Caribbean

WEBB Banks hosts 300+ spirits executives at inaugural Caribbean Distributor & Supplier conference in Puerto Rico

More than 300 spirits industry people gathered in San Juan, Puerto Rico from June 12-15 to attend a conference specially designed for companies in the Caribbean. Hosted and organized by Miami based WEBB Banks and its sister company, WB Canna & Wellness, the conference welcomed representatives of more than 25 of its supplier brands and […]

Perfumes y Diseño grows Americas fragrance business, expands distribution portfolio with Cartier and Perry Ellis in Caribbean

Spanish Group Perfumes y Diseño reached record sales of 65 million euros in 2021, a 16% increase compared to 2019. The company experienced growth across all its brands and subsidiaries worldwide. Sales of the Caribbean subsidiary, PYD USA, rose by 80% compared to 2019. The division continues to consolidate its position as a distributor in the territory, […]

WB Canna Co. & Wellness adds Sports Hydration brand BioSteel to fast-growing portfolio for the Caribbean, Latin America, and Travel Retail

WEBB Banks’ new wholly owned subsidiary, WB Canna Co. & Wellness, continues to bolster its portfolio with top brands in the cannabidiol (CBD) and wellness industries, and has now added the popular BioSteel sports hydration products. Launched earlier this year, WB Canna Co. & Wellness focuses on distribution of top-quality CBD and wellness products in […]

Rouge brings joyous Carnival vibe to its Caribbean stores and delivers record sales

Many Caribbean islands celebrate their emancipation from colonial times through joyous Carnival fetes during the summer – highlighted by parades and balls with people dressing in masque-ade, music, and dancing. When COVID-19 forced the cancelation of the 2021 parties for the second year in a row, Caribbean duty free retailer Rouge Duty Free decided to […]

Amazon-inspired Canaïma Gin launches with Penha Duty Free in the Caribbean

Amazon-inspired Canaïma Gin, in partnership with Penha Duty Free (via Innotri Limited), has launched in multiple locations across the Penha Duty Free retail footprint. After a successful introduction in the UK, Spain, Italy, France, Denmark, Sweden, Germany and the United States, the brand – which pursues honoring and improving the quality of life of indigenous tribes […]

Edrington Americas appoints Distribution Spirits Company LLC (DISC) as new strategic partner for key Caribbean markets

Edrington Americas has announced a new route to market in the Caribbean with the start of a new strategic partnership with Distribution Spirits Company LLC (DISC), led by Juan Gentile. Effective July 1, all of Edrington’s brands will be distributed by DISC in all Caribbean markets with the exception of Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic. […]

WEBB Banks expands into fast-growing CBD and Wellness category with launch of WB Canna Co. & Wellness

Miami-based wine and spirits distributor WEBB Banks has opened a new division focused on the distribution of top- quality cannabidiol (CBD) and wellness products, a product area in which the company sees tremendous growth potential. The new wholly owned subsidiary, called WB Canna Co. & Wellness, will handle distribution of these fast-growing product categories in […]

Dufry wins new, five-year duty-free contract at Cayenne International Airport in French Guiana

Dufry has won a new, five-year concession contract to operate the duty free shop at Cayenne – Felix Eboué International Airport in French Guiana, the French over-seas department located in the north of South America. Cayenne airport served 550,000 passengers in 2019. This concession win further consolidates Dufry’s footprint in Central and South America, which […]