Sweden’s R&F Travel Retail to add third duty free shop to UK portfolio

By Luke Barras-hill |

The duty free shop at Harwich International Port will be R&F Travel Retail’s third in the UK. Image courtesy of Harwich International Port Limited.

Stena Line affiliate firm R&F Travel Retail plans to launch tomorrow (20 July) a new duty free shop concept at Harwich International Port in Essex, UK.

The store, which joins R+F Travel Retail units at the Port of Fishguard and Holyhead (Wales), is focused around convenient shopping.

Tony Michaelsen, Head of Business Development at R&F Travel Retail, said: “The concept is all about our customers and how to create a shopping experience as convenient as possible for them.

“Our idea is really simple: customers can drive to the shop, buy their full allowance and then simply put it in the trunk of their car and drive onboard the ferry, no heavy carrying needed.

“We know that customers want convenience, and this is a great add-on service to the duty free shopping offered onboard the ferries. While we don’t offer a click & collect opportunity today, we plan to launch that functionality before the end of this year.”

A further store in the Hook of Holland is due to open in the near future, confirms R&F Travel Retail.

As a member of Hutchinson Ports, Harwich International is one of the UK’s leading multi-purpose freight and passenger ports serving North sea freight and passenger ferries and cruises to and from Scandinavia and the Benelux nations.



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