Hildreth to leave TR industry as pandemic shatters small businesses

ALFA Brands founder Franco Gabriele with Amy Hildreth in happier days at the 2019 Frontier Duty Free Association Convention in Toronto, Canada last November.

One of the most popular and well-liked people in the duty free industry of North America is leaving her position as a result of the impact on travel from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Amy Hildreth, operations manager at ALFA Brands, where she has worked with company founder Franco Gabriele for the past 22 years, announced her departure on August 28.

“It has been a true pleasure working with you all and getting to know you personally over these past 22 years. I have enjoyed being a part of the Duty Free Industry and have many wonderful memories. I wish you good health, happiness and much success and hope that someday our paths will cross again,” said Hildreth in her message to the industry.

Speaking with TMI, Hildreth noted how much she will be missing all the colleagues she has made over the years. We certainly wish her and her family well and hope to be seeing her again when the industry recovers.