Latin America

Coty Travel Retail kicks off Boss cross-category pop-ups across the globe

Coty Travel Retail has unveiled a series of BOSS immersive cross-category pop-up activations at key airport locations across Europe and the Americas. Beginning June 1, 2024, the highly engaging, interactive pop-up spaces celebrate the spirit of football through a unique blend of sports, fashion, and fragrance. The BOSS cross-category pop-up experiences allow visitors to immerse […]

Weitnauer Group expands South American operations with hub in Uruguay

Weitnauer Group has announced the opening of its latest subsidiary in Uruguay, strategically positioned to cater to the vibrant and expanded market along the Brazilian border. The new operation in Uruguay will serve as a gateway to the dynamic Uruguay borders and the growing market of Brazilian borders, while supporting Weitnauer’s logistic capabilities in other South American markets. Headed by […]

ASUTIL expects 300+ attendees at June Conference that takes place in “the marvelous city of Bogota” for first time

Pledging “a carefully curated conference program and a series of engaging networking opportunities,” ASUTIL General Secretary Carlos Loaiza-Keel is expecting more than 300 delegates to attend the annual ASUTIL Conference taking place in Bogotá on June 18-20 at the Hilton Bogotá Corferias. For the second year in a row the event is co-organized with TFWA. Loaiza-Keel noted […]

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 […]

Argentina’s new president assumes office, names two cabinet ministers with ties to TR

News and a commentary by John Gallagher Javier Milei was inaugurated as Argentina’s new president on Sunday, Dec. 10. The Argentine presidential election has been the focus of the Latin America political scene over the last several months. Milei, a right-wing libertarian candidate, won the recent runoff election last month by a surprisingly strong 12-point […]

La Petisquera- Mannah Group to enter Border Duty Free in Brazil in major project

“La Petisquera,” the well-established South American travel retailer founded by the Mannah family in 1970, is entering the Brazilian border duty free business in Foz do Iguaçu. The company has a long history of successful operations in Paraguay, in Ciudad del Este with border and airport shops, and currently operates four downtown stores in the […]

Duty Fly arrives in Bolivia

Bolivian fragrance specialist Distribuidora Aromas expands into full airport retailing with new Duty Fly subsidiary. John Gallagher reports. Duty Fly, a wholly owned subsidiary of Distribuidora Aromas, Bolivia’s leading perfumes and cosmetic distributor, is the new duty free concession holder at the El Alto International Airport in La Paz and Viru Viru International Airport in […]