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2020 ~
40 years towards the world, 40 years to lead the world
In commemoration of our 40th anniversary,
LOTTE DUTY FREE prepares for another 40 years into the future
2021.06
Started a new business—LDF BUY
2021.03
Declared ESG management
2020.11
Started a new business—LUXEMALL
2020.09
30st Online Family Concert
2020.06
Opened the Singapore Changi Airport Store
2020.02
40th anniversary
2012 ~
2019
LOTTE DUTY FREE’S STRATEGY TO EMBRACE THE WORLD
Formed a "LDF Belt" that connects the Asia-Pacific with stores in
Guam, Japan, Vietnam, Australia, Singapore, etc.
2019.07
Opened the Hanoi Airport Store in Vietnam
2019.01
Opened New stores in Oceania (4 in Australia, 1 in New Zealand)
2018.06
Opened the Nha Trang Cam Ranh Airport Store in Vietnam
2018.01
Opened the Incheon Airport Terminal 2 Store
2017.09
Opened the Da Nang Airport Store in Vietnam
2017.06
Opened a store in Bangkok, Thailand
2017.01
Opened the World-Tower Store
2016
Became the world's #2 duty-free brand, overtaking DFS (US)
(world’s #2 for five consecutive years, as of 2021)
2016.12
Opened the Gimhae Airport Store
2016.03
Opened the Ginza Store in Japan
2014
Exceeded sales of KRW 4 trillion, becoming the world's #3 duty-free brand, basing on the sales
2014.09
Opened the Kansai Airport Store in Japan
2013.07
Opened the Guam Airport Store, U.S.
2013.06
Opened the Jakarta Downtown Store in Indonesia
2012.01
Opened the Jakarta Airport Store in Indonesia
(first Korean duty-free store to open to a foreign market)
2004 ~
2011
Spreaded Korean culture worldwide through Korean Wave marketing
Spreaded Korea's image by combining shopping,
tourism, and culture.​
2010.12
Opened the COEX Store
2009.12
Opened the Main Store Star Avenue
2009.06
Opened the Jamsil Star Avenue
2006.02
First Family Concert
2004.10
Started the Korean Wave marketing with “Bae Yong-joon Shop/Bae Yong-joon Street”
1995 ~
2003
Pioneered new markets, exceeding regional limits.
Became the first private business to create an airport duty-free
store and first online duty-free store.
LOTTE DUTY FREE stayed ahead of the time
and pioneered new territories
2001.03
Opened the Incheon Airport Store
2000.03
Opened the Jeju Store
2000.01
Opened the Online duty-free store
1999.03
Opened the Gimpo Airport Store
1995.12
Opened the Busan Store
1984 ~
1994
GROWING INTO KOREA’S PREMIER LUXURY DUTY-FREE STORE
Created new model of duty-free business by bringing top brands
such as Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Chanel for the first time in the world.
1989.01
Opened the Jamsil store
1986.03
Brought in Chanel
1985.08
Brought in Hermès
1984.01
Brought in Louis Vuitton
1980
LOTTE DUTY FREE: THE FIRST GENERAL DUTY-FREE STORE
LOTTE DUTY FREE changed the trend of duty-free industry by
becoming Korea’s first integrated duty-free store,
and by implementing a luxury boutique concept with
clear-cut divisions in each store.
1980.02
Implemented the world’s first boutique concept
1980.01
Opened the LOTTE DUTY FREE Main store in Sogong-dong