DFASS Group acquires majority ownership and becomes sole managing partner of TRG Joint Venture at DFW Duty Free concession

DFASS Group has purchased the ownership interests held by former joint venture partners in the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) duty free concession. The purchase, announced on Oct. 2, gives privately held DFASS Group full majority interest in the TRG Joint Venture (TRG), with no change in the ACDBE partners. The purchase indicates the […]

Old Pulteney launches new travel retail collection

International Beverage Ltd. launched a new Old Pulteney travel retail collection at an exclusive tasting event at the TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes. The new travel retail exclusive collection features a 10 Year Old, a 2006 Vintage and a 16 Year Old, and includes a return to age statements.. The company also evolved its packaging […]

TFWA toasts a record-breaking year for Cannes as visitor numbers top 7,000 for first time

  By all indications, TFWA organized another highly successful TFWA World Exhibition & Conference, with attendance numbers reflecting the “buoyant mood” across the conference and exhibition halls. The “buoyancy” comes from the latest confirmed Generation Research figures, showing that the global travel retail industry reported sales of US$69.3 billion in 2017, up +9.5% over the […]

Ron Cihuatan, El Salvador’s ambassador to the world

Ron Cihuatan, the first rum ever produced in El Salvador, is expanding its range of handcrafted rums as it grows its international business, including to travel retail. Licorera Cihuatan Vice President Juan Alfredo Pacas tells TMI that Ron Cihuatan takes its responsibility as El Salvador’s rum very seriously. “Ron Cihuatan began as a dream to […]

This is Furla’s year in retail, says Americas CEO Scott Link

  Furla’s US business is growing really well, echoing the Italian handbag maker’s strong global results and providing increased support for the brand’s burgeoning travel retail presence in the region. The 91- year old privately-owned company known for Italian style and heritage is growing its distribution in the wholesale channel in the US, adding doors […]

Low cost airlines boom in Latin America

by John Gallagher The development of low cost airlines in the Latin American aviation market has been a bit of a mixed bag.  Brazilian airline Gol started operations in 2001 shortly after the expansion of the low cost model in North America and Europe in the late nineties. Many predicted a healthy future for low […]

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