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Retail inMotion partners Etihad as inflight retail provider

Retail inMotion has announced a new partnership with Etihad Airways as its onboard retail partner, which includes the development and management of the Etihad Boutique Duty Free Programme. The agreement follows the strategic alliance for catering and inflight services formed ...

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Le Clos to offer Rémy Martin exclusive at Dubai International

The fine wine and luxury spirits retailer Le Clos has partnered with Rémy Cointreau to offer a “very rare fine champagne cognac” exclusively to the Middle East and European market from its stores at Dubai International Airport. Only 9,650 bottles ...

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Huge sales surge for Jordanian Duty Free Shops

Jordanian Duty Free Shops has reported a 21.9% increase in sales for the first quarter of 2018. The operator of 16 land and sea border stores in the kingdom saw total sales of JD26.38m ($37.18m) of sales in January, February ...

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Whyte & Mackay flying high with two new Emirates listings

Scotland’s Whyte & Mackay Ltd has secured prestigious new listings for two of its key products onboard Emirates Airlines. In a major coup for the Glasgow-based distiller, The Dalmore whisky and Jura Single Malt have taken their place on the ...

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Dubai Duty Free wins three new CSR awards

Dubai Duty Free has landed three new corporate social responsibility (CSR) accolades from two separate awards ceremonies held in Asia recently. At the annual Global CSR Summit and Awards held in Sheraton Senggigi Beach Resort, Lombok, Indonesia, the UAE-based retailer was ...

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ARI reports 8% rise in profits for 2017

Aer Rianta International (ARI) has reported an 8% increase in profits for 2017 from its non-Irish international business over the previous year. The Dublin-headquartered airport retailer said that the achievement of its after tax profit total of €24m ($29.24m) was underpinned ...

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$1.2m sale of The Macallan 1926 in duty-free is world record

The luxury spirits retailer Le Clos has set a world record after selling two extremely rare bottles of the famous whisky, The Macallan 1926, for $1.2m in its store at Dubai International airport. The bottles, which fetched $600,000 apiece and are labelled with ...

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Amarula lands major listing with Emirates

Distell Group, the South African producer and marketer of spirits, fine wines and ciders, has achieved a significant new listing for its Amarula cream liquor brand aboard Emirates Airlines. Available in all classes of flights, the deal will see the ...

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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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Dubai Duty Free sponsors high profile racing at Newbury

Dubai Duty Free’s season of international horse racing events got underway on 20 April when the UK’s Newbury racecourse played host to the opening day of the Dubai Duty Free Spring Trials Weekend. Three of the day’s seven races were supported ...

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Groupe ADP to develop retail at Jordan airport after takeover

Groupe ADP, which develops and manages airports including Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly and Paris-Le Bourget, has acquired exclusive control of Airport International Group (AIG), concessionary of Queen Alia International airport (QAIA) in Amman, Jordan. The deal was completed through its ...

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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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