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With the Holidays just days away for much of the world, travel retailers are particularly busy as they work to tempt the millions of travelers to buy just a few more gifts.
Swiss research group m1nd-set explores the potential of gifting as a footfall driver in airports and other travel retail outlets in its latest monthly insight report. Did you know that men are normally more likely to buy gifts than women? See more findings on page 1.
SKY DUTY FREE. The first of the new Brazilian border shops outside of the state of Rio Grande do Sul is preparing to open in in the center of the town of Foz de Iguaçu in the state of Paraná within the next several weeks. We understand that DFA Brasil also has plans to open there in the near future. Although the area is a very popular tourist region, with its proximity to the low tax stores in the Paraguayan town of Ciudad del Este and London Supply’s 10,000sqm megastore in Puerto Iguazu in Argentina, the new stores in Foz de Iguaçu will face strong competition. John Gallagher reports on page 1.
In more regional news, members of the travel retail industry based in Buenos Aires gathered together last week to celebrate the holidays. Page 3.
NORTH AMERICA: AIRPORTS
Hudson Group unveils new branding and new store designs. Page 2.
JFK Terminal 4 & Hudson celebrate the holiday season with a pop-up kiosk inspired by New York City’s iconic Bryant Park Holiday Village. Page 2.
Fraport USA wins five-year Terminal B retail concessions contract at Newark Liberty International Airport. Page 2.
CLIA STATE OF THE CRUISE INDUSTRY OUTLOOK REPORT: 32 million to cruise in 2020; 19 new ships to launch, industry commits to responsible tourism practices. See details on page 3.
Bacardi Global Travel Retail and Duty Free Americas have partnered on a groundbreaking campaign at Miami International Airport featuring Bacardi rum cocktails, personalized gifting and photo opportunities. In a travel retail first, the campaign offers domestic travelers to opportunity to purchase spirits. Page 4.
Carolina Herrera unleashes Bad Boy launch in Latin America. Puig Travel Retail Americas has partnered with Dufry to execute an extensive launch campaign for Carolina Herrera’s new masculine fragrance, Bad Boy. The two-month launch promotion, which includes a mega event at Lima’s Jorge Chávez International and animations at other airports in Latin America, underscores Puig’s mission to consolidate Carolina Herrera’s leadership position in the region, says the company. Read more on page 5.
New store concept from Luxottica. Eyewear giant Luxottica Group has introduced its latest store concept, Sunglass Hut 4.0, designed to drive innovation. In addition, Luxottica has introduced Ray-Ban Remix in its retail stores. The Smart Shopper platform, which is the foundation of Remix, offers access to thousands of personalization options from Ray-Ban, and is now in selected tourist destinations in North America such as key Disney locations as well as premium shopping destinations like the Las Vegas Outlets and Orlando Premium Outlets. Read story on page 5.