Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14
USA. In big breaking news, A.T. Cross Company has signed an agreement with Bic Group to purchase fine writing instrument brand Sheaffer.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/06/14
AUSTRIA. Gebr Heinemann has opened what it says is Austria’s biggest duty free shop in the airside Plaza at Vienna Airport after a major refurbishment.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/06/14
Dubai Duty Free has launched an exclusive 18K gold fountain pen from Montegrappa’s latest Icons Pen collection, dedicated to Brazilian footballer Pelé.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/03/14
The Italian supplier has introduced the Clari Viri collection, featuring hand-painted portraits of leaders including Abraham Lincoln and Richard the Lionheart.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/01/14
NEW ZEALAND. Auckland Airport, the country’s biggest gateway and the second-busiest airport in Australasia, is to put its duty free business out to tender in July.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/12/13
Montblanc is donating 20% of the proceeds of a new pen to the Emirates Airline Foundation, which aims to raise US$1m over the next five years.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/11/13
German writing instruments manufacturer is optimistic about the brand's growth in travel retail based on positive results in 2013 and a successful Cannes show.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/10/13
Montegrappa has signed an agreement for the rights to produce a limited collection of pens, watches and cufflinks using the Nelson Mandela name.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/07/13
HONG KONG. DFS has unveiled new branding for the location as the development of its core category concessions nears completion.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/06/13
Lamy has won the German Standards Brand Award in the Fountain Pens category and is added to a compendium of ‘Brands of the Century'.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/05/13
INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report is delighted to reveal the results of our ‘Dreamstore’ survey for 2013 through a special e-Zine.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/13
INDONESIA. Angkasa Pura I has appointed Inti Dufree Promosindo/DFS to operate the specialist retail stores at Ngurah Rai International Airport - Bali.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/13
Highlights on this year's IAADFS booth were a Zippo 1947 Chrysler car and a new line of apparel and accessories, including jeans, bags and small leathergoods.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/05/13
The premium writing instruments company targets growth in Asia and Europe with the help of Travel Retail Experts; it will exhibit at TFWA Asia Pacific.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/04/13
The firm is enlarging the scope of the Miami office, headed by Rodrigo Fajardo, to assume full responsibility for its Latin American travel retail business.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/03/13
For every piece in the Signature For Good collection sold, Montblanc will donate part of its proceeds to raise at least US$1.5 million to UNICEF education projects.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/01/13
David Ferreira has been promoted to the position of Head of Global Travel Retail at US-based pen company Cross, effective January 2013.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/12/12
SOUTH KOREA. Cosmetics sales hit US$70 million as Korean Air closes in on inflight duty free revenues of US$200 million once again in 2012.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/11/12
Montegrappa last month made its debut appearance at The Luxury Review, a major press and media showcase featuring luxury products and services.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/10/12
Travel Retail Experts will unveil a polished stainless steel version of Lamy’s classic 2000 series, alongside other items, at TFWA World Exhibition next week.
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.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/10/12
The Swiss writing instruments maker is to launch the new 849 Goldbar gold-plated pen and the Alchemix collection of models in hi-tech materials at Cannes.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/09/12
Montegrappa will showcase a new pen designed by Hollywood action star Sylvester Stallone as well as a new ladies’ fragrance in Cannes next month.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/09/12
The US maker of lighter and allied lifestyle products recently produced its 500 millionth lighter in its 80th anniversary year. Zippo's CEO tells us more.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/09/12
INDIA. Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) is this week hosting a workshop for parties interested in the key commercial concessions in the all-new Terminal 2.
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.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/08/12
"I feel proud of having contributed to this flourishing market segment," says industry veteran Jan Luijendijk as he announces his retirement on 1 September.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/08/12
AT Cross has teamed up with Traveller’s Trove, founded by well-known industry executive Gerry Murray, to expand its travel retail business in Europe and Africa.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/08/12
ITALY. SEA, the management company responsible for operating Milan Malpensa and Linate airports, posts strong first-half commerical results.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/07/12
INTERNATIONAL. DFS and Starboard Cruise Services continue to turn in starring performances as LVMH's Selective Retailing division powers ahead.
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.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/07/12
SWITZERLAND. “I am both pleased and reassured to pass this heritage on to my daughter, Carole,” says outgoing Chairman Jacques Hubscher.
Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 02/07/12
CHINA. China Duty Free Group reports a successful debut for its duty free stores at the new Kunming Changshui International Airport, which opened on 28 June. 中国。中免集团在新昆明长水国际机场的免税店于六月28日成功亮相。
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/06/12
Parker has amassed 147 points of sale in travel retail, aiming for 10 new openings per month, since the US pen brand began targeting the channel.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/06/12
INTERNATIONAL. The company responds to its contract losses in Hong Kong. UPDATED with comments from Nuance-Watson (Asia)'s Alessandra Piovesana.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/06/12
Colibri, the brand of lighters founded in 1928, has been relaunched into travel retail as a jewellery and accessory brand inspired by the Art Deco age.
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).
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/06/12
HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong continues to decline all comment on the outcome of the core category tenders at Hong Kong International Airport. As we wrote earlier this week, the decision has not been finalised and no award yet made. A decision is likely later this month. But we reliably understand that DFS is in prime positiion, subject to successful final discussions, to secure all three 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).
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/12
Travel Retail Experts has been appointed by the German writing instruments brand Lamy as its travel retail agent worldwide, with the exception of Scandinavia.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/04/12
UAE. Abu Dhabi Airports Company has announced record-breaking first-quarter revenue for Abu Dhabi Duty Free of AED200 million (US$54.5 million).
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/12
Leading writing instruments brand Caran d’Ache has struck a key travel retail distribution agreement with Dubai-based Almaserv Ltd for Middle East markets.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/12
INTERNATIONAL. The much-awaited results of The Moodie Report ‘Dreamstore’ are revealed, putting the spotlight on best practice in the industry.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/04/12
HONG KONG. Bids for the core category concessions at Hong Kong International Airport are “still under evaluation”, says Airport Authority Hong Kong.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/03/12
Pioneer of the US$10 one-price retail concept unveiled its new corporate identity BT Fashions at the 2012 IAADFS show, while displaying its new brands.
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.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/03/12
UAE. Emirates and Montblanc donate US$90,000 to two charities, The Smile Train and the Emirates Airline Foundation, following a joint onboard competition.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/03/12
Zippo is seeking to spark travel retail interest at the IAADFS show next week with an expanded product portfolio and a new concept store design.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/02/12
US writing instruments to watches house AT Cross is launching a range of timepieces in conjunction with Solar Time.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/12
Porsche Design continued its dynamic growth in 2011, with fashion sales alone surging by +30%. Total turnover climbed by around +30% to €79.8 million.