Nestlé ITR relaunches premium SWISS chocolate range exclusively in travel retail

Following a 12-month program of brand redevelopment, Nestlé International Travel Retail (NITR) has successfully relaunched its Nestlé SWISS range. The premium Nestlé SWISS chocolate is a travel retail exclusive. The new visual identity of Nestlé SWISS is inspired by the natural and rugged landscapes of Switzerland, says the company, explaining that it is a contemporary take […]

Norman Bonchick, Chairman and CEO of 375 Park Avenue Spirits announces retirement

Beverage industry legend Norman Bonchick, Chairman and CEO of 375 Park Avenue Spirits is retiring August 1 from active management of the company, it was announced today, although he will continue working with the privately-owned import firm in a limited capacity as a consultant. Current President and COO Jason Schladenhauffen has been named to assume Bonchick’s duties as CEO. […]

Currency crisis in Brazil and Argentina

Buenos Aires-based John Gallagher looks at the economic situation in Latin America and studies how recent currency fluctuations are affecting the duty free business.   Currency devaluations in Brazil and Argentina in May and June have led to severe currency fluctuations in both countries, with an overspill that impacts all facets of their economies including […]

AA2000’s 15 billion Arg. Peso renovation underway at Ezeiza

Rendering of the exapnded Ezeiza International Airport under construction by operator AA2000, Corporacion America, and the Argentine government.

Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 (AA2000) has held the concession to manage the principal airports in Argentina since 1998. Controlled by the powerful Buenos Aires based conglomerate Corporacion America, which is owned by Argentine entrepreneur Eduardo Eurnekian, AA2000 is part of a group that manages airports in Italy, Brazil, Ecuador, Italy and Armenia. In Argentina, AA2000 controls […]

Americas-Caribbean airline route review: US has two-thirds of seats; Rio-São Paulo is busiest route

Airline network news and analysis group anna-aero reports that domestic South and Central American services top the Americas and Caribbean route rankings, even though US airports and airlines dominate the market in terms of available capacity and account for more than two-thirds of the region’s weekly departing seats. In fact, anna-aero reports that the four […]

One on One with ASUTIL Secretary General Jose Luis Donagaray

Political, fiscal winds batter business in South Americas’ largest economies The duty free business in South America’s two largest nations—Argentina and Brazil –started flailing in the second quarter of 2018, buffeted by currency fluctuations caused by external and internal factors, comments Jose Luis Donagaray, Secretary General of South American Duty Free Association ASUTIL. “The business […]

ARI North America beautifies The Loop Montreal Duty Free with a suite of new skincare and fragrance brands

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The Loop Duty Free in Montreal-Trudeau International Airport, part of Aer Rianta International (ARI), has just added six new brands to its already extensive line-up of skincare, perfume and cosmetics. Kiehl’s, Shiseido, Jo Malone, Tom Ford Cosmetics, Atelier Cologne, Armani Privé and Maison Margiela have brand new personalized spaces within the beauty hall in the […]

The Polo Ultra Blue wave takes over Travel Retail Americas

Polo Ultra Blue, the new fragrance for men from Ralph Lauren, is an ultra-fresh and ultra-long-lasting interpretation of the iconic Polo Blue. Ultra Blue launched in March in Travel Retail Americas, and evokes the refined, yet sporty lifestyle of the Polo Blue Man. This concept is embodied in the new campaign featuring MMA fighter and […]

Russian Standard Vodka turns 20

The Russian Standard Vodka company is today (July 17) celebrating the 20th anniversary since the launch of the first Russian Standard premium vodka. Russian Standard is the founder of the premium vodka segment in Russia and has been an all-time market leader since 1998, with a significant market share of over 30%. The brand continues […]

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