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BY THE NUMBERS.
We start off with the latest air passenger figures from IATA, which reports “healthy” global demand, even as the rate of growth moderates worldwide. The Americas delivers mixed results. Page 1.
We are sorry to announce the retirement today of Diane Buchanan, the very well respected Regional Head of Americas & Caribbean for Godiva Global Travel Retail. Diane has been with Godiva since 2005 and has helped create a thriving, successful organization. Details on Godiva’s new structure in the region on page 1.
TRAVEL RETAIL OPERATORS
Caribbean luxury watch and jewelry retailer Little Switzerland has introduced a new trade-in program through an exclusive partnership with leading online marketplace Crown & Caliber. See details on page 3.
Stellar Partners has opened a new StellarBay News & Market at Tampa International Airport, as it also wins a prestigious national diversity award. Page 3.
AT THE POINT OF SALE
SUPPLY SIDE: COUNTDOWN TO CANNES
London beauty brand Molton Brown will preview a selection of new launches in Cannes that will harness the house’s rich fragrance heritage to further develop the category within travel retail. Details on page 4.
Unilever International Global Travel Retail will present two major new brands – clinical skincare brand Murad and premium hair care brand Living Proof – at this year’s TFWA World Exhibition. Living Proof will also be sponsoring the TFWA Well-Being Lounge in Golden Village offering instant hair transformations at The Style Bar, hosted by Living Proof Global Creative Director Michael Shaun. See page 5.
The new Calvin Klein Women fragrance champions female icons past and present and launches with a campaign celebrating women, by women. On counter now. Read more on page 5.