YAKIMA, Wash. — Prosser-based Chukar Cherries will be one of several Washington brands that will be featured in a trio of new duty-free stores scheduled to open in 2013 at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Earlier this month, the airport announced a seven-year deal with Dufry North America LLC to operate duty-free stores throughout the airport. Dufry expects to invest $2.9 million to build three new stores, including one that would replace the airport’s existing duty-free store at the south satellite terminal. Officials expect the stores to increase duty-free retail sales by 60 percent.
The new duty-free stores will further the retail reach for Chukar Cherries, which sells a variety of chocolate and dried-fruit products. Earlier this year, the company opened its third store in Levenworth.