Travel Retail Awards 2022: What it means to win

By Faye Bartle |

A selection of 2022 Global Travel Retail Awards winners, and recipients of this year’s new Highly Recommended accolade, share their reactions to being recognised and what it means for their business.

The winners were revealed on 3 October at a glittering evening ceremony in Cannes.

“The Travel Retail Awards are a barometer of what shoppers are currently seeking in the channel,” said Nigel Hardy, Joint Owner and Managing Director of TRBusiness.

“As we continue to emerge from the pandemic, providing a platform for the consumer voice – and taking their opinions on board – is incredibly important.

“It was also rewarding to see companies of all sizes and from all around the world being celebrated.

“This not only underscores the transparency of the awards, but is a reflection of what is being experienced on the shop floor and inflight.”

Click the link to view the full list of winners and Highly Recommended accolades in each category. You can share your images from the evening with us on social media using the hashtag #travelretailawards.

2022 Global Travel Retail Awards.

From left to right: Rob Robertaccio, Senior Vice President Global & Travel Retail Sales, E. Gluck Corp; Suzy Jacobs, Director of Global Travel Retail Sales, E. Gluck Corporation; and Christian Moreaux, Managing Director at CLA Distribution s.r.o.

“This award is tremendously valuable”

Rob Robertaccio, Senior Vice President Global & Travel Retail Sales, E. Gluck Corp.

“To have won just our category would have been honour enough, but to have also been chosen for the Best Overall Product really made us quite proud. The fact that it is the consumer that voted for us in this way, gives such credibility to what we have done. After all, it’s the consumer that is doing the shopping and having their validation is quite special and reinforces the design direction that we have taken.

“This award is tremendously valuable. Being able to show off the winner’s emblem at the point of retail draws attention to what we have done and makes the customer know that they are buying a highly rated product. It also reinforces our brand within the DF & TR community and gives them confidence in us to deliver product that is meaningful to their shopper.”

Winner: Best Watches & Jewellery Product for the E. Gluck Anne Klein Considered Solar Recycled Ocean Plastic Strap Watch.
Joint winner: Best Overall Product (see above).
Highly Recommended: Best Watches & Jewellery Product for the E. Gluck Anne Klein Considered Solar Powered Ceramic Watch.

 

Haribo – Travel Parade.

Haribo – Travel Parade.

“The awards directly reflect the opinions of the consumer”

Elisa Fontana, Global Travel Retail Head of Marketing, Haribo.

“The consumer is at the heart of everything we do at Haribo and our aim is to bring happiness to travellers with a range that’s perfect for on-the-go convenience, sharing and also for happy treats. The Travel Retail Awards – voted by shoppers – are especially important for us as they directly reflect the opinions of the consumer and so we are delighted to receive this Highly Recommended accolade.”

Highly Recommended: Best Confectionery and Fine Foods Product for Haribo – Travel Parade.

Maui Jim – Pua Polarized Fashion Sunglasses.

Maui Jim – Pua Polarized Fashion Sunglasses.

“It reinforces the passion we bring to travel retail”

Giles Marks, Senior Director, Global Travel Retail, Maui Jim Sunglasses

“The ability to position your brand and product ahead of the competition is always rewarding – especially when the ultimate value is judged by the consumer. It symbolises the quality of not just our sunglass brand, but the quality and dedication of our marketing department to showcase our superior products across all global regions. To be rewarded and recognised as the number one sunglass brand, reinforces our core values and passion we bring to travel retail as a company.”

Winner: Best Sunglasses & Eyewear Product for Maui Jim – Pua Polarized Fashion Sunglasses.

 

2022 Global Travel Retail Awards.

Steven Candries, Commercial Director, ChocDecor/Belfine.

“It recognises that the steps we take are the right ones”

Steven Candries, Commercial Director, Chocdecor.
Winner: Best Confectionery and Fine Foods Product

“Winning an entirely consumer-voted award means a lot. Such a prize elevates and motivates. It gives a feeling of proudness and recognition that the steps we take are the right ones.”

You can read the full comment from Candries here.

L’Oréal Paris – Color Riche Intense Volume Matte.

L’Oréal Paris – Color Riche Intense Volume Matte.

“It is an honour to win”

The L’Oreal Paris TR team

“It is an honour to win the award for Best Make-up Product in 2022. The launch of the Color Riche Intense Volume Matte is an amazing example of what we stand for at L’Oréal Paris; where all women can find and indulge in a high-quality, highly desirable lipstick, and with one stroke, makes her feel more feminine and empowered, at an accessible price. That way we truly create beauty for all travellers.”

 Winner: Best Make-up Product for L’Oréal, L’Oréal Paris – Color Riche Intense Volume Matte.

2022 Global Travel Retail Awards Best Wine Product

Monica Lisetto, Art Director and Andrea Fedeli, Senior Export Manager Supervisor at Bottega.

“It’s a boost to business”

Monica Lisetto, Art Director, Bottega S.p.A.

“This prestigious award given to Bottega Gold, our Prosecco Doc characterised by the bottle with golden livery, is a source of great satisfaction for the entire company. And it is even more so because it is the result of the votes expressed by consumers. It is therefore an important barometer of their appreciation for our flagship product.

“The organisation of the evening by TRBusiness was impeccable. The elegant and refined location contributed to the prestige of the event. The award that has great notoriety in the travel retail world is a confirmation for our brand and a further boost to increase our business in this sector.”

Winner: Best Wine Product for Bottega – Bottega Gold Prosecco DOC

2022 Global Travel Retail Awards.

The Whyte and Mackay GTR team, from left to right: Clarisse Daniels, Head of Marketing GTR & Emerging Markets; Caitlin Malarky, Trade Marketing Manager – Middle East & India; Amy Neville-Eliot, Channel Marketing Manager – GTR; and Alice Hsu, Senior Trade Marketing Manager – China & Taiwan DF.

“We believe in the importance of listening to shoppers”

Clarisse Daniels, Head of Marketing GTR & Emerging Markets, Whyte and Mackay

“I’d like to thank TRBusiness and m1nd-set for organising the only industry award voted by shoppers. In a time where shoppers’ behaviour is fast evolving, we believe in the importance of listening to them and, at Whyte & Mackay, we understand who has been driving the malt category today and who will drive tomorrow’s growth in our channel.

“Jura exists to support a tiny island community prosper and Jura Islanders’ Expressions is a collection of limited editions working in collaboration with creative people from the island. This is the socially responsible behaviour that appeals to the younger consumer driving the growth in travel retail.

“Winning the first award as spirit of the year made us very happy but being also granted the coveted product of the year award took the team’s joy to another level.

“Talking about team, I’d like to thank the great team collaboration that took place to create this very successful collection of limited edition. Our colleagues in Scotland and my team across the various TR regions have all been instrumental to the success of this innovation.”

Winner: Best Spirits Product for Jura Islanders’ Expressions Collection No.1 Joint winner: Best Overall Product  for Jura Islanders’ Expressions Collection No.1

2022 Global Travel Retail Awards.

Centre: The Lego Group’s Annette Rosendahl, Head of Travel Retail Development, and Sebastian Alt, Senior Manager Expansion & Training.

“It’s extremely valuable for us”

Sebastian Alt, Senior Business Development Manager – LEGO Travel Retail Development.

“The team is very proud that a LEGO set was awarded the Best Children’s Product for the fifth time in a row. Being a shopper focused company, especially the fact that the winner is voted by shoppers, makes it extremely valuable for us”.

Winner: Best Children’s Product for The Lego Group – Fire Rescue & Police Chase

2022 Global Travel Retail Awards.

Garry Maxwell, Director, GMAX Travel Retail, representing Shenzhen Hali-Power Industrial.

“It’s fantastic recognition for the brand”

Garry Maxwell, Director, GMAX Travel Retail, representing Shenzhen Hali-Power Industrial.

“For us it is fantastic recognition for the brand it’s great to see it recognised and being voted for by shoppers is even better,” said Garry Maxwell, Director, GMAX Travel Retail, representing Shenzhen Hali-Power Industrial. “I think it will open up doors for us around the world. We are very pleased”

Winner: Best Electronics Product for Shenzhen Hali-Power Industrial, Represented By GMAX – MiLi Mag-SoundMate

Nestlé International Travel Retail – Smarties Toppers.

Nestlé International Travel Retail – Smarties Toppers.

“We are very pleased”

Stewart Dryburgh, General Manager Nestlé International Travel Retail.

“We are very pleased to have been awarded Highly Recommended in the Best Children’s Product category for our Smarties Toppers in the Travel Retail Awards.”

Highly Recommended: Best Children’s Product for Nestlé International Travel Retail – Smarties Toppers

2022 Global Travel retail Awards: Best Skincare, Haircare, Bath and Body Product

Katy Mason, New Business Development and Tatia Hudson, Account Manager at On the Mark Consultancy.

“We have already had multiple enquiries from customers”

Katy Mason, New Business Development at On the Mark Consultancy. “

“I couldn’t believe we won. It meant so much to our company – especially because it was voted by consumers. We had a huge celebration back on our boat that evening. We develop the Bon Voyage Discovery Boxes in house, so to have our ‘own label’ product win was even more special.

“The fact that it is consumer voted, I think shows that we know how to select product. At On the Mark, we like to think we have our finger on the pulse of the beauty industry – and we endeavour to bring the hottest independent brands into the TR industry. With the boxes, we can cast our net even wider and give so many smaller, niche brands a chance to be featured within the TR sector – as well as larger more established brands.

“Winning an award is a great achievement, so we will definitely be making the most of it. Since the win in Cannes, we have already had multiple enquiries from customers regarding creating more bespoke/ exclusive Bon Voyage beauty boxes for our customers next year –  so the award is already creating more interest in our business and our products.”

Winner: Best Skincare, Haircare, Bath and Body Product – On the Mark Consultancy – Bon Voyage Discovery Box

OLIO

 OLIO emerged as the winner of the Best Sustainable Initiative at an Airport, Airline, Cruise or Rail Company category.

Saasha Celestial-One COO, OLIO .

Saasha Celestial-One, COO, OLIO with the award.

“We’re delighted our work has been recognised”

Alberto Lo Bue, Managing Director of OLIO’s Food Waste Heroes Programme

“We’re delighted that OLIO’s work with Eurostar has been recognised as leading the way in sustainable travel by the Global Travel Retail Awards panel of consumer judges.

“We’re very proud to be working together with Eurostar on this pioneering food surplus redistribution scheme in the travel sector, and hope it will be the first of many such partnerships.”

Winner: Best Sustainable Initiative at an Airport, Airline, Cruise or Rail Company.

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