DUTY-FREE shop sales of confectionary rose last year by 6.5 per cent, despite some catastrophic hits being taken by a world travel industry still reeling from September 11. "Confectionery has been one of the fastest-growing categories in travel retail in recent years," said a paper by market analysts the Moodie Report. Confectionery sales fell 4.8 per cent onboard airliners however. Combines sales of confectionary and gourmet foods rose four per cent, reaching US$1,663 million.

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