I didn’t believe you could get so many cosmetics items into one small wheelie case. But never underestimate the ingenuity of the daigou, nor the sheer power of money.
What a beautiful island Jeju is, full of natural wonder, history (some of it dark and poignant) and culture. It is known as a healing place, somewhere to take stock of life’s pressures and priorities.
I’m just returning from a fascinating trip to Japan, where the travel retail market is evolving due to new business dynamics, changing consumer habits and a continued surge in visitor growth led by China. In advance of our full report in Moodie Davitt Print & Interactive editions for May, here are five takeaways from a
It’s a simple formula. The demand exists in China, it is fulfilled in Korea. Welcome to Korean travel retail 2018-style. It is like nothing you will see anywhere else.
Shinsegae Duty Free has been in my view travel retail’s most impressive newcomer of recent times and based on their current momentum will be a top ten industry player in the near future.
There are too many duty free retailers here fighting over a pie that on the one hand is rising but on the other has a base that could crumble at any time.
And so it was this morning that I heard the most welcome five words in the English language. “Mr Moodie, you’ve been upgraded.”
David Hope was a fine man and in the purest sense of a sometimes overused term, a pioneer of our industry. I and many others shall miss him.
There is much food for thought and for now the Duty Free & Travel Retail Summit of the Americas remains very much a work in progress.
Could that be my business partner Dermot Davitt’s no doubt historic post-match hangover in Galway drifting across the Atlantic?
It’s not just about what Andreas, through Kraft and then Mondelez, has achieved in travel retail. It’s also about the way he has done it.
One gets the impression that if he’d brought some cheese, crackers, ham and olives in his hand luggage, he may have taken time to set out a table cloth and dine in style on the security counter.
Torben is not retiring (heck, he’s not even shy) but he is handing over responsibility for the Americas to focus on other markets, notably Asia Pacific.