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...]

INCC creates exclusive fragrance range for Asian shoppers

A focus on the Asian shopper is a common trait in the travel retail market today. Perfume brand INCC has taken the opportunity seriously with a line released exclusively for Asian travellers. The Mercedes-Benz Club Blue line has already launched in Korea and a roll-out is currently underway in Taiwan and Hong Kong. The range is also set to arrive in the key Chinese and Japanese markets in the near future. INCC Parfums key account manager Gabrielle Salzgeber said: "The idea was to have something made specifically for the Asian shoppers. "It was a request from the regional team to have something … [Read more...]

Desigual targets Asia with strong accessories offer in new line

Desigual is focusing on the Asian market for 2018 with a plan to increase its presence in Japan and Korea. Head of GTR Jordi Valls spoke to Frontier as he introduced us to the new AW18 collection, which is inspired by the phrase "we are animal". Throughout 2017, the Barcelona-based fashion brand has strengthened its position in the European and Latin American markets as it consolidated its position within the travel retail channel. With the focus now shifting to Asia, Valls says accessories are set to be at the heart of Desigual's offer for travelling shoppers. "The importance of Asia in travel retail … [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 ‘has potential for growth’ as record number attend


Feedback from last week's TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition and Conference was "positive" as the largest ever number of visitors attended the event in Singapore. That was the summary from TFWA President Erik Juul-Mortensen as he addressed the media at the closing conference on Thursday, but he admitted the event has room and potential to build and improve. A total of 3,194 people from across the duty free and travel retail industries arrived at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Conference Centre across the four-day event. This represents a 3% increase on the numbers from 2017. There was also an increase in the … [Read more...]

French brandy St-Rémy focuses on history with packaging revamp

French brandy St-Rémy is drawing on its history and heritage with new-look packaging which carries its historic lion motif. St-Rémy was founded in the Loire Valley in 1886 by Paul-Emile Rémy Martin. Today the brand is available in 40 countries around the world and prides itself on being French "from soil to bottle". A recent search of the company's archives led to the discovery of a long-forgotten heraldic lion symbol. A renewed focus on heritage and history is one of the dominant trends within the spirit market today and inspired by the discovery, St-Rémy has got on board with the trend. The brand has … [Read more...]