Presented on Tuesday 2nd June to Scorpio Worldwide Sales and Marketing Director Richard Kennedy during the annual Airline Retail Conference gala dinner, this year held at Kensington Close Hotel. 2015 has already proven to be a successful year for Scorpio Worldwide in terms of awards, with the DFNI Global Award for Supplier of the Year, DFNI Americas Supplier of the Year and ARC Asia Best Inflight Distributor of the Year all under its belt. “We are delighted to once again be named Best Inflight Distributor of the Year at the Airline Retail Conference. Our team works unbelievably hard and undoubtable deserves this recognition. I’d like to thank everyone who voted for us, and thank ARC for another successful conference and exhibition,” Kennedy commented.
We are delighted to announce that Scorpio Worldwide has again received the DFNI Global Award for Supplier of the Year. The award was presented on Friday April 17th to Scorpio Worldwide Chairman Stuart McGuire during the annual DFNI Charity Ball held at the London Lancaster. This is the fourth consecutive year that Scorpio Worldwide has won the award and adds to the regional DFNI Americas Supplier of the Year and ARC Asia Best Inflight Distributor awards achieved earlier this year. "I'd like to thank everyone in the industry who voted for us once again, and a heart-felt congratulations to all the team at Scorpio Worldwide.
The BIG news in Singapore is the launch of The Yamaha Factory Racing VR | 46 Watch Collection by TW Steel. A collection of eight watches with 45mm carbon cases, comprising four chronograph models and four 3-hand models with black, blue, white or yellow silicon straps, this collaboration delivers on its promise to bring the passion, performance and excitement of MotoGP superstar Valentino Rossi in a stealth by TW Steel design. A racer’s watch inspired by the master himself, accept no substitute.
The official launch takes place on the Scorpio stand on Tuesday May 12th 2015 at 1700 hours when Scorpio’s Sales & Marketing director Richard Kennedy will explain the strategy behind the new introduction. Scorpio’s leading success story Aviator sees new men’s and ladies collections that focus on the latest dial-colour and finish trend. For men there are 12 new models in all, including three with various dial colours and finishes; all chronographs that maintain the Aviator design principals, look and feel. For ladies, Aviator introduces five new models, combining blue and purple dials with interchangeable straps in a range of colours, finishes and materials. Favourite designer Karen Millen offers a range of contemporary classic watches featuring contrasting elements with the finest leather straps. In Singapore, three new models are being introduced – all updates to existing designs. The first two are strap versions of the popular small round model, one in polished stainless steel with white dial and strap, the other finished with rose gold plating, chocolate colour dial and strap. The third watch is another version of the ladies cocktail watch with silver dial and pearlized azure blue strap. All come with Swarovski elements creating serious wrist candy for any Karen Millen lover! Everyone who wears a watch had to learn to tell the time initially – the latest Time Design Time Teaching Watches for boys and girls make the process great fun by including easy to use and understand activities.Also aimed at children, the Ani-snap Mix and Snap comes with a snap on wristband and three interchangeable fun watch heads: dog, owl and penguin.
Within the jewellery sector, Scorpio’s long-standing favourite brand Pierre Cardin is expanded with two new watch and jewellery set families in a range of new colours and designs. These include new pendant and earring sets, six new bangles and bracelets, plus a new interchangeable pendant set concept. Finally, from the sophisticated and classy Danish designer Dyrberg Kern, Scorpio is offering buyers three new gorgeous bangles finished in gold plating with black and white enamel detailing.
Says Richard Kennedy: “One of Scorpio’s key company values is ‘Pioneering’ and at this year’s Singapore show this is more evident than ever – not just in the new watch and jewellery collections we will be displaying, but across the board. “Watches and jewellery are, however, core to our portfolio and I am really thrilled with the new and refreshed collections now available. Adding The Yamaha Factory Racing VR | 46 Watch Collection by T W Steel is a real coup for us and I look forward to telling everyone more about it on Tuesday at our launch event.”
Scorpio is thrilled to announce that at the recent Duty Free Show of the Americas in Orlando it received the DFNI Americas Supplier of the Year Award. This follows the company receiving both DFNI and ARCSupplier of the Year awards (the latter for the fourth consecutive year), presented in both London and Hong Kong. With both awards voted for by the industry, they acknowledge Scorpio Worldwide's continuing efforts to provide first class products and services to the inflight and travel retail sectors.
Scorpio Worldwide Sales and Marketing Director Richard Kennedy says: “The DFNI Americas Supplier of the Year Award was a huge but very pleasant surprise. Our first award in this region, being voted Supplier of the Year against some very respectable competition, really is a great honour. We have now received awards that acknowledge our commitment to the industry both globally and regionally in Asia - and now the Americas, which is something to be very proud of. The ARC award is special because we have won it now for four years running - but it’s equally satisfying to pick up an award for the first time. These awards are a firm indication of our continued hard work and commitment to both the inflight and travel retail businesses, but we will not rest on our laurels and will continue to strive for improvements in every area. I would like to thank all those who voted for us, our valued customers and suppliers. We’re very thrilled to have won.”
Dateline: Crawley, UK, 16 April 2014. “Delighted, happy, humbled and over the moon.” These were just some of the comments from Scorpio Worldwide sales and marketing director Richard Kennedy immediately after learning that Scorpio had won the award for “Supplier of the Year” for the third consecutive year in the DFNI Global Awards for Travel-Retail Excellence 2014. The awards were presented at the DFNI Gemstones & Jewels Charity Ball, held at the Lancaster Hotel London on Friday 11 April 2014.
The purpose of the awards is to recognise the finest retailing practice in the global travel-retail market and every year DFNI invites the worldwide travel-retail industry to select the companies setting the highest standards in their fields – at airports, in the air, on land and on board ferries and cruise ships. Votes are cast by the industry, for the industry worldwide, making the poll a true reflection of global trade opinion.
Voters are asked to nominate three companies in each category, ranking them first, second and third and points are allocated accordingly. The company with the highest score in each category wins the award.
Commenting further, Richard Kennedy said, “Each time we have been successful in winning an award it gives everyone at Scorpio Worldwide a great sense of pride and achievement. When we thank all those who have voted for us it is meant genuinely and sincerely as it means a lot to us all. Thank you so much for voting for us again this time. To think we have won the DFNI Global Award for “Supplier of the Year” for the past three consecutive years is an incredible result, especially when considering we’re nominated with such international and respected companies such as Estée Lauder Travel Retail and Proctor & Gamble. Added to this, we have also won “Supplier of the Year” in both the Airline Retail Conference Asia and Rest of World Awards for the last three years, so it’s a truly remarkable achievement and thanks must go to each and every one of our employees. For the moment we will all enjoy the success, but knowing that we must continue to maintain and improve our services.”
For further information contact:
Richard KennedyTel: +44 (0)1293 848513
Dateline: Crawley, UK, 7 March 2014. For the third consecutive year Scorpio Worldwide is able to announce being the proud winner of the ARC Asia-Pacific Supplier of the Year. The award was presented at the ARC Asia-Pacific gala dinner held on Tuesday 25 February 2014 at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre in Singapore.
Voted for by the industry, everyone at Scorpio is delighted, as the award acknowledges the company’s continuing efforts to provide first class products and services to the inflight sector.
Scorpio’s sales and marketing director, Richard Kennedy, commented: “I’m especially happy for everyone at Scorpio Worldwide to win this award for the third consecutive year. It’s a clear indication of our hard work and commitment to the inflight business. I would like to thank all those who voted for us, our valued customers and suppliers. We’re absolutely thrilled to have won.”
For further information contact:
Richard Kennedy Tel: +44 (0)1293 848513
Dateline: Crawley, UK, 5 February 2014.
Scorpio Worldwide is excited to announce that since joining forces with gadget developer, thumbsUp! the company has received an incredible response from the in-flight market to its new range of original products. The innovative gadgets were first introduced at Cannes 2013 and have since secured listings on-board more than 20 airlines including Air Canada, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Etihad, Fly Dubai, KLM, Lufthansa, Saudia, Swiss Air and Thai Airways.
The collection offers something for everyone, including a waterproof Aqua Case for iPhone 4 and 5, on board £15.00; the Snap Remote, a remote shutter for your phone or tablet camera so you can be part of the group photo, on board for £16.00; a Ferrari California replica car controlled via an app on your iOS or Android device, onboard £40.00; and a tiny remote control helicopter, recognised by The Guinness Book of Records as ‘The World’s Smallest Helicopter!’, on board for £55.00
Commenting on this success, Scorpio’s Sales & Marketing Director, Richard Kennedy, said “We are absolutely delighted with the customer response to our new gadget range and, in particular, those products supplied by thumbsUp!. We have achieved listings way ahead of expectations and our customers are reporting how pleased they are to have such a great range of gadgets to select from. We’re currently working together with thumbsUp! on the next phase of products and are already extremely excited about what’s to come!”
thumbsUp! director, Wojtek Kolan, commented “We are thrilled by the reaction to the first selection and we are enthusiastically working alongside Scorpio to come up with even more innovative ‘must have’ items to increase the range. Scorpio’s expertise in the in-flight market combined with our gadgets has already made for a great success and we’re excited about next season’s new products.”
For further information contact:
Richard KennedyTel: +44 (0)1293 848513
May 20 saw the official opening of Scorpio Worldwide’s new Middle East regional office at the Jumeirah Business Centre in Jumeirah Lake Towers – five times the size of Scorpio's previous showroom at 2,545 sq ft.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony was carried out by Emirates Airline Vice President Retail Services John Sime and was attended by a number of industry guests including Dubai Duty Free Executive Vice Chairman Colm McLoughlin and wife Breda plus buyers from DUFRY Eurasia, Aldeasa Kuwait, Muscat Duty Free, Emirates Airline, Traveller, DFS Abu Dhabi, Suzan General Trading, Indu Worldwide and members of the media.
Guests were greeted by Scorpio Worldwide Chairman Stuart McGuire who said: ‘Our new offices reflect our commitment to the region, and provide a platform to build on our success over the past five years and create further growth. I would like to thank all our customers and suppliers for their faith in us, and for Garry (Stoner), Vanessa (Hill) and the whole team, who have done an excellent job.’
Image shows Scorpio Worldwide Chairman Stuart McGuire(L) with Emirates Airline VP Retail Services John Sime (R)
Press contact: Rowena Holland, Essential Communications.
Scorpio Worldwide will be showcasing a number of new product ideas for in-flight sales at TFWA Asia Pacific Conference & Exhibition this year (Stand N20).
The phenomenally successful Lip Smacker range of flavoured lip-balms has been extended for inflight with a new exclusive Coca-Cola tin offering a combination of lip balms and lip gloss. This brand new item will launch in Q4 this year. Additional new packs will also be available to travel retail ground shops including a new Coca-Cola Lip Happiness Tin, a Coca-Cola Collectable Tin containing a tasty trio of Classic, Cherry, and Vanilla Coca-Cola flavoured lip balms and the Coca-Cola Trio Cane, that comes with three lip balms and a Coca-Cola can keyring.
The Max Benjamin range of natural-blend plant-based oil well-being candles comes from Co Wicklow in Ireland. The perfect travel gift, it comes in two varieties: Calm and Uplifting or Moroccan Mint Tea & White Pomegranate. Both contain two travel sized candles and will retail at approximately £25.00. Brand new in Singapore will be a luxury Well-being Diffuser in Calm and Uplifting varieties, each with a screw-cap bottle of fragrance and eight black diffusing sticks. Offered in premium packaging, the retail price will be approximately £30 ($45). Strong interest has already been shown from the Middle East and Asia.
Jacques du Manoir is proving to be one of Scorpio’s most successful watch brands, with sales of the new ladies double wrap strap watch far beyond expectations. Totally on-trend, the double wrap leather strap watches are available in several colours including white, pink, dark or light tan, chocolate, red, black, light and dark blue. These Swiss made watches come with a stainless steel case (some with rose gold plating), mineral glass, white dial with Roman numerals, and a two-year international warranty. With genuine Swiss quartz movement, the range is priced at just £99.99 ($149) and is expected to be a top seller for 2013.
A new collection of Chrono models is being added to the Sturmanskie watch range. Developed specifically for Scorpio, the Sturmanskie collection includes a replica of the first watch worn in space by cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin in 1961. Back in the 1960s Sturmanskie watches were the standard issue for Soviet pilots and were not available to the public – they were chosen because of their military precision, workmanship and reliability. Scorpio has now brought this amazing brand to travel retail with an exclusive collection of men’s retro watches, sympathetically designed to replicate the originals and- in particular – the Gagarin model. Suggested retail price of the new Chrono range is US$250.
These new lines join a wide portfolio of watches, jewellery, children’s products, travel essentials – including new Flatmates folding shoes, and perfume/cosmetics available to airline buyers globally.
Visitors to the stand will also be able to see the latest collections from leading brands Aviator, Montine, Pierre Cardin, S-Kross, Travel Easy Elite, Elonex, Time Design, Timberland, Hot Diamonds and more.
The cosmetics offer includes the massively successful Bourjois makeup collection, redesigned for 2013, and a wide selection of fragrance and skincare brands.
Scorpio will also be showing its full portfolio of Travel Retail brands, supported by a comprehensive range of POS and merchandising systems.
Richard Kennedy, Group Sales & Marketing Director
Garry Stoner, Global Director of Travel Retail
Rowena Holland, Essential Communications
Scorpio Worldwide was again named Best Inflight Agent/Distributor at ARC (Airline Retail Conference) 2013 Asia-Pacific, held in Hong Kong from February 25-27. The company was awarded the same accolade at the regional ARC event in Singapore last year and has won ARC's global award for the past two years.
The award is voted online by delegates attending the Hong Kong event in the run-up to the conference. The award was presented at the ARC 2013 Asia-Pacific gala dinner on 26 February to Scorpio Worldwide sales and marketing director Richard Kennedy. Said Kennedy: “We're delighted to have won this award again tonight. We are very committed to the Asia Pacific region and to have won this award two years running is a fabulous indication that we're getting it right. The fact that it is voted for by our customers makes it all that bit extra special. I'd like to say a big thank you to all the Scorpio team for helping to make this happen – and to everyone who voted for us. However, the work to continually strive to improve goes on.”
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