IAADFS

IAADFS launches relief effort to help Caribbean recovery from Hurricane Irma, as it prepares for first Summit and works to improve airports and industry conditions

The International Association of Airport and Duty Free Stores (IAADFS) took an important step to help colleagues in the Caribbean who had been impacted by Hurricane Irma, the category 5 storm that flattened some of the key tourist islands in the Caribbean in early September. Hoping to fund immediate relief efforts, the Association contributed US$10,000to […]

IAADFS panelists examine growth opportunities in the Americas

IAADFS provided show goers with a preview of the conference that will be an integral part of next year’s Summit of the Americas, with two mornings of educational sessions at its Duty Free Show of the Americas last month. On Monday morning, a panel of speakers representing specific regions discussed “Growth Opportunities in the Americas.” […]

IAADFS reports 2016 exhibition space 95% sold out

The IAADFS expects nearly 200 exhibitors and hundreds of buyers from duty free and travel retail stores throughout the world to attend the 2016 Duty Free Show of the Americas, taking place April 3-6 at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida. The IAADFS reports that approximately 95% of the available space has already […]

Chase International has strongest year yet in 2014

Chase International experienced its strongest year ever in 2014, despite difficult trading conditions due to exchange rates, and increasing product, freight, warehousing costs, and supply availability issues on its bourbons, says Chase International President Chase Donaldson. “We are very fortunate to represent brands that are in many of the ‘Hot categories’ now – Confections, Bourbons […]

Galbis’ Global Brand Equity Solutions debuts in Orlando

Popular industry veteran Jorge C. Galbis is debuting his company — Global Brand Equity Solutions, LLC — at IAADFS. The company’s mission is to help its clients create global visions, and then enable them to achieve these by assisting with strategy, planning, and ultimately execution in domestic and duty free markets. Specific guidance can be […]

Specialty Brands grows duty free portfolio

Specialty Brands will be introducing three core brands to the trade at the IAADFS Duty Free Show: Vicomte single malt whisky, Xcellent Vodka, and Red Eye Louie’s Vodquila. Each offers a unique point of difference ideal for duty free, says Specialty Brands’ President Bob Syner. Syner says that Specialty Brands is more geared for success […]

MONARQ Group adds new brands, has “best year”

MONARQ Group rounded out its spirits portfolio last year, adding brands and categories the company has never represented before, says MONARQ Managing Director/Owner Robert de Monchy. “We have added a number of brands from the Bacardi portfolio, such as B&B / Dom Benedictine, Cazadores and Corzo tequila, Baron Otard cognac and Oxley Gin. Furthermore, we […]

Desigual launches flexible Pop-up merchandising concept in Orlando

Spanish fashion brand Desigual is launching a pioneering pop-up concept in women’s fashion in travel retail. The light-weight, wooden, modular structure, called ‘The HappyBox’, can create a selling solution that allows retailers and airports to bring Desigual’s vibrant retail experience to previously unavailable locations. The HappyBox features an ‘easy close & open’ lockable system. Available […]

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