World Duty Free SpA, the holding company of World Duty Free Group, is an Italy-based multinational travel retailer that employs almost 8,500 people. Since 1 October 2013, the company is a constituent of the FTSE MIB index with the ticker symbol WDF:IM.
World Duty Free Group operates in more than 550 stores and duty-free shops in 20 countries. It is present with a substantial international presence in the European airport retail heartlands of Spain and United Kingdom and in the Middle East, North America, Latin America.
In November 2013, World Duty Free Group won the tender to operate 11 stores at Helsinki Vantaa Airport – the retailer’s first business in the Nordic region. Thanks to it, WDFG operates four duty free and duty paid store, including two walkthrough shops, offering the core categories of beauty, liquor, tobacco and confectionery. The group operates around 2,500sq m for the core categories. It also operates seven specialty stores, totaling approximately 600sq m, focused on luxury product categories. WDFG operations started at Helsinki Airport in March 2014. The first of the newly renovated shops will open in 2015.
In November 2014 Eugenio Andrades was appointed CEO, following the announcement of former CEO José Maria Palencia’s resignation.
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World Duty Free stores can be found at the following airports:
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