Heinemann driving focus on fine foods with Munich Airport activation

Exotic spices, salami, speciality teas and cheeses will all be on offer as Gebr Heinemann launches its Taste the World campaign at Munich Airport in an attempt to shift focus to the fine food sector. The city is "Germany's undisputed capital of joie de vivre" and Heinemann bosses believe it is the perfect place for the scheme. They hope it will encourage operators within the airport to put more focus on the fine foods sector of the market. Taste the World will consist of a 35.5sqm space imbued with a Mediterranean-style, old towm ambience with market stalls offering products including olive oil, coffee, … [Read more...]

‘People are key’ at Nice Airport as redevelopment concludes

Staff are the key to a successful airport retail environment, according to Nice Airport chief commercial officer Filip Soete. People have always been key to the retail industry, but Soete's comments came as he presented the results of Nice's recent redevelopment programme. Speaking to members of the media during the TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition in Singapore last week, Soete revealed the four-year revamp project was completed with the opening of the Estivale restaurant in April this year. However, despite the multi-million pound upgrade and new brands and retail spaces on offer, the Frenchman believes the … [Read more...]

TFWA Asia Pacific 2018: Live blog

Scroll down for news from Monday's conference and Tuesday and Wednesday's show Thursday, 10 May 08.45: We are here for the last day of the TFWA Asia Pacific show in Singapore. 09.30: Power charging brand Skross is seeking out anew sort of ambassador for the brand - people within the industry. The idea is to get frequent travellers trying out their products on the go, according to Skross' Pia Kautz. The brand is also looking to launch its Jacob Jansen collaboration, which was announced in Cannes last year, at the TFWA World Exhibition and Conference in October. 11.00: The Desigual theme for AW18 is "we … [Read more...]

Mumbai Duty Free unveils summer of shopping promotions

Mumbai Duty Free (MDF) is offering travellers a host of deals for the summer with its latest travel retail campaign. From May to June the retailer’s ‘Mumbai Duty Free is now Free’ campaign will offer customers deals on duty free products as well as pre-order discounts, cashback offers, assured discount vouchers from partner brands and gift cards. The promotions will be available at both departures and arrivals stores and will take in a broad section of travel retail shopping categories, including spirits, fragrances, cosmetics, wellness products, confectionery and fashion and accessories. “We understand … [Read more...]

Rituals drives growth with two DFS openings

Rituals has extended its presence in the Middle East with a dedicated shop-in-shop at DFS, Abu Dhabi International Airport and has entered the Asia Pacific travel retail market with a  pop-up store at T Galleria by DFS, in Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay. “We already have a strong domestic presence in the Middle East region with seven stores across Oman, Dubai, Qatar and Abu Dhabi . Our presence in Dubai International airport with Dubai Duty Free and our shop-in-shop at DFS, Abu Dhabi International Airport are significant moves into the Middle East’s airport travel retail channel. And now our pop up store at T … [Read more...]

Lagardère targets premium with The Watch Collection at London City

Lagardère Travel Retail has opened a new 45sqm The Watch Collection store in the departure lounge at London City Airport with a focus on the luxur shopping experience. The retailer already offers duty free and travel retail shopping at the airport through its Aelia Duty Free brand in the departures area. The new The Watch Collection outlet, which is Lagardère's own-brand concept, will be the third one Lagardère has opened in the UK. It will offer a high-end shopping experience, where travellers can enjoy a table service and test the watches in the company of specialist sales assistants offering expert … [Read more...]