Duty Free Partners opens MAC boutique in San Diego airport

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Miami-based Duty Free Partners officially opened a stand-alone MAC boutique in San Diego International Airport on April 4. The official ribbon-cutting was attended by airport and MAC executives, and DFP CEO Fabiano Vivacqua, and was broadcast by local news stations. The 400-sqf shop is located in Terminal 2, and is the airport’s only stand-alone high-end […]

Burberry licenses beauty business to Coty Inc.

In a strategic shift, British fashion house Burberry has entered into a long-term licensing agreement with Coty Inc. for its Burberry Beauty luxury fragrances, cosmetics and skincare. Under the agreement, Coty will develop, manufacture and distribute the full range of Burberry Beauty products globally.   Coty will pay £130M in cash for the long-term exclusive […]

Mondelez WTR announces reorganization

Mondelez International is reorganizing, combining the leadership of its World Travel Retail, European Export and Swiss domestic market businessesunder the direction of Andreas Fehr. Martin Kläusli – currently Head of Regional Accounts of Mondelez WTR – has been appointed as Sales Director of the Business Unit Switzerland, responsible for the Swiss domestic business. This position […]

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 […]

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