Avolta delivers strong performance in Q1 2024; confirms positive outlook for the full year & beyond

Building on a transformative 2023, Avolta delivered strong organic growth in Q1 of 8.6% and a further step-up across all financial indicators. All regions contributed to growth. In addition, Avolta’s Destination 2027 strategy is yielding results, supported by an enhanced customer experience and strong execution, reports the company. Reported Turnover reached CHF 2,838.4 million (US$3,134.9 […]

Avolta and Corporación America Airports unite for strategic airport enhancement in Uruguay  

Avolta (formerly Dufry) and private airport operating group Corporación America Airports, have forged a partnership to “revolutionize” travel retail in Uruguay, in a collaborative initiative aimed at elevating the airport retail experience. The partnership is establishing what it calls a “novel business model” by leveraging the combined expertise of duty free retail and airport management as master concessionaire for travel […]

Moët Hennessy Travel Retail opens its first Hennessy Boutique in Jamaica’s Montego Bay Airport

Moët Hennessy Travel Retail has opened the first Hennessy boutique in the Americas travel retail market. The 56-square-meter Hennessy shop-in-shop, situated in the Dufry departure store at Montego Bay Airport in Jamaica, is poised to offer a bespoke experience in the Americas region. The boutique offers travelers a selection of travel retail exclusive cognacs, including […]

Campari Group GTR blends physical and digital at world’s first Appleton Estate boutique in Montego Bay, Jamaica

Campari Group has opened a permanent Appleton Estate Jamaican rum boutique at Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The boutique, prominently located near the entrance of the Dufry walk-in store, is Campari’s largest ever investment in global travel retail, and blends physical and digital elements to create an omni-channel experience. A sensorial journey Travel […]

Dufry announces new Global Executive Committee to drive its “Travel Experience Revolution”

Following the closing of the Dufry– Autogrill merger, Dufry announced its new organizational structure as it sets up a joint com-pany with Autogrill to drive its “Travel Experience Revolution.” Dufry announced changes to the Global Executive Committee (GEC) of the combined Group on February 7, 2023. The newly constituted GEC will be instrumental in delivering […]

Dufry reports organic growth of 144.5% in Q1

Dufry’s first quarter 2022 performance showed considerable improvement and was driven by significant progress across EMEA and positive contributions from the Americas, especially the U.S. and Central America & Caribbean Turnover reached CHF 1,118.6 million, an organic growth of 144.5% compared to the previous year. Dufry’s Equity Free Cash Flow (EFCF) performed substantially better versus […]

Hudson debuts innovative shop-in-shop experience store –Evolve by Hudson

Travel retail leader Hudson continues to up its game in U.S. airports, creating some of the most innovative and experiential stores in the industry. This week, Hudson revealed its latest eye-catching and welcoming new concept, Evolve by Hudson (Evolve), a shop-in-shop store that will blend a specialty brand experience with the accessibility of travel essentials […]

Dufry’s Diaz “positive on the opportunities” ahead, as 1H 2021 shows gradual improvement

With its performance driven by the U.S. and Central America & Caribbean due to successful vaccination campaigns and more flexible travel protocols, travel retail giant Dufry reported gradual improvements for the first half of 2021, as Dufry CEO Julian Diaz reiterated that the company was “positive on the opportunities lying ahead” of it as it […]

Dufry wins new, five-year duty-free contract at Cayenne International Airport in French Guiana

Dufry has won a new, five-year concession contract to operate the duty free shop at Cayenne – Felix Eboué International Airport in French Guiana, the French over-seas department located in the north of South America. Cayenne airport served 550,000 passengers in 2019. This concession win further consolidates Dufry’s footprint in Central and South America, which […]