Category report: Beauty on the go

Electronic beauty devices are on the rise, as consumers look to re-create the spa experience in the comfort of their own homes. Simone Hellyer takes a look at what’s available and whether these products can improve the performance of the electronics category in travel retail Beauty, health and wellbeing is big business with more people than ever indulging in salon and spa treatments. The travel industry has not been blind to this trend, with spa’s and blow dry bars popping up in airports to give weary travellers a welcome spruce up after a long flight. However, much as I’m sure we would like to, most of us do … [Read more...]

Diageo debuts Johnnie Walker at Miami International

Johnnie Walker has opened a new luxury store in partnership with Duty Free Americas at Miami International Airport. The first of its kind in the Americas, the Johnnie Walker store is located in the airport’s North terminal, concourse D. Offering what is described as a “luxurious interactive shopping experience”, this new 1,145 sqft (106.4sqm) store features an exclusive Johnnie Walker variant exhibition showcasing the latest products from the brand, as well offering shoppers special personalisation and gifting opportunities through unique gifts, customised labelling and engraving services. The heritage and … [Read more...]

Tumi opens new store in Milan departures

Tumi has opened a new store in the airside departures area at Milan Linate Airport. The 90m2 is positioned next to brand owner Samsonite and will be visible to all passengers as they emerge from passport control in an area dedicated to luxury brands. A curated selection of travel, business and lifestyle bags and accessories, including some of the latest lines in the Fall/Winter 2017 portfolio, will feature in the store. Damien Mignot, Tumi general director Europe, commented: “Our new shop at Milan Linate airport will give Tumi access to the huge number of business and leisure passengers who pass through … [Read more...]

Desigual and Dufry reward shoppers with sailing experience

This summer Barcelona-based fashion brand Desigual teamed up with Dufry to offer shoppers the chance to take to the seas. The Desigual Sailing Experience, which will run until October, was launched as an incentive scheme to reward shoppers with a unique experience, generate digital engagement and drive sales in participating Dufry stores. Passengers flying from the Balearic Islands of Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza to Barcelona, a busy summer travel route, who make purchases over a certain threshold at Dufry’s Desigual stores and corners, can win the chance to enjoy a complimentary sailing trip around … [Read more...]

Seksy adds another string to its bow with new fragrance

After recently branching out into the sunglasses market, the globally successful Seksy brand is set to launch a new fragrance collection into travel retail. The fragrances will roll out globally in key markets in 2018 and are being launched to the channel for the first time during the TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes next month. In creating the new Seksy fragrances, Prism Parfums, the company behind Seksy Beauty, has collaborated with Time Products – creator of Seksy wristwear by Sekonda – and global brand Swarovski to “encapsulate three signature fragrances that embody female tastes across the … [Read more...]

Shiseido Travel Retail targets millennials with new Ipsa brand

Shiseido Travel Retail has launched a new skincare range aimed at millennials. The company is set to present Ipsa, the latest brand addition to its skincare portfolio, at the TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes. “We are excited to introduce Ipsa, positioned in the prestige segment, to Shiseido Travel Retail’s line-up as we continue to strengthen our offering for the duty free channel,” said Shiseido Travel Retail’s vice-president marketing Elisabeth Jouguelet “With more than 30 years of history, Ipsa is a trusted name in Japan and China and we are confident that it will appeal to younger travellers with its … [Read more...]