Dufry opens 7 stores in Cancun Airport’s new T4; unveils first New Generation store in Latin America

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Dufry has inaugurated seven new stores in Cancun International Airport’s newly-opened Terminal 4 in Mexico. The stores cover 2,540 sq meters of retail space and include a 1,900-sqm New Generation Store, which Dufry presents for the first time in Latin America. Dufry’s New Generation Store is its retail concept that innovatively features extensive use of […]

Miami-Dade overhauls airport concession process

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez has taken over the leasing function from Miami Dade Airport Aviation Department, the authority that oversees concessions at Miami International Airport. In a memorandum issued to Miami-Dade Aviation Director Emilio Gonzalez on October 30, Mayor Gimenez said that he had decided to make “certain strategic changes in the operation of the landside […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 19 No. 12

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link.   This week’s issue of Travel Markets Insider comes to you from Montreal, where the Frontier Duty Free Association today kicks off its 32nd annual convention. Canada is enjoying some of the most robust tourism growth in the […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 19 No. 11

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link.   In today’s issue, TMI takes a close look at the latest updates on the recovery of the islands in the Caribbean that were hit by monster hurricanes Irma and Maria in September. Now, two […]

Maurice Doyle returns to Bacardi

   A familiar face has rejoined Bacardi. Industry veteran Maurice Doyle has returned to Bacardi as President – Incubation Brands and Global Commercial Development, responsible for driving brand equityand accelerating performance in some of the smaller, high potential premium  brands in the Bacardi portfolio. These include Angel’s Envy, St-Germain, Banks, Santa Teresa, Facundo Rum Collection, and Leblon. […]

Kate Spade New York opens at JFK T4’s retail hall

Kate Spade New York is one of the newest retailers to join the list of iconic fashion brands at Terminal 4 at New York’s JFK International Airport. The 905-square-foot store is operated by Hudson Group, and carries both fashion and accessories. The Kate Spade store — an international fashion retailer for more than 20 years […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 19 No. 10

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link. Two of the industry powerhouses- Dufry Group and The Estée Lauder Companies - report excellent financial results for the quarter just ended, and strong travel retail sales helped propel both companies to success. See pages […]

Kering to launch first Cartier eyewear collections in January

Kering Eyewear and Maison Cartier have revealed details of the Cartier Eyewear Spring Summer 2018 collection, which marks the official beginning of their new agreement.  The collections were presented during Silmo in Paris (October 6-9, 2017). Effective January 1, 2018, the partnership will see leading luxury groups Kering and Richement bringing their operations together to […]

FAO Schwarz opens first-ever airport store at JFK T4

DFS Group has welcomed FAO Schwarz’s first-ever travel retail store at New York’s JF Kennedy International Airport, Terminal 4, where the 300 sqf pop-up shop will be open for the Holidays through December 31, 2017. The pop-up shop embodies the nostalgic playful personality of FAO Schwarz, with its whimsical aesthetic and assortment of one-of-a-kind toys and […]

Strong travel retail sales help drive The Estée Lauder Companies to “outstanding” fiscal 1Q results

Benefitting from double digit sales gains in its online and travel retail channels, among others, the Estee Lauder Companies delivered “an outstanding financial performance in our fiscal 2018 first quarter,” said Fabrizio Freda, ELC President and Chief Executive Officer, commenting on the latest earnings results released on Nov. 1. The Company achieved net sales of $3.27 […]

Stellar Names Padraig Drennan President and Chief Operating Officer

   Stellar Partners, Inc. announced today that travel retail veteran Padraig Drennan has been named President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). Drennan will have responsibility for the travel retail company’s operations.    “After an extensive search which identified many strong candidates, I am very pleased that Padraig will be joining our Stellar team,” said Stellar […]

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