Latin America

Seiko now available in select Attenza Duty Free stores

Panama-based Duty Free Dynamics (DFD) continues to make progress with its innovative Master Franchisor concept. Most recently the company has launched Seiko watches in high profile presentations in the Attenza duty free stores in Colombia and Ecuador. The introduction of the brand at Attenza Duty Free featured the launch of Seiko’s iconic collection: New Seiko 5 […]

Melancia Mall faces bankruptcy threats

According to Uruguayan press reports, insolvency proceedings have begun at Melancia Shopping Mall as creditors look to recover outstanding debts. A court appointed liquidator is now managing the retail complex to assess the long-term viability of the US$60 million retail complex situated on the outskirts of the Uruguay border town of Rivera. The complex, which […]

Duty Free Dynamics launches Timex watches with Attenza

Panama-based Duty Free Dynamics announces that it has launched its Timex watches with Motta Internacional’s Attenza Duty Free stores. Working under its concept of master franchisor for the travel retail channel in the Americas, DFD has positioned the renowned watch brand in Attenza stores in four out of six of the countries where Attenza operates: […]

London Supply raises $700K+ at charity Golf Tournament

Argentine travel retailer London Supply has raised more than three-quarters of a million dollars from the 16th edition of its annual golf tournament, held at the beginning of January in the Uruguayan resort town of Punta del Este. On top of the US$781,479 originally raised, an additional $400 was donated at the prize giving as […]

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 […]

Brazil confirms increase in Border duty free allowance

The Brazilian Ministry of Economy has officially confirmed that the duty free allowance for travelers entering Brazil via a land border will increase from $US300 to $US500 from January 1 2020. Ordinance No 601 confirming the new allowance has already been published in the State Gazette. This measure follows on from a previous announcement on October15, […]

SSP opens its first food and beverage units in Brazil

SSP Group, in a partnership with Duty Free Americas, has opened its first outlets at Brazil’s two main international airports, Rio de Janeiro Tom Jobim International Airport (RIOgaleão) and São Paulo International Airport (GRU Airport). The new units are the first to open under a joint venture partnership between SSP and DFA, following the win of […]

InterBaires/Dufry win Rosario tender

Buenos Aires-based InterBaires, a fully owned subsidiary of Dufry, has won the tender to redesign, operate and manage the duty free stores at Rosario International Airport in Argentina. Rosario Airport, situated just over 300 km north of Buenos Aires, is one of the few airports in Argentina that is not operated by Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 […]

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