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Adapting The Front Line Team for the Retail Revolution

September 14th, 2020|

The roles of all customer-facing staff have become more important than ever. Market shifts that once spanned a decade have happened in six short months. The retail industry, and particularly luxury travel retail is undergoing an unprecedented revolution and we are at the very beginning of it. It is a time for retailers and brands to adapt to every customer-facing function. With retailers restructuring, the onus will be on brands to ensure a people-positive experience for their customers.

Future Airports: From Here to Where?

September 4th, 2020|

Portland Design, together with the influential travel retail blog trunblocked.com are launching a webinar series – Future Airports: From Here to Where? – to be staged on the 16th September 2020. This event will bring together a remarkable line-up of speakers and panellists

Purple Cow: Remarkable Brand Power

August 26th, 2020|

This month, our very own Heidi Van Roon, Founder & President, the SPARK Group of Companies, is featured on Trunblocked, talking Brand Empowerment.

Upcoming Travel Retail Career Sessions

Join SPARK for a virtual information session on careers in travel retail.
Learn what opportunities are available, why a career in travel retail is a great choice, what to expect at interviews and how to tailor your resume to get noticed and get hired. Take advantage of this unique timing to position yourself for an exciting career with brands like
Coty, Estée Lauder, Kiehl’s, Jo Malone, Shiseido, Dior, Bulgari, Hermes and many others. Stay tuned for our next event!

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Adapting The Front Line Team for the Retail Revolution

September 14th, 2020|Featured, From Here to Where, Heidi Van Roon, TRUnblocked|

The roles of all customer-facing staff have become more important than ever. Market shifts that once spanned a decade have happened in six short months. The retail industry, and particularly luxury travel retail is undergoing an unprecedented revolution and we are at the very beginning of it. It is a time for retailers and brands to adapt to every customer-facing function. With retailers restructuring, the onus will be on brands to ensure a people-positive experience for their customers.

June 2020 Travel Retail Market Update

June 25th, 2020|COVID-19, Market Update|

Among the silver linings throughout this industry crisis is the proliferation of excellent publications, it is encouraging to see information sharing from the experts. While aviation has dropped to historically low levels, the industry pulse among passionate leaders continues strong and healthy.

Embracing The Challenge Against The Odds

June 15th, 2020|Heidi Van Roon, SPARK Insider|

Here we are, amid an industry crisis that is encountering unprecedented headwinds. In a few short months, the industry has experienced a setback that could not have been anticipated in degree and in kind. Metaphorically speaking, the headwinds are so strong, we need to pedal downhill just to stay on the bike and in the game. Physically, emotionally, socially, and professionally seemingly unsurmountable challenges loom large. Exhaustion, hunger, pain and delays will take their toll.

The Road to Recovery – Virtual Travel Retail Expo

June 9th, 2020|Moodie Davitt Report|

Throughout the live 5-day Virtual Travel Retail Expo 2020, the Symposium Hall and Workshop Rooms will host industry dialogue around the theme ‘Road to Recovery’, exploring how the travel retail channel will (or should) look in the future. The powerful line-up of speakers includes our very own Heidi Van Roon.

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