Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 22 No. 32

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Nothing makes me feel the growing optimism for travel retail recovery more than the increasing number of press releases pouring into our office from suppliers and agencies. Companies are once again launching some very exciting new products, and nearly all of them show a level of innovation and an awareness of sustainability at a greater level than in the past. In this Special Pre-Cannes issue we will look at some of these new products that will be available in TR soon.

With the TFWA World Exhibition & Conference now only days away, the Tax Free World Association has been preparing for a live event that also focuses on innovation and industry insights, while doing all they can to assure that health and safety protocols are followed. Page 1.

In another shot of positivity, the Duty Free World Council has announced the restart of its flagship course from the DFWC Academy. This Certificate in Duty Free and Travel Retail is a partnership between DFWC and ACI. Registration is to open before the end of the year. Page 1. 



Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail (PR GTR) has announced an industry-first Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) Tool, dedicated to retail merchandising, as part of its commitment to lead the channel’s sustainable transformation. The data-driven tool measures carbon emissions and will play a critical role in PR GTR’s commitment to sustainability. Page 2.

Campari is relaunching its premium rum brand, Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum, in global travel retail with new packaging, a reimagined bottle and label, and the release of two new premium blends. Page 3.

Bacardi Global Travel Retail is is launching Grey Goose Essences in selected travel retail markets beginning this month. The all-natural Grey Goose Essences line, 30% ABV, is made with Grey Goose vodka, infused with real fruit and cold-distilled botanicals, and will be available in a 1 liter bottle in travel retail. Page 3.

Bacardi GTR is also launching Bacardi Cocktail Pods Powered by Twistails, featuring three classic rum cocktails made with Barcardi’s signature Carta Blanca. Page 6.

Asahi Beer USA and MONARQ Group have expanded their 2-year-old partnership that covered the Caribbean & Latin America to now include the USA duty free & cruise ship channel and Puerto Rico. Page 4.


U.S. travel accessories company Cabeau is emphasizing its commitment to minimizing and reducing its carbon footprint as it prepares to exhibit at the returning TFWA World Exhibition and Conference in Cannes this month (Yellow Village A21). The company says that it will be debuting its new doctor-endorsed Health and Wellness brand repositioning to the DF&TR market, as well as discuss how it has adapted to logistical issues. See full story on page 4.


Rituals Cosmetics has unveiled limited-edition Serendipity oil collection and new gift sets and Advent Calendars for Christmas. Page 5.


Imperial Brands will showcase its ethos, Together as One, in Cannes, and calls on all industry stakeholders to work together in a unified and innovative manner as the travel sector rebuilds from the pandemic. Page 5. 


HARIBO – which has been expanding its presence in the Americas — is set to unveil colorful, in-demand new products for travel retail in Cannes, including two new additions featuring vegetarian recipes. Page 6.

Rosalie’s premium Belgium chocolate—which has been winning awards and accolades for its sustainable, environmentally-friendly product ion, will make its debut in Cannes this year. See it at the Traveller’s Trove stand (Yellow Village, AA17). More details on page 6.