HONG KONG. In major breaking news, long-time incumbent Anway Limited has retained its duty free concession at Hung Hom, Lo Wu and Lok Ma Chau stations following an open tender conducted by MTR Corporation.
Anway is a NWS Holdings subsidiary trading as Free Duty (Sky Connection Ltd/Anway Ltd). The contract runs for five years.
The win is a big fillip for the retailer not just in its own right but as a boost in the run-up to the forthcoming core category bids at Hong Kong International Airport. There Sky Connection is certain to mount a strong bid for the liquor & tobacco concession at least.
The tender, which was launched through The Moodie Davitt Report, covered a series of key travel retail locations: Hung Hom Station is the hub for the Guangzhou-Kowloon through train carrying both business and leisure travellers; Lo Wu Station serves as the primary connection for rail travellers between Mainland China and Hong Kong; and Lok Ma Chau Station is a direct immigration control connection with the Longhua Line adjoining Shenzhen Metro’s Futian Port Station.
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