Harper Dennis Hobbs introduces new wholesale distribution channel

By Luke Barras-hill |

Retail property advisors Harper Dennis Hobbs (HDH) has launched a wholesale distribution venture to deliver new brands to travel retail.

Clients of the experienced travel retail practitioners will be able to showcase brands and products to new audiences in the industry.

HDH has added the experience of industry veteran Richard McGratty, together with Jessica McGratty Singer and Klaudia Piwecka, to help bring brands and products to the tax and duty free retail environment.

CRUISE AND INFLIGHT POTENTIAL

Simon Black, Executive Director at HDH said: “We are delighted to welcome Richard, Jessica and Klaudia to the HDH travel division. It’s great to have a new and positive story to bring to the industry at a time when so much is changing, and we look forward to creating exciting projects which will bring key lines as well as unique concepts and assortments to the global travel retail market.

“The travel sector still offers huge opportunities for brands who might not have previously considered this area as an option. This new venture will provide a complete solution for fresh and innovative businesses to enter the travel retail space, not only in airports and stations, but potentially in the cruise and inflight sectors too.”

Simon Black, Executive Director at Harper Dennis Hobbs was a panellist in the Travel Retail 2.0 webinar held during the TRMarketplace Knowledge & Insights programme last week.

In a statement, HDH stated that its extensive and unrivalled retail and airport contacts combined with McGratty’s expertise in bringing innovative ranges and products to the travel market will create a ‘fully-rounded global solution’ for brands, airports and tax and duty free operators alike.

Richard McGratty added: “We are delighted to forge a new and unique blend of expertise otherwise unknown in travel retail. HDH’s knowledge and connections in airports and the wider retail industry will allow us to develop newness in so many facets of the market that have so far not been seen in travel.”

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