Welcome to (probably) the world’s smallest border shop!

September 23, 2021

This Monday we opened the doors to our first, own, border shop.

The store will offer duty free deals and bargains available to UK travelers thanks to Brexit. Shopping can be done without UK duty and vat meaning savings up to 60% of the high street.

The container in Holyhead will have a modern and clean expression with a commercial flexibility that invites fast-moving changes. It will also reflect value for money. The fact that the shop is built in a 40 foot container is not only fun but also practical. The container was already in place and nothing needed to be built except the shop interior. The shop will offer an exciting and surprising shopping experience.

“We are very excited to take our next step in becoming a pan-European travel retail player. We are confident that we can offer the best prices on the market due to our purchase volumes and we look forward to welcoming travelers with great deals and fantastic offers”, says Jari Virtanen, Managing Director of R&F Travel Retail.

Our shop was also featured in several industry magazines, please click on the links below to read the full articles:


Why A Shipping Container Has Been Turned Into Possibly The World’s Smallest Border Store (forbes.com)

Daily Post:

‘World’s smallest’ duty free border store opens in a shipping container in Holyhead – North Wales Live (dailypost.co.uk)


Port of Holyhead Home to ‘World’s Smallest’ Duty-Free Border Store Opens In Shipping Container (afloat.ie)

The Moodie Davitt Report

R&F opens duty free shop in shipping container at Holyhead Port – The Moodie Davitt Report -The Moodie Davitt Report

Daily Advent:

‘World’s smallest’ duty free border store opens in a shipping container in Holyhead – Opera News (dailyadvent.com)

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