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| Heinemann Duty Free Retail

Gebr. Heinemann Dutyfree is a German retail and luxury product distribution company based in Hamburg. The Firm operates many of the airport duty free and tax-free stores in German and Austrian airports and they still dominate these markets, even though last year they lost some of their franchises at Frankfurt International.

Heinemann, along with their local partners, were the leaders in arrival duty free shopping throughout Norway, (a non-member state of The EU) and became the first Travel Retailer to initiate this practice in Europe. The Company were the innovators of the airport “Travel Retail - Travel Value” stores when duty free shopping was abolished by the European Union in 1999 and so the Heinemann concept continued value sales for travellers, when flying from EU airports.

Other Company operations include retail joint-ventures and distribution agreements in Eastern Europe, Asia and Turkey, where all airports can sell tax-free goods both on arrival and departure. There is a vibrant port shopping and ship supply business in Turkey, so this is an expanding market for duty free sales. The Firm operate specialist luxury travel location stores on behalf of major Brand Owners, such as Hugo Boss and Montblanc and they also have a partnership in some 'tax-paid' cross-border shopping outlets.

How does duty free work, can you buy, which products do they sell, what shops are available, do they open for my flight, best prices?.

There is a long list of duty-free related questions asked by travellers before they start their journey.

Travel Retail is a diverse business and most Operators have outlets in global locations, so the best travel shopping advice we can offer is to search your destination in the box above and find the stores which are available for your destination. Be it by land, sea or air, duty free stores can be found if you are travelling internationally.

The duty free on arrival global search 'App' for phone and tablet is now available in Android version beta v1, we are working hard to make it the best travel shopping site and mobile App available, the Apple/iOS version will follow soon. You will be able to search the globe from your phone for duty-free shops at your destination, on planes, boats, airports or border stores. To download the app click the image below to check before you fly!