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.
These are early days for the new travel retail triumvirate. Watching what they do on this collective grand stage promises to be one of the most interesting travel retail stories of the year.
The last thing the international duty free industry can afford is to add further encouragement to Chinese consumers to not shop abroad.
“It’s bog standard wine, Dara,” came the inevitable response from one Twitter wag.
Come, before you step out into the open air, sit down here, in-between the brief pause of children’s laughter and a tannoy announcement/In the small kingdom of faces…
If Baked Potato, Soy Bean, Maccha Milk, French Salt, Pumpkin (!), College Tater, Red Bean Paste, Salt Watermelon, Houiji Tea and Apple Vinegar don’t constitute wacky then I’m Donald Trump.
Now this young man is clearly well-trained. He knew all about Japanese whiskey (as he should) but his personality was natural, not schooled.
The innovation I like most is called Scents & Spirits, an ‘experience wall’ designed to fuse the worlds of fragrances and ‘luxury libations’.
I watched as some of the world’s most illustrious beauty brands were stripped out of their packaging and stuffed into this young woman’s holdalls. Doesn’t do much for the selective distribution argument does it?
I’m over north-eastern Australia on the long Emirates flight from Auckland to Dubai, as my final trip of the year draws to a close. I’m winging my way back to Ireland for Christmas after visits to Melbourne and Auckland airports (more on their respective retail developments on our home page). When I travel at this
For any forward-looking airport company, taking the best of the city or region it represents and translating it faithfully to its own travel environment is both aspiration and challenge. And not that many airports get it right. Some add touches of local flavour in the shopping or food offer but little in the way of
“Large airports are replicating their physical offers online. If airports are right, then the large shopping malls in the world would now all be very successfully competing with Amazon. They don’t.” – Stephan Uhrenbacher, Flio
It’s a dreary, dank, chilblain-creating, cold Saturday night in London and I’m headed to Asia on my last business trip of the year, my final fortnight on the road.