Today’s issue of Travel Markets Insider examines two industry suppliers which are focusing on developing their travel retail business.
Safilo Group. The eyewear giant is continuing to build its Global Travel Retail business, following the establishment of a dedicated division to handle the channel on a world-wide basis in 2014. Safilo Global Commercial Director Henri Blomqvist talks with TMI about how the appointment of Marc Schulte to head up the division will strengthen the division and how Safilo expects to grow its business, especially in the Americas, with its proprietary and licensed brands.
Kicking off its increased attention on travel retail in the Americas market, Safilo launched a major immersive, first-of-its kind HPP activation for its Carrera sunglasses brand at Miami International Airport this month. See story on pages 1-3.
Perricone MD. The cult US cosmeceutical skincare brand is expanding into the international market, including travel retail. In an exclusive interview in Miami, newly appointed Vice President, International Virginie Descamps tells TMI why the time is right to make a global push. Page 4.
New and Exclusive in Duty Free. Clinique unveils a collection of destination-themed travel retail exclusive Travel Boxes. See what the New York box has to offer page 3.
More investments for Air and Sea. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo this week announced that New York City’s LaGuardia Airport will undergo a badly needed $4 billion redesign. Page 1.
Cruising continues to grow on a global basis. Industry giant Carnival Corporation this week announced it has signed an agreement to invest more than 30 million euros to build a new cruise terminal in Barcelona, its second at the port. At 11,500 square meters, the new facility will be one of the largest terminals in Europe. More details on page 4.
PEOPLE. Confectionery specialist Perfetti Van Melle names a new director of Global Travel Retail. Page 1.