Eyewear giants Luxottica and Essilor to merge

Two of the largest eyewear companies in the world have announced that they are merging, which will create a “global integrated player” of major proportions. Italy-based Luxottica and France’s Essilor announced the deal—worth approximately $16 billion according to published reports — on Monday. Essilor International today reported that it had reached a share exchange with […]

Reports hint Mondelez could be acquired by Kraft Heinz

Is Mondelez going back to its Kraft roots? Bloomberg News and Ad Age, citing unnamed sources, reported this week that food company Kraft Heinz Co. is rumored to be taking over the confectionery company that once belonged to its Kraft side of the business. Shares of Mondelez International spiked as much as 12% last Wednesday after a […]

Shiseido launches first U.S. airport retail activation, LAX/TBIT showcase created by Bloom Miami

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The interactive installation debuted new lipstick formula, Rouge Rouge Shiseido has installed its first U.S. airport activation, a state-of-the-art showcase featuring Shiseido’s newest lipstick formula, Rouge Rouge, at the Los Angeles International Airport’s Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT). The activation – which centers around the color red – was created and installed by retail focused […]

LINDT and Dufry join forces for an exclusive launch

LINDT & Sprüngli is teaming up with Dufry for the exclusive launch of a new and exclusive Stracciatella flavor especially developed for Dufry. The new flavor will be available in two bestselling ranges: LINDOR balls with Heavenly Lindor and LINDT’s individually-wrapped assorted Napolitains with Heavenly Naps. This is the first global Dufry campaign by LINDT. These exclusive […]

Rituals targets Americas Travel Retail for coming year, expands product offer with Luxury Home Products Collection

Coming off of a very successful expansion in all travel retail channels in Europe over the past two years, Dutch bath & body lifestyles brand Rituals is targeting the travel retail channel in the Americas and the Middle East in 2017. Speaking with TMI’s Lois Pasternak in Cannes, Rituals Cosmetics Director of Wholesale, Neil Ebbutt, says that the eastern-inspired, […]

BAT offers $47 billion for control of Reynolds

British American Tobacco announced last week that it had offered to buy out U.S. cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc in a US$47 billion takeover bid. BAT currently owns 42.2% of  Reynolds American Inc. The British company has now offered cash and stock worth $56.50 a share for the 57.8% of Reynolds it doesn’t already own. The offer represents […]

Coty completes merger with P&G Specialty Beauty Business

One of the biggest developments that took place during the week that TFWA World Exhibition took place in Cannes was the official completion of the merger of The Procter & Gamble Company’s fine fragrance, color cosmetics, salon professional and hair color and certain styling businesses (“P&G Specialty Beauty Business”) into Coty, Inc. Coty is now […]

L’Oréal brings Giorgio Armani’s Italian seduction beauty to America’s finest airport stores

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  Perfectly timed to capitalize on the surging popularity of makeup—especially high-end luxury cosmetics – L’Oréal has launched luxury skincare and makeup for its Italian couture brand Giorgio Armani in the travel retail channel in the Americas. Thibault Tétrel, General Manager Travel Retail Americas for Giorgio Armani & Designer Fragrances at L’Oréal (Parbel) reports that […]

L’Oréal TRAM embarks on a digital transformation

L’Oréal, known for the excellent caliber of its training and people, has acquired a global reputation as a “talent factory,” successfully pooling the skills of employees spread throughout the world. Even in the Miami headquarters, regarded as a Latin American mainstay, L’Oréal Travel Retail’s staff represents 24 different nationalities representing five continents and with Beauty […]

Rituals expands sun care collection

In addition to the original Rituals Sun care range (Sun Protection Face Cream SPF 30 and SPF 50, Sun Protection Milky Spray SPF 20 and 30 and After Sun) the latest collection includes three new items: a Sun Protection Body Oil SPF 30 to boost the tan, a Self-Tanning Body Lotion for an even radiant […]

Taylor Hill named new Lancôme ambassadress

Taylor Hill has been named the latest brand ambassador for Lancôme. The 20-year-old US model is a Victoria’s Secret Angel and has participated in campaigns and runway shows for a number of famous fashion houses. She also recently debuted on the big screen in The Neon Demon by Nicolas Winding Refn. With her expressive gaze and big blue eyes […]

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