Former Travel Retail Business driving force Doug Newhouse joins IWSR

UK. Doug Newhouse  the Co-Founder, long-time  Editorial Director and and driving force behind Travel Retail Business (TRB), has joined the IWSR travel retail team as a senior consultant.

As reported on The Moodie Blog, Newhouse left TRB at the end of 2017. His editorial replacement there has been chosen, we understand, and an announcement will be made soon.

His new role will focus on helping the IWSR become the “go-to source” for data and insights for the travel retail beverage alcohol sector. This will include product development, hosting industry thought leadership seminars, and boosting retail coverage in the IWSR magazine.

IWSR has the world’s largest database on the beverage alcohol market. It offers market, category and brand performance in 157 countries across the world using local market input.

IWSR Global Head of Travel Retail Tim Simmons said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming Doug Newhouse to the IWSR. Doug’s skillset naturally complements those already in-house and together they’ll help us accelerate our next phase of development and growth, while deepening our knowledge of the channel.

“Doug’s understanding of the retail trade is unparalleled and will help us further deepen our relationships within that sector of the industry. We look forward to working with Doug over the coming years.”

Newhouse was Editorial Director and Co-owner of the Travel Retail Business (October 1997-December 2017) and co-founded Duty-Free News International (1987-1997).

His freelance contributions include The Economist, International Herald Tribune, Airports International, ACI Communiqué, Executive Travel, Generation Research and many others.

Newhouse has presented at and mediated numerous prestigious international industry events from London to Beijing and covered many dozens more as a journalist.

Earlier in his career, he founded and worked as Editor for ITC/Tax Free Marketing, Impact International (Senior Writer), Drinks International and Wine & Spirit. He was voted UK Trade Press Writer of the Year at the age of 24.

Doug can be contacted at: doug@theiwsr.com and +44 (0)1424 777 830