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.
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.
Plagiarism? Let’s just call it what it is. Theft.
Here’s a toast to the spirit of Christchurch and of New Zealand. And to a local gin that disproved the belief that Kiwis can’t fly.
Billie’s Book focuses on basics such as truthfulness and generosity, and highlights the importance of accepting differences in opinions, faith, and choices.
London (my home) and much of England is broiling like a garlic chicken basted in onions and mushroom, with a lashing of hot chilli peppers thrown in.
My original Worldwide Headquarters back in West London is looking more interim than permanent after my neighbour decided to light a bonfire at the back of his garden on Saturday. During a heatwave. As you do.
Its banner claim, ‘The Genuine Market Leader’, is an affront to the Trade Descriptions Act.
It potentially turns a deeply troubled category into a resurgent one. For once our industry is (positively) disrupting itself, rather than playing the role of passive disruptee.
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.
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.