INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to The Moodie Davitt eZine – Travel Retail’s Lookbook.

Pernod Ricard Chairman & CEO Alexandre Ricard is the subject of our cover story. In a compelling interview conducted in Cannes earlier this month, he discusses his priorities, business philosophy and Corporate Social Responsibility values – and why travel retail is an “absolute must-win” market for the French drinks giant.

We stay in Cannes for a pictorial review of the recent TFWA World Exhibition & Conference, with the vibrancy and variety of the event brought to life in a set of spectacular images.

We also present a special report on a new addition to the Cannes calendar this year – Wine O’Clock. The well-received seminar sought to champion wine in travel retail and featured compelling insights from Dubai Duty Free’s Sharon Beecham, Gebr Heinemann’s Rüdiger Stelkens, Lagardère Travel Retail’s Scott Hamilton and m1nd-set’s Peter Mohn.

In the run-up to Cannes, we asked the worldwide travel retail community to turn pink as part of the #thinkpinkTR campaign to highlight breast cancer awareness. And it did just that, from very personal touches and messages to dazzling events and campaigns – all of which are showcased in this issue.

Elsewhere, contrasting strategies on the key topic of duty free allowances are assessed in our Analysis section, while luxury fashion and accessories brand Shanghai Tang is the subject of a compelling interview.

The Design Solution’s ‘placemaking’ design work is explored in Sense of Place, and Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj airport’s elimination of single-use plastic is the focus of our regular Duty Calls column.

Please enjoy this edition of The Moodie Davitt eZine with our compliments.