Brown-Forman names Alex Prendes as Director GTR Americas

Brown-Forman Corporation has promoted Alex Prendes to Director Global Travel Retail (GTR) Americas, effective July 3, 2023. In this new role, Prendes will join the Brown-Forman Global Travel Retail Leadership Team. In February, Brown-Forman announced its new GTR organization with the creation of three geographical regions: the Americas, EMEAI (Europe, Middle East, Africa, India), and […]

Mexico’s new president to scrap $13 Billion Mexico City Airport Project

Mexico’s incoming President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador this week announced that he is stopping construction on the $13 billion Mexico City airport, which is already one third completed. According to Bloomberg News, Lopez Obrador scrapped the project after almost 70% of 1.07 million people who participated in a national referendum voted against the airport. The […]

Americas-Caribbean airline route review: US has two-thirds of seats; Rio-São Paulo is busiest route

Airline network news and analysis group anna-aero reports that domestic South and Central American services top the Americas and Caribbean route rankings, even though US airports and airlines dominate the market in terms of available capacity and account for more than two-thirds of the region’s weekly departing seats. In fact, anna-aero reports that the four […]

Revlon brings its LOVE to Orlando

One on One with Revlon’s David Carvalho David Carvalho, who joined Revlon last October in the newly created role of Senior Vice-President and General Manager Global Distributors, Licensees and Travel-Retail business, personifies the attention the cosmetics giant is giving to the travel retail channel. Carvalho, a Brazilian by birth who has lived and worked in […]

Beam Suntory to introduce new global operation at IAADFS 2015 at Stand #323

The new Beam Suntory will be exhibiting at the IAADFS Duty Free Show for the first time since the launch of its global distribution operation, showcasing its extensive portfolio of world-leading spirits. The recent integration of the Morrison Bowmore brands give Beam Suntory one of the largest whisk(e)y portfolios globally, which now encompasses Japanese, Irish […]

Edrington and World Equity Brand Builders launch new Edrington WEBB Travel Retail Americas JV

Premium spirits company Edrington and Miami-based World Equity Brand Builders (WEBB) have officially announced the formation of their new joint venture, Edrington Webb Travel Retail Americas. The two companies reported in August 2014 that they were in exclusive discussions about a distribution partnership for the travel retail channel in the Americas, including Canada and the […]