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
“I am scared to ask the question outright for fear of hearing the truth. I can’t bear the thought of sharing his facings with anyone else. How can I show him I know what’s going on and get him to call it off?”
Perhaps Booba’s Exclamation (Coty) of Insolence (by Guerlain) contradicted Kaaris’s claim that he was The One (Dolce & Gabbana)?
“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
I’m even prepared to be the travel retail face of the campaign. Then again, I suppose they’re far more likely to cast Benedict Cucumberpatch.
Smart man. Or should that be smart cookie?
‘Customers refund restaurant’ deserves to be right up there with journalism’s most famous aphorism, ‘man bites dog’, for sheer unlikeliness.
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.
Could this GWP unleash a whole new shopper dynamic? And should the Year of the Dog Tito’s Handmade Vodka be sold in PET?
The vodka with nothing to hide? In fact, there are a lot of hides in the ‘employee induction’ video, naked ones.
“It’s bog standard wine, Dara,” came the inevitable response from one Twitter wag.
The term ‘operators’ should be banned from our industry anyway; it sounds like someone using a forklift machine.