Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 17 No. 7

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We are very sad to report the passing of Chanel’s Didier Peyronnet last week. As Vice President for Sales for North America at Chanel (CUPFSA), and before that with Dior, Didier was well known and respected throughout the region. He was a true gentleman in every manner of speaking. Page 1.

In other PEOPLE NEWS, DFS Group’s Andrew Ford has announced he is stepping down and leaving the company. See page 1.

JFK IAT, operator of Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport, was the big winner of ACI-NA’s 2015 Airport Concessions Awards, taking home the coveted Richard A. Griesbach Award of Excellence. Page 1.

On a lighter note, the 2nd Golf Travel Retail Classic, organized by Hanan Fraysse of Luxury Consulting and Alan Huxtable of HK Global Trading, took place in Miami last Friday. The organizers invite interested golfers to join them again in August. See details on page 1.

SUPPLY SIDE SPECIAL FEATURE. The owners of Caribbean-distribution company Tairo International, Robert and Tania Bassan, officially announce the opening of a new, separate sister company, SOMAR Beauty. As a distributor for beauty and professional hair care brands, including the hot new Moroccanoil range, the company has a distinct point of difference in the Caribbean and Mexican travel retail markets. See full story on pages 2-3.

SERVICES. HMSHost brings back Restaurant Month to 50+ North American airports.

SUPPLY SIDE. Quirky British model Poppy Delevinge has been named the first ever Jo Malone London girl.

Jim Beam is introducing Jim Beam Kentucky Dram, an innovative new travel retail exclusive at this week’s Tax Free World Exhibition Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference, infusing premium bourbon with highland Scotch whisky. Details on page 4.

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