New Services Planned

York, United Kingdom, 23 January 2019 – Counter Intelligence Retail (CiR), travel retail’s leading commercial development specialists, has announced that effective today, it will be rebranded as The NPD Group. Part of the NPD family since December 2016, CiR has continued to provide travel retail data and industry expertise complementing NPD’s robust portfolio of offerings. Recognized globally for its industry expertise, NPD is committed to serving travel retail. To align with the rest of the business, CiR is being rebranded as The NPD Group. Effective 23 January, CiR will become the Travel Retail practice at NPD, known as NPD Travel Retail.

Alongside the rebrand, NPD plans to introduce new services, including an airport level sales performance product linked to an enhanced traveler statistics and shopper intelligence service. 

“We’re excited to be rebranding the business as this change underscores our ambition and intent to extend our position as the leading data and intelligence provider in the industry by leveraging the globally renowned NPD expertise,” said Garry Stasiulevicuis, president of NPD Travel Retail.

Stasiulevicuis continues, “With NPD’s global presence and their experience across more than 20 industries, this gives us enviable access to global domestic market knowledge and intelligence that we believe is key for supporting travel retail industry growth. Combine this with the company’s technical and data management expertise and this puts us in a leading position of being able to bring to market the most accurate and wide coverage levels of data.”    

Additionally, NPD has created and published the latest ETRC sales and traffic report, to be presented at the ETRC forum in Amsterdam on Thursday, 24 January 2019.

NPD’s Travel Retail practice specializes in traveler statistics, shopper and nationality insights, and key market trends for all the major categories sold in duty-free; it is the one-stop shop for this. The practice provides clients with an understanding of this channel so they can create action-oriented plans to drive revenue.