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New travel retail firm Horizon International to represent top brands

Published 04 February 2011

American travel retail veteran José Chao has launched a new firm Horizon International Duty Free, which will represent top brands in the travel retail channel.

In addition to serving brands as agent, distributor and marketing consultant in America and globally, it would also offer logistics services such as customs clearance, bonded warehousing, and inventory tracking.

Horizon International Duty Free will carry a complete range of duty free and travel retail categories including wines and spirits, cigarettes, confectionery, beauty and accessories.

Chao, the president of the new firm has 25 years of experience in the luxury and consumer goods business and has also headed Bacardi Travel Retail Americas Division as vice president.

The new firm is already working with many brands, the names of which will be revealed shortly.