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I had the privilege to attend a first ever event this past week – a Supplier & Distributor Conference organized by Miami spirits company WEBB Banks and its sister company WB Canna & Wellness.
The Caribbean-focused event attracted more than 300 industry people and resulted in some 500 meetings taking place during the three days. The highlight of the event was an opening conference headlined by some of the most accomplished people in the spirits industry – plus others who discussed new opportunities ahead for the delegates.
Congratulations to WEBB Banks CEO Andy Consuegra and his hard-working team who put together a really superb event.
See just a few of the highlights on page 1.
FDFA and Canadian Border Communities call for the government to drop ArriveCan App and vaccine requirements on the border. Page 2.
CHTA: Caribbean tourism bounces back. Page 2.
Newest Hudson Nonstop store at Nashville International Airport highlights expansive F&B portfolio in a checkout-free environment powered by Amazon. Page 3.
Dufry extends loyalty program to Hudson stores across North America. Page 3.
ETRC: Nigel Keal has once again been elected to head the European Travel Retail Confederation. Keal had stepped down from the role back in January due to other commitments, but has now been re-elected. Page 1.
Dufry has won a four-year contract extension at Kuwait International Airport. Page 3.
Gebr. Heinemann wins tender for Düsseldorf Airport. Page 3.
SUPPLY SIDE: BRANDS IN THE SPOTLIGHT
SHISEIDO honors the vision of its founders as it looks ahead to the next 150 years.
Edrington launches Tales of the Macallan Volume 1 in Global Travel Retail. Page 4.
Invivo and MONARQ Group announce distribution partnership for Sarah Jessica Parker-blended wines. Page 5.
Kylie Cosmetics has landed in Duty Free Americas @ MIA. Page 5.
Duty Free Dynamics adds yoga brand Manduka to portfolio. Page 5.