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A new travel retail tradition was born this week. The first ever Duty Free Americas Charity Golf Tournament that took place at the beautiful Weston Hills Country Club was a huge success. Not only did the industry raise more than $180K for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (and that is before the raffles and auction monies are added in) but 120 friends and colleagues from all over North America gathered together. It was such a nice event that DFA CEO Jerome Falic has already promised another one next year — so Duty Free friends start planning now. Pages 1 & 2.
Congratulations to Jonathan Bonchick and the DFA marketing team for putting together such a stellar event. See photos Inside Insider and make sure to check out the TMI Facebook page for more shots.
Countdown to Cannes. TFWA has released more details about the social activities taking place in Cannes at the World Exhibition & Conference. Page 2.
Operator News. Nuance/Dufry. Following the closing of the Nuance Dufry acquisition, Nuance President & CEO Roberto Graziani will step down from his current position and leave the company.
DFS Group announces it is entering Europe through a project in Venice. Meanwhile, the company held its largest beauty festival ever in key outlets in 13 international destinations, including LAX. See page 3.
Caribbean. CTO names a new Chair and awards Puerto Rico its top award for sustainable tourism. Page 4.
Supply Side. Imperial Tobacco to emphasize its consumer focus in Cannes.
Alcohol beverage market analyst IWSR is launching Radius, an interactive data base of product innovation. For more details and how it might help your company, see page 4