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Breaking News: As we go to press, Attenza Duty Free has announced that it has won the bid for a 10-year contract with Tocumen International Airport to operate 4 consumer electronics multibrand stores. Covering a total of 554 square meters of retail space, two of the new spaces will be in Terminal 1, and are expected to open by the end of this year, and two in the new Terminal 2.
The countdown to Cannes 2018 is now just days away, and we wish everyone attending a safe journey and a very successful show.
We open today’s issue with an interesting study from m1nd-set, that highlights key behavioral differences between the regions when it comes to buying in airports. Unfortunately, the Americas lag behind the results of those of its global counterparts. Story on page 1. Click here to access infographic.
ON THE SUPPLY SIDE/COUNTDOWN TO CANNES
Not surprisingly, we have many new products to report, from across the board.
Reba Americas is introducing ScentoGo, the next level in portable perfume holders for travelers. Page 2.
Fine jewelry designer (and former duty free super-star) Victoria Wieck has created a line of jewel-covered cases for Apple iWatches that function without any reduction of battery power, or loss of cellular, bluetooth or wireless function. Page 2.
Duty free veteran Karina Lassen has started her own company which will be handling the global travel retail market for a number of high-profile Danish brands. Page 2.
SKROSS’ Swiss Engineering meets Danish Design with its first world adapter designed with Jacob Jensen. Page 5.
THE SPIRITS OF CANNES
Edrington: Igor Boyadjian appointed MD Asia Pacific & India; Suzy Smith to take over Global Travel Retail. Page 3.
Barry Geoghegan’s Duty Free Global announces partnership with Sazerac. Page 3.
Wild Tiger launches Rumtastic Rum Box-and unveils a fun-to-play Rum Roulette wheel. Page 4.
Savora Group to distribute Tofka Toffee Vodka liqueur in the Americas. Page 6.