Retailing on-board for £159, this new watch has an impressive list of features, including: incoming call alert, Email, SMS, Social Media, Calendar Events, Pedometer, Calorie Counter, Sleep Monitor and Missed Calls. Android and IOS compatible, the watch has Swiss Parts Movement making it of a similar high quality to the rest of the Aviator offering.
Stuart McGuire, Chairman, Scorpio Worldwide, comments, “We have been watching the rise of smart watch technology for a number of years with a lot of interest. It has become a huge part of the domestic watch market, and it won’t be long until a large percentage of the watches sold in travel retail will have some form of smart technology. Being the leading inflight distributor in travel retail, we were determined to be the first to launch smart watch technology into the channel, and partnering with the most successful inflight watch brand of all time makes it sure to be popular with both our customers and their passengers.
“One of the main issues we see with current Smart Watches offered on the market is the lack of styling, and the fact that that most of them don’t look like normal watches. We have addressed both of these issues and combined classic Aviator styling with Smart Watch features,” adds McGuire.
For avid diving fans, the launch of the new Aviator Special Ops Professional Diver Watch will be pleasing to the ear. Water resistant to 200M/650ft and constructed with a solid stainless steel 44mm case featuring a uni-directional rotating bezel and screw down crown, this new watch ensures that no man will ever lack style, no matter what depth he is at. The addition of a blue textured dial with calendar and luminous hands and indices means that the time and date will always be to hand. The ultimate high performance watch without the high performance watch price. Tough. Robust. Prepared.
“The new diving watch is a great addition to the Aviator portfolio. You don’t need to be a diving fan to enjoy the benefits of the watch; it’s stylish look and design gives it a broad appeal,” adds McGuire.
Bringing together advanced natural ingredients and results-driven formulations, ARK’s age-protect, age-defend and age-defy ranges offer an intelligent approach to skincare and supplying the skin with exactly what it needs at different stages of life.
Made in Britain in small batches to retain efficacy, each ARK skincare product is free from artificial colours, fragrances and parabens, making them perfect for even the most sensitive of complexions. What’s more, each product utilises specialised containers including airless pump technology, delivering the exact amount of product you need without contamination from the bacteria on your hands.
Stuart McGuire, Chairman, Scorpio Worldwide, comments, “We have been building our beauty portfolio over the past 18 months, and with the addition of ARK Skincare, I believe that we have a very strong offering. ARK Skincare is a highly regarded brand in the domestic beauty market, so we have high hopes that it will be a popular product inflight.”
Partnering with Scorpio Worldwide to bring its skincare products to the inflight channel, Ark will be launching two new products on all Thomson Airways routes – Hydration Injection Masque and Skin Protector SPF30 Primer.
Hydration Injection Masque
An intensive multivitamin hydration injection masque to quench skin, plump wrinkles and restore vibrancy, this rejuvenating treatment masque is the ideal pick me up for skin which looks tired, stressed and lacking in radiance.
ARK Skincare Hydration Injection Masque contains an encapsulated blend of vitamins for maximum efficacy: Vitamin A to regulate collagen synthesis; Vitamin B5 for smoothness; Vitamin C to fade pigmentation and Vitamin E to prevent UV damage. Hyaluronic Acid Booster drenches skin with moisture, optimising the circulation of water through all skin layers and providing 24-hour protection against water loss. Winner of Best age delay face masque – Beauty Shortlist Awards 2016
Skin Protector SPF30 Primer
A Make-up primer, sunscreen, and moisturiser in one. ARK Skincare Skin Protector SPF30 Primer ensures make-up glides on effortlessly with an airbrush finish and lasts all day long, whilst delivering UVA & UVB protection against sun damage and premature ageing. Leaves skin looking flawless.
Chosen by the Independent as the No. 1 Best Buy, Long lasting make up product September 2016. Chosen by the Independent as the No.1 Best Buy, Top 9 Facial Sunscreens July 2015. Winner of Best time saving/multi-tasking beauty product – Beauty Shortlist Mama & Baby Awards 2016.
Tamsin Styles, CEO of Ark Skincare, comments, “ARK Skincare is incredibly excited to be launching two of its award winning products on all Thomson Airways routes from 1st November 2016. This is a new and exciting phase of ARK Skincare’s growth, and opens up new audiences for ARK’s retail product line. This forms part of ARKs global development plans, and is the first stage of ARK's expansion into the travel and hospitality industries. The two products launching are particularly key to travellers who wish to protect and hydrate their skin with quality British skincare formulations both in flight, and during their time away.”
Mo Bro’s was founded in 2014 by three brothers after they decided to grow their beards for Movember, the annual event to raise money for Men’s Health charities, particularly related to prostate cancer. During this time, the three brothers struggled to find products to stop their emerging beards from becoming itchy and messy; to solve the problem they developed their own range of innovative, high quality grooming products.
To cater specifically for the travelling man, Scorpio Worldwide and Mo Bro’s have created three travel retail exclusive collections that will be showcased at TFWA World Exhibition (Mediterranean Village, P08). Available in Classic Cedarwood or Unscented these include:
Mo Bro’s Grooming Travel Kit – A perfect gift for a bearded friend. The gift set contains all of the essentials you or your bearded companion will need to maintain a beard. The essentials include items such as Beard and Moustache combs for necessary grooming, as well as beard oil to stop any irritation. This gift set also comes with a Gift Tin which means you can easily wrap up the present for that special bearded someone. 1x Premium Aluminium Gift Tin, 1x 25ml Beard Balm, 1 x15ml Moustache Wax, 1x 10ml Beard Oil, 1x Beard Comb, 1x Moustache Comb.
Mo Bro’s Ultimate Beard Care Kit – The most complete beard grooming package available. It comes with every tool needed to effectively groom a beard into the awesome mane it’s destined to be. 1x Premium XL Aluminium Gift Tin, 1x Hessian Carry Bag, 1x 25ml Beard Balm, 1x25ml Moustache Wax, 1x20ml Beard Oil, 1x80g Beard Soap, 1x Beard Comb, 1x Moustache Comb.
Mo Bro’s Beard Balm Gift Collection – This gift collection allows the user to try each of the six scented beard balms available in the Mo Bro’s collection. Each beard balm keeps the beard soft and conditioned with ingredients including almond oil and shea butter. A perfect gift pack that includes 6x 25ml Beard Balms – Cedarwood, Unscented, Sandalwood, Vanilla and Mango, Sweet Mint and Summer Spice.
Stuart McGuire, Chairman, Scorpio Worldwide, comments, “The Mo Bro’s brand is a great example of entrepreneurialism, which I have great admiration for as it's the same spirit upon which Scorpio Worldwide was built. The Mo Bro’s brand is ideal for inflight due to its gifting potential, and as the channel in general is impulse-driven the brand is sure to emulate its current domestic success.”
Previously, Scorpio Worldwide’s distributorship included the inflight channel to Europe and Africa only, along with Scorpio acting as Revlon’s agent for travel retail ground shops and inflight in the Middle East. Under the new agreement, Scorpio Worldwide will continue to act as Revlon’s regional agent for Middle East travel retail ground shops.
The new 3-year deal – with an optional extension for a further 2 years – is an exciting time for both companies as they look to strengthen what has already proved to be a successful relationship.
Ian Cowie, Managing Director, Scorpio Worldwide, commented, “We have been working with Revlon for 3 years now and the brand has gone from strength to strength in the inflight channel under our guidance. We are delighted that our relationship with Revlon has been extended for, potentially, another 5 years. The combination of this, and the fact that we have expanded the relationship regionally to include the full Asian and Middle Eastern inflight channel is a testament to the success of the previous 3 years.”
“We have enjoyed helping to grow Revlon’s inflight business and look forward to continuing to do so with the innovative new products and compelling new packaging that Revlon is introducing to the traveling beauty user.”
Jerusa Moura, Travel Retail Director, Revlon, commented, “This is an exciting time for Revlon. Revlon’s inflight business has really taken off over the past 3 years. Our relationship with Scorpio Worldwide has played an important role in this success. The end of last year saw Revlon release some innovative new products and compelling new packaging, so Revlon looks forward to seeing how our brand develops in the inflight channel with these new opportunities.”
Stuart McGuire, Chairman, Scorpio Worldwide, comments, “The feedback we received when Daisy Dixon was first launched in Cannes was astonishing. We knew it was going to go down well, but now we are thinking that this brand could really push the ladies’ watch market to a whole new level. The brand is completely different to anything else you will find in the channel, which makes it very appealing to a lot of our customers. We have always taken pride in releasing brands that are unique, innovative, and appealing to travellers, and Daisy Dixon ticks all of those boxes.”
Since its launch, Daisy Dixon has achieved listings throughout Europe and the Middle East, including: easyJet, Thomson, Air Arabia, Virgin, Etihad, Thomas Cook Scandinavia, KLM, Air Austral, and Oman Air.
The range of inflight exclusive watches has had an update, with several new styles added, along with new materials and designs - yet still retaining the very successful floral and polka dot themes. Originally a pure online brand, Daisy Dixon has built up a large following, becoming well-known for its supermodel named watches. With packaging that has been designed specifically for inflight, the fashionable watches are partnered with either a matching half bangle, or two changeable straps. The Daisy Dixon range offers high fashion for low cost, making it an ideal gift item for a trend loving traveller.
“TFWA Asia Pacific is the ideal place to introduce the brand to our Asian customers. By letting them see for themselves what the brand has to offer to both their airlines and passengers, we are hoping that we can gain signficant business in the region,” adds McGuire.
TFWA World Exhibition saw the company launch an extension of its hugely successful Aviator F Series to include a Vintage Collection that pays homage to 1940s and 1950s pilot watch styles. The range has proven to be hugely successful, and as a result Scorpio Worldwide has now added additional designs, giving it a broader appeal. Additionally, the Aviator F Series will now compromise more traditional chronograph pilot watches, thanks to increasing interest in this trend.
Chairman, Stuart McGuire comments, “The Aviator range has seen a number of upgrades and extensions over the years, this is to ensure that we are constantly providing our customers with designs that are on trend, and emulate what is currently on the high-street. The Vintage Collection has already proven to be popular with our customers, so we are confident that the new additions to the range will only add to this.”
Scorpio Worldwide will also be showcasing a selection of Timberland’s best-selling watches. The collection sits at a lower price point than those that are found in the domestic market, but still, provide consumers with the same great quality and detail from the internationally loved brand.
The revamped jewellery brand, Pierre Cardin will also be making an appearance at the show, where there will be the first-time introduction of Gentleman’s and Ladies Watch Sets with the popular Nato strap design. The collection will also see more striking colours added to the already successful Watch and Jewellery Sets, along with the more traditional designed pieces. Additionally, Scorpio will be showing a selection of the ever popular Pendant and Earring Sets, along with some new design ideas for individual pieces.
Continuing to be heavily involved in the electronics category, Scorpio Worldwide will be introducing the world’s smallest 3-pole travel adapter from S-KROSS. This, along with high-quality power-banks, and a unique charge and sync alarm cable called the S-KROSS Buzz, is a totally new direction for the brand, and one that Scorpio Worldwide is hugely supportive of.
“We’ve been the exclusive in-flight distributor for S-KROSS for over 10 years now, and it has grown into a very successful partnership. These new products are expanding what the brand has to offer to the market, so we are delighted to be a part of this,” adds McGuire.
Rodial was founded by Maria Hatzistefanis - a former beauty editor - who identified a gap in the market for a series skincare range that would offer targeted treatments to specific skin concerns. Pairing world-class anti-ageing ingredients with ground-breaking innovation, Rodial products are high performance skincare essentials. Its hero products are Snake Serum and Dragon’s blood gel that are loved by celebrities and influencers worldwide.
Andrea Buryanova, Rodial UK Sales Director, comments, “Rodial is delighted to commence a new relationship with one of the industry leaders in travel retail - Scorpio Worldwide.’’
Currently available in 35 countries and over 2000 doors, including Harvey Nichols, Harrods, and Saks Fifth avenue, the brand is sure to be popular with women that love to look after their skin.
Scorpio Worldwide will be offering nine products from Rodial’s extensive range, which include:
Stem Cell Magic Gel –This brand new product from Rodial is a 10-in-1 wonder gel designed to bounce skin back to life with advanced stem cell technology.
Hero’s Collection – A collection of Rodial’s hero products for the ultimate skincare collection.
Dragon’s Blood – A capsule collection from the popular dragon’s blood range, the ultimate in hydration, including sculpting gel, eye masks and a kit that includes 4 travel sized bottles of the bestselling items in the range.
Snake Booster Oil – A hydrating facial oil, optimized to reduce the look of wrinkles and lines of expression.
Pink Diamond Lifting Face Mask – This bio-cellulose mask instantly lifts and smooths skin, while adding a brightening aspect, which give the skin a ‘lit-from-within’ look.
Stuart McGuire, Chairman, Scorpio Worldwide comments, “We are delighted to be working with Rodial, it is a beautiful product that offers travelers the ultimate skin-care regime. We think the brand is perfect for inflight, and we are looking forward to what we hope to be a long and fruitful partnership.”
Stuart McGuire, Chairman, Scorpio Worldwide comments, “We are delighted to be working with such an up and coming cosmetic brand. We want to appeal to every generation and NUDESTIX is definitely a brand that will help us do this. Our customers are looking for brands that excite and offer something different to travelers, NUDESTIX does both of these things and we are looking forward to a successful partnership.”
Scorpio Worldwide will be offering three travel retail exclusive inflight sets including:
Lip and Cheek Combo in Sin/Love or Whisper/Mystic
Eye Pencil Combo in Shimmer/Night or Angel/Bronze
Skin Combo in Clean Up and Moisture
The brand was inspired by sisters and aspiring models, Ally and Taylor Frankel who have worked with some of today’s hottest makeup artists and photographers. They both soon realised that the full face of make-up they had to wear in front of the camera was not for them, preferring an all-natural look with a touch of colour to accentuate their finest features. “We believe a natural look is a perfect fit for any face. We’re all born with our own unique look, so why cover it up with tons of makeup?” comments Ally & Taylor Frankel, NUDESTIX.
Having grown up in the beauty industry they turned to their mother, Jenny Frankel. A multi-award winning, cosmetics business builder and chemical engineer, Jenny Frankel commenced her career formulating products for industry giant MAC Cosmetics. Jenny moved on to create COVER FX, a cosmeceutical complexion brand, winning multiple awards for her iconic cream foundation formula.
Identifying the ‘white space’ in the cosmetics industry for innovative, neutral-tones, easy-to-use makeup products and collaborating with Ally and Taylor on product ideas, shades and cool style, NUDESTIX beauty was born.
“NUDESTIX is not a product that any beauty executive with 20 years of experience would create, because we don’t think like the up and coming generation…they have been influenced by technology, have access to curated lifestyles, and need their makeup to be easy, cool, and not look like too much effort was made. As for brushes, forget it…fingers are their preferred choice. Today’s generation want to share their beauty look instantly on instagram; that’s why with every product purchased Ally & Taylor ask you to post your selfie on #n_stix,” adds Jenny Frankel, NUDESTIX President and Founder.
Jenny sourced the finest of products in Europe, adding special skin saving vitamins, anti-oxidants and moisturizers, NUDESTIX are loaded with just enough color to get the job done. This simple collection of easy-to-use makeup crayons covers all the bases. The result? A fresh-faced, nude and natural look.
Scorpio Worldwide Chairman Stuart McGuire comments, “We are delighted that the Yamaha Factory Racing VR/46 watch by TW Steel has been recognized as the best new watch this year. The watch was initially launched at TFWA Asia Pacific and the feedback was extremely positive, and we even managed to secure our first listings there and then. I would like to thank the DFNI Editorial Team for voting for us and as ever congratulate the team at Scorpio Worldwide that work so hard, day in day out, to get products like this to the market successfully.”
In addition, Skross – providing innovative solutions for mobile travelers – was highly commended in the Best Gift Product category for its new Reload Batteries, which Scorpio Worldwide distributes globally.