Jordanian company Alzawrae strives to introduce its Mazaya shisha tobacco in travel retail beyond the Middle East

  Jordanian-based Alzawrae, producer of the Mazaya brand of shisha tobacco, is returning to TFWA World Exhibi-tion this year at stand H53 and the Don Michele Yacht. The company is determined to reflect the rapidly growing popularity of shisha smoking in markets outside the traditional Middle East stronghold, and continues to invest heavily in pro-moting […]

Coach introduces the Coach x Selena Gomez Collection

New York-based Coach announces the launch of Coach x Selena Gomez, a new collection in partnership with the actress and singer. Featuring the Selena Grace, a bag designed by Selena in collaboration with Coach Creative Director Stuart Vevers, the offering also includes small leather goods and accessories available for a limited time. The Selena Grace, […]

Bruno Richard promotion at ELC

Bruno Richard has been promoted to Vice President, General Manager, Travel Retail Europe Middle East and Africa (TR EMA) reporting to Israel Assa, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Business Operations, Travel Retail Worldwide. He will relocate to London. Most recently based in Singapore, Richard spent more than five years in Miami in senior positions […]

Industry veteran Laurent Lamotte launches new agency for luxury brands in Latam

 Well-respected travel retail executive Laurent Lamotte brings together his wide range of experiences to his new position of managing partner for his new company HERA Latam, an agency of luxury brands in Latin America. Lamotte’s former roles, ranging from representing the Longines watch brand from the Swatch Group, over-seeing Latin America retail develop-ment for fashion house […]

Giorgio Armani Beauty opens two new North American TR locations

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  L’Oréal’s Giorgio Armani team unveiled two expansions in Travel Retail Americas in May, with major openings in Vancouver and New York’s JFK International airports. Vancouver International Airport welcomed Giorgio Armani Beauty in a 12-sqm space located in the Beauty Shop’s main traffic area. The store, dressed in Armani’s new red look, caters to a […]

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 […]

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