What is the Travel Retail Consortium?

The Travel Retail Consortium is a long established UK based suppliers’ club created to further the interests and development of the UK Travel Retail industry through its members.

Celebrating our 40th anniversary in October 2011, the TRC’s objectives are to raise standards of business within the Travel Retail industry; promote members’ products and services; discuss industry issues; and provide social and networking opportunities for key travel retail customers at annual events.

Cross-category membership

We have a wide cross-category membership covering wine, spirit and beer; fragrances & cosmetics; fashion and accessories; tobacco; food and confectionary; and gifts. Membership is restricted to one company per category. We are a close-knit group, meeting bi-monthly at different locations for non-political discussions covering industry issues, new operators/services, business opportunities, training and performance management etc.


But the TRC is not just about work! Every year we hold a customer event where the emphasis is put firmly on FUN, relaxation and relationship building. These have included Dragon Boat racing, It’s a Knockout, School Sports Day, Newbury Race Day and Jersey Wine Tasting. All events are concluded by a black tie evening event, with traditional bacon rolls and coffee served at 1am.


We are also committed to raising funds for worthwhile charities, particularly those which are supported by the travel retail industry in general. In the past two years we have raised more than £2,400.

Join us

Applications for membership are always welcome and we would be delighted to hear from you! If you are interested in joining, please contact us