APTRA is pleased to welcome two new members, another confectionery company, Arnotts Biscuits and fashion house Burberry.
Arnott’s, which has just celebrated 150 years old is an Australian based confectionery company. The company started out in 1865, a small bakery opened on in Newcastle, north of Sydney. It supplied bread, pies and biscuits to the local people and to the crews of the many ships that docked at the port to load coal. The company name is now synonymous with Australia’s favourite biscuits.
Arnotts is growing within the global travel retail sector, in particular through the Arnott’s Tim Tam brand. It has a wide range of products and is looking to expand its presence in the industry in the months and years ahead. The brands are already available in a number of big name retailers as well as on several airlines.
Burberry is the UK based luxury fashion house, distributing outerwear, fashion accessories, fragrances, sunglasses, and cosmetics. Burberry is most famous for its trench coat, with its distinctive tartan pattern, which was designed by founder Thomas Burberry. The company has branded stores and franchises around the world and also sells through concessions in third-party stores. Queen Elizabeth II and the Prince of Wales have granted the company Royal Warrants, which have been maintained despite Burberry’s closure of its factory in Wales.
Full contact details of all members can be found in the member directory in the “Members Only” section.