Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Friday 09 October 2015


Bvlgari’s ‘The Temple of the Jeweller’ store pops up at Paris CDG

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/10/15

FRANCE. Throughout October, Bvlgari’s ‘The Temple of the Jeweller’ pop-up will take passengers at Paris CDG's Terminal S4 on a "voyage of the senses".

Dublin Airport marks 75th anniversary with limited edition whiskey

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/10/15

IRELAND. Dublin Airport teams up with Powers Whiskey to create the Powers Aviation edition, limited to 176 bottles and exclusive to The Irish Whiskey Collection.

Europe’s airports experience strong passenger traffic growth in August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/10/15

EUROPE. Average growth of +5.1% is recorded during the month compared to the year-before period, according to the latest ACI Europe traffic report.

Aurora World presents Spring/Summer 2016 collection at Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/10/15

New lines include travel retail exclusives, with product launches to be supported by tailored merchandising units designed to maximise sales.

Construction work gets underway at Frankfurt Airport’s new terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/10/15

GERMANY.Terminal 3 will be able to serve up to 14 million passengers per year once the first phase of construction is completed by 2022, according to Fraport.

Chief Commercial Officer Maarten de Groof leaves Schiphol Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/10/15

THE NETHERLANDS. The highly regarded executive leaves next April after nearly eight years' service. The process to find a successor starts soon.

Oettinger Davidoff seals Chinese joint venture with Sparkle Roll

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/10/15

SWITZERLAND/CHINA. A joint venture with luxury brand dealer and distributor Sparkle Roll underlines Davidoff’s commitment to business in China.

Passenger movements increase at Heathrow in support of Breast Cancer Awareness

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/10/15

UK. A different kind of passenger movement seen at Heathrow, all in the cause of The Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign.

Chivas Regal unveils travel retail exclusive Scotch collection

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/15

UK. Chivas Regal has launched the first of a limited edition collection of ultra-premium Scotch whiskies created exclusively for global travel retail.

Major transformation at Gatwick Airport begins with departures level opening

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/15

UK. 8,000sqm departures level at Gatwick Airport’s North Terminal represents the first phase of a £1 billion (US$1.5 billion) transformation programme.

Brown-Forman breaks ground on Irish whiskey distillery at Slane Castle

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/15

The official groundbreaking ceremony for Slane Distillery marks Brown-Forman’s entry into Irish whiskey and the opening of its first distillery outside the USA.

Heathrow T5 redesign points the way forward for World Duty Free Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/15

UK. All of WDFG's future developments will be modelled on its newly redesigned flagship store at Heathrow Terminal 5, which opened on 30 September.

Moodie International back in original hands as buyback is completed

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/15

UK. Founder & Chairman Martin Moodie takes back control of Moodie International Ltd through investment vehicle Sixth Continent Intelligence.

WDFG’s new Eurotunnel store puts strong focus on bulk buying

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/09/15

FRANCE. "Unique" store is WDFG’s second retail partnership with Eurotunnel and its first in France, giving passengers the chance to stock up on goods.

Bentley Tobacco and Landewyck join forces in new launches

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/15

The partnership has developed a new Bentley cigarette and, in line with a growing trend, Bentley Authentic Virginia Rolling Tobacco.

Kevin Baker appointed to lead Marie Brizard’s travel retail business

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/15

FRANCE. As Global Travel Retail Director, Kevin Baker will create and implement a channel strategy aligned to the spirits company’s 'Back In the Game' plan.

Marcolin Group seals deal to develop Moncler eyewear range

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/15

The five-year renewable contract should see the launch of Moncler branded eyewear and ski masks for men, women and children by March 2016.

The Lego Group invests in toy category research with m1nd-set

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/15

Impulse buying and brand recognition play vital roles in travel retail sales of toys, according to a survey of travelling consumers in Europe and Asia Pacific.

London Stansted Airport reveals final brand line-up amid retail transformation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/09/15

UK. London Stansted Airport has unveiled details of the final retail phase of its £80 million transformation, with 18 new brands set to take their place in Departures.

Metaxa encourages travellers to find their personal 'Spirit of the Sun'

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/09/15

EUROPE. A summer promotion by Rémy Cointreau GTR in selected European airports matched passenger personality and preferences to a specific Metaxa spirit.

HMSHost's Pier Zero crowns Helsinki Airport’s extensive service revamp

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/15

FINLAND. Official opening for HMSHost's Pier Zero café/restaurant marks a “landmark achievement” in Finavia’s overhaul of F&B and retail.

Mondelez comes first in annual report ranking industry's top suppliers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/15

SWITZERLAND. Confectionery manufacturer tops the 2015 Advantage Report for the second year running, achieving a higher score than in 2014.

Nivea Travel Retail abandons Europe to focus on other world regions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/15

GERMANY. Brand owner Beiersdorf describes European travel market as being less favourable, prompting the decision to withdraw and focus on other markets.

'Completely absurd and grotesque' – Vienna Airport rejects Sardana claims

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/15

AUSTRIA/USA. Vienna Airport comes out fighting in a vociferous response to US$168 million damages claim from former retail partner Rakesh Sardana.

Braun spotlights new and updated products for Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/15

Braun will introduce its Series 9 shavers and a new addition to its Satin Hair Brush range at the TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes next month.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Print Edition September 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/15

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to The Moodie Report Print Edition for September 2015, available in full – editorial and advertising – in digital and iPad-compatible format.

MacDuff International returns to Cannes with expansion in mind

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/15

MacDuff International has taken a larger stand to spotlight its Lauder’s Art of Blending, Grand Macnish Black Edition and Islay Mist Peated Reserve at Cannes.

Significant investment made in digital media displays at Birmingham Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/15

UK. £200,000 (US$309,000) pumped into premium digital media displays for installation in a variety of locations throughout the passenger terminals.

Travel Retail Tradeshow goes the extra mile to exceed expectations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/15

UK. This month’s 2015 Travel Retail Tradeshow has been hailed a success by its organisers, who intend to invite airport retailers next year.

German brand Fissler opens first pop-up store at Frankfurt Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/09/15

GERMANY. Premium kitchenware manufacturer Fissler opens a pop-up store at Frankfurt Airport and will appeal strongly to Asian consumers, says Fraport.

Chocolat Frey to withdraw from travel retail market by year-end

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/15

SWITZERLAND. Chocolatier says unfavourable exchange rates and the increased cost of raw materials had made it impossible to be successful in the channel.

'Astounding' August is a record breaker for Manchester Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/15

UK. Record month drives sales of 10,777 pairs of sunglasses, 101,189 fragrances and 17,528 bottles of vodka. Plus an awful lot of bikinis and flip flops in suitcases.

Heathrow posts busiest month ever for passenger traffic in August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/15

UK. London Heathrow Airport posted its busiest month ever for passenger traffic in August, at 7.33 million, with record daily traffic on 2 August.

International tourist arrivals climb by +4% in the first half of 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/15

INTERNATIONAL. International tourist arrivals grew by +4% year-on-year in the first half of 2015 according to the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.

Prague Airport plots €8.5 million retail upgrade with Aelia Duty Free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/15

CZECH REPUBLIC. Prague Airport and retail partner Aelia Duty Free plan to invest CZK230 million (€8.5 million) to upgrade the airport’s duty free stores.

Charity run triumph for Heinemann - 'the world's fastest airport concessionaire'?

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/15

HUNGARY. Gebr Heinemann has always prided itself on being fast off the mark. But in an innovative charity race at Budapest Airport it really exceeded itself.

Gebr Heinemann set for exclusive launch of Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Century

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/15

Brown-Forman is launching the new Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Century through Gebr Heinemann stores at Istanbul, Amsterdam and Frankfurt airports this month.

Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport calls commercial tenders for new Terminal 1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/15

FRANCE. Aéroports de Lyon has called for expressions of interest in commercial opportunities at its new T1, with four retail and two dining packages on offer. The airport is committed to one of the largest construction projects in its history with the development of the new terminal, which houses 10,000sq m of commercial space.

One week to go to Trinity Forum 2015; online registration closes today

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/15

HONG KONG. Online registration for the world’s most influential airport commercial revenues conference closes today but on-site registration will be available.

Rakesh Sardana & Saveria file US$168 million suit against Vienna Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/15

USA/AUSTRIA. The well-known travel retail executive claims he lost tens of millions of dollars in profits and expansion opportunities at JFK, and all his businesses at Vienna Airport.

Manchester Airport and World Duty Free Group unveil new Biza store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/15

UK. World Duty Free Group's new Biza Tax & Duty Free walk-through store at Manchester T2 offers "a compelling shopping experience," says the retailer.

Puig & World Duty Free join forces in spectacular Heathrow campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/15

UK. Last week Puig and World Duty Free Group brought the famous faces of Paco Rabanne's Olympéa and Invictus scents to meet passengers at Heathrow T5.

Strong coffee sales add spark to Network Rail retail business

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/15

UK. Network Rail’s 18 stations showed a +3.67% rise in retail income for the three months to June 2015, with the business buoyed by surging coffee sales.

Europe’s airports post healthy surge in July passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/09/15

EUROPE. Passenger traffic at Europe’s airports climbed by +6.7% year-on-year in July, with non-EU airports rebounding from several months of weak growth.

Desigual partners with Nuance to open its first travel retail outlets in India

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/15

Two new corners, at Mumbai Chatrapati Shivaji International and Bangalore Kempegowda International airports, underpin the brand's push into India.

Dutch airline lets passengers order duty free from their own devices

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/15

NETHERLANDS. TUI Group’s ArkeFly is trialling a system which allows passengers to purchase duty free products onboard flights using their own device.

Gategroup’s first half net loss deepens as turnaround plan is introduced

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/15

SWITZERLAND. Inflight retail and catering specialist Gategroup posts revenue gains of +2.2% for H1 2015, but is hit by a US$90.3 million loss in the period.

Momentum builds for Trinity Forum; over 350 delegates set to attend

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/15

HONG KONG. More than 350 delegates have registered to attend this year's Trinity Forum, which takes place in less than two weeks in Hong Kong.

Newly launched Airport Media captures Gatwick digital advertising contract

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/15

UK. Gatwick Airport creates a digital out-of-home advertising venture with newly created Airport Media, with the partnership set to begin in Q1 2016.

The Estée Lauder Companies prepares for key launches at Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/15

The group will highlight new lines from its portfolio of brands, including Estée Lauder, Clinique, Bobbi Brown and Tommy Hilfiger, during TFWA World Exhibition.