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Denver International Airport Transforms Duty Free Retail Offerings with Two New Stores

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Denver Duty Free Targets International, Domestic Travelers with Luxury Brands and Diverse Selection

DENVER – March 16, 2016 – International and domestic travelers at Denver International Airport (DEN) now have access to two exciting new tax- and duty-free/duty-paid retail stores with the opening of Denver Duty Free.

Denver Duty Free includes a 2,315-square-foot shop in the center of the A Concourse and a 2,328-square-foot shop on the mezzanine level of the B Concourse. A third location on Concourse C, branded as Kiehl’s and Urban Decay, is also now open. Kiehl’s and Urban Decay are initially duty-paid specialty retail stores, but could become a third duty-free/duty-paid location later on.

Domestic travelers can purchase products from the two duty-free locations, including perfume, cosmetics, watches, jewelry, accessories and confection, subject to tax. By law, domestic travelers are not permitted to purchase tobacco or alcohol products in the stores.

“Denver is a growing hub for international travel, with about 2.2 million international passengers in 2015,” said Bhavesh Patel, DEN’s chief revenue officer. “We specifically set out to reimagine the duty-free experience in Denver, to help elevate the travel experience for our international passengers who are increasingly seeking this type of retail opportunity. We are excited that Dufry is bringing its international portfolio of experience to the Mile High City.”

Denver Duty Free will be operated by a joint venture among Dufry North America, the Hudson Group, Odd Tale Books and Wystone’s World Teas Holdings. Odd Tale Books and Wystone’s World Teas Holdings are both certified under the federal Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program, which ensures fair competition for women- and minority-owned businesses in airport concessions.

“As a partner with DEN since 2003, we are pleased to now offer all passengers a wide range of luxury brands such as Estee Lauder, Michael Kors, Dior and Chanel. We will also feature local Denver favorites such as Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey and Hammond’s Chocolates,” said Joseph DiDomizio, president and CEO of Hudson Group.

The new stores greatly expand the amount of square footage dedicated to duty-free shopping on all three concourses, from a total of about 1,056 square feet today, to a total of about 6,000 square feet upon completion. The stores are expected to generate a combined $7.6 million in annual gross revenues and create 37 full-time and part-time jobs.

Click here for images of the A Concourse duty free store

Click here for images of the B Concourse duty free store

Click here for images of the C Concourse Kiehl’s and Urban Decay stores

Please credit photos to Denver International Airport

About Dufry

Dufry is a global travel retailer with operations in 63 countries. Dufry operates around 2,200 shops located at airports, cruise liners, seaports, and other touristic locations. The company developed a strong portfolio of long-term concessions with airport authorities and other landlords and provides its customers with prestigious brands from more than 1,500 suppliers and employs more than 31,000 people around the world.

About DEN’s Shopping and Dining Program

DEN’s concession program consists of more than 170,000 square feet of retail space inside the airport that includes more than 140 locations offering an exciting culinary, fashion and retail experience. In 2015, the concession program generated about $336 million in annual gross sales. For more information about retail store opportunities, please e-mail [email protected] or visit http://business.flydenver.com/bizops/concessions.asp.


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