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SOUTH AMERICA: ON THE BORDER
A capacity-crowd of 200 delegates attended the Encuentro de Frontera Border Meeting in Montevideo last week, organized by ASUTIL and CEFSU- the Chamber of Entrepreneurs of Free Shops of Uruguay. John Gallagher was there and presents a brief overview. A full report will follow in the next issue. Page 1.
IATA: IN THE AIR
September air passenger demand stays strong as Asia Pacific posts huge rebound.
HUDSON: AT THE AIRPORT
The leading travel retailer inks expanded deal with Sunglass Hut to operate new stand-alone Travel Retail stores in North America. Page 2.
DFS: MASTERS OF TIME
Luxury retailer DFS will hold the 13th edition of its Masters of Time from Nov. 15 – Feb. 28 at its T Galleria in Macau with an exhibition that will showcase an exclusive portfolio of 330 watch and jewelry pieces from 40 houses. See more details on page 2.
CRUISE RETAIL: IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Starboard delivers Carnival-themed 50th anniversary Celebration retail program. Page 3
Starboard promotes Sherrie Day to Global Head of Merchandising. Page 4
SEATRADE Cruise Global opens registration for 2023 Florida event. Page 4.
SEATRADE Cruise Global Retail Cruise Ambassador Nadine Heubel launches The Retail Wave Makers podcast. Page 4.
TRAVEL RETAIL SHOPPING TRENDS
The Duty Free World Council has relaunched the DFWC Quarterly global shopping monitor in conjunction with m1nd-set, which reports significant changes in purchase drivers and barriers to purchase compared to the same period in 2019. See how these changes can impact your business, page 5.
Hershey World Travel Retail announces that Steve Bentz is retiring after 10+ years as the driving force in establishing Hershey’s into a global force in the channel. Rebecca Wong has been named Director WTR to replace him come Jan. 1, 2023. Page 1.
Women of the Vine & Spirits, the global membership organization dedicated to pushing the wine, beer and spirits industry toward a more diverse, equitable and inclusive era, invites employees that work within the wine, beer, and spirits supply chain to take its 2023 Women Raising the Bar Study. The survey, organized in collaboration with Deloitte, is designed to identify leading practices and areas for impact. More details on page 6.
RITUALS COSMETICS counts down the Holiday Season with new Advent Calendars in TR, as well as relaunched EDP and Home Collections. Page 6.
SUNGLASSES WORKSHOP shines light on promising category in Cannes. Page 7