International concentrates its efforts on licensed and strongly
branded goods, and on branded food products. It currently acts, for example,
as a commercial agent to develop the sales and distribution of Barbie
toys and accessories (Mattel) and Disney/Winnie
the Pooh products.
The Travel Retail marketplace has in recent years evolved from what was traditionally known as Duty and Tax Free. This market has undergone a significant and rapid change since the abolition of intra-EU duty free in 1999, and was worth around $20 billion in 2000. Being strongly linked to tourism the market comprised almost 700 million travellers during 2000, with the number of consumers expected to dramatically increase over the coming years.
Europe accounts for over 40% of worldwide sales.
Although the market has traditionally been dominated by alcohol, tobacco and fragrances/ cosmetics, retailers are actively looking to revitalise their product ranges, and manufacturers from other product categories are now being attracted to this lucrative and prestigious marketplace,
The market operates worldwide, and is split into two distinct, sub-markets - Duty Free and Duty Paid.
term includes, for example, shops located on the 'travel' side of Passport
Control at airports and ports, and on-board airlines, ferries and cruise
ships (outside the EU)
The Travel Retail market does not include domestic travel-related locations e.g. train stations.
Connect International Ltd. 4 Roseacre, Kilgobbin Road, Sandyford, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Tel.: +353 1 294 0490
Fax: +353 1 294 0494