What does January have going for it? Not much in my experience – a sprinkling of quickly broken New Year’s resolutions, scrimping and saving after the Christmas festivities and, in the UK at least, grey skies and driving rain.
Finally, I think 2016 will see continued growth for fractional bottles and gift packs containing miniature bottles. Smaller bottle sizes make for great impulse purchases at point of sale, they encourage trial and discovery and can help travellers use up their full duty free allowances. They’re not too heavy to carry and don’t take up too much space either. So at a time when many travellers are tightening their belts, small may well be beautiful for travel retail in 2016.