In addition to its own retail presence in the region, Dufry holds a majority shareholding in Duty Free Caribbean (Holdings) Ltd., making the Dufry Group the largest travel retailer in the Caribbean. DFCH operates a total of 64 stores in the islands of Antigua, Aruba, Barbados, Grand Bahama, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Maarten and Turks & Caicos in addition to CEI franchise operations in a further six Central American and Caribbean territories and on-board Norwegian Cruise Lines. These stores trade under the names of Cave Shepherd, Duty Free Caribbean, Colombian Emeralds International and Jeweller’s Warehouse with operations headquartered in Barbados and Florida, USA.
DFCH was formed in October, 2000 with the specific objective of bringing together the regional expertise of Barbadian Company, Cave Shepherd & Co. Ltd. and the global strength of Dufry, to capitalize on the growth potential in the Caribbean duty free market. The Cave Shepherd and DFC stores retail all the major brands in a wide assortment of traditional travel retail categories, including perfume, cosmetics, liquor, tobacco, confection, designer clothing, handbags, luggage, watches, jewellery, sunglasses, souvenirs, electronics, books and magazines.
Colombian Emeralds International has been operating in the region for more than 40 years and offers exquisite jewellery collections and a large selection of renowned jewellery and watch brands of exceptional quality and value. With its award-winning customer service, significant duty free savings, guarantees of authenticity and the assurance of a U.S. Service Centre, Colombian Emeralds International has earned a reputation of trust and integrity, evidenced by its many repeat customers.
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