INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to The Moodie Davitt eZine – Travel Retail’s Lookbook. The stunning Jewel Changi Airport was the venue for the inaugural Duty Calls Charity Dinner earlier in May in Singapore.
A sell-out gathering of more than 300 travel retail guests came together to raise around US$265,000 for Southeast Asian children’s charity Friends-International, which helps children who have come from precarious environments, including those abandoned due to sickness or disability.
We look back on a memorable evening of fine dining, fun and fundraising in a special pictorial report.
In our Travel Retail’s Positive Disruptors column, in association with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, we explore the power of personalisation. Personalised products, services and experiences are helping travel retailers and brands to engage customers, create memorable encounters and motivate purchases.
The travel food & beverage sector is the focus of a bumper edition of The Foodie Report. With Lagardère Travel Retail set to become the next €1 billion-plus turnover player in the business, we speak to executives Mélanie Guilldou and Ambroise Fondeur about the company’s ambitious expansion plans.
We also preview some key findings from m1nd-set research undertaken on food & beverage consumption in travel retail ahead of a full presentation by the agency at FAB 2019. And we celebrate a golden moment for Paradies Lagardère Dining Division President Regynald Washington, who has received the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association’s 2019 Gold Plate Award.
Please enjoy this edition of The Moodie Davitt eZine with our compliments.