New door contracts in the double-digits for Rodenstock following TFWA Cannes

By Luke Barras-hill |


Rodenstock is enjoying notable domestic and travel retail growth. Pictured is a model from the Retro collection.

German eyewear manufacturer Rodenstock is reaping the rewards of a successful TFWA World Exhibition & Conference.

The first-time exhibitor, which manufactures and distributes Porsche Design eyewear under licence, is set to open a number of new points of sale across travel retail as it builds on pre-existing partnerships with the likes of Dufry, China Duty Free Group and Hudson.

Petra Eckhardt-Koestler, Head of Travel Retail said: “We had an excellent time at the TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes. The show was the perfect showcase for our products, which provide a new vision of style which the travel retail market was very excited to discover.

“Our booth provided us with a fabulous location to build on our existing standing within the market, following our debut at the Singapore show earlier in the year.”


During the Cannes show, the company showcased a selection of models from its latest collection, with visitors to the stand reportedly enthused by the Retro collection and Readers line.


The Rodenstock team at this year’s TFWA World Exhibition. The firm proudly displays its Travel Retail Awards winners logo, which it secured during TFWA Singapore for the Porsche Design Sunglasses P’8478.

As a result of meetings with new and existing partners, the company is now planning for new marketing activities in 2020, including pop-up stores and high-profile campaigns.

“Rodenstock is the perfect blend of high-quality and luxury fashion with classic styling and we have a very exciting few months to come as our global expansion gathers pace,” Eckhardt-Koestler added.

“Our discussions in Cannes opened the doors to a number of very exciting new opportunities and developments to come in the next year which will help secure our growth within the travel retail sector and on the world stage.”


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