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In this issue:
AIRPORT NEWS. JFKIAT managed Terminal 4 at JFK International Airport – which is in the process of merging the Delta flights in old T3 into T4 through a major expansion program — ushered in a new era in its concessions management on March 14, when it opened a Centralized Security Check Point, which for the first time positions its entire retail and Food & Beverage post-security. Along with the repositioning, Hudson Group and its partners will be running an enhanced new specialty retail and news and gift program in T4. Full story on page 1.
AVIATION NEWS. The FAA to close 149 air traffic control towers in the US due to budget cuts. Commercial flights should not be impacted, says government. Page 1.
COUNTDOWN TO ORLANDO.
Spanish fashion brand Desigual expands in Americas TR. Page 2
Lola Perez brings first-time exhibitor LuckyClover jewelry to duty free. Page 3
Paul Sapin – exhibiting at Haleybrooke International through Barry Geoghegan — inks wine deal with Seva Group for Latin American distribution. Page 3
SUPPLY SIDE. Danzka Vodka sold as parent company Belvedere S.A. receives approval for debt restructuring. Page 2.
Golden & Company renews partnership with Distilleria Bottega. Page 2.
CRUISE INDUSTRY NEWS. New Onboard.com to launch game-changing cruise website targeting the Caribbean. Porthole Cruise Magazine adds digital edition. Page 4.
PEOPLE NEWS. Panos Argyros rejoins Estee Lauder Travel Retail – Americas. Argentinean economist Carlos Meloconian – popular speaker at annual ASUTIL Conference – to run for election. Page 1.