Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 15 No. 31

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Important retail news in the region and People changes dominate this issue of Travel Markets Insider.


In a step that further solidifies its operations in South America, Dufry opens two duty free stores at Brazil’s Viracopos International Airport, the first duty free shopping offered at that airport. Page 1.


In North America, International Shoppes has opened a completely renovated store at Philadelphia International Airport. The largest of the four stores it operates at PHL, the latest remodeling features many of the successful elements featured in IS’s ground-breaking Boston Logan shops.  The latest photos from the new store can be seen on the TMI Facebook page here.


In PEOPLE News, Vancouver, Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta, and Miami International Airports made some changes in senior positions.  Estee Lauder Companies recently announced two key personnel changes in North America, and LVMH’s Bernard Arnaud‘s daughter Delphine Arnaud steps into the #2 role at LVMH’s flagship Louis Vuitton brand.


Tax Free World Association announces that two high-profile world figures will be keynote speakers during the opening plenary session of the TFWA World Exhibition & Conference on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. Registration for the industry’s premier global event is now open at


In more PEOPLE News ETRC re-elects World Duty Free Group’s Sarah Branquinho as president of the regional trade group, and names Julie Lassaigne as Head of Government and Industry Affairs. See more results of the ETRC Annual meeting on page 4.


DFNI‘s respected Deputy Editor Nicole Mezzasalma is leaving her journalism post after six years to join William Grant & Sons. TMI wishes her great success in her new position. See more details on page 2.


AT THE POINT OF SALE.  Miami-based distribution company Actium plays a winning game for Jura Single Malt Scotch Whisky with superstitions at London Supply’s Iguazu store; Tairo International features its exclusive “Alaskan Mist” fragrance onboard summer cruise ships; MAC unveils new Pro store in London’s Covent Gardens.


And the winner is… Grant’s blended Scotch whisky dominates the Scotch Whisky Masters 2013 Awards with six medals, plus other top industry honors. Page 4.


ASUTIL 2013. A full report on last month’s Conference held in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic will be featured in an upcoming issue of TMI.



Airport dynamics on the air. Long time travel retail veteran James Kfouri, who is currently Global Travel Retail Director at Paramount Farm Sales (owner of the Wonderful Pistachios brand) tracks the exponential growth of Wonderful Pistachios in the latest Airport Dynamics clip featured at Kfouri outlines the key factors in developing the convenient snack nut category, in a segment that was produced at this year’s IAADFS Show in association with Travel Markets Insider. In August, Airport Dynamics will begin running major interviews with ACI World President Angela Gittens and ACI Europe CEO Olivier Jankovec, among others, produced at last month’s joint World Congress in Istanbul. Stay tuned. Meanwhile, all the previous Airport Dynamics IAADFS interviews can be viewed on the Airport Dynamics archives.