Special edition

Duty Zero by cdf at Hong Kong International Airport – a commemorative publication written and published by The Moodie Davitt Report.

Written and edited by Martin Moodie.

Published by The Moodie Davitt Report.


4 From the Publisher

The Grand Opening of Duty Zero by cdf is important not only in its own right but also for the statement that it sends out to the travel retail world, says The Moodie Davitt Report Chairman Martin Moodie.

6 A very Grand Opening

12 July was a red-ribbon day for a pioneering Sino-French partnership. We look at the ebullient, colourful celebrations.

8 “Look into my eyes” The passion and commitment of China Duty Free Group President Charles Chen

"The government believes in the work and role of CDFG in not only maximising Chinese domestic consumption but also capturing greater spend abroad," says Charles Chen, the man leading the Chinese travel retail powerhouse's relentless rise. And no-one could doubt his determination to deliver. He speaks exclusively to Martin Moodie.

10 Gallic flair

Lagardère Travel Retail China CEO Eudes Fabre and Lagardère Travel Retail Product Management Director Françoise Flament discuss the intense challenge of opening such a complex and ambitious operation in one of the world's busiest hubs. The retail environment and offer are already top-class but will become even better, they pledge.

12 Picture Gallery & Talking Points

We present the highlights of Duty Zero by cdf, including a notable focus on technology, consumer engagement, innovation, personalisation and a hugely impressive array of Chinese and international brands.

26 China's irrestible force

We examine the rise and rise of CDFG, not just in Hong Kong and on the Chinese Mainland but in Haitang Bay, Macau and Cambodia. Where next for China's and the world's fastest-growing travel retail power?

28 How CDFG has moved
into travel retail's major league

The Moodie Davitt Report's newly published Top 25 Travel Retailers league shows CDFG rocketing from 12th place to eighth in just one year year. With Sunrise Duty Free's Shanghai business now also integrated to the portfolio and 2018 shaping as the most stellar in the group's history, that ranking is set to rise again.

Underlining the power of the Duty Zero by cdf alliance, CDFG's partner iin Hong Kong, Lagardère Travel Retail, now ranks as the sector's third-largest player.

The Moodie Davitt E-Zine | Duty Zero by cdf | August 2018