* JAPAN Duty Free sales are expected to increase by 10% this year on the back of a strong Chinese visitor resurgence and an increased departing Japanese passenger group with accounts for 50% of the purchases made so far this year. Cosmetic sales had a 25% increase, fragrances 19%, liquor 20% and confectionary had over a 20% increase. Tobacco sales slightly higher with only a 2% increase. For more information please follow this link
*SINGAPORE’s Changi airport reported 4.6m passengers for the month of June on par with estimations with spurred growth from traffic to Northeast Asia however with weaker than normal demand going to Thialand. For more information please follow this link.
*TOP 25 Travel Retailers report is now out with DFS maintaining his number 1 status and Dufry, Lotte, LS Travel Retail and Heinemann rounding out the top 5. For more information please follow this link.
* CHINA’s new Haitang Bay Duty Free complex is said to open in September. This 70,000 sqm shopping mall will be run by CDFG in Sanya (Hainan Province) is an $805m USD project and will be the world’s largest Duty Free shop spanning 45,000 sqm. For more information please follow this link.