Canada

Renovated Queenston Lewiston Duty Free store expands focus on whisky and white spirits

Queenston Lewiston Duty Free, located on the Canadian side of the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge in the Niagara region, renovated its store this summer, designing the layout to devote more space to its best-selling products. “The renovation is now completed and the store looks excellent,” Chris Foster tells TMI. “We reorganized the liquor department, and increased the […]

Strong & Free thrives in duty free

Canadian streetwear brand Strong & Free Emblem is ready to take its three word affirmation from Saint John, New Brunswick all around the world. Now available in fifteen duty free locations across Canada, the brand began with no lofty expectations in 2006. It started with a woman pulling maple leaves off a tree and tracing […]

FDFA prioritizes return of Visitor Rebate Program

One year after taking over as Executive Director of the Frontier Duty Free Association (FDFA), Barbara Barrett tells TMI that the Canadian land border duty free association is prioritizing the return of the Visitor Rebate Program. In 2007, Canada became the first country in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to cancel its […]

Pillitteri Estates Winery, official wine supplier for the Canadian Olympic Committee, releases “Team Canada” Wine

Pillitteri Estates Winery, which entered into a partnership with the Canadian Olympic Team and the Canadian Olympic Committee to produce a special branded Pillitteri wine for Team Canada and the “be Olympic” movement, held a special ceremony last month for the release of the “Team Canada” wine. Pillitteri and the Canadian Olympic Committee worked closely […]

Luxottica and Scuderia Ferrari Watches race into Montreal with Aer Rianta International in cross-category initiative

Luxottica Group and Scuderia Ferrari Watches, designed, manufactured and distributed worldwide by Movado Group, Inc., have partnered with Aer Rianta International to host a traffic-stopping motor sport-themed cross-category promotion at Montréal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. Through this collaboration, a first for all three parties, The Loop Duty Free store hosted a retailtainment activation coinciding […]

Canadian duty free sales drop in March

Canadian airport sales were down 10% in March 2019 with land border sales dropping 2.76%, according to the latest statistics provided by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). However, airport sales for the first three months of the year are up 4.39% versus the January-March period in 2018. Land border sales fell 1.14% for the […]

Crystal Head brings sense of place to Montreal

Canadian brand Crystal Head Vodka has installed its first permanent personalized wall display at Aer Rianta International North America’s international departures store at Montreal Trudeau International Airport.  The custom-built unit was launched in December 2018, says Pauline Bonhomme, Buyer at ARI Montreal Airport.  “The objective is to enhance and amplify the brand image, introduce newness […]

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