Latin America

BOSS BOTTLED UNITED celebrates the World Cup

To mark the launch of the limited edition BOSS BOTTLED UNITED in travel retail, BOSS Parfums shared the excitement of the World Cup by partnering with key retailers in an activation that celebrated soccer. The new fragrance comes enclosed in a silver-shaded flacon, and with a scent said to act as a physical reminder of […]

HUGO goes on an Urban Journey

HUGO Parfums unveiled the next chapter of its #YourTimeIsNow campaign with a new scent, HUGO Urban Journey, which encourages millennials to explore the city on their doorstep before venturing into the world beyond. To mark the launch in travel retail and to bring the campaign to life different retailtainment-led ‘pop-ups’ were installed within airports. In […]

GUCCI BLOOM blossoms with Coty in Brazil

The vision for GUCCI BLOOM in travel retail was to create a ‘pop-up’ store that strongly communicated GUCCI BLOOM’s key attributes of vitality, creativity, quirkiness and uniqueness. Coty is working with Dufry in Brazil to host this stunning animation in August and September. The ‘pop-up’ created by Coty captured the attention of passengers and transformed […]

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

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, […]

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