A joint venture between Nuance and DFASS called Broward Duty Free has won a five year concession to operate four duty free outlets at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport in Florida.
Ford Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport in Florida is one of the fastest growing airports in the US. Along with non stop service to over forty US cities, the airports offers international flights to Canada, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America and serves over 20m passengers a year. The four airline terminals feature many restaurants, gift shops and business centres.
Nuance is the majority partner in the Broward Duty Free joint venture partnership uniting The DFASS Group and Williams and Hope Corporation (a certified minority owned business).
Broward Duty Free intends to begin operations in Fort Lauderdale in December of this year, subject to obtaining all the necessary regulatory approvals.
Richard Rendek, Ceo North America for The Nuance Group, said: ‘This new concession will increase our United States' business and provide us with an additional platform for continued expansion. We are excited about the opportunity to develop the duty free concession at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport and we believe that there is a substantial opportunity to grow the duty free business there.’
This news follows the earlier announcement that Nuance has also won the duty free contract at Houston Airport. These wins are in line with one of the company's strategic goals which is to significantly increase its business in the US.