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In one of the biggest news stories of the year in travel retail in the Americas, Dufry Group this past week announced that it had signed long-term contracts at all of Brazil’s privatized airports – including the lucrative new Terminal 3 at Sao Paulo’s Guarulhos – the largest airport in South America. Not only does the news solidify Dufry’s position as the dominant travel retail force in South America for the next decade – but the added detail that Dufry had partnered in a joint venture with former Brazilian duty free operator Brasif to secure the contracts, assures that the group brings a level of expertise and local market understanding that goes a long way towards assuring success. See full story on pages 1 & 2.
In other acquisition news, HK Global Duty Free has purchased Veneto Duty Free in Belize.
See preliminary details on page 1.
AT THE POINT OF SALE. Nuance Group has unveiled an elegant, innovative luxury boutique concept for Deluxe Fragrance that it will be rolling out to select airports on a global basis. Page 4.
Estée Lauder brings a smashing, retro vibe to the beauty counter with a new ultra-chic custom-made wardrobe for its Beauty Advisors worldwide. Created by “uber-cool” fashion design house Opening Ceremony, the new Estée Lauder Beauty Advisor Style Collection will debut, including in Travel Retail locations, beginning in Fall 2013. For a glimpse of some of the designs, see page 4.
SUPPLY SIDE NEWS.
Diageo launches a limited edition city skylines edition of Johnnie Walker Blue Label range with DFS.
Braun scores a huge coup by naming triple Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel as the new global ambassador for its male grooming range.
Scorpio Worldwide has been named the official distributor for the hot 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Souvenir watches and is taking orders now. Further details on page 3.
PEOPLE. The Estée Lauder Companies has named a former L’Oréal exec. as its new Corporate Responsibility leader. Page 1.