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Estée Lauder opens new Swiss distribution centre for travel retail

Estée Lauder has opened a new state-of-the-art distribution centre in Switzerland to help boost growth of its global travel retail business. The 300,000 square foot facility… View Article

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Estée Lauder opens new Swiss distribution centre for travel retail

Estée Lauder has opened a new state-of-the-art distribution centre in Switzerland to help boost growth of its global travel retail business.

The 300,000 square foot facility at Galgenen will also help drive the cosmetics company’s sustainability efforts through its best-in-class environmental design and renewable energy features.

Accounting for 28% of ELC’s sales in its 2021 financial year, duty-free environments including airports, downtown locations, airlines, cruises and border shops, form one of the company]s highest growth channels.

Fabrizio Freda, Estée Lauder Companies president and chief executive, said: “Travel retail continues to demonstrate its resilience, driving tremendous growth over the last decade for The Estée Lauder Companies. We remain extremely confident in the channel for the long-term, especially as travel restrictions ease globally and people start traveling again.”

ELC has a long history of success within Switzerland after opening its affiliate office more than 55 years ago. It currently has four distribution centres in the country.

Roberto Canevari, ELC executive vice president of global supply chain, added: “Galgenen will serve as a cornerstone of The Estée Lauder Companies’ agile, global fulfilment network. This distribution centre will not only significantly enhance our capacity but enable operational efficiencies, speed-to-market and resiliency through innovative, highly automated equipment and technologies.”

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