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
Seva Duty Free. Remember the name, you’ll be hearing it a lot more.
Billie’s Book focuses on basics such as truthfulness and generosity, and highlights the importance of accepting differences in opinions, faith, and choices.
“Did you buy those clubs in a yard sale, man? Wow, they’re old…” That was how the world number five ranked golfer Jon Rahm greeted me (and my elderly set of Taylor Mades) today at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Pro-Am in Ballyliffin, County Donegal. An insult from one of the world’s greats to
‘Customers refund restaurant’ deserves to be right up there with journalism’s most famous aphorism, ‘man bites dog’, for sheer unlikeliness.
If Friendship and Whisky gang thegither, Go together I’m aye the aqua vitae you imbie wi one another. Maybe a nip, a sip, O Macallan Gold to handsel and handfast a partnership? A deal sealed With just your word, a handshake, a dram? What a firm and lasting promise I am! What a lovely sentiment
Suzie, FAB-ulous Suzie, is now hell bound for Helsinki, where she will join the other FAB four finalists. All she needs now is a passport.
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
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.
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.