Distribution CHANNELS

F&S distributes products to customers through a wide variety of channels.

Distribution Channels

F&S distributes products to customers through a wide variety of channels. Below is an overview of our main markets.

Cruise Lines

F&S supplies every major cruise line operating in the United States or Canada, as well as cruise ships operating throughout the world.  These products are served in the restaurants and bars on board.

For more information on the cruise line industry, please visit the Cruise Lines International Association at www.cruising.biz

Commercial Shipping

F&S supplies crew members on commercial vessels, cruise ships, fishing vessels and other authorized buyers, docking in all major U.S. ports.

Visit the Maritime Industry Foundation at www.maritimeindustryfoundation.com

Pacific Islands

F&S has supplied local domestic markets on major South Pacific Islands since 1980 through its South Seas Distribution channel. For more information about the South Pacific Island, please visit www.southpacific.org

Caribbean Islands

Millions of tourists travel to the Caribbean Islands annually. Many of the resorts and hotels catering to these tourists are supplied by F&S. For more information about the tourism industry in the Caribbean, please visit www.onecaribbean.org

International Border Crossings

Every year, some 200 million individuals enter and exit the United States through land border crossings to and from Mexico and Canada. Through our own retail chain of stores along the U.S./Mexico border, as well as through supply agreements with other duty free stores in the Northern border, F&S serves this important travel retail market segment. Please visit www.bajadutyfree.com for more information.

Overseas Military

U.S. armed forces are stationed at more than 820 installations in at least 135 countries. In addition, there are 761 military bases overseas and fleets and aircraft carriers carry thousands of individuals. F&S is proud to provide duty free products to this important market.

Consulate, Embassies and Diplomat Offices

Some 177 independent countries have embassies or consulates in the United States, all these diplomat offices are able to purchase duty & tax free products through F&S.