Duty Free

27 August, 2008
Page 15 
l Asia's largest duty-free retailer, DFS Group, is to relocate its merchandising office for liquor, tobacco, watches and jewellery from its headquarters in San Francisco to Hong Kong from January next year. DFS Group global vice-president for liquor and tobacco John Hoover will move to Hong Kong as part of the relocation.

l Ylva Persson, William Grant & Son's high-profile global travel-retail director, has left the company after less than two years in the job. Managing director for Asia and global travel-retail Kevin Fong will temporarily assume Persson's responsibilities until a permanent replacement is found.

l BAA-owned World Duty Free and British Airways are trialling a new home delivery service which allows UK passengers to order five malt whiskies from WDF's World of Whiskies stores and have them delivered to their home address. The trial will run until December this year.

l Nuance is to list Belvedere Duty Free's entire Danzka Vodka portfolio as well as Belvedere's Sobieski Estate and Wisent (Bison Grass) vodkas from Poland, plus Marie Brizard liqueurs and Gautier Cognacs, in all of its pan-European duty-free locations.