Mondelēz International takes action to support and protect communities during COVID-19 crisis with $15 million in donations around the world

Demonstrating its huge generosity, Mondelez International, Inc. announced it will donate $15 million in financial and in-kind support to community partners advancing critical food stability and emergency relief efforts across the world in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. “Managing through and recovering from this global crisis will take everyone’s support and I am pleased […]

Nestlé to partner with Red Cross as part of humanitarian efforts during COVID-19 crisis

Nestlé has announced it is partnering with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Cross Societies (IFRC) as part of its global response to the COVID-19 crisis. Initially, Nestle and IFRC will work together in four ways to provide urgent help for emergency services and caregivers and strengthen healthcare systems. 1. They will […]

Otis McAllister enters liquor distribution business through asset purchase of Chase International

Otis McAllister, Inc., the leading confectionery specialist in the Americas travel retail channel, is officially expanding into spirits distribution following its asset purchase of Chase International, Inc. The asset purchase became official on March 1. Chase International president and founder Chase Donaldson, whose spirits and confectionery distribution company has been a hallmark of the travel […]

Multi-faceted activations from Mars Wrigley ITR bring M&M’s Block to center stage at JFK Airport

Mars Wrigley International Travel Retail (MITR) has implemented a variety of activations at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to promote M&M’s Block in US travel retail. The campaign for this key product in its portfolio began on December 19, 2019 and is running throughout the first quarter of 2020. It involves activations in […]

PVM announces vision to spearhead growth in travel retail’s sugar confectionery market

Perfetti Van Melle (PVM) has announced a plan to boost the sugar confectionery category’s performance by capitalizing on untapped potential. “The confectionery market is a cornerstone of travel retail and one of the key purchase drivers within our industry today. But it is also a sector with great potential to grow,” says PVM Travel Retail […]

Mars Wrigley ITR revamps Minis based on consumer research

Mars Wrigley International Travel Retail (MITR) is revamping Mars, Twix, Milky Way, Bounty and Snickers brands mini bars for the travel retail channel based on category insights and consumer research. The company says the new Minis portfolio has been produced in response to Mars Wrigley’s understanding of traveler needs – specifically, meeting traveling consumers with […]

Premier Portfolio targets Americas with high-selling licensed and exclusive products

UK-based Premier Portfolio International Ltd. – the number one supplier of airline logoed products in travel retail – will be presenting a range of new licensed and third-party brands to the trade in Cannes this year, as the company strives to expand its presence in the Americas. Garry Maxwell, Premier Portfolio Sales & Purchasing Director, […]

Mars Wrigley ITR to introduce M&M’s Block in Cannes

Mars Wrigley International Travel Retail (MITR) is introducing M&M’s Block to the global travel retail trade in Cannes. The 165g M&M’s Block chocolate tablets come in five different flavors: Peanut, Crispy, Chocolate, Hazelnut and Almond. They feature a packaging design exclusively designed for travel retail (with the exception of the USA, which will use the established […]

Natalie’s Candy Jar opens new location at Orlando International Airport

Natalie’s Candy Jar has opened a new location at Orlando International in the Main Terminal, as it continues to expand its presence at MCO with a refreshed new look. The new store reflects Natalie’s new design that the company says provides a sophisticated, fun atmosphere well-suited for the traveling public, reports Natalie’s Managing Partner, Cielo […]

Otis McAllister reaches critical mass as its confectionery business booms

Otis McAllister’s Travel Retail division has become a regional confectionery powerhouse, as it now represents five out of the top six global suppliers of confectionery in travel retail. TMI met with Otis McAllister’s Travel Retail Sales Directors Justin Nee and Marc Panara in their Fort Lauderdale office to talk about their division’s explosive growth. The […]

Tea Forte takes off in Europe with Dufry’s “Tea & Biscuit” concept

Tea Forte recently launched with Dufry in 12 locations throughout Europe as part of Dufry’s “Tea & Biscuit” concept, reports Tea Forte’s travel retail distributors, Actium. This concept takes the classic pairing of tea and biscuits/cookies and conveniently presents it to shoppers for an exciting way to experience both product categories. Tea Forte’s unique, patented […]

Nestlé International Travel Retail focuses on SOUL

Nestlé International Travel Retail (NITR) will be highlighting its continued commitment to leading innovation in the Travel Retail confectionery category by presenting new products and engaging experiences across strategic brands KitKat, Smarties, and Nestlé Swiss at the Summit of the Americas. Launching into the Americas for the first time, the new products focus on NITR’s […]