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 […]

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 […]

Dufry to increase its presence at Mexico City Airport with 3 new stores in Terminal 2

Dufry is expanding its presence in Mexico City Airport. The leading travel retailer has signed a contract with Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de México (AICM) to operate three new duty free shops covering 1,400 sq meters of space in Terminal 2 at Benito Juárez International Airport ( Mexico City International Airport). With the new […]

Latin America’s big economies falter: Brazil, Mexico and Argentina all contracting in first quarter

The International Monetary Fund cut its outlook for global growth to the lowest rate since the financial crisis in its latest outlook issued in April. The world economy will grow 3.3 % this year, down from the 3.5 % the IMF had forecast for 2019 in January, according to the latest World Economic Outlook. World trade, which had been growing at about 5%, expanded by 3.8% last year and is forecast to rise 3.4% in 2019. Latin America is particularly hard hit, […]

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 […]

Duty Free City: catering to a new luxury shopper on the Mexican border

Describing itself as a “lifestyle destination” for luxury brands located along the US-Mexico border, Duty Free City opened its beautiful 14,000 square foot flagship store in San Ysidro, California with a gala event attended by 500 last November. Providing a luxurious, service-focused and interactive shopping experience within a sophisticated Spanish Colonial inspired aesthetic, Duty Free […]

Shiseido opens first travel retail boutique in the Americas with Duty Free Partners

Shiseido opened its first standalone boutique in the travel retail channel in the Americas in Guadalajara International Airport in February. The 38sqm boutique was opened in partnership with Miami-based Duty Free Partners, and is only the second Shiseido travel retail boutique store worldwide, and the first ever in an airport. (The other Shiseido travel retail […]