Six inflight retail predictions for 2016

7th January, 2016 by Kristiane Sherry

What trends are set to take flight in the year ahead? Seismic changes are afoot for the inflight retail sector, says technology company GuestLogix in a new report – check out the predictions.

Airplane-alcohol-banAccording to the merchandising, payments and technology intelligence provider GuestLogix, the time is nigh for radical change in the inflight retail sector.

TFWA/Generation figures suggest that global inflight retail sales slid -6.7% in the first half of 2015. Yet, according to the technology firm, the total spent on-board – including the likes of F&B and other ancillary revenues – has been growing 13% per year since 2012, and currently stands at US$5 billion.

So what’s driving this apparent growth? And how can spirits brands gear up for the inflight year ahead?

Click through to see GuestLogix’s 2016 forecast, and see for the full report.

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