Duty Free Americas continues its expansion of stores throughout South America.

The company opened its 9,500-square-foot travel retail store in São Paulo’s Congonhas Airport this week. DFA will operate the store under a 10-year concession with Infraero, the Brazilian government’s airport operator.

The airport serves more than 18 million passengers a year.

The store is one of 18 retail venues currently open or under construction by DFA throughout Brazil, including Manaus, Porto Alegre, Curitiba, and Maceió. When completed, DFA will be operating approximately 45,000 square feet of duty free stores, luxury brand travel retail boutiques, and a chain of coffee shops, which will be serviced by DFA’s 40,000 square foot state-of-the-art logistics facility located in Curitiba.

Jerome Falic, Chief Executive Officer of Duty Free Americas, commented: “The triumphant and resilient spirit of Brazil was just showcased to the world in the Olympics. DFA has been investing heavily in Brazil over the past few years – with stores in five different Brazilian states from Manaus in the north to Porto Alegre in the south, and employing hundreds of Brazilians – because we are confident in the country’s future potential growth. Falic continued: “This concession is an extension of our ambition to further develop the DFA brand on an international level. We are now the second largest travel retailer in Brazil. Through our Brazilian stores, together with our stores in Uruguay, Colombia, Venezuela, Chile, Central America, and the Caribbean, we have achieved a solid platform in the region which will enable us to continue to grow our business throughout Latin America and beyond.”