The first duty free shop will be located at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, where Dufry will operate a 380 sqm in the departure lounge area. The shop will be presented with the most core categories such as perfumes, wine & spirits, confectionery, fashion & accessories, watches & jewellery, tobacco and souvenirs.
This is the country’s largest airport in Nigeria. In 2012, the airport handled 2.9 million international passengers growing by 3% comparing to 2011 and in the first half 2013 it grew by 24% over the same period last year.
Dufry will also operate two duty free shops, totalling 85 sqm, facing the first class lounge and VIP lounge in the departure hall of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, offering spirits, confectionery, perfumes and tobacco.
This is the second largest airport in the country. In 2012, the airport handled 0.7 million international passengers growing by 23% comparing to 2011. In the first half 2013, international passengers increased by 32% over the same period last year. Both shops are expected to start operations in the first semester 2014.
Julian Diaz, Chief Executive Officer of Dufry said: “We are pleased to extend our duty free operations in Region EMEA & Asia through this strategic concession in Nigeria which will enhance our presence in Western Africa, adding a new operation to those already managed in Ghana and Ivory Coast. This partnership with Novignis will also bring their expertise in order to explore new business opportunity as well as develop the existing operation”.
Dufry AG is a leading global travel retailer operating almost 1’400 duty-free and duty-paid shops in airports, cruise lines, seaports, railway stations and downtown tourist areas.
Dufry employs around 17,000 people. The Company, headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, operates in 45 countries in Europe, Africa, Eurasia, Central America & Caribbean, North America and South America.
Textiles | On 24th Jun 2016
Britain is set to be the first country to leave the EU since its...
Apparel/Garments | On 24th Jun 2016
On the heels of Britain voting to exit the European Union, the...
Textiles | On 24th Jun 2016
The government has said concrete steps are being taken to set up...
‘France had a reputation of being big in new ideas, but poor in marketing...
What is the influence of foreign trends and designs on Indian fashion?
‘There has been an increase in demand for water based inks, rather than...
Bombay Textile Research Association
Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...
Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...
Nature Works LLC
Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...
Gildan Activewear SRL
Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...
"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...
Hyderabad-based designer Prathyusha Garimella is known for blending...