Otis McAllister reaches critical mass as its confectionery business booms

Otis McAllister’s Travel Retail division has become a regional confectionery powerhouse, as it now represents five out of the top six global suppliers of confectionery in travel retail. TMI met with Otis McAllister’s Travel Retail Sales Directors Justin Nee and Marc Panara in their Fort Lauderdale office to talk about their division’s explosive growth. The […]

Tea Forte takes off in Europe with Dufry’s “Tea & Biscuit” concept

Tea Forte recently launched with Dufry in 12 locations throughout Europe as part of Dufry’s “Tea & Biscuit” concept, reports Tea Forte’s travel retail distributors, Actium. This concept takes the classic pairing of tea and biscuits/cookies and conveniently presents it to shoppers for an exciting way to experience both product categories. Tea Forte’s unique, patented […]

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 […]

Hawaiian Host launches Founder’s Collection

Hawaiian Host has redesigned its premium chocolate covered macadamias with the introduction of the Mamoru Takitani Founder’s Collection. The Founder’s Collection, which pays tribute to the brand’s founder and creator, Mr. Mamoru Takitani, has new packaging which features gold foil, ingredient and product photography, as well as a unique nut meter. “At Hawaiian Host, we’re […]

Chase International introduces two new Walkers gift boxes

After 17 years representing and distributing major chocolate brands such as Hawaiian Host, Hershey’s and Nestle’s, Chase International has decided to exit this category for strategic reasons. However, the company will continue to distribute Walkers Shortbread, the #1 shortbread globally and in the U.S., due to the increasing popularity and strong growth of snacking, especially […]

Mars ITR & DFS team up at LAX and SFO to celebrate M&M’s Shanghai shop

  In a first for the company, Mars Wrigley Confectionery International Travel Retail partnered with the Mars Retail Group and DFS Group in a customized promotion to celebrate the reopening of its flagship M&M’s store in Shanghai, China. The Shanghai M&M’s Chocolate World first opened in 2014 and remains the only one based in Asia. To celebrate the […]

Guylian premiumizes with TR exclusive Golden Collection range

Chocolaterie Guylian, which last year celebrated its 50th anniversary with the launch of Guylian Master’s Selection, a premium range of flavored mini chocolates in luxurious gift boxes, will further premiumize this year with the launch of the luxurious Guylian Golden Collection, a Travel Retail exclusive range. Premiumization “The launch of Guylian Master’s Selection in 2017 […]