Airports

Paradies Lagardère closes acquisition of airport restaurateur Hojeij Branded Foods

Paradies Lagardère closed the acquisition of Hojeij Branded Foods (HBF), a leading airport restaurateur in North America, on Nov. 20. The acquisition is part of Paradies Lagardère’s strategy to strengthen its position as a major restaurateur in North America airports. Combining the activities of Paradies Lagardère and HBF creates the third-largest operator in the North […]

WH Smith to double its international travel business with acquisition of US–based InMotion

British retailer WH Smith has announced the acquisition of US-based travel retailer InMotion for US$198m. The acquisition marks a significant step in WH Smith’s international travel growth strategy, says the company. InMotion is the largest airport-based digital accessories retailer in North America. Established in 1998, it operates a portfolio of 114 stores across 43 airports […]

DFASS rebrands as 3Sixty and promises Duty Free and More

Lois Pasternak with contributions by Martin Moodie, The Moodie Davitt Report   Before a crowd of top industry dignitaries from around the globe, DFASS Group unveiled a major rebranding of its corporate identity on Wednesday night in Miami, and revealed how it will evolve to take advantage of the current business environment and increase its […]

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 […]

DFA stores help transform Tocumen Airport

  Panama’s Tocumen International Airport is going through a major transformation, driven in large part by the new stores recently opened by Duty Free Americas. The makeover is immediately visible as travelers pass through Tocumen’s main security checkpoint in Terminal 1where they are greeted by two brightly lit, welcoming Duty Free Americas stores sporting a […]

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