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The big news in the Americas this week is the continuing strength of Dufry in Brazil. The global Swiss-based retailer announced on Friday that it has signed a 10-year contract to operate the duty free stores at Viracopos International Airport in partnership with the new operators. More details on page 1.
On the eve of the Duty Free Show of the Americas – the premier industry event in this part of the world – TMI speaks with IAADFS Executive Director Michael Payne for his impressions of what the week will bring. Page 1.
The TMI Countdown to Orlando’s sneak peak:
Collections 2000 highlights Invicta watch brand to travel retail worldwide – page 2;
Travel Retail Distribution Group to showcase its new electronics brands Polar & Munitio – page 2;
New FlyInStyle Smartphone apps to grow airport business – page 3;
Montblanc expands scope of Miami office and reinforces TR business in Latin America – page 3;
ASUTIL plays Ball in Orlando! – page 3;
1947 Zippo Car on Display! – page 4
PEOPLE. Heineken strengthens its Americas team, ACI’s Angela Gittens wins industry award, Dufry CEO Julian Diaz Gonzalez proposed for Board.