What we do

The Travel Retail Consortium exists to further the interests and development of the UK travel retail industry, through our members. It’s something we’ve been doing for over forty years.

Ours is a unique industry, which relies on the professionalism of suppliers and effectiveness of trade relationships. With that in mind, activities encompass informative members’ meetings and the annual TRC customer event.

Our objectives

  • Raise standards of business within the Travel Retail industry
  • Promote members’ products and services
  • Discuss industry issues and share knowledge
  • Provide social and networking opportunities for key customers

Bi-monthly member business meetings

Held at member or customer locations, these regular meetings enable non-political discussions on trade issues. It’s part of our ethos that confidential matters such as margins and terms are not discussed. Topics include industry issues, new operators, new services, business opportunities, maximising the opportunity of Brexit, as well as, training and performance management. Invited industry speakers shed light on current hot topics for our market.

Annual customer social event

Every year we hold a customer event where the emphasis is put firmly on fun, relaxation and relationship building. Past events include Dragon Boat Racing, Newbury Race Day and Jersey Wine Tasting. All events are concluded by a black-tie evening event. These events are held in high regard by members, buyers and retailers.

The TRC is also active in raising funds for charity. Our current charitable cause, nominated by our Chair, is Chestnut Tree House.