Montreal area duty free store operators were the big winners at the Frontier Duty Free Association’s Gold Standard Awards earlier at the 2017 Convention, with Importations Guay Ltée and AerRianta International – North America taking home multiple awards. Full story on the winners on page 1.
Jean-Michel Juin to retire. One of the travel retail industry’s most charming and debonair personalities announces that he is stepping down after 42 years. Jean-Michel shares his farewell letter to his industry friends and colleagues with TMI. Page 2.
SUPPLY SIDE NEWS
Unilever continues to expand its personal care and luxury product portfolios, and last week announced it is acquiring New York-based Sundial Brands, a beauty brand best known for catering to women of color. Page 2.
IWSC names Flor de Caña the #1 rum producer in the world. Page 3.
AT THE POINT OF SALE
Campari’s Appleton Rum brings the taste of Jamaica to JFK Terminal 5 with an interactive, travel-related tasting event held with International Shoppes. Page 3.
Pernod Ricard and Dufry held an “Absolut Adventure” with an exciting Pop-Up store in Las Vegas airport in November. See full story on page 4.
Buckley London expands its presence in Latin America with its first stand-alone store in Asuncion, operated in partnership with Paraguay’s Trovari S.A. See more, Inside Insider. Page 4.