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DFS will no longer be duty free provider in Changi

DFS will no longer be duty free provider in Changi

Old Aug 26, 19, 6:55 pm
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DFS will no longer be duty free provider in Changi

DFS pulls out of Changi Airport's liquor & tobacco business; all stores to shut in June 2020

This quite big news as it has been providing duty free services since 1980 ... apparently it's down to the recent change in duty free allowances as well as geopolitical concerns
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Old Sep 2, 19, 5:39 am
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I do not want to see another Duty Zero in Changi. Their stores in HKG (which they took over from DFS) is simply awful.
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Old Sep 2, 19, 5:39 pm
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I do not want to see another Duty Zero in Changi. Their stores in HKG (which they took over from DFS) is simply awful.
From what the newpaper reports (and they could be wrong), there are 3 bidders - 2 from S Korea and 1 from Germany.

The Straits Times understands that three firms have submitted bids for the liquor and tobacco concession at Changi Airport. They are The Shilla Duty Free of South Korea, which operates the perfume and cosmetics stores at Changi, another Korean firm, Lotte Duty Free, and Gebr Heinemann of Germany.
I don't have any opinion about any of these. Do you?
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