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International Shoppes celebrates 70 years of two families, three generations, and an enduring partnership

In 1951, two young men in New York City got together and opened a jewelry store in the brand new Port Authority Bus Terminal. With that endeavor, Herman Greenbaum, who operated several jewelry stores in Manhattan, and Fred Rosenberg, a watch-maker originally from Germany, who learned the trade while living in a children’s camp in […]

Miami distributor Tairo celebrates Silver Anniversary and looks back over the past 25 years

“It’s been a ride; I can’t believe it is 25 years,” said Tairo International co-founder Robert Bassan at the start of his reminiscing interview with TMI. The Miami-based fragrance and cosmetics distributor, which handles the Caribbean and Mexican duty free markets, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The company has made a major impact […]

Sustainability, experience drive Harding’s immersive retail program onboard Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady

Sustainability and experience are driving the collaborative retailing partnership between Global travel retail and cruise retail specialist Harding and Virgin Voyages onboard the Scarlet Lady, whose maiden voyage sailed from Portsmouth on Friday, August 6. Set over 550 sq-meters of retail space, Harding’s immersive on- board retail experience includes a pioneering approach to sustainability. Harding […]

Rouge brings joyous Carnival vibe to its Caribbean stores and delivers record sales

Many Caribbean islands celebrate their emancipation from colonial times through joyous Carnival fetes during the summer – highlighted by parades and balls with people dressing in masque-ade, music, and dancing. When COVID-19 forced the cancelation of the 2021 parties for the second year in a row, Caribbean duty free retailer Rouge Duty Free decided to […]

Hudson debuts innovative shop-in-shop experience store –Evolve by Hudson

Travel retail leader Hudson continues to up its game in U.S. airports, creating some of the most innovative and experiential stores in the industry. This week, Hudson revealed its latest eye-catching and welcoming new concept, Evolve by Hudson (Evolve), a shop-in-shop store that will blend a specialty brand experience with the accessibility of travel essentials […]

WEBB Banks expands into fast-growing CBD and Wellness category with launch of WB Canna Co. & Wellness

Miami-based wine and spirits distributor WEBB Banks has opened a new division focused on the distribution of top- quality cannabidiol (CBD) and wellness products, a product area in which the company sees tremendous growth potential. The new wholly owned subsidiary, called WB Canna Co. & Wellness, will handle distribution of these fast-growing product categories in […]

The 2021 Virtual Summit of the Americas: The View from the Top – Days 1 & 2

The 2021 Summit of the Americas, organized by South American Duty Free Association ASUTIL and the International Association of Airport and Duty Free Stores, along with The Moodie Davitt Report, presented one of the most comprehensive and relevant conference programs focusing on travel retail in the region ever held. As conference moderator Dermot Davitt, of […]

Relationships times three lead WEBB Banks to powerful new brands and growing business

With tourism essentially shut down, WEBB Banks’ focus on the Caribbean local markets during the coronavirus pandemic has helped propel the leading wine and spirits distribution company to a stronger position than it was in a year ago, says WEBB Banks CEO Andy Consuegra. TMI met recently with Consuegra; Phillip Jarrell, Vice President, Marketing & […]

Duty Free Global’s Barry Geoghegan doubles down on travel retail worldwide

When the coronavirus pandemic essentially shut down international travel, Duty Free Global doubled down on its core travel retail business. Duty Free Global Founder & Commercial Director Barry Geoghegan tells TMI that as wine and spirits duty free specialists to travel retailers worldwide, DFG did not pivot to domestic markets. “Duty Free is what we […]