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INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to the latest issue of The Moodie Davitt e-Zine. L’Oréal Travel Retail’s annual press conference at the TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes is always a highlight of the show. This year’s event carried special resonance, as the French beauty company celebrated the 40th anniversary of the creation of its dedicated travel retail division.

During an insightful presentation, L’Oréal Travel Retail Managing Director Vincent Boinay said, “We have some mega trends in travel retail. If we want to be successful tomorrow, and if we want to share the future of tomorrow, we have to connect with all of these trends in beauty.”

Our cover story captures the upbeat, pro-active mood of Boinay and other L’Oréal Travel Retail executives’ presentations in Cannes as the company plots the next stage of its journey in an industry and a world profoundly changed from those of 40 years ago.

Elsewhere, we cover the 2017 Frontier Awards, the ‘Oscars’ of travel retail; and speak to Copenhagen Airport Chief Commercial Officer Peter Krogsgaard about new projects, a fresh contract with Gebr Heinemann for duty free, and the challenge of catering to the same rapidly changing consumer environment identified by L’Oréal Travel Retail.

We also meet SkyBuys Founder Alec Kemmery, a passionate young aviation-obsessed entrepreneur, in our Travel Retail’s Positive Disruptors column. The SkyBuys app, currently in beta testing, aims to improve the passenger travel retail shopping experience by linking online duty free browsing and wish-lists with purchases online, inflight or in-store. There’s more, much more, in travel retail’s only e-Zine.

Please enjoy this edition of The Moodie Davitt e-Zine with our compliments.