Three new duty free shops at AICM strengthen Dufry’s foothold in Mexico

By Luke Barras-hill |

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René Riedi, CEO Central and South America, Dufry Group.

Dufry Group will increase its retail space at Mexico City Benito Juárez International Airport after striking a deal with Aeropuerto International de la Ciudad de México (AICM) to open three new duty free stores. 

Under the new agreement, Dufry will now operate close to 7,400sq m of commercial space – up from 6,000sq m – consisting of 29 shops.

The shops located at Terminal 2 (1,400sq m), encompass a main departure shop (1,140sq m), last minute shop (230sq m) and express outlet (35sq m).

At the heart of the offer is the main store, which will merchandise a range of premium brands straddling the core categories: perfumes & cosmetics, wines & spirits, confectionery, luxury, fashion and tobacco.

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Dufry store at Cancún International Airport.

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The last minute shop and express store will sell Dufry bestsellers and perfumes, respectively.

René Riedi, CEO Central and South America, Dufry Group said: “This new contract with AICM marks Dufry’s further consolidation in the Mexican market, in which the Group has been operating for 24 years with a strong presence in 12 airports.

“We look forward to maintaining and building on our long-term successful partnership with AICM, supporting further collaboration and future achievements for both parties.”

 

Travellers to all the shops can benefit from the RED by Dufry loyalty programme and Reserve & Collect service.

Dufry has been operating at Mexico City Airport Terminal since 1995.

In Terminal 1, the travel retail giant possesses 17 duty free and duty paid operations, including general travel retail, specialised and last minute concepts and four Hudson units over more than 5,300sq m.

Prior to the new contract at Terminal 2, Dufry ran three duty free shops in arrivals and departures and two Hudson shops over almost 650sq m.

Last year, the airport grew its passenger numbers by 7% to 48 million of which 17 million were international passengers.

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