Spain's #1 operator
of duty-free shops, runs about 270 travel shops, gift boutiques, and
in museums, historic and cultural centers, and other tourist locations.
Most of its stores are in Spain, but it also has operations in about a
dozen other countries, including Portugal, Chile, Peru, and the US.
the usual tobacco and liquor products, Aldeasa sells cosmetics,
food, and more -- much of it brand names; it also sells online. Many of
Aldeasa's stores were duty-free until the EU prohibited such trade for
intra-European travel. The company is owned by Italy's Autogrill, which
bought out its joint venture partner Altadis in April 2008.