Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Tuesday 24 May 2016

EUROPE

ATÜ Duty Free showcases local Bodrum products in new concept store

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 23/05/16

The 140sq m store at Milas-Bodrum Airport sells a diverse array of local products, ranging from hand loom towels and bathrobes to Turkish Delight.

Rory McIlroy delights fans with Dubai Duty Free Irish Open victory

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 23/05/16

Dubai Duty Free’s Colm McLoughlin hails “remarkable week” at The K Club in County Kildare as home favourite seals win with stunning final round.

SSP opens The Beer House pub and Ritazza café at Cardiff Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 20/05/16

Premium pub concept The Beer House offers a selection of local craft ales and a menu featuring regional favourites; Ritazza serves coffee and light bites.

Air4Casts dismisses talk of an impending European air travel crisis

Source: Air4Casts*, ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 19/05/16

Positive passenger traffic figures in markets across the continent suggest the picture is not as dark as feared, travel retail analyst says in latest briefing.

JCDecaux wins ten-year advertising contract at Nice Côte d’Azur

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 18/05/16

Based on a ‘less is more’ theme, the all-digital offering is intended to entertain passengers and is said to “blend perfectly” with the airport’s architecture.

SSP strikes key railway station dining partnership with Leon

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 18/05/16

“When we started we imagined what fast food would be like in heaven.” Now a little slice of heaven is coming to UK railway stations.

ARI overseas profits up +19%; Irish sales post robust +20% growth

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 17/05/16

Aer Rianta International lifted offshore profits by double digits in 2015 while the travel retailer's Irish sales outstripped passenger growth.

Jaguar roars into Heathrow Airport with campaign for new F-PACE model

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 17/05/16

Jaguar is showcasing its new F-PACE model at Heathrow T5 through an interactive experiential zone, featuring Wi-Fi enabled content.

The Martin Moodie Interview: Philippe Schaus on DFS Group’s 'third wave'

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 16/05/16

Hard times in Hong Kong, a makeover in Macau. Visionary in Venice, culture in Cambodia. These are both testing and tantalising days for DFS Group.

Lagardère Travel Retail invites Central Station passengers to Discover Berlin

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 13/05/16

GERMANY. Retailer has opened a 90sq m souvenir and gift store concept with themed areas, videos and decorative nods to the city’s turbulent history.

Q1 traffic at Copenhagen Airport surges +13.4%; retail revenue up +5.6%

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 13/05/16

DENMARK. The first quarter of 2016 was the busiest in the airport’s history, while non-aeronautical revenues increased +8.2% largely driven by parking.

Zürich Airport posts sharp decline in commercial turnover in April

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 13/05/16

SWITZERLAND. Zürich Airport sales from retail and dining slipped in April after an encouraging start to the year, the company has revealed.

Autogrill reports solid +7.7% revenue increase in Q1 2016

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 12/05/16

ITALY. Good airport revenue growth was driven by a strong performance in North America, with +6.2% growth, and new openings in North Europe and Asia.

Lagardère Travel Retail posts revenue of €852 million in first quarter 2016

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 12/05/16

FRANCE. Result represents a +7.3% year-on-year increase on a consolidated basis and +6.2% growth on a like-for-like basis; strategic transformation “picks up speed”.

Nice Côte d’Azur Airport completes ambitious Terminal 1 project

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 12/05/16

FRANCE. A doubling of duty free and dining space, a strong fashion line-up, some brand 'firsts' plus an outstanding Sense of Place are among the highlights.

WHSmith opens first of three stores at Malta International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 12/05/16

MALTA. Retailer renews an old partnership with Miller Distributors tracing back to the 1940s and the importation of books for British servicemen in Malta.

Lagardère shows off Nice threads with two airport fashion store openings

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 11/05/16

FRANCE. Riviera Chic is a seaside concept inspired by the Côte d’Azur style, while the retailer’s flagship fashion concept The Fashion Place has also opened.

London Heathrow: What the ‘airport of the future’ could look like

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 11/05/16

UK. Conceptual images offer a first glimpse of Heathrow’s vision to “redefine what an airport should be” with innovations in passenger service and sustainability.

Portr partners with Gatwick Express for airport luggage delivery service

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 11/05/16

UK. Passengers booking the AirPortr service via Gatwick Express will receive a special reward rate and the benefits of “luggage freedom”, the companies said.

SSP and Lagardère open nine new outlets at Luxembourg Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 11/05/16

LUXEMBOURG. A ’House of Delights’ area showcasing local delicacies puts the finishing touch to Lagardère’s Aelia Duty Free Luxembourg concept.

Plaza Premium Group to manage King David Lounge at Heathrow T4

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 09/05/16

UK. A Plaza Premium Lounge will also open at T4 Arrivals in Q4 2016 and a 90-room airport transit hotel Aerotel at T3 Arrivals in H2 2017, company says.

Relay reinvented: Lagardère Travel Retail unveils new store concept

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 09/05/16

GERMANY. “Prototype” store at Frankfurt Airport features optimised design and new colour scheme and will be the model on which future Relay units will be based.

Live and online: The Moodie Davitt Report Print Edition May 2016

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 05/05/16

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to The Moodie Davitt Report Print Edition for May 2016, published to coincide with TFWA Asia Pacific, which starts on Sunday.

Shannon Group names Matthew Thomas as new Chief Executive

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 05/05/16

IRELAND. Shannon Group has named Matthew Thomas, until recently Chief Commercial Officer at Vantage Airport Group, as its new Chief Executive.

Eurotrade unveils new retail brand and concept at Munich Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 04/05/16

GERMANY. The new Bavaria-themed My Duty Free retail concept aims to add a point of difference and Sense of Place to the shopping experience.

Pernod Ricard hails success of Jameson #BeOriginal360 campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 04/05/16

Jameson recorded a +39% uplift in sales during the four-day activation period, 26 to 29 February 2016, compared to the same period last year.

J.Cortès underlines the importance of product training in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 03/05/16

“Knowledge is the start of everything” says the company as it organises product training events and factory visits for Overseas Distribution Company staff.

King Power’s Leicester City rock the world with Premier League triumph

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 03/05/16

UK. Mission Impossible? Not for Leicester City, the flying ‘Foxes’ of English football owned by Thai travel retailer King Power, who proved that dreams can come true.

Third Kurt Geiger store to open at London Heathrow Airport this Saturday

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 03/05/16

UK. The boutique concept will be located in Terminal 4 and will carry a selection of Kurt Geiger footwear and accessories as well as other luxury brands.

Organic sales growth buoys Dufry in Q1 as WDF integration gathers pace

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 02/05/16

INTERNATIONAL. “We had a good start in 2016, with the continuation of the improving organic growth trends we started to see in Q4 2015. Europe had another strong quarter and countries impacted by Brazilians and Russians continued to recover." Dufry CEO Julián Díaz reacts to the retailer's Q1 2016 results, which showed solid organic sales growth, and rising EBITDA, but net earnings fell sharply in the period.

Airport luggage delivery service AirPortr makes security appointments

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 29/04/16

UK. Tony Smith, former Director General of the UK Border Force, and Danielle Sharp will work to ensure the “highest level” of security for the same-day service.

Sixteen Russian and CIS airlines take part in first ISPY regional event

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 29/04/16

RUSSIA. Inflight Sales Group (ISG), Aeromar and ISPY collaborated for the two-day inflight retail and crew training SkyService event, held in Moscow.

TAV Airports reports retail revenue growth in Q1; duty free sales flat

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 29/04/16

TURKEY. Airport company TAV announces +6% year-on-year Q1 2016 increase in retail and catering, flat duty free sales and overall revenue growth of +2%.

Global expansion for HMSHost’s Airport Restaurant Month promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 28/04/16

USA/EUROPE. Autogrill-operated restaurants in European airports will participate in the event for the first time, raising the total number to more than 90.

On location in Angers: How Cointreau is blending history and modernity

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 28/04/16

FRANCE. The Moodie Davitt Report's Jason Holland visits Angers, home to one of the world's great liqueurs, and discovers a fascinating tale of ancient and modern.

Athens Airport invites tenders for retail, food & beverage and services

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

GREECE. Athens Airport calls tenders for 21 commercial operations at Eleftherios Venizelos Airport through The Moodie Davitt Report.

Duty Free World Council releases latest Global Shopping Monitor

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

INTERNATIONAL. The Duty Free World Council has released its quarterly KPI Monitor for Q1 2016, revealing the latest consumer perceptions about travel retail.

ISG partners with Etat Libre d’Orange for new Corsair fragrance range

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

FRANCE. Inflight Sales Group has partnered with Etat Libre d’Orange to offer an “out-of-the-ordinary” range of fragrances onboard Corsair flights.

Tourvest Inflight names Christine Howard as Chief Operating Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

SOUTH AFRICA. Tourvest Inflight Retail Services has named former senior gategroup executive Christine Howard as its new Chief Operating Officer.

Latest Air4Casts and Skyscanner report reveals London's appeal to Chinese

Source: ©Air4Casts, Skyscanner, The Moodie Davitt Report - 26/04/16

UK/CHINA. The second in an exclusive series for The Moodie Davitt Report from Air4casts and Skyscanner underlines London's appeal to Chinese travellers.

ACI underlines role of service quality on commercial revenues

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 25/04/16

INTERNATIONAL. "Analysis suggests that prioritising customer service results in the greatest positive impact on non-aeronautical revenue," says ACI World Director General Angela Gittens.

Dubai Duty Free takes top honours at industry awards ceremony

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 25/04/16

UK/UAE. “We are delighted to be named Airport Travel Retailer of the Year and even more delighted to accept the overall Global Travel Retailer of the Year award."

Foreign exchange with a difference from Coindrum and Dufry

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 25/04/16

INTERNATIONAL. What to do with those leftover foreign coins from a trip abroad? Travellers at Milan Malpensa can now exchange them for shopping vouchers.

Lagardère Travel Retail opens two F&B outlets at Valencia Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 25/04/16

SPAIN. Quick service restaurant TRIB’S serves a range of fresh products and local favourites and is joined by So!Coffee, another Lagardère brand, at the airport.

Largest Starbucks airport store in EMEA opens at Amsterdam Schiphol

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 25/04/16

NETHERLANDS. Travel restaurateur HMSHost brings Starbucks Evenings menu and Starbucks Reserve coffees to the 470sq m store - called The Pavilion.

Gatwick launches UK-first connections to fast-growing Chinese cities

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 22/04/16

UK. Direct link to Chongqing and onward connection to Tianjin expected to have a significant positive impact on travel retail spend as Chinese tourism rises.

King Power Group’s Sunil Tuli inducted into top Scotch whisky society

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 22/04/16

UK. Duty free industry stalwart has been made a Keeper of the Quaich, an international society that recognises outstanding contributions to Scotch.

Milestone moment: Munich Airport opens €900 million satellite terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 22/04/16

GERMANY. Germany's first midfield terminal features 7,000sq m of retail and dining and raises capacity in Terminal 2 to 36 million passengers per year.

Priority Pass surpasses milestone of 900 partner-operated lounges

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 22/04/16

UK. Additions in Asia Pacific are largely driving the company’s expansion with 24 lounges in the region becoming part of Priority Pass’ network this year.

Heathrow Airport posts sharp rise in retail revenue per passenger in Q1

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 21/04/16

UK. Buoyed by redevelopment at T5 in particular, Heathrow Airport posts a double-digit surge in Q1 retail revenue and a sharp rise in revenue per passenger.