New travel retail customer enquiries for Skross at this month’s TFWA World Exhibition surpassed pre-pandemic levels, according to technology and adapter accessories specialist World Connect.
The company hailed the ‘brisk business’ conducted for its new Skross travel and electronics portfolio at the annual Cannes show.
“The quality of meetings and the number of people that we met this year were exceptional,” noted World Connect Managing Partner Sam Gerber.
“This year, we noticed a much bigger interest in our brand and products compared to previous TFWA events. It’s the result of the hard work we have done in upgrading our brand visibility, and the substantial adaptions to our range of products.”
The success of Skross Travel
Skross has successfully integrated a new lifestyle range ‘Skross Travel’ into its collections. This year, the company has put more focus on developing the brand and the overall perception of its product listings in travel retail.
“Our new collections aim to complement the brand presence for Skross,” Gerber confirmed. “One main objective, when we talk about travel accessories as an example, was to create a strong visual impact using our main colours red/white/grey.
“This strong Swiss brand identity has impressed many of our existing clients and we have been able to gain new listings very quickly – thus building what we call a ‘red wall of Skross’ in many locations. Today, we can offer ‘power, charge, comfort’ under the same brand name. The reaction in Cannes has been positive, without any exception.”
Skross recently signed an exclusive agreement with WHSmith UK for listings in all UK airports for its new travel accessories range. Cannes also provided the opportunity for the company to confirm a further new agreement with InMotion USA that will add up to 100 stores for its ‘red wall of Skross’ brand visibility campaign.
In addition, Skross reports that there has been strong interest from numerous partners in the Middle East and India, with both regions representing great growth potential for the brand.
“We are very happy and excited to see how rapidly GTR is coming back after such a major crisis,” Gerber commented. “The resilience of the industry is unbelievable and we at Skross are particularly happy that our sector of products is now considered no longer a niche but a key part of the business.”
SKROSS won a Global Travel Retail Award, in the Best Electronics Product category for its Wireless Bluetooth Audio Adapter this year. “The awards (and awards nominations) are a great advocacy tool,” Gerber concluded.
“They help to support our claim that technology/lifestyle under a strong brand are not elements that exclude each other. We even received some requests for new listings immediately after receiving the award.”