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Shilla Duty Free buys DFASS stake

The Shilla Duty Free will acquire a 44 per cent stake in inflight duty free specialist The DFASS Group for US$105 million.

UnionPay in giant duty free pact

UnionPay International has launched a privilege program featuring special discounts at 80 duty free shops in 70 airports by partnering with 16 world-renowned duty free groups.

Zara to open at Changi Airport

Spanish clothing brand Zara will open a shop in Singapore’s Changi Airport in May.

Social media inspires T Galleria campaign

Celebrities Caroline de Maigret, Godfrey Gao and Zhou Yi share personal their vacation photos in a T Galleria advertising campaign inspired by social media…

China drives Osaka duty free boom

Osaka department stores are reporting three times the usual duty free sales to foreigners over Lunar New Year.

Uniqlo Japan offers tax-free service

Uniqlo Japan will offer tax free shopping for overseas visitors to Japan at 31 large stores across the country.

Estee Lauder’s China flagship

Cosmetics brand Estée Lauder has revealed its largest flagship store in travel retail at China’s Haitang Bay.

Samsonite snaps up retail chain

Samsonite International has bought Rolling Luggage, an international network of airport stores selling branded luggage and travel products for business, fashion, adventure and leisure, from the Tie Rack group.

China tops tax free shopping rankings

The Chinese remain the world’s biggest spenders on tax free shopping according to new rankings from Global Blue.

Shilla Singapore takeover complete

Changi Airport’s duty free retail business takeover is now complete: Shilla Singapore formally opens.

Pure Gold for Changi

Pure Gold has become the first Middle Eastern jeweller to be granted a concession at Singapore’s Changi International Airport. It will open a jewellery store in Terminal 1. Pure Gold is a private family-owned business founded 20 years ago which now has 125 stores in the Middle East and Asia. It plans to open a further 200 by 2018, selling products sourced from its factories in China and India. Chairman and founder Firoz Merchant said Changi airport is one of the busiest and best perfo…