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?
Anyone know a good horologist? My body clock is in serious need of repair. When I left Melbourne I was 11 hours ahead of London time. After stepping off a 14-hour flight I was 8 hours behind.
I was tempted to go up to the information counter and ask politely, “Where can I find an apostrophe?”
“I think there must be several Stuart Bulls, so often do we see him here in the region” – Colm McLoughlin, Dubai Duty Free.
Given that King Power-owned Leicester City’s crucial match against Everton kicked off precisely as my flight took off, the first thing I wanted to know from Khun Tongchai was the score. “Two-nil,” he said with a beam as wide as the King Power Stadium in Leicester.
I’m ready now to take a walk down Memory Lane. It’s Autumn but this time I’m not headed for a fall.
I love the simplicity, vibrancy and brightness of this store. It may not have the sunshine but it still manages to capture the very essence of the Côte d’Azur. Nice? Very nice, I’d say.
Helen Pawson, The Moodie Davitt Report’s Brand Editor, is a key member of our organisation and a highly talented all-rounder. But until now I had no idea that she had an aptitude for knife-making. She’s obviously even sharper than I thought… Helen showed her hand, as it were, at the London flagship store of Victorinox,
Greetings from the latest Moodie Davitt Interim Bureau, on the wondrous Dalmatian coast near Dubrovnik. As the images on this page suggest, there are worse places to spend time as a journalist in the duty free industry. The beauty of the region is one thing, but it has been matched by the welcome I have
I’ll be taking off en route to the New South Wales gateway to report on the airport’s commercial revolution. And on that plane with me – and their generous purchaser – will be two bottles of Prada women’s fragrance. Viva duty free.
La Samaritaine and Changi T4 are among the most exciting developments I have seen in my 30 years of covering this business.
It’s no coincidence that cross-border e-commerce specialist and emerging travel retail player GDFS chose Hangzhou as the site to kick-start the next wave of its expansion. On Saturday GDFS opened its first Experience store in this city of nine million people, which is also home to one of the behemoths of the digital retail world, Alibaba. GDFS,
“You have no idea of what is journey is going to take you through. You have to have trust in the care that you will receive. And in some ways the outcome is incidental to the journey.”