Uruguayan border stores begin slow recovery

In spite of closed borders throughout Latin America, several duty free stores are continuing to operate on the Uruguay – Brazil border. The stores on the Uruguayan side of the border are looking after the shopping needs of their Brazilian customers, who reside in neighboring twin towns immediately adjacent to their Uruguayan border. The depressed […]

Top Brands International buys Neutral Duty Free

  Panamanian company Top Brands International has just announced that it has acquired Neutral Duty Free, the largest duty free chain in Uruguay, employing more than 500 staff across its nine locations. No financial details were released. With this acquisition, Top Brands surges to become one of the largest duty free operators in the region, with […]

Neutral celebrates 30 years serving Uruguay border

Congratulations to Uruguayan border store, Neutral Duty Free, which celebrated its 30th anniversary on January 24 in Chuy, the location of the group’s original shop opened 30 years ago to the day. Neutral is the largest duty free chain in Uruguay, employing more than 500 staff across its nine locations. Neutral CEO Enrique Urioste hosted the […]

Uruguay’s Melancia Mall opens

Despite the challenging economic situation facing retailers who depend on Brazilian business at this time, the massive 33,000sqm Melancia Mall opened for business in Uruguay on Thursday, Nov. 5. The complex, located in the border town of Rivera in Northern Uruguay, is adjacent to the state of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil. It is […]

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