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Dufry re-elects Members of the Board

Dufry, the Swiss travel-retail giant, held its Ordinary General Meeting (OGM) this week where it re-elected members of its board of directors. The Board of Directors’ proposals to re-elect Juan Carlos Torres Carretero as member and Chairman of the Board of ...

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MITR appoints three new members to senior leadership team

Mars International Travel Retail (MITR) has made three new key appointments to its leadership team. Raghav Rekhi has joined the division as category director, and will lead, guide and develop MITR’s marketing team. He has almost 20 years’ experience with ...

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Max Heinemann to join Gebr Heinemann executive team

Gebr Heinemann has announced that the fifth generation of the Heinemann family will join the executive board of the duty-free retailer in August this year. Max Heinemann, son of Gebr Heinemann co-owner Gunnar, will be moving on from his position ...

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Kapila Ireland to rejoin DFNI as Editor in May

Duty-Free News International (DFNI) is pleased to announce that Kapila Ireland (nee Gohel) is rejoining the magazine as Editor effective 1 May. Ireland returns to DFNI having held the position of Managing Editor at The Moodie Davitt Report since September 2017. She was previously Editor of DFNI between March 2015 and ...

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Doug Bagley joins William Grant & Sons

William Grant & Sons (WGS), the spirits giant behind brands including Glenfiddich, Hendrick’s and Sailor Jerry, has made another key appointment in the Asia Pacific territory. Doug Bagley has been appointed as managing director for Asia Pacific, taking up the ...

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Bacardi Global Travel Retail shuffles leadership team

Bacardi Global Travel Retail (BGTR) has announced a re-organisation of it senior management team, as part of major changes in its leadership structure. Mike Birch, managing director and vice president – global travel retail and commercial development, is taking on additional ...

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L’Oréal Travel Retail makes key regional appointment

Gianguido Bianco has been appointed as the new general manager of L’Oréal Travel Retail (LTR)‘s Europe, Middle East, Africa & India operations with immediate effect. Previous holder of the post, John Mangan, has taken up a new role as general ...

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Premier Tax Free makes move into Russian market

Premier Tax Free, the Ireland-headquartered specialist in multi-currency payment processing and the management of tax-free shopping for international tourists, has broken into the Russian market for the first time. The company has just issued, on 11 April, its first Electronic Tax ...

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DFS named Retailer of the Year at DFNI Global Awards

DFS Group has once again been named as Travel Retailer of the Year at the DFNI Global Awards for travel-retail excellence, retaining the title it won in 2017. The retailer was announced at the winner at the 14th annual ceremony, ...

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Executive committee shake-up at Rémy Cointreau Group

Rémy Cointreau Group, the French family-owned specialist in cognacs, liquers and spirits, has made wide-ranging changes to its executive committee and travel-retail team. Philippe Farnier, the present CEO of the Americas region, has been reassigned to the position of CEO ...

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William Grant makes key Asia Pacific appointment

William Grant & Sons has made a key appointment as it seeks to build its travel-retail business in the Asia Pacific region. Matthew Williams has been unveiled as the spirits giant’s new regional director for Asia Pacific global travel retail. ...

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New focus for president as CiR appoints new commercial head

Counter Intelligence Retail (CiR) has announced that its president, Garry Stasiulevicuis, is taking a step back from the day-to-day running of the business to focus on a new project. The company said that the project will see Stasiulevicuis lead a team to bring a ...

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