Hudson and Dufry sign new 8-year contract at Toronto Pearson

Dufry and Hudson have been awarded an eight-year duty free retail contract at Toronto Pearson International Airport. Starting in June 2022, the con-tract continues a 35 year partner-ship with the airport authority and includes the creation of a strategic Joint Management Committee, which it hopes will help redefine the passenger experience at the airport.      […]

Duty Free Dynamics visits LEGO World in Denmark in preparation to open travel retail stores in the Americas

Duty Free Dynamics, which has been appointed LEGO Master Franchiser for the Americas travel retail channel, is about to open LEGO certified stores in the coming months. In preparation for the LEGO store openings, Duty Free Dynamics LEGO brand manager, Tatiana Pinto, recently visited the LEGO headquarters in Denmark. This tour provided an opportunity for […]

ACI: Global passenger traffic continues to moderate in 2019; North America best-performing major market

Airports Council International (ACI) World reports that global passenger traffic grew by +2.3% in October, slightly less than the +2.6% rate recorded in September. The figure remained in line with the moderation pattern observed since June, when growth rates for the industry began hovering between +2% and +3%. Year-to-date growth was recorded at +3% with […]

Bacardi and DFA create multi-sensory campaign at MIA, offer domestic travelers ability to purchase in a travel retail first

Bacardi Global Travel Retail and Duty Free Americas have partnered on a groundbreaking campaign at Miami International Airport featuring Bacardi rum cocktails, personalized gifting and photo opportunities.      In a travel retail first, international and domestic travelers can purchase Bacardi Superior, Bacardi Cuatro, Bacardi Ocho and Bacardi Diez from the space in Terminal D through January 3, 2020.      Domestic purchases are made via ReserveBar.com, and […]

JFK T4 & Hudson celebrate holiday season with pop-up kiosk

JFKIAT, the operator of Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport, is partnering with Hudson on a one-of-a-kind holiday shopping experience in the terminal’s Retail Lounge.  Inspired by New York City’s iconic Bryant Park Holiday Village, the “Holidays by Hudson” kiosk is unique to T4 and brings together a curated and locally sourced selection […]

Hudson unveils new branding, store design

Hudson, over the past two weeks, unveiled its new branding and a revamped and innovative store design concept for 2020 that the company says positions it for future growth, while enhancing the airport experience for today’s consumers. The next generation Hudson stores will feature digital displays that allow for localized consumer content and a flexible […]

Dan Cappell joins California’s Ontario International Airport as CCO

California-based Ontario International Airport Authority has named international aviation consultant Dan Cappell – a highly respected and familiar figure in the travel retail industry, as chief commercial officer, effective Dec. 9. A UK-native, Cappell began his career nearly 30 years ago with Nestle International Travel Retail, and subsequently moved to Abu Dhabi Airports Company, as […]

Starboard Cruise Services announces new Luxury Division and names cruise industry expert Stacy Shaw to lead

Starboard Cruise Services has appointed Stacy Shaw as Vice President Luxury Division and Retail Experience Development to head up its newly formed Luxury Division. Shaw joins Starboard from Virgin Voyages where she led the sales organization and business development. Prior to that, she spent 11 years at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. in a variety of leader-ship roles and got her start […]

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