South America

L’Oréal breaks new frontiers with Haircare & Professional Products

London Supply opens first Kérastase Travel Retail Salon in Americas, with Dermacenter to follow as travel retail and domestic markets join forces to recruit new customers. Lois Pasternak reports. L’Oréal’s Active Cosmetics Division is all about differentiation and bringing a unique offer to the consumer, says Jose Luis Lacunza, Division Manager of Active Cosmetics & […]

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 […]

Jose Carlos Rosa takes top job at Lojas Francas

Jose Carlos Rosa has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Lojas Francas de Portugal (LFP), the joint venture company owned by TAP Air Portugal and Dufry. Rosa took over the top job at LFP at the beginning of February, from Nuno Amaral, who stepped down last year. The capital of LFP is shared by TAP […]

Simon Falic to open Hard Rock Hotel in Ciudad del Este

Simon Falic is leading a group of investors that intend to build a 5-star Hard Rock Hotel and Casino complex in the Paraguayan city of Ciudad del Este. Last month Falic met with Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes and Gustavo Leite, Minister of Trade and Industry to explain the details of the project. “Construction should begin […]

DANZKA brings back Tito Gonzalez to head LATAM sales

Ricardo “Tito” Gonzalez has joined German spirits company Waldemar Behn GmbH as Regional Director Latin America and Caribbean, effective March 1. Gonzalez will focus on growing Danzka Vodka in the region, and expanding the distribution of Dooley’s Original Toffee Cream Liqueur and other brands owned by the company. Gonzalez brings 15 years of spirits industry […]

French-Italian group win Santiago airport concession

The Chilean Ministry of Public Works (MOP) on Feb. 4 awarded French-Italian consortium Grupo Nuevo Pudahuel as the preferred bidder in the tendering of the Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez international airport concession. The winning consortium— comprised of Aéroports de Paris (45% of the consortium),VINCI Airports (40%) and Italian construction firm Astaldi (15%) – made a […]

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