Travel retail must address climate change or ‘appear arrogant’

The global travel retail channel must start to act on climate change or risk “appearing arrogant”, the TFWA president has warned. Speaking at the TFWA World Exhibition & Conference in Cannes, France, last week, Alain Maingreaud, president of the TFWA, stressed the importance of creating a sustainable industry across the travel retail and duty free channels. Maingreaud noted how recent protests by climate activists have given the issues surrounding sustainability greater prominence and stressed the…

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TFWA visitor numbers soar 7% in record attendance

The TFWA World Exhibition & Conference in Cannes has reported record attendance for the 2019 show, with visitor numbers up 7% compared with last year. A total of 7,531 delegates attended this year’s event, which took place from 29 September to 4 October in the French Riviera town. In 2018, visitor numbers surpassed the 7,000 mark for the first time. The opening conference, which took place on Monday 30 September, also recorded the highest number…

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Top spirits exhibitors at TFWA Cannes 2019

As the world’s travel retail professionals prepare to head to the south of France for the TFWA World Exhibition & Conference next weekend, we highlight the unmissable events and brands to connect with at the event. For anyone with a strong interest in travel retail there’s only one place you’ll want to be between 29 September and 4 October – the TFWA World Exhibition & Conference in Cannes, France. A truly unmissable event in the…

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A visit to French distillery Comte de Grasse

Nestled in the French Riviera, Comte de Grasse is aiming to tap into the ultra-premium end of the gin market. SB travelled south to discover more about its perfume-inspired offering. Created by master scientist and innovator Marie-Anne Contamin, the gin is created using ultrasonic maceration, vacuum distillation and CO2 supercritical extraction. Earlier this month, The Spirits Business was fortunate enough to fly south to Grasse, France, home of the distillery, to learn more about this…

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Unmissable spirits exhibitors at TFWA World Exhibition 2018

This year’s Tax Free World Association World Exhibition & Conference in Cannes will see travel retail movers and shakers flock to the south of France for six days of networking events, tastings and parties Go to Source Author: Nicola Carruthers

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