Latin America

Ultrafemme celebrates 45 years as the center for luxury in Cancun with an olfactory journey through the history of perfume

Ultrafemme, a benchmark for luxury and tradition in retail based in the center of Cancun, Mexico, celebrated 45 years in business by creating a breath-taking Atelier Du Parfum, a museum that charted the history of perfumery, in a space dedicated to the art of perfume making. Perfume has been the heart of Ultrafemme since Elena […]

Puig debuts Jean Paul Gaultier Scandal Pour Homme in Travel Retail Americas with heavyweight campaign

Puig Travel Retail Americas has launched the latest masculine scent from Jean Paul Gaultier, Scandal Pour Homme, across 69 travel retail doors in the region with an impactful omni-channel campaign that brought to life the boxing theme of the fragrance. Scandal Pour Homme was introduced to Travel Retail Americas at the end of 2021 ahead […]

Duty Free Dynamics and Simextra Group join forces to open a LEGO airport store in South America

Duty Free Dynamics (DFD) and Simextra Group have partnered to bring one of the first stores fully dedicated to LEGO in South America to life at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) in Guyana. The new store is located in the airport’s departure hall. DFD continues to develop its reputation for building worldwide brands’ in the […]

ASUTIL/CEFSU Border Meeting focuses on latest progress in region

The Uruguayan Chamber of Border Shops, CEFSU, and South American Duty Free Shops Association ASUTIL, hosted a virtual Border Shops meeting entitled “Returning to Normality” on Nov. 23. After a welcome from Carlos Loaiza, secretary general of CEFSU, and ASUTIL Secretary General Jose Luis Donagaray, Gustavo Fagundes, ASUTIL President and Dufry do Brasil CEO, set […]

WEBB Banks expands into fast-growing CBD and Wellness category with launch of WB Canna Co. & Wellness

Miami-based wine and spirits distributor WEBB Banks has opened a new division focused on the distribution of top- quality cannabidiol (CBD) and wellness products, a product area in which the company sees tremendous growth potential. The new wholly owned subsidiary, called WB Canna Co. & Wellness, will handle distribution of these fast-growing product categories in […]

InnoTRI opens in new Brazilian Cell Shop Duty Free on Brazilian border in Iguaçu

Miami-based specialist distribution company InnoTRI has partnered with Cell Shop Duty Free for the opening of the largest land-based free shop in Brazil this month. Christoph Henkel, InnoTRI co-founder and manager, tells TMI the collaboration with the Brazilian land border operator for its new 2,000 sqm store located in the Catuaí Palladium Shopping Mall in […]

Tairo International’s “Perfect” launch for new Marc Jacobs fragrance goes high profile with SEARS in Mexico

Miami-based fragrance distributor Tairo International held a high profile, impactful launch for the new Marc Jacobs Perfect fragrance with SEARS Mexico across its stores in February, which included dressing windows and store fronts, as well as interior podiums and sampling. The HPP followed Tairo’s December 2020 launch in travel retail stores throughout the Carib-bean and […]

Relationships times three lead WEBB Banks to powerful new brands and growing business

With tourism essentially shut down, WEBB Banks’ focus on the Caribbean local markets during the coronavirus pandemic has helped propel the leading wine and spirits distribution company to a stronger position than it was in a year ago, says WEBB Banks CEO Andy Consuegra. TMI met recently with Consuegra; Phillip Jarrell, Vice President, Marketing & […]

MONARQ Group reaches customers with digital innovations

As international tourism dried up MONARQ Group shifted its focus to digital marketing, social media and e-commerce, Managing Director Robert de Monchy tells TMI. To promote its brands on social media, the independent premium wine and spirits distributor launched MONARQ’s Social Club early on during the pandemic with overwhelmingly positive feedback from participants. The company […]