Caribbean

Cuba – US airlift takes a knock after early promise

The rapid development in seat capacity between the US and Cuba following an Obama-led revival in relations has gone into reverse according to travel retail analyst, research and category expert Counter Intelligence Retail – and Donald Trump’s latest policy intervention is not going to help. High hopes of US duty free and travel retailers expecting […]

Actium/Saint-Honoré partnership acquire Cartier Boutiques on St. Maarten and St. Barts

Miami-based Actium and its joint venture partner Panama-based Saint-Honoré announced that they have acquired the Cartier Boutiques on the duty-free islands of Saint Barth (Saint Barthelemy) and Sint Maarten and simultaneously signed a new long term agreement with Cartier to operate them.   “These boutiques complement our retail portfolio of exceptional luxury brands (Hermès and […]

WEBB and Banks Channel merging as WEBB Banks to focus on domestic Caribbean and Central business

Andy Consuegra’s World Equity Brand Builders (WEBB) continues to expand. Miami’s WEBB and Winston Salem’s Banks Channel have announced plans to merge their respective companies, with a mission to aggressively expand their spirits and wines distribution and marketing activities throughout the Caribbean, North Atlantic Islands and Central America. This merger of equals will be effective […]

Actium to manage Americas business for select Emperador spirits brands

Miami-based Actium Group has announced that it will manage the Americas business for the portfolio of brands recently purchased by Emperador Inc. from Beam Suntory, which includes Fundador, the Philippines’ best-selling premium imported brandy, Terry Centenario, Spain’s #1 selling brandy; Tres Cepas, the #1 brandy in Equatorial Guinea, and Harveys Sherry, including Bristol Cream. Beginning […]

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