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New border shops open in Brazil despite slowdown

Border store openings in Brazil slowed down towards the end of 2019 when the Brazilian economy stagnated and did not advance in line with expectations. The pandemic clearly made the situation much worse for all operators and business was non-existent during the second quarter of this year. As of the beginning of the third quarter, […]

Hudson pulls out of F&B deal with OHM

Hudson Group has terminated its previously announced acquisition to buy a majority stake in the assets of US-based food and beverage (F&B) concessions operator OHM Concessions Group. Hudson originally agreed to buy a majority stake in the assets on October 31, 2019 for an unannounced sum. The acquisition would have added approximately 60 additional food & beverage […]

Hudson and Dufry sign new 8-year contract at Toronto Pearson

Dufry and Hudson have been awarded an eight-year duty free retail contract at Toronto Pearson International Airport. Starting in June 2022, the con-tract continues a 35 year partner-ship with the airport authority and includes the creation of a strategic Joint Management Committee, which it hopes will help redefine the passenger experience at the airport.      […]

Hudson unveils new branding, store design

Hudson, over the past two weeks, unveiled its new branding and a revamped and innovative store design concept for 2020 that the company says positions it for future growth, while enhancing the airport experience for today’s consumers. The next generation Hudson stores will feature digital displays that allow for localized consumer content and a flexible […]

Enrique Urioste joins Dufry in key South American role as Oscar Garcia Pedrosa prepares to retire

Enrique Urioste, one of the Americas most recognized and respected travel retail operators, is joining travel retail giant Dufry as Cluster General manager for South America (excluding Brazil). He assumes the new role as of January 1, 2020. Urioste will replace Oscar Garcia Pedrosa, who will retire in mid-2020. From his initial introduction as the first Secretary General of South […]

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