I am surprised that ACI Europe would allow such a blatantly self-serving, inaccurate and unfair article to be published.
Welcome to the age of the omnipresent e-commerce giants, the Black Swan of 21st century retail that, like all Black Swans, no-one saw coming out of the darkness and into the bright, blinking daylight of a reimagined shopping age.
Ambiguity? Well, I suppose that’s open to interpretation…
Travel retail and the great sport of rugby have a long history together, of triumph and tears, of pleasure and pain, and crucially, of helping others. The Tax Free Rugby Association flourished during the early 2000s, with the annual rugby match between the French-dominated Latin Lovers and the Rest of the World team a tremendously
Although this image was taken in 1998, from the distance of two decades I can still feel the ‘thwack’ of missile on helmet as, a few minutes after this picture was snapped, I forgot to duck. This was one of the more memorable social gatherings in my early years in this industry, I recall. I
With such wonderful companions, my cup (of the Ryder variety) truly runneth over.
In 1958, Aldo Vastapane created the first duty free shop at Brussels Airport Company; a humble incarnation of a retail concept that only existed at Shannon Airport in Ireland. What a beautiful image, so evocative of an age gone by.
“Media coverage is rarely without bias, especially in the B2B press.” Says who? What a shoddy, Trump-esque ‘fake news’ generalisation.
Seva Duty Free. Remember the name, you’ll be hearing it a lot more.
After an horrendous couple of days. it’s time to split. As in get the hell out of the UK and as in fly to Split.
“The last time you dashed for a bagel and a coffee before making your flight… did you give any thought to what goes into the feeding and watering, potentially, of 100,000 people on a given day?”
This challenge introduces the importance of reading for enjoyment, a welcome initiative in an age where children increasingly have a superglue-like bond with their games devices.
What does the message say? That the product, a Johnnie Walker Black Label variant, is exclusive. To both country and to retailer. No clumsy ‘travel retail exclusive’, just EXCLUSIVE.