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DFNI Editor’s Letter

Today (1 May) marks my return to the Editor’s desk at Duty-Free News International (DFNI). I am pleased to be rejoining the team as DFNI embarks on an ambitious project to grow and evolve the brand over the coming months. ...

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DFNI Blog: Summit of the Americas

DFNI was on the scene in Orlando at the first Summit of the Americas jointly held by ASUTIL and IAADFS. Our reporter on the ground, Liam Coleman, met with the leading figures in the American duty-free industry and gave all ...

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DFNI Blog: ACI Europe

The ACI Europe Airport Commercial & Retail Conference in Tel Aviv brought together senior airport commercial executives, operators and brands, as well as their business partners from retail, food and beverage, travel services, media and other enterprises from around the world, ...

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DFNI Blog: MEADFA Conference

The 16th edition of the MEADFA Conference saw the leading lights of the duty-free industry come to discuss the main trends and challenges faced by the Middle East and African travel-retail industry. DFNI digital editor Liam Coleman brought you live coverage ...

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William Grant aims to build on stellar 2017

As 2017’s Tax Free World Association conference and exhibition approached, William Grant & Sons (WGS) revealed it was in a “stronger than ever position” as far as its travel-retail and duty-free business was concerned. With sales performance well ahead of ...

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The DFNI Blog – On location in Asia

DFNI deputy editor Andrew Pentol has been on location around Asia to bring you all the latest from the opening of terminal four at Singapore Changi airport, the Trinity Conference in Bangkok and the latest developments from the Taiwanese duty-free industry. ...

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The DFNI Blog – TFWA Cannes 2017

DFNI was out in force at the Tax Free World Association World Exhibition & Conference in Cannes. Here are the stories from our Deputy editor Andrew Pentol (AP) and Digital editor Liam Coleman (LC) as they met with representatives of the global ...

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DFNI Blog: Amarula highlights plight of the African elephant

Earlier this month, Distell-owned Amarula and the Kenyan conservation charity WildlifeDirect created a life-size ice sculpture of an African elephant in New York’s Union Square to draw attention to the plight of one of the continent’s most famous animals. Ivory ...

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Enjoy complimentary access to DFNI 30th Anniversary edition

In celebration of Duty-Free News International’s (DFNI) 30th anniversary this year, DFNI is pleased to offer all our readers complimentary access to the DFNI July 2017 Digital Edition. The special issue celebrates the key milestones for the travel-retail industry in the past 30 years. ...

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DFNI Blog: London Supply celebrates Victor Hugo Bonnet’s diamond service

Travel-retail industry pioneer in Latin America, and DFNI Legend, Victor Hugo Bonnet celebrated 60 years of uninterrupted service with Argentinean duty-free retailer London Supply. DFNI editor Kapila Gohel was honoured to attend the lavish black-tie event held at the Tattersall ...

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Legends: London Supply’s Victor Hugo Bonnet

Fuelled by a desire to work from an early age in order to help his family, London Supply vice-president Victor Hugo Bonnet, 75, has always been ambitious to develop. Born in the suburban neighbourhood of Buenos Aires where he was ...

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DFNI Blog: Scandal from Puig engulfs Jean Paul Gaultier

Puig, owner of the Jean Paul Gaultier brand, unveiled Scandal, its first female fragrance for the French fashion house last week at an elegant – and at the same time bawdy – launch party in the centre of Paris. Having ...

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DFNI prepares to launch special 30th anniversary issue

In celebration of Duty-Free News International’s (DFNI) 30th anniversary this year, DFNI is pleased to announce it will launch a special magazine issue next month celebrating the title’s milestone, which will be made available to view online for free during ...

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DFNI Blog: Expanding Horizons Conference, Tallinn

DFNI was proud to host its 10th annual travel-retail conference at the Tallink Spa and Conference Hotel in Tallinn, Estonia. The Expanding Horizons Conference focused on opportunities in the Scandinavian and Baltic region across the airport retail, cruise, inflight, ferry and ...

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