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At $1.9 billion, the New Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport is the crown jewel of the airport’s $4.1 billion Capital Improvements Program, which broke ground in February 2010. Its official inauguration on Sept. 18 ushers in accolades and a stunning new image for the airport once considered one of the least welcoming in the U.S. A showcase dining and retail Pavilion holds pride of place. See more details on page 1.
The TAG Heuer-sponsored ORACLE TEAM USA wins the 34th America’s Cup from an amazing come-from-behind position. Page 1.
More PEOPLE News dominates this week. AIRMALL USA reveals a new CEO and new brand image, as Mark Knight, who has headed the company for the past 21 years, steps down. Page 2.
TR confectionery pioneers Alain Bonardo and Clive de la Roche announce that they will be retiring at the end of the year.
LVMH expands its fashion business again, this time investing in London-based designer Jonathan Anderson, who is also tapped for leather-focused fashion house Loewe.
Meeting the Pope. The London Supply Foundation’s Teddy and Maria Taratuty successfully meet with Pope Francisco in the Vatican City. Page 3.
More News. A familiar name joins Marcolin as new Latam/Travel Retail manager; Air Rianta promotes Crawford to Retail Operations Director. The Edrington Group opens an office in Miami.
SUPPLY SIDE NEWS.
William Grant & Sons launches the travel exclusive The Balvenie Triple Cask collection in Brazil with Dufry. Page 3.
Six major sunglasses manufacturers will host a workshop in Cannes, at which time they will recognize the best and most progressive sunglasses retailers in travel retail. Brown-Forman announces it will establish a new European head office in Amsterdam. German beauty group Zwilling will exhibit in Cannes for the first time. Page 4.