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Challenge on the Southern Border. Duty Free America‘s flagship store at San Ysidro is under threat by the final phase of the $741 million reconfiguration project of the land border crossing there. But DFA Chairman Simon Falic discusses the company’s counter-proposal to the government, which includes a multi-story, mixed use development, complete with roof-top heliport. See full story on page 1.
Suppliers in the Spotlight.
Cross acquires Sheaffer in $15 million deal to become a worldwide leader in writing instruments. Page 2.
DKNY launches MYNY in NYC. Event had thousands of New Yorkers lining up to share the experience. Page 2.
Edrington, WEBB announce exclusive distribution discussions for Travel Retail Americas and Caribbean. Page 3.
Diageo loses lawsuit over name of travel retail exclusive Johnnie Walker Explorers’ Club Collection. Page 3.
Patrón continues rollout of new Roca line with event in Austin, Texas, and TMI was there. Page 4.
By the Numbers. Hawaii reports the highest July on record for visitor spend and tourist arrivals. Page 4.
People News. Two more senior changes at Bacardi in North America and Diageo GTME. See page 1.