• New era for Sydney Airport retail

    Following the appointment of Gebr. Heinemann as the new duty free partner for Sydney Airport, taking over the mantle from The Nuance Group, the world’s fifth largest duty free operator is set to deliver enhanced revenue growth.

  • DFZ tastes success with KLIA exclusive

    DFZ, Malaysia’s largest homegrown local duty free retailing group, has reported an overwhelmingly positive response from passengers trialing Bacardi’s newly launched Glen Deveron single malt Scotch whisky.

  • Diversification key to WDFG growth at Cochin

    The expansion of Cochin International Airport will offer travelers an exciting new arrivals and departures experience according to Pedro Castro, International Operations Director for World Duty Free Group (WDFG).

  • LS travel retail Pacific recognized by Adelaide Airport

    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.

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APTRA warns of new tobacco regulations faced by India-bound travelers

Sep 16 | Retailers who are selling tobacco goods to passengers traveling to India have been asked by the Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA) to take note of new regulations relating to inbound allowances. more >>

APTRA warns of new tobacco regulations faced by India-bound travelers
 

APTRA announces comprehensive online database

Sep 16 | The Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA) announced that its unique database of airport, airline, retailer and supplier contacts is now online and available for use by all its members. more >>

APTRA announces comprehensive online database
 

Coccinelle expands into Taiwan and the Philippines

Sep 16 | Coccinelle recently announced its continued expansion into the Asian market with several retail openings in the Philippines and Taiwan. more >>

Coccinelle expands into Taiwan and the Philippines
 

Harold Brooks to retire from DFS Group, to be succeeded by Andrea O’Donnell

Sep 15 | After six years as the head of DFS' Merchandising Group, and a long career in management and merchandising with leading retail organizations, Harold Brooks will retire from his role as President of Global Merchandising and return to the United States at the end of this year. more >>

Harold Brooks to retire from DFS Group, to be succeeded by Andrea O’Donnell
 

DFS to host 2014 Masters of Wines and Spirits in November

Sep 15 | DFS Group (DFS) has announced that it will unveil its fourth annual Masters of Wines and Spirits collection in Singapore this November. more >>

DFS to host 2014 Masters of Wines and Spirits in November
 

Dufry’s acquisition of Nuance complete

Sep 10 | As of September 9, 2014, Dufry’s acquisition of Nuance has been concluded. This makes Dufry the largest travel retail operator in the world, operating close to 1,750 shops in 63 countries and on five continents, and presence in 239 airports. more >>

Dufry’s acquisition of Nuance complete
 

brand news

Jude Law stars in Diageo’s Johnnie Walker Blue Label short film

Sep 16 | Diageo Global Travel recently unveiled a series of high-profile airport activations that showcase the successful Johnnie Walker Blue Label short film, The Gentleman’s Wager, starring Jude Law and Giancarlo Giannini. more >>

Jude Law stars in Diageo’s Johnnie Walker Blue Label short film
 

TFWA World Exhibition to include the debut of first-ever Jack Daniel’s Assistant Master Distiller

Sep 16 | Chris Fletcher, the first-ever Assistant Master Distiller for Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, will be formally introduced to the travel retail industry at the TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes, France, in October. more >>

TFWA World Exhibition to include the debut of first-ever Jack Daniel’s Assistant Master Distiller
 

Tito’s Handmade Vodka enters Thailand market

Sep 16 | Beginning on September 1, 2014, Tito’s Handmade Vodka was made available in Thailand when G Four International began its distribution of the Texas-based brand in on- and off-trade. more >>

Tito’s Handmade Vodka enters Thailand market
 

Marcolin launches limited edition eyewear collection to celebrate 90 years of Montblanc's iconic Meisterstück

Sep 15 | On the occasion of the 90th Anniversary of the legendary Meisterstück, Montblanc’s iconic fountain pen, Marcolin has created a two-piece limited edition eyewear collection. more >>

Marcolin launches limited edition eyewear collection to celebrate 90 years of Montblanc's iconic Meisterstück
 

Duc d’O Belgian Chocolates runs promotion at Cochin International Airport Duty Free

Sep 15 | A.S. Lal, CEO, Kreol Trading Est, recently announced the launch of a Duc d’O Belgian chocolates promotion at Cochin International Airport Duty Free. more >>

Duc d’O Belgian Chocolates runs promotion at  Cochin International Airport Duty Free
 

Nestlé International Travel Retail builds on premium brand image with first Nescafe Dolce Gusto boutique in Haitang Bay

Sep 15 | With Chinese duty free shopping surging, Nestlé International Travel Retail (NITR) has taken a strategic step in expanding its portfolio offer with the first premium Nescafe Dolce Gusto (NDG) boutique in the world's largest duty free shopping center in Haitang Bay (Hainan). more >>

Nestlé International Travel Retail builds on premium brand image with first Nescafe Dolce Gusto boutique in Haitang Bay