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Duty-free industry worth $68.6bn in 2017

Tax Free World Association (TFWA) President Erik Juul-Mortensen has revealed the much-anticipated figures from Generation Research, which show the duty-free industry’s performance in 2017. Revealing the preliminary findings at the TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference in Singapore, Juul-Mortensen said ...

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Rituals brand expands in Middle East and Asia with DFS

Rituals has expanded its travel retail presence in the Middle East and entered the Asian market for the first time. The brand has opened a shop-in-shop at the DFS store in Abu Dhabi International Airport and commenced trading from a pop-up ...

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The DFNI Blog: TFWA Singapore 2018

The DFNI team was on the ground bringing you all the goings on from the annual TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre in Singapore. Here are the latest updates from DFNI ...

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Shiseido opens first IPSA TR counter outside Japan

Shiseido Travel Retail has opened a new travel retail counter for its IPSA skincare range at King Power International Group’s Rangnam Complex in downtown Bangkok. This is Shiseido’s first such installation for IPSA outside of Japan, and comes just four ...

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DFS and Bally to release sneaker travel-retail exclusive

The luxury travel retailer DFS Group has teamed up with Swiss brand Bally to release a new pair of sneakers as a travel-retail exclusive. A replica of one of Bally’s most “iconic” products, the DFS x Bally Galaxy sneaker for ...

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Foreign exchange issues see profits take a dive at DFI

Duty Free International (DFI), Malaysia’s largest duty-free retailing group, has reported a sharp fall in profits in its 2018 full year results (the 12 months to the end of February 2018) against a backdrop of net foreign exchange losses. Total ...

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DFNI Asia Awards finalists revealed

The best of the Asia/Pacific duty-free industry will soon become clear, as the finalists have been revealed for this year’s DFNI Asia Awards. Broken up into 13 categories, the shortlist sees companies from across the region and all channels of ...

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DFS and Cartier team up to showcase luxury timepieces

Luxury duty-free retailer DFS Group has partnered with watchmaker Cartier to jointly host an exhibition showcasing the new range of Santos de Cartier timepieces. Running until the end of May at T Galleria by DFS, Macau, Shoppes At Four Seasons, the digital exhibition “harnesses ...

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Video: DFNI Charity Ball 2018

Watch highlights of the DFNI Charity Ball. The event at London’s Royal Lancaster, which included the DFNI Global Awards, saw the leading figures of the travel-retail industry gather to raise more than £24,000 for the Akanksha Foundation. The full list ...

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DFS Sydney store launched with gala celebration

The luxury travel retailer DFS Group has held a gala celebration to officially open its newly-renovated T Galleria by DFS in downtown Sydney. The revamped store, which stretches over 6,500sqm, is located on George Street in the popular Sydney precinct, The Rocks, just a short ...

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Premier Tax Free makes move into Russian market

Premier Tax Free, the Ireland-headquartered specialist in multi-currency payment processing and the management of tax-free shopping for international tourists, has broken into the Russian market for the first time. The company has just issued, on 11 April, its first Electronic Tax ...

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