THE WHAT? Dufry has been awarded two new concession contracts at Salgado Filho International Airport, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
THE DETAILS Under the terms of the deal, the travel retail giant will operate two new duty free shops and a duty-paid concession for a period of six years.
The duty-paid store, which comprises some 704 m2, opened its doors this month, while the duty-free spaces, together covering 935 m2, will open in May, 2021. The product assortment will include all the typical core categories, including cosmetics, accessories and spirits.
THE WHY? Gustavo Fagundes, Dufry Chief Operating Officer South America, explains, “We are delighted to have been awarded these new concession contracts at Salgado Filho International Airport, which each year handles eight million domestic passengers and 500,000 international passengers. With our new shops spread across the whole airport we will be able to offer a world-class shopping experience to all customers, tailored accordingly, to best serve both domestic and international travellers. Whilst we have had a presence at Salgado Filho International Airport for several years now with our four Hudson stores, these new contracts give us the opportunity to further extend our footprint at the airport and deliver a whole new level of airport shopping. I would therefore like to thank our partners at Fraport Brasil – Porto Alegre for the trust they have shown in Dufry and our local team, and we look forward to working in close partnership with them to create a mutually successful business.”