Coronavirus

CANNES CANCELLED

TFWA HAS JUST ISSUED THE FOLLOWING ANNOUNCEMENT: TFWA World Exhibition & Conference 2020 to be cancelled Given the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its members, exhibitors and the duty free & travel retail industry as a whole, Tax Free World Association has today decided to cancel the 2020 edition of the TFWA World […]

DFWC: Key WHO meetings on tobacco rescheduled until 2021

The World Health Organisation today announced the postponement of key meetings on illicit trade and tobacco control until November 2021.  The DFWC has expressed serious concern at proposals that will be discussed at these meetings, including the allegation that the duty free industry is a source of illicit trade. The WHO has said that its ultimate […]

World Class Brands and Travel Retail Global partner to create “relevant” Protect-Aid travel disinfectant kit

Travel retail companies World Class Brands and Travel Retail Global have collaborated to create a new concept for disinfectant and protective products called Protect-Aid(tm). The Protect-Aid Kit contains two pairs of latex powder-free gloves, two disposable face masks, one 50 ml bottle of hand sanitizer with Aloe Vera and 10 disinfecting surface wipes. Both the […]

Airport Boards approve financial relief plans for concessionaires and business partners at Miami, Orlando and LAWA

Airports in Miami and Orlando, Florida and Los Angeles, California have granted some level of financial assistance to their concessionaires, business partners and airlines in response to the unexpected and steep declines in passenger traffic due to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.   Miami In Miami, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners approved a $64.8 […]

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 […]

Campari Group donates one million euros to fight COVID-19

Campari Group has donated € 1 million to ASST Fatebenefratelli Sacco, a public healthcare institution in Milan, for the Coronavirus emergency. ASST Fatebenefratelli Sacco is a center of national excellence in the research and treatment of highly contagious and dangerous diseases, which is dealing with patients critically affected by COVID-19. The sum will be used to finance an Intensive Care […]

Bacardi changes production to make hand sanitizer

The Bacardi Corporation distillery in Cataño, Puerto Rico, where more than 80% of the company’s rums are produced, has partnered with Puerto Rico based manufacturer Olein Refinery to provide raw materials that will enable the production of more than 1.7 million units of 10-ounce hand sanitizer. At 70% alcohol, these products are in line with […]

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