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Morgan & Oates appoints two new regional travel retail agents

Morgan & Oates, the British clothing and accessories brand, has appointed two new regional agents as it seeks to build its global travel retail business. The company, which specialises in scarfs and wraps, has engaged Norway-based LL International to represent ...

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Seven WHSmith stores for Rio Galeão

WHSmith, in partnership with Duty Free Americas, has secured the concession to open seven stores in Rio Galeão International airport. It has been confirmed the news and convenience stores, which will represent WHSmith’s first venture into South America, will open ...

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Video: DFNI Charity Ball 2018

Watch highlights of the DFNI Charity Ball. The event at London’s Royal Lancaster, which included the DFNI Global Awards, saw the leading figures of the travel-retail industry gather to raise more than £24,000 for the Akanksha Foundation. The full list ...

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Heinemann annual turnover passes €4bn

Gebr Heinemann has reported 2017 was a year of “healthy” development. Announcing the retailer’s annual financial results, which saw its turnover increase 6.6% to €4.1bn ($5.06bn), Gebr Heinemann co-owner Claus Heinemann said: “2017 was a respectable year for us with ...

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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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Dufry plots increased Latin American footprint

Dufry has revealed it will open an additional 4,700sqm of retail space across its Latin American operations over the coming years. Following the opening of the duty-free retailer’s first flagship New Generation store in Latin America at T4 of Cancun ...

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DFNI Global Awards finalists revealed

We are one step closer to discovering the cream of the crop in the world of travel-retail, as the shortlist for this year’s DFNI Global Awards has been revealed. Fresh from winning two awards at this week’s DFNI Americas Awards, ...

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DFNI Americas Awards winners revealed

The best of the American duty-free industry has been revealed at the DFNI Americas Awards, which took place during the ASUTIL/IAADFS Summit of the Americas at the Marriott World Center. The awards, presented by DFNI associate publisher Amanda Felix with ...

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DFNI Blog: Summit of the Americas

DFNI was on the scene in Orlando at the first Summit of the Americas jointly held by ASUTIL and IAADFS. Our reporter on the ground, Liam Coleman, met with the leading figures in the American duty-free industry and gave all ...

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Passenger growth gives Fraport retail boost

Fraport AG, the operator of 26 airports across the world, has overcome a dip in spend per passenger to post increased retail revenue in its 2017 financial results. The airport operator has reported its retail revenue for 2017 was €206m ...

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Summit of the Americas speaker lineup finalised

ASUTIL and IAADFS have announced the topics and speakers for next week’s Summit of the Americas in Orlando. Following the traditional opening cocktail and sports social activities on Sunday 18 March, the summit will begin in earnest on Monday 19 ...

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Wild Tiger Rum seeks Summit of the Americas springboard

Wild Tiger Rum has revealed its plan for the IAADFS/ASUTIL Summit of the Americas, as it looks to build its travel-retail presence across the Americas. The Indian rum brand joined forces with Haleybrooke International in October in an attempt to ...

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Lambretta Watches targets further Americas growth

Lambretta Watches has announced details of some of the new products it will be showcasing at the Summit of the Americas in Orlando this month, as it seeks to grow its business in the region. The Italian watch manufacturer has ...

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