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Preview - Tax Free World Association Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference 7 May 2015

Ahead of next week's TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference in Singapore, which starts on Sunday, Joe Bates surveys the Travel Retail landscape in the region.


Preview - Tax Free World Association Asia Pacific Conference & Exhibition 2014 9 May 2014

On Sunday (11 May), the Asia Pacific leg of Tax Free World Association's exhibition series kicks off. The event takes place against a backdrop of trading ills for international drinks companies in the domestic Chinese market. Joe Bates previews the exhibition and considers whether the China travails will seep into the region's broader Travel Retail channel.


Comment - Fraser & Neave Ready to Spread its Wings 7 Oct 2011

A change of CEO and the end of its 75-year partnership with The Coca-Cola Co, could signal a change of direction for Fraser & Neave (F&N) and the boost it needs to push further into the Asean region.


Focus - TFWA Asia Pacific 2010 Preview 6 May 2010

Exhibitors and visitors to the Tax Free World Association (TFWA) Asia Pacific show in Singapore, which opens this Sunday (9 May), have good reason to be optimistic. The Asian duty-free business has rebounded quickly from last year’s global economic downturn. Joe Bates considers the current state of the travel retail sector in the region, ahead of next week's show.

Latest News

Diageo creates new head of communications & society post in Asia-Pacific, appoints Azmar Sukandar 17 Oct 2019

Diageo has recruited externally for its head of communications & society position in Asia-Pacific.


Singapore lines up sugary soft drinks advert ban 14 Oct 2019

Singapore is to ban advertising for high-sugar drinks.


DFS Group to exit Changi airport liquor concession after 40 years 28 Aug 2019

Duty-free retailer DFS Group has decided not to renew its liquor concession at Singapore's Changi airport, saying the long-standing Global Travel Retail partnership is no longer "a financially-viable option".


Diageo takes Game of Thrones Scotch whisky push to Global Travel Retail 29 Apr 2019

Diageo has added a Global Travel Retail strand to its Scotch whisky tie-up with the Game of Thrones television drama.


Molson Coors lines up Amazon Prime Now Singapore launch 16 Apr 2019

Molson Coors has announced the release of two brands via Amazon's two-hour delivery service in Singapore.


Duty Free International enters South-East Asia's duty-paid markets with Brand Connect Holding stake purchase 13 Aug 2018

Duty Free International has entered the duty-paid alcohol arena in South-East Asia through the acquisition of a majority holding in supply hub solution provider Brand Connect Holding.


Kirin Lion opens Little Creatures craft beer site in Singapore 12 Jun 2018

Kirin's Australian subsidiary, Lion, has expanded its craft beer operations in Asia. 


Singapore cuts deal with soft drinks companies over sugar content 23 Aug 2017

Soft drinks producers in Singapore are to reduce their sugar content after agreeing a deal with the city-state's government.


The Coca-Cola Co inaugurates US$58m warehouse in Singapore 20 Jul 2017

The Coca-Cola Co has opened a SGD79m (US$58m) storage and distribution centre in Singapore to support the Asia-Pacific region.


PepsiCo opens US$93m plant in Singapore 4 May 2017

PepsiCo has opened its fourth concentrates plant in Asia as it looks to ramp up healthier beverage options in the Asia Pacific market.