LIVE: TRBusiness October & Top 10 e-zines

By Luke Barras-hill |

TRBusiness is delighted to unveil its flagship October and Top 10 International Operators e-zines dovetailing with the return of the Tax Free World Exhibition and Conference week (24-28 October).

Boasting a combined 184 pages, the dynamic, multimedia-rich and completely free-to-view digital magazines are jam-packed with exclusive interviews, insights, commentary, analysis and powerful creatives for busy executives on the move – make sure to interact with the ‘plus’ and ‘play’ buttons to unlock a wealth of additional content.

[Click cover images below to read the issues].

In the revered TRBusiness Top 10 International Operators report, we reveal that sales for the globe’s Top 10 international DF&TR operators totalled US$30.83 billion in 2020.


A punishing year for the global aviation and maritime sectors resulted in the globe’s retailer protagonists experiencing a collective loss ofUS$20.08 billion (-39.4% yoy), TRBusiness estimates.

In a year defined by lockdowns, travel restrictions and border closures, the industry fought tirelessly to plug haemorrhaging fiscal losses as Covid-19 forced the closure of DF&TR shops worldwide.

Unsurprisingly, every operator in the Top 10 ranking – instructed by sales figures registered in the prior year (in this case calendar year 2020) – suffered sales declines.

The exception was China Duty Free Group (CDFG), which increased its sales by 8.2% year-on-year to $8.05bn to propel it into first position at the expense of long-standing incumbent Dufry Group.

Meanwhile, UKTRF Chair Rachel Bulford talks about her plans to amplify the UK-based association’s advocacy efforts in the October cover interview.

Delve into regional- and category-specific reports in this bumper issue that also contains a highlights reel from last month’s Travel Retail Consumer Forum held in London and hosted by TRBusiness and m1nd-set.

The occasion was the industry’s first large-scale in-person conference of its kind for almost two years.

Click the respective links to explore the October and Top 10 International Operator e-zines.



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