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:
Latest articles about World Duty Free
Passengers travelling through Gatwick this summer will be able to take advantage of a number of special offers, competitions and seasonal drink choices, as part of the airport’s new campaign – ‘Explore Like Never Before’. The campaign, which officially launched this week, includes special offers on World Duty Free products, such as up to 50% […]
Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates announces its partnership with Junk Kouture, the world’s largest sustainable youth fashion competition. Junk Kouture’s partnership with Etihad Airways will see an exciting offering across multiple communication channels, joining the sustainability goals and efforts of both companies. As part of the agreement, Etihad will provide […]
Gatwick Airport has announced two new retail offers for passengers, with LEGO stores and a Kidstop pop-up opening ahead of the school summer holidays. World famous construction toy brand, LEGO, opened a store in each of Gatwick’s North and South Terminals this week – among its first standalone stores in a UK airport. The new […]
Qatar Airways will be increasing its Doha – Melbourne flights from the current once-daily schedule to double-daily flights from 1 October with the support of the Victorian Government. The airline and the Victorian Government signed a strategic agreement to increase connectivity to Melbourne to further boost trade and tourism. Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His […]
UK. In a world-first airport activation, Diageo Global Travel has officially unveiled an immersive luxury brand experience and pop-up store from the world’s number-one travel retail Scotch whisky brand, Johnnie Walker. Johnnie Walker Blue Label (1 litre, retailing at £180/US$226) is the hero product of the activation. Diageo Global Travel worked with Dufry’s World Duty Free, […]
UK. Premium sunglasses brand Maui Jim has partnered with World Duty Free to run a football-themed animation at Manchester Airport Terminal 2. The pop-up concluded today (31 May). The animation leveraged the Hawaiian brand’s sporting roots and showcased its exclusive collection with the Manchester United football club. The Manchester United range features 22 bespoke frames […]