Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Tuesday 31 March 2015


Airport Authority Hong Kong tenders latest retail concessions in T1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/03/15

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong has called tenders for several new retail concessions both airside and landside at Hong Kong International Airport.

Layam-Sakal Group captures latest retail concessions at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/12/14

ISRAEL. Layam-Sakal Group has won the concession to operate two new toy stores plus one children's fashion outlet at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport.

Aurora World hails success of YooHoo promotion with Britanny Ferries

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/10/14

The "YooHoo Days" promotion on Brittany Ferries included a GWP offer and featured life-size versions of Aurora’s YooHoo toys to entertain young passengers.

Aurora World to introduce Peanuts plush toy range in Cannes debut

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/09/14

The Korean-owned toy company will highlight its new Peanuts range alongside Yoohoo & Friends and The Gruffalo at next month’s TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes.

Koto Parfums crowns Hello Kitty offer with Call Me Princess fragrance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/09/14

Koto Parfums is set to add a regal touch to its portfolio with the introduction of Hello Kitty Call Me Princess. The new scent will be showcased next month in Cannes.

Aurora World set to showcase its plush toys to the Travel Retail Tradeshow

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/14

The Korean-owned toy company will highlight its YooHoo & Friends, Peanuts and Gruffalo brands at the trade show at the London Gatwick Hilton Hotel next week.

Times Newslink captures children’s shop concession at Changi T3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/14

SINGAPORE. Times Newslink (with its Kaboom concept) has won the tender for a children’s toys and gifts shop concession at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3.

Hamleys takes extended space in renewed Stansted Airport terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/14

UK. The famous toy retailer will extend its presence at the airport when it opens in the redeveloped International Departures Lounge later this month.

Ever Rich hosts Hello Kitty community event at Taoyuan International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/08/14

TAIWAN. Ever Rich Duty Free Shop invites children from rural areas and single parent families to a Hello Kitty-themed community event at Taoyuan International Airport.

Wizz opens first UK store at Manchester Airport Terminal 1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/06/14

The UAE-based toy and gadget retailer has opened its first store in the UK at Manchester Airport Terminal 1, offering a wide range of toys, gadgets and gifts.

Koto Parfums goes to Singapore with three travel exclusive novelty sets

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

The children’s fragrance specialist will spotlight novelties from Hello Kitty, Ange Lapin and Mini Kimmi at the TFWA Asia Pacific exhibition in Singapore next month.

Chicago O'Hare & Westfield reveal transformed T5 retail and F&B offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/04/14

USA. Chicago O’Hare Airport’s new-look T5 includes a 10,000sq ft Dufry walk-through duty free store and a much improved food & beverage offer.

World Duty Free Group reports +3.8% revenue growth in 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/03/14

ITALY. The Milan-listed global retailer overcame unfavourable currency effects to post revenue growth in 2013, with net profit increasing strongly.

Schiphol set to complete striking Lounge 1 retail investment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/14

NETHERLANDS. Schiphol Group is close to completing a deeply ambitious multi-million Euro renovation of Lounge 1 at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

TendenciasLatAm introduces family approach to beauty sector

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/10/13

URUGUAY. Daniel Pomiés is bringing fragrance and cosmetic ranges for all the family to Uruguayan duty free through TendenciasLatAm.

DFS Group opens Marie-Chantal boutique at Guam downtown Galleria

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/09/13

GUAM. DFS Group has opened a boutique for childrenswear label Marie-Chantal, founded by the Crown Princess of Greece, at its Guam Galleria.

Koto Parfums extends portfolio with Ange Lapin and TOPModel

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/09/13

Children’s fragrance specialist Koto Parfums will showcase its new Ange Lapin and TOPModel collections at next month’s TFWA Tax Free World Exhibition.

Philips Global Travel Retail to debut new Disney lighting line in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/13

Philips will present at the TFWA World Exhibition over 25 travel retail bestsellers plus the first products from its global partnership with Disney.

Travel Retail Experts to launch WWF plush animal trio in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/13

The WWF Plush Collection gift pack, designed for inflight, contains three animals; it will be launched to the trade at TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes.

Gerzon Duty Free introduces Miffy fragrance as new inflight inclusive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/07/13

The Miffy gift set, developed exclusively for travel retail, features the new 20ml Miffy edt in an tin which also functions as a money-box.

Lego Group debuts airline-exclusive set and downsizes packaging

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/06/13

Lego's new airline-exclusive set and its reduced-size packaging for all 2013 novelties have been well received by travel retailers, the toy giant says.

Pirates land in Singapore as Jacques Farel presents new summer sets

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/06/13

A pirate-themed watch and sunglasses set for boys and watch and bracelet sets on three different themes for girls are among Jacques Farel's new products.

Travel Retail Experts blaze a trail for Angry Birds in Asia Pacific

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/05/13

A new range of junior fragrances and accessories based on the popular ‘Angry Birds’ video game will be unveiled at the TFWA Asia Pacific exhibition next week.

Copenhagen Airport welcomes opening of H&M Kids in Terminal 3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/05/13

DENMARK. H&M Kids has opened as a standalone department at Copenhagen Airport, supplementing the men’s and ladies’ selection in the existing H&M store.

Munich Airport opens new care and playing area for children

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/13

GERMANY. The new facility offers parents the chance to explore the airport while their children are looked after and entertained.

Travel Retail Experts launches toiletries from ‘Planes’ movie

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/13

Travel Retail Experts will present a range of Air-Val toiletries inspired by the upcoming children's movie Planes in Singapore next month.

Two retailers capture children’s goods concessions at Singapore Changi T2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/02/13

SINGAPORE. Times Newslink, a subsidiary of LS travel retail, and Passion Marketing have each won a children’s goods concession at Changi Airport T2.

Wizz enters European market with new store at Dublin Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/02/13

The Dubai-based toy and gadget specialist has opened a 80 sq m outlet at Dublin Airport’s Terminal 1 in November 2012 on a trial basis with ARI Ireland.

Eco-friendly Jacques Farel introduces mini watch collection for girls

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/01/13

Hong Kong-based Jacques Farel Ltd has boosted its collection of children's watches with a range of mini watches for girls plus an eco-friendly line.

WHSmith opens first Zoodle store for kids at Melbourne Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/12/12

AUSTRALIA. WHSmith has opened its first ever dedicated children’s store under a new brand name, Zoodle by WHSmith, at Melbourne Airport.

Changi Airport issues three new speciality retail tenders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/11/12

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport Group has issued tenders for two children’s goods concessions, plus a further speciality retail unit, at Changi Airport.

Lego targets travel retail growth with new products and packaging

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/11/12

New products, packaging and entry into new markets are business priorities for The Lego Group in 2013, the company tells The Moodie Report.

Mumbai Airport announces RFQ process for T2 speciality retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/12

INDIA. Mumbai Airport International Limited has published the RFQ for speciality retail concessions at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport’s new T2.

The Wandering Monkey climbs as Puzzle Plane proves inflight hit

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/12

The Wandering Monkey reports a smash hit for its 3D Puzzle Plane, listed on all BA flights since September, and more recently on Virgin Atlantic.

Uniset develops children’s travel drawing set for airlines

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/10/12

Uniset, a Denmark-based supplier of travel toys for children, is introducing the Magic Sticker Drawing Set for airlines, with a range of characters available.

Dixix partners Jakks Pacific to target children's segment in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/10/12

Dixix International has teamed up with leading US toy company Jakks Pacific to introduce a selected portfolio of premium toy brands to travel retail outlets.

Donations pour in for Women in Travel charity prize draw, as more are sought

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/10/12

INTERNATIONAL. Donations of products are being sought for a charity prize draw to be held by Women in Travel during the TFWA World Exhibition.

KOTO Parfums brings the party to Cannes with new Hello Kitty scent

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/10/12

French supplier KOTO Parfums will introduce a new fragrance, Hello Kitty Party, at the TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes this month.

Scorpio appoints new Head of Sales and Marketing for the Americas

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/10/12

Mark Mariani has joined Scorpio Distributors as its new Head of Sales and Marketing for the Americas, reporting to Director of Sales Garry Stoner.

Big brands dominate Korean Air inflight sales rankings for August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/09/12

SOUTH KOREA. Korean Air’s inflight duty free sales rankings by value for August saw star showings from Ballantine’s, Glenfiddich, Chanel fragrances, SK-II, Hawaiian Sun, and Bang & Olufsen.

Air-Val International to launch Disney and Mattel fragrances in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/09/12

Air-Val International will launch a new range of Disney and Mattel branded fragrances for children and teens at the TFWA World Exhibition this October.

Chris Winstanley joins Schäfer Toy Company in travel retail sales position

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/12

Inflight toy specialist Schäfer Toy Company, maker of the mic o mic brand, has appointed Chris Winstanley to the role of Sales Director Duty Free.

DFS outlines heady ambitions for Hong Kong core category concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/07/12

HONG KONG. DFS is preparing to unveil an ambitious, service-driven and highly localised offer across its three core category concessions at HKIA.

Arty Globe designs bespoke gifts range for Monarch Airlines

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/06/12

Arty Globe is collaborating with Monarch Airlines to providing an exclusive range of bespoke gifts based on its unusual artistic illustrations.

Triple success for DFS as Hong Kong International Airport travel retail concession awards are confirmed

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/06/12

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong has confirmed that DFS has been awarded three concessions following the recent open tender for the liquor & tobacco, perfumes & cosmetics and airside general merchandise retail contracts at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA).

British Airways offers a fun approach to art with children’s art activity set

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/06/12

British Airways teams up with Arty Globe to offer its first inflight activity set, comprising a jigsaw puzzle, colouring pencils and colour-and-create postcards.

One… two… three: DFS set for stunning triumph with clean sweep of Hong Kong core category travel retail concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/06/12

HONG KONG. In a stunning triumph, DFS is poised to be awarded all three core category concessions by Airport Authority Hong Kong after arguably the most hotly contested commercial tender in airport history. Subject to final negotiations, DFS will become the new concessionaire for liquor & tobacco, replacing Sky Connection; and for perfumes & cosmetics and airside general merchandise, both currently held by Nuance-Watson (HK).

Millennium Essence Company to launch new brand in Singapore

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/12

Millennium Essence Company will unveil its new Kokeshi Parfums brand as well as new launches from Kaloo, Clayeux and Corolle at the TFWA Asia Pacific show next month.

TFWA extends space for ‘record-breaking’ Asia Pacific event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/03/12

ASIA PACIFIC. TFWA Asia Pacific & Gate One2One 2012 will be a “record-breaking” event, according to TFWA, which is extending exhibition space.

Changi Airport Group awards T1 children’s goods concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/03/12

SINGAPORE. VenderMac Concept, trading under the Kidz Time brand, has won the key toys/games/children’s goods retail concession at Changi Airport 1.