World Duty Free Group is a flexible and dynamic organisation; our operational locations are expanding and under an ongoing programme of redevelopment and updating. As such the following statistics, whilst accurate at the time they are published, may be subject to change. Additionally, some of these figures may be approximate.
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Employees – Around 8,300. In addition to our permanent, full time employees, we also have seasonal employees who join us at peak times of the year such as during the summer and, in some countries, during the winter holiday season.
Stores – 565. We are always expanding our area of operations, redeveloping established stores and creating new concepts. The actual number of operating stores changes regularly. There are currently 284 tax and duty free stores at airport and border locations, 240 stores in North America which have recently been acquired from our sister company, HMSHost, and a further 41 in our Palaces & Museums division.
Retail space – 120,000 square metres.
Brand partners – over 1,000 worldwide
Countries – 21. Our tax and duty free operations are present in 18 countries worldwide, with Palaces & Museums present in a further 3.