• Dufry buys 20% of DLF from Brasif Group

    Dufry recently announced that it had exercised the option to purchase 20% of the equity of Dufry Lojas Francas (DLF) from its minority partner Brasif Group, for CHF 148 million or US$161.37 million.

  • TFWA unveils China’s Century conference program

    The second TFWA China’s Century Conference, organised in partnership with APTRA from March 10-12, 2015 in the Jing An Shangri-La Hotel, Shanghai, features a strong line-up of speakers.

  • Making waves in Singapore

    Heinemann Asia Pacific launches its third beach resort-themed ferry terminal outlet in Singapore to capitalize on the rising number of passengers

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LS travel retail Pacific recognized by Adelaide Airport

Jan 29 | LS travel retail Pacific has been recognized by Adelaide Airport, winning two of the three major awards at Adelaide Airport’s Retailer of the Year Awards, as well as Overall Retailer of the Year. more >>

LS travel retail Pacific recognized by Adelaide Airport
 

International arrivals get first look at Darwin JR/Duty Free store

Jan 29 | Another major Australian gateway has upped its duty free experience with the phased unveiling of Darwin International Airport’s (DIA) revamped and redesigned JR/Duty Free store. more >>

International arrivals get first look at Darwin JR/Duty Free store
 

International arrivals get first look at Darwin JR/Duty Free store

Jan 29 | Another major Australian gateway has upped its duty free experience with the phased unveiling of Darwin International Airport’s (DIA) revamped and redesigned JR/Duty Free store. more >>

International arrivals get first look at Darwin JR/Duty Free store
 

US citizen international travel shows marked increase in November

Jan 28 | Overall US citizen international travel increased 12% in November 2014 over 2013. The biggest increases were seen in travel to Mexico, Europe and Canada. more >>

US citizen international travel shows marked increase in November
 

Shares rise as KKR eyes WDFS

Jan 27 | According to many sources in the financial world, shares in World Duty Free Group (WDF) rose early this week when news broke that US-based private-equity fund KKR and another private-equity fund, CVC, are looking at purchasing a stake in the company, 50.1% of which is owned by the Benetton family’s holding company Edizone. more >>

Shares rise as KKR eyes WDFS
 

Juul-Mortensen’s quarterly liquor update

Jan 27 | In the lead-up to the TFWA-APTRA China’s Century Conference coming in March, Erik Juul-Mortensen recently wrote a quarterly update on the state of liquor in the duty free market, as published in The Drinks Report on January 26. more >>

Juul-Mortensen’s quarterly liquor update
 

brand news

Bottega partners with Interbrands USA

Jan 28 | Bottega’s distinctive gold bottle will now be distributed by Interbrands more >>

Bottega partners with Interbrands USA
 

Bowmore launches travel retail limited edition Black Rock gift set

Jan 28 | Bowmore’s Black Rock, one of the company’ three travel retail exclusives inspired by the rugged land near the distillery on the island of Islay, has proven to be a favorite for whisky aficionados who like a smoky, peaty dram. more >>

Bowmore launches travel retail limited edition Black Rock gift set
 

East meets west as byejoe comes to DFS in the US

Jan 27 | China’s most popular spirit, baijiu, has now been reinvented for the western customer as byejoe. more >>

East meets west as byejoe comes to DFS in the US
 

Davidoff helps passengers fill time beautifully

Jan 27 | Coinciding with the company’s launch of its new Nicaragua cigar toward the end of last year, Davidoff figured prominently in Dubai Duty Free. more >>

Davidoff helps passengers fill time beautifully
 

Neuhaus celebrates 100 years of the ballotin and Chinese New Year

Jan 26 | To mark the 100th anniversary of the invention of the Belgian chocolatier’s ballotin, Neuhaus has created an exclusive collection of three vintage ballotins. more >>

Neuhaus celebrates 100 years of the ballotin and Chinese New Year
 

Davidoff shines in Miami Beach for Art Basel

Dec 18 | As an associate partner of the event, it’s no surprise that Davidoff was highly visible at Art Basel in Miami, which drew upwards of 73,000 art lovers. more >>

Davidoff shines in Miami Beach for Art Basel