Latin America

Currency crisis in Brazil and Argentina

Buenos Aires-based John Gallagher looks at the economic situation in Latin America and studies how recent currency fluctuations are affecting the duty free business.   Currency devaluations in Brazil and Argentina in May and June have led to severe currency fluctuations in both countries, with an overspill that impacts all facets of their economies including […]

AA2000’s 15 billion Arg. Peso renovation underway at Ezeiza

Rendering of the exapnded Ezeiza International Airport under construction by operator AA2000, Corporacion America, and the Argentine government.

Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 (AA2000) has held the concession to manage the principal airports in Argentina since 1998. Controlled by the powerful Buenos Aires based conglomerate Corporacion America, which is owned by Argentine entrepreneur Eduardo Eurnekian, AA2000 is part of a group that manages airports in Italy, Brazil, Ecuador, Italy and Armenia. In Argentina, AA2000 controls […]

One on One with ASUTIL Secretary General Jose Luis Donagaray

Political, fiscal winds batter business in South Americas’ largest economies The duty free business in South America’s two largest nations—Argentina and Brazil –started flailing in the second quarter of 2018, buffeted by currency fluctuations caused by external and internal factors, comments Jose Luis Donagaray, Secretary General of South American Duty Free Association ASUTIL. “The business […]

The Polo Ultra Blue wave takes over Travel Retail Americas

Polo Ultra Blue, the new fragrance for men from Ralph Lauren, is an ultra-fresh and ultra-long-lasting interpretation of the iconic Polo Blue. Ultra Blue launched in March in Travel Retail Americas, and evokes the refined, yet sporty lifestyle of the Polo Blue Man. This concept is embodied in the new campaign featuring MMA fighter and […]

Kérastase opens 3rd TR store in São Paulo

Following its highly successful partnership with Dufry, L’Oréal-owned hair care brand Kérastase has opened a third store in Terminal 3 departures at São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport. Sales from this 14sqm outlet are already beating expectations, says the company, and the location which is frequented by Brazilian and Argentine travelers, enhances the brand’s status, and reputation, […]

The Design Solution’s Nick Taylor: Colorful Cancun elements create unique sense of place in Dufry’s new T4 retail space

London-based The Design Solution created Dufry Group’s stylish new retail space (2,540sqm) at Cancún International Airport, which features the innovative ‘New Generation’ store concept that projects an extraordinary and colorful sense of location. Nick Taylor, Director, The Design Solution, outlines the design concept for the Cancun stores and the commercial drivers behind it: “The Cancun store designs […]

Dufry opens 7 stores in Cancun Airport’s new T4; unveils first New Generation store in Latin America

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Dufry has inaugurated seven new stores in Cancun International Airport’s newly-opened Terminal 4 in Mexico. The stores cover 2,540 sq meters of retail space and include a 1,900-sqm New Generation Store, which Dufry presents for the first time in Latin America. Dufry’s New Generation Store is its retail concept that innovatively features extensive use of […]

Luxottica unveils personalized Ray-Ban and Oakley space at Bogota El Dorado Airport

Luxottica Group and Motta Internacional S.A. have unveiled striking new personalized merchandising units for sunglasses brands Ray-Ban and Oakley in the Attenza Duty Free store in the departures area at Bogota’s El Dorado International Airport. The personalized merchandising units, which include a Ray-Ban shop-in-shop and Oakley backwall, form part of the newly refurbished 182 sqm […]

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