Basel, November 9, 2012
Dufry expands its presence in China
2300 sqm of retail space inaugurated in Chengdu Shuangliu International
Dufry recently inaugurated 2300sqm of fashion and beauty outlets in Terminal 2
at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport. Spread across two wings in the
newly-opened domestic terminal, Dufry has brought an international standard of
airport retailing that is considered state of the art. Among them are
specialized boutiques with renowned brands like Armani, Swarovski, Hugo Boss,
Coach, Ferragamo, Bally,Tumi, and Montblanc - the first Montblanc Boutique
operated by Dufry worldwide. The multibrand Perfumes & Cosmetics outlet offers
one of the most comprehensive ranges of beauty products in the Chinese
domestic travel retail market, with brands such as Estee Lauder, Lancôme,
Clarins, Bobbi Brown and L'Occitane
Dufry also opened the first Hudson store in China under the "Hudson Market"
concept. As the pioneering Hudson outlet for the country, the Hudson Market
outlet offers an assortment of international-branded accessories, souvenirs,
health & beauty products, local souvenirs and travel items, bringing an
international flavour to destination retailing in Chengdu. The retail area is
complemented with a café serving an assortment of snacks, cold drinks and hot
beverages, making it the only integrated retail and dining outlet in Chengdu
Julian Diaz, Chief Executive Officer of Dufry: "Dufry entered China in a
significant way with 3000 sqm of luxury fashion shops in Shanghai Hongqiao
International Airport in 2010.The recent opening of our outlets in Chengdu
further cements our growth strategy in China, - one of the fastest-expanding
travel retail markets in the world.
Chengdu Airport provides an excellent platform for Dufry to expand allowing us
to introduce world-class retailing into many other airports in China.
With the first Hudson store in Chengdu, we also have a strong base to roll out
the Hudson concept to other airports, transportation hubs and tourist
destinations in China."
Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport is the premier air transportation
gateway for Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province in Western China. In
2011, the airport handled 29 million passengers, ranking as the 5th busiest in
mainland China. The new Terminal 2 was officially opened on August 9th, 2012,
taking the total airport handling capacity to 35 million passengers annually.
For further information please contact:
Sara Lizi Lubna Haj Issa
Investor Relations Media Relations
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Rafael Duarte Mario Rolla
Investor Relations Media Relations
Phone +41 61 266 45 77 Phone: +55 21 2157 9611
Dufry Group - A leading global travel retailer
Dufry AG (SIX: DUFN; BM&FBOVESPA: DAGB11) is a leading global travel retailer
operating more than 1'200 duty-free and duty-paid shops in airports, cruise
lines, seaports, railway stations and downtown tourist areas.
Dufry employs more than 14,000 people. The Company, headquartered in Basel,
Switzerland, operates in 45 countries in Europe, Africa, Eurasia, Central
America & Caribbean, North America and South America.
Dufry cares for children and supports the SOS Social Center in Igarassu,
Brazil. SOS Children's Villages is an independent, non-political and
non-demonstrational organisation established for orphaned and destitute
children all over the world.
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