26 September 2019 Issue 268


Travel retail highlights

A superstar beauty launch, an ace activation and an adventure in Japanese craftsmanship feature in our regular look at the industry’s best new launches, activations and openings.


CEO Interview: Colm McLoughlin

Dubai Duty Free Executive Vice Chairman & CEO Colm McLoughlin reveals how the world’s leading travel retailer at a single airport is investing in the next wave of growth at DXB.


Power play

Following the tremendous success of the inaugural event this May, the King Power Travel Retail Friendship Club (TRFC) Golf Open and Gala Dinner is to become a permanent fixture in the travel retail calendar.


The Moodie Davitt ‘Roarport’

As Wild Tiger’s epic Roar Trip comes to its conclusion, we look back on some of the best moments of an adventure spanning 25 countries in support of tiger conservation.


Analysis: Private label brands

Demand for private label cosmetics brands is growing across the world and Shinsegae International has got ahead of the game with its Vidi Vici brand.


Analysis: The ebb and flow of Chinese traffic

The Moodie Davitt Business Intelligence Unit’s Min Yong Jung analyses the latest traffic figures for Korea and Japan – two countries currently engaged in a political and economic standoff.



At the TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes the phrase ‘Sense of Place’ will be shared repeatedly, but The Design Solution Director Nick Taylor is not sure we’re all talking about the same thing. Here’s why.


Sense of Place

Marek Kolasinski of The Blueprint Partnership assesses the opportunities Sense of Place presents and why it should be considered an investment rather than a cost.


Travel Retail’s Positive Disruptors

Extra-Aile Media believes its Globuy concept could be the future of digital travel retail – with its use of WeChat a key differentiator.


Duty Calls

Heathrow Airport is hoping to turn unrecyclable plastic passenger waste into airport furniture, staff uniforms and lower-emission jet fuel by 2025.


The Front Line

Behind the counter at Starbucks in Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Terminal 2F is not just a master of customer service, but an artist.


Stock Watch

China Duty Free Group parent China International Travel Service stretched its lead as our top performer so far in 2019, while Japan Airport Terminal Co is also posting strong recent returns.

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Issue 268 | 26 September 2019

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