Today’s issue of TMI is all about North America.
We start with a wonderful, heart-felt tribute to the great Fred Hayman, the visionary retailer who transformed a sleepy retail street in California into one of the most prestigious shopping meccas in the world, and along the way changed the manner in which we think about and sell perfume. Hayman died on April 14 at the age of 90, and 500 friends and colleagues gathered on Rodeo Drive to bid him farewell last month.Carol Davy, one of the original “Giorgio Girls,” was there and shares her experience with TMI readers. See pages 1-2.
It’s a Montréal Sense of Place. Aéroports de Montréal inaugurates its $350 million expansion project with 8,000 square feet of retail space, all designed to create a special Montréal ambiance. Page 3.
New York’s LaGuardia Airport — often criticized as being “third world,” has embarked on a major redevelopment under a public-private partnership with the LaGuardia Gateway Partners. Story on page 4.
Supply Side. Beam Suntory launches a travel retail exclusive Japanese single grain whisky. Page 3.