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New contracts and ownership deals continue to dominate the news. In Houston, new duty free concessionaire ATU Duty Free has confirmed that it will be working closely with Heinemann Americas, the Florida-based US subsidiary of ATU’s joint venture partner Gebr Heinemann. See page 1.
Argentine duty free operator London Supply also announces a major new concession, as it wins the contract to build and operate two new Free Zones in the province of Santa Cruz. Story on page 2.
Mexico’s Grupo Aeroportuario del Pac’ifico (GAP) has acquired the shares in Jamaica’s Montego Bay Airport and the Santiago de Chile Airport from Spanish infrastructure company Abertis, who is now completely out of the airport business. Page 2.
In more airport news, ACI has named three new airports into its Roll of Excellence, including Indianapolis International. See page 1.
PEOPLE. Coty has named consumer goods expert Elio Leoni Sceti as its new chief executive officer. Page 1.
SUPPLY SIDE. Bacardi has announced the winner of its 2015 Cruise Bartender of the Year Competition. Page 4.
SPECIAL FEATURE. The legacy of Bourbon runs deep in Kentucky, and TMI‘s Lara Pasternak hit the trail under the tutelage of Beam Suntory brand ambassador Gordon Dundas together with a group of duty free journalists to discover the workings of Maker’s Mark and Jim Beam in the days following the Orlando Duty Free Show. Join her on her visit to Kentucky, starting on page 3.