The latest rankings have been revealed by The Moodie Davitt Report, through their annual guide measured by 2017 sales.

The full interactive edition of The Moodie Davitt Report with detailed information behind the rankings and retailers involved can be seen online – click here.

Interestingly, as revealed by Martin Moodie himself (pictured below) in this interactive edition, 12 of today’s heavyweights either did not exist or traded under a different name back when he entered the GTR business in 1987.

“The 21st century juggernaut Dufry’s roots lie in a mid-sized wholesale/retail player of the time, Weitnauer. Its recent acquisitions, the Nuance Group and World Duty Free trace their origins back to Allders International (then the number two behind DFS) and the newly privatised BAA (formerly British Airports Authority). Contemporary top 20 giants such as Lagardère Travel Retail, King Power International Group (Thailand), Duty Free Americas, Shinsegae Duty Free, Sky Connection and NAA Retailing were all years away from birth.” Martin Moodie


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