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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...]

Shiseido expands Ipsa brand in travel retail

Shiseido Travel Retail has opened the first travel retail counter outside of Japan for its Ipsa brand. Four months after Ipsa’s inaugural store opening at Narita Airport, the brand opened its doors to customers at King Power’s  Downtown Rangnam Complex in Bangkok. Kenji Calméjane, general manager of Shiseido Travel Retail Asia Pacific, said: “We are thrilled to introduce our first Ipsa counter to travel retail outside of Japan and expand Shiseido Travel Retail’s duty free offering. The brand, with its 30-year history, is already well established in Japan and China – but there is ample opportunity for growth … [Read more...]

Clé de Peau Beauté to open new flagship store at DFS Macau

This year’s TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition will see Shiseido's Clé de Peau Beauté brand gearing up for the opening of its new flagship store at T Galleria by DFS, Macau, Shoppes at Four Seasons. Complete with an all-new innovative counter design, the news follows hot on the heels of the brand’s relaunch earlier this year. The luxurious new counter concept responds directly to consumer research, incorporating contrasting colours of navy blue, white, gold and beige limestone to create an inviting and luxurious environment, according to the Japan-based company. The counter includes The Catwalk, enhanced with … [Read more...]

Coccinelle expands travel retail presence

Coccinelle is continuing to develop its global travel retail business with a string of new openings. In Europe, the brand has opened its second store at Frankfurt International Airport and is also now present at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport. In Morocco Coccinelle has just opened at Tangier International Airport and at Marrakesh Menara International Airport. Russia, an important region for Coccinelle’s domestic and travel retail channels, sees new openings at Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport Terminal F and at Krasnodar International Airport. In line with its international expansion … [Read more...]

Diesel opens new pop-up store in Sanya Haitang Bay

Diesel has opened a new pop-up shop in Sanya Haitang Bay, the world’s largest duty free store. The opening marks a further development for Diesel in the Asia Pacific region after the recent store inauguration at Pudong T2 and the upcoming opening in Hongqiao T2, the airport’s domestic terminal. The Sanya Duty Free Store is the largest off-island downtown duty free shop in mainland China, offering the highest number of brands in an attractive environment. Diesel will be present with a 45-square-metre pop-up store that will stay open for six months, incorporating a light format previously featured in locations … [Read more...]

Edrington celebrates Macallan’s success in Asia & The Nordics

Edrington Travel Retail in both Asia and Europe has been celebrating as sales of its Macallan whisky take off in each region. In Asia, the company has hailed the recent DFS Masters of Wine & Spirits as its most successful to date; its long-standing association with the marketing initiative dates back to 2011 and has generated more than $2.3 million worth of sales of exclusive and rare bottlings of The Macallan and Highland Park brands. Held at The Warehouse Hotel in Singapore, the 2018 DFS Masters of Wine & Spirits features a meticulously curated showcase of more than 120 ultra-premium expressions from … [Read more...]