Latest Insights

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

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. 


The Coca-Cola Co launches online store on Lazada Singapore 16 Mar 2017

The Coca-Cola Co has rolled out an official e-store in Singapore through online marketplace Lazada.


Diageo lines up 2017 Johnnie Walker expressions in Singapore 11 Jan 2017

Diageo has launched three new Johnnie Walker ranges through its brand house in Singapore, to celebrate the Lunar New Year 2017.


C&C Group agrees new Magners deal in Singapore 7 Jun 2016

C&C Group has signed a Singaporean distribution deal for Magners as it continues to strengthen its global footprint.


Fraser & Neave confirms move for Grolsch, Peroni 26 Jan 2016

ThaiBev subsidiary Fraser & Neave has confirmed speculation that it has "expressed an interest to acquire" SABMiller's Peroni and Grolsch brands. 


Diageo rolls out Singapore Airlines Johnnie Walker Blue Label 8 Dec 2015

Diageo has launched a new pack for Johnnie Walker Blue Label exclusively for Singapore Airlines.


Campari's Glen Grant Fiodh - Product Launch 18 Nov 2015

Gruppo Campari has released a 43-year-old iteration of its Glen Grant single malt Scotch whisky, with all ten units available exclusively in Singapore.


Coca-Cola Singapore Beverages to close Singapore bottling plant, invest US$100m 6 Oct 2015

Coca-cola Singapore Beverages (CCSB) is to wind down its manufacturing operations at its bottling plant in Tuas, with full closure planned for February.