Caribbean

Bacardi rum activation brings fun and Latin vibe to San Juan’s Luis Munoz International Airport

A four-month activation from Bacardi that celebrates BACARDI heritage in pioneering classic rum cocktails is currently running with Dufry at Puerto Rico’s San Juan Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. Bacardi is mainly produced and aged in Puerto Rico, using lightly charred American white oak barrels. Featuring the full range of Bacardi aged rums, the activation is running from June 1 until September 30, 2017. […]

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 […]

Top Brands International acquires Bright Star Duty Free in Asuncion

Since acquiring Miami-based Image Duty Free last October, Panamanian company Top Brands International continues to power ahead with its expansion strategy. Earlier this year, Top Brands acquired the duty free operations of Paraguayan travel retailer Bright Star. The acquisition further strengthens the company’s presence in the airport travel retail channel in the region. Bright Star […]

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 […]

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