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We start out this week with developments taking place in Canada.
The Frontier Duty Free Association (FDFA) has announced a “new strategic direction” with the appointment of an advocacy firm and a new executive director.
Staying up north, Quebec City has announced it is building a second cruise terminal, and Toronto Pearson has a fantastic summer. Page 1.
Back in the US, DEN has reached a milestone as it will now offer service to 200 nonstop destinations. Page 2.
Down in the Caribbean, St. Kitts passed one million cruise passengers. Page 3.
In Brazil, Dufry has announced it plans to delist from the Brazilian Stock Exchange. Page 4.
With TFWA World Exhibition only weeks away, new product introductions are reaching a crescendo. Here are some of the highlights to watch.
Duty Free Global to launch 1 liter GTR exclusive Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin in Cannes. Pernod GTR launches Chivas XV. Page 3.
Grant’s to refresh brand and upgrade GTR exclusive Distillery Edition. Page 5.
In BEAUTY news, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. reports “one of the best performances in last decade” for fiscal year 2018. Page 4.
In Hawaii with DFS, Lancôme’s latest activation invites women to “Lead the way. Brilliantly” with L’Absolu Lacquer. Page 4.
Ferrerro to launch new TR exclusive assortment at the TFWA World Exhibition. Leonidas has expanded its travel retail team. Page 5.
Katherine Sleipnes’ International Brand builders Inc. has added hi-tech premium wallets from German company TRU VIRTU to the portfolio.
According to the latest quarterly KPI Monitor from the Duty Free World Council and m1nd-set, air passengers perceive Duty Free shops as ideal locations to find new products. Read all the latest findings on Page 2.