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Dubai Airports adds Jones the Grocer express concept to DXB

Mar 20 | Gourmet brand Jones the Grocer’s express concept has launched at Dubai International’s (DXB) Terminal 3 B Gates, the first in a series of bespoke food and lifestyle concepts to be rolled out at the world’s busiest international airport. more >>

Dubai Airports adds Jones the Grocer express concept to DXB
 

Indian national wins US$1million in Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire Promotion

Mar 14 | Francis Xavier Arippattuparambil Cleetus, an Indian national living in Sharjah was up in the sky when he received the news on his win in Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire Promotion as his lucky ticket no. 3133 in Series no. 238 was drawn earlier this morning (Tuesday) in Concourse B of Dubai International Airport. more >>

Indian national wins US$1million in Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire Promotion
 

China’s Century Conference Daily Round up

Mar 9 | The second day of the TFWA China’s Century conference started with a look at the dramatic rise in entrepreneurship over the past 20 years. Dr Edward Tse, author of China’s Disruptors, dispelled the common belief that China is dominated by state owned enterprises commenting that over the past 17 years non-state organizations have grown considerably faster in both revenue and profit. Successful entrepreneurs build business by focusing beyond core competencies and use technology to tailor products to the individual. more >>

China’s Century Conference Daily Round up
 

Edrington merges its Europe and Middle East teams to create EMEA Travel Retail

Mar 8 | Edrington Global Travel Retail (GTR) is combining its European and Middle East Travel Retail businesses to form a new unit. The new structure will be effective from April 3, 2017. more >>

Edrington merges its Europe and Middle East teams to create EMEA Travel Retail
 

DFWC Academy launches industry consultation on professional standards

Mar 8 | The Duty Free World Council (DFWC) Academy has begun distributing a draft Professional Standards document and accompanying survey across the industry to allow people to give their feedback on standards for frontline retail and promotional staff. more >>

DFWC Academy launches industry consultation on professional standards
 

Bahrain Duty Free announces “resilient” net profits for 2016

Feb 21 | For the full year 2016, Bahrain Duty Free Complex reported gross revenues of US$76,550,711, up 2.6% over the prior year. more >>

Bahrain Duty Free announces “resilient” net profits for 2016
 

brand news

Almahdi Sweets branches out into global travel retail with Arabic sweets

Mar 14 | Israeli confectionery company, Almahdi Sweets, is launching its selection of Arabic authentic sweets and conserves into global travel retail to meet the growing interest in gourmet food within the channel. The company sees travel retail as a stepping-stone to developing new domestic markets overseas, offering a range that is believes is perfect for premium and unique gifting. more >>

Almahdi Sweets branches out into global travel retail with Arabic sweets
 

Coccinelle celebrates new openings in Europe, Asia and at sea

Mar 7 | Coccinelle closed 2016 with an additional six openings in Europe, Asia and on cruise ships. more >>

Coccinelle celebrates new openings in Europe, Asia and at sea
 

Exclusive Old Pulteney bottling boards Viking Line’s Whisky Fair

Feb 21 | Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky has announced a rare and exclusive single cask bottling for release at this year’s Viking Line Cinderella Whisky Fair, known as the world’s largest floating whisky festival, which set sail from Sweden last week. more >>

Exclusive Old Pulteney bottling boards Viking Line’s Whisky Fair
 

Ajmal Perfumes captures new in-flight listings

Feb 21 | With a host of new in-flight listings to celebrate, Ajmal Perfumes has a first class ticket to success more >>

Ajmal Perfumes captures new in-flight listings
 

Davidoff collaborates with French artist on spectacular humidor

Feb 14 | Davidoff has unveiled a new limited-edition cigar humidor crafted by the renowned French marquetry artist Rose Saneuil. more >>

Davidoff collaborates with French artist on spectacular humidor
 

Mazaya changes the game with innovative new portable hookah

Feb 14 | The exciting and innovative shisha tobacco company, Mazaya has introduced a brand new product that is perfectly suited for travel retail: The Portable Hookah, which has already been listed with Dubai Duty Free. more >>

Mazaya changes the game with innovative new portable hookah