CONFECTIONERY: Hawaiian Host breaks into new US airports with DFA

US. Hawaiian Host’s appointment of Chase International as its US East coast duty free distributor has resulted in the first listing with Duty Free Americas (DFA) for Washington Dulles, New York JFK, Chicago and Detroit airports.

DFA is stocking a variety of Hawaiian Host products including the Hawaiian Host Jewel Collection, Hawaiian Host Tiki 8oz, Hawaiian Host Maui Caramacs 7.5oz, Hawaiian Host Dry Roasted and Salted Macadamia three-pack, and two-piece Hawaiian Host Tiki and Hawaiian Host Maui Caramacs bars. At all stores, Hawaiian Host will be the exclusive Macadamia nut offering.

To kick off the introduction, customers will be offered tastings of both Chocolate Macadamias and Maui Caramacs.

Hawaiian Host vice president of sales for the Americas and Europe Brian Cox commented: “Chase International has been instrumental in helping us break open this new account. It is a great start for our new partnership.”

Founded by Chase Donaldson in 1998, Chase International represents over 40 spirits, wines and confectionery brands in 20 categories for its international and domestic suppliers throughout the US, Canada and Caribbean duty free markets.

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