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.
“You’ve seen Henry Steiner’s work. It stares at you from billboards, banks and other buildings – it’s even lurking in your pocket.”
Now this young man is clearly well-trained. He knew all about Japanese whiskey (as he should) but his personality was natural, not schooled.
He was so successful with Camus, and so synonymous with it, that it was widely thought he was the owner, hence the sobriquet Jean Gentzbourger Camus, by which he became known all around the world.
I note, for example, that Doug has already posted three stories online today, which, to remind you, is Sunday, New Year’s Eve. Who to battle daily now?
It is a gesture that emboldens the Trinity spirit and affirms the Christmas spirit. Truly, happiness declared. And happiness shared.
Since The Trinity Forum in early November, Emmanuel has been busy rolling out Lancôme Travel Retail’s ‘Declaring Happiness’ campaign. I think we can safely declare that today Emmanuel is himself full of happiness.
Unlike Christopher Columbus, Isaac won’t be in a sailing ship. He’ll be in a rowboat.
“The Whinging Pome Random Rules, Rule 22: Always engage with those sitting next to you on a flight, but very quickly make an assessment whether such an engagement is going to be worthwhile. If not, apply The Whinging Pome Random Rules, Rule 52: Cease all contact and employ diversionary tactics. If Rule No 52 fails,
“There seems to be a problem. I’m sorry, you can’t get on this flight. And you’re very late.”