March 30 2021  |  Retailers

Dufry wins contracts in Porto Alegre airport

By Wendy Morley

Dufry has announced two new concession contracts at Salgado Filho International Airport in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Dufry already has four Hudson convenience locations at the airport.

Under the new agreements, both of which are for six years, Dufry will operate two new duty-free shops covering a combined retail area of 935 square meters and one duty-paid shop with 704 square meters of retail space. One duty free store will be located in the international arrivals area and the other in international departures. The duty paid is located airside in the domestic departures area.

The duty paid operation opened during March 2021 while duty free will open in May 2021. All three stores have walkthrough formats.

The product assortment in both duty free stores will include all core categories such as perfume & cosmetics, spirits, food & confectionery, tobacco, watches & jewelry, accessories, electronics, toys and souvenirs.

The duty paid store offers the core product categories alongside watches & jewelry, accessories, electronics and toys.

Gustavo Fagundes, Chief Operating Officer South America, commented, “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 travelers. 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.”

Rodrigo Sousa, Commercial Director of Fraport Brasil — Porto Alegre stated, “It is a great pleasure for us to offer to our passengers a high-quality assortment of products such as the ones displayed by the newest duty paid megastore. This new contract, as well as the two duty free shops that will be available in the second quarter of the year, emphasizes that the Porto Alegre Airport is a modern and international standard Terminal.

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