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Beauty Festival: Salon finishes

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Searching for shimmering, radiant hair? A statement set of nails? Consumers certainly are, with both categories a growing focus within travel retail. Perfume, cosmetic and skincare products are traditionally prominent in TR, but products for a … [Continue reading]

Slump in China sales impact Pernod Ricard FY2013/14 results

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A sharp decline in Chinese consumer spending has impacted Pernod Ricard’s Full Year 2013/14 sales results, announced today. Full year net sales in 2013/14 were €7,945 million [-7% YOY] broadly stable excluding group structure and foreign exchange … [Continue reading]

Felipe Massa takes to the fast lane with Martini at WDF Barcelona

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Felipe Massa delighted Formula One fans yesterday [27 August] at a surprise meet-and-greet at Barcelona-El Prat Airport's Terminal 1 World Duty Free store. In his first personal appearance at an airport, the Williams Martini Racing driver met with … [Continue reading]

Beauty Festival: Skincare & the Modern Man

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2013 was a breakthrough year for the male grooming industry. The market for men’s beauty products, including skin creams, lotions and whiteners grew 9.4% to US$3.3 billion globally, according to Euromonitor. The category has more than doubled since … [Continue reading]

Beauty Festival: Buying Beautifully

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Why do consumers buy beauty products in travel retail? Or, more pertinently, why don’t they purchase skincare, makeup and fragrance products in the channel? Stubbornly low penetration rates are an industry-wide problem. Last week, analyst firm … [Continue reading]