Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 11 February 2016

EUROPE

Busiest ever start to the year is recorded at Heathrow Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/02/16

UK. A record 5.5 million passengers were handled at Heathrow Airport in January, representing a steady +1% year-on-year increase over 2014.

Mohit Lal named CEO of Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail amid restructure

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/02/16

FRANCE/INTERNATIONAL. Pernod Ricard places an even greater focus on travel retail, "a priority distribution channel", by creating the new position of CEO, Global Travel Retail. Mohit Lal, currently Managing Director of Pernod Ricard Travel Retail Asia, takes the reins for the new role, which aims to "reinforce coordination" between the three travel retail divisions. The move is part of a wider restructure at the leading drinks group and is effective from 1 July.

Benetton family explores options for Autogrill shares as stock value spikes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/16

ITALY/INTERNATIONAL. The Benetton family, through its Edizione investment vehicle, is exploring options for its share in Autogrill, according to reports today.

Lagardère Travel Retail maintains momentum with organic growth in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/16

FRANCE. Lagardère Travel Retail sales (excluding the Distribution division) climbed on a like-for-like basis in 2015 despite an impact from the Paris attacks in Q4.

Belfast International supports local charity with ‘left-behind’ toiletries

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/02/16

UK. Thousands of shampoos, creams, deodorants, pastes and gels, discarded by passengers at Belfast International Airport, are distributed to people in need.

Manchester Airport’s T2 Escape Lounge to get £1.6 million upgrade

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/02/16

UK. The size of the luxury lounge will be increased by more than a third, raising capacity to 212 passengers. A kitchen and bar will also be added.

The Moodie Online Interview: Diageo GTME’s vision for malts in Europe

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/02/16

As Diageo GTME rolls out its latest Talisker expression in travel retail, Regional Director Europe Dayalan Nayager assesses the potential of the malts category.

ATÜ Duty Free captures major US human resources award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/02/16

TURKEY/USA. ATÜ Duty Free has won the prestigious Brandon Hall Group Excellence Award for its innovative customer experience project, ATÜ Style.

Dublin Airport Authority raises €240,000 for three Irish charities in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/02/16

IRELAND. The latest fundraising efforts mean that DAA staff and supporters have donated more than €1.7 million to 15 Irish charities over the past nine years.

Viking Line exclusively launches Wolfburn in Nordics in travel retail first

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/02/16

NORDIC REGION. Distribution agreement marks the first time a Scotch single malt whisky brand has launched exclusively in a travel retail sector.

ACI Europe reports strong passenger traffic growth of +5.2% in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

EUROPE. Positive momentum created by economic conditions in the Eurozone, low oil prices and loose monetary policy to "persist for most of 2016".

Autogrill and HMSHost named as Platinum Sponsors of FAB 2016

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

INTERNATIONAL. Autogrill and HMSHost have been named as Platinum Sponsors of the fifth annual Airport Food & Beverage Conference and Awards.

Fraport and Lufthansa join forces to expand digital shopping at Frankfurt

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

GERMANY. An online shopping platform for departing passengers is the first to launch at the airport’s lounges, with inflight services to follow later this year.

German airports post solid rise in 2015 traffic despite impact of strikes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

GERMANY. Germany’s 22 international airports saw passenger traffic climb by +3.9% in 2015, a solid result despite the effect of strike action at key airlines.

Lagardère Travel Retail agrees to sell its Belgium operations to bpost

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

BELGIUM/FRANCE. Company's focus remains on growth businesses as exit from press distribution and integrated retail continues with latest divestment.

Szamos and Leroy win concessionaire awards at Budapest Airport ceremony

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

HUNGARY. Airport recorded a +17% increase in retail and food & beverage transactions in 2015, and broke the 10 million passenger mark for the first time.

Norwegian records +9% growth in passengers carried in January

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/16

NORWAY. Increase in passengers is attributed to international expansion, including continued UK growth, and new domestic flights in Spain.

SEVA Group to distribute L’Oréal Travel Retail products in the Balkans

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/16

L'Oréal has signed an agreement with SEVA Group for the distribution of its products in the Balkans, marking SEVA's first partnership with a beauty brand.

FILTR appoints Charlotte Hamel as Strategy & Consulting Director

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/16

IRELAND. Hamel, who has held roles at Luxottica and L’Oréal, will be based at FILTR’s newly created European office in Dublin, Ireland.

Global Exchange opens branches at Geneva and Billund airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/16

DENMARK/SWITZERLAND. The travel money services provider has invested €2 million on five new locations in Switzerland and Denmark.

ACI Europe announces speakers for Helsinki event; registration now open

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/02/16

EUROPE. Lagardère Travel Retail’s Frédéric Chevalier and World Duty Free Group’s Sue Gosling are among those in the speaker line-up.

American Airlines partners with JCDecaux for Heathrow advertising

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/02/16

UK. Terminal 3 site is the largest advertising opportunity in the JCDecaux Airport portfolio and targets airline’s business and first class passengers.

Newly opened Pier 5 set to drive further passenger growth at Gatwick

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/02/16

UK. Airport estimates ability to handle an additional 4,200 passengers per day as focus is also placed on improving the overall experience for travellers.

Puig and Jean Paul Gaultier turn on the glamour in Paris

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/02/16

The Moodie Report was in Paris last week with some of the biggest names in fashion and fragrance to celebrate the re-launch of the Jean Paul Gaultier brand.

Real Estate appointment completes new-look Zürich Airport management

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/02/16

SWITZERLAND. Zürich Airport completes a restructure by naming Daniel Scheifele as Chief Real Estate Officer, while new commercial chief Stefan Gross begins.

UK handed tax free spending boost as Chinese continue to travel

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/02/16

UK/CHINA. Millennials with rising income are driving a growing appetite for luxury goods and travel experiences, according to Global Blue research.

EU Transport Commissioner voices support for the travel retail industry

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/16

EUROPE. European Commissioner for Mobility and Transport Violeta Bulc calls duty free and travel retail “a unique retail channel with specific needs”.

Hong Kong Airlines and Cathay Pacific take top honours at ISPY2016

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/16

INTERNATIONAL. Cathay Pacific crew members won both the individual and team inflight sales awards, with Hong Kong Airlines named Airline of the Year.

Interest builds in FAB 2016 in Geneva; Travel Food Services adds support

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/16

INTERNATIONAL. Interest is building in this year’s Airport Food & Beverage Conference & Awards, with leading Indian F&B player TFS a sponsoring partner.

Dubai Duty Free helps Rory McIlroy promote Irish Open to golf clubs

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/01/16

IRELAND/UAE. Golf superstar Rory McIlroy has outlined a five point plan to help clubs and their members get involved in the Dubai Duty Free-sponsored event.

Warsaw Modlin Airport plans big commercial upgrade and expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/01/16

POLAND. Warsaw Modlin Airport is plotting a 500sq m expansion of its commercial space amid a redevelopment, with retail and food & beverage tenders planned.

UK benefits from +37% year-on-year increase in Chinese tourists in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/16

UK. Spend was up +4% in the first nine months of 2015 to £435 million, with Chinese visitors spending £2,688 a head on average, according to VisitBritain.

Duty Free World Council launches global shopping monitor

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/01/16

INTERNATIONAL. The Duty Free World Council has initiated a Global Shopping Monitor of duty free shopping trends with research company m1nd-set.

Guerlain's Rosa Pop launches exclusively with Aelia Duty Free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/01/16

Guerlain's new fragrance Rosa Pop is starring in an exclusive digital launch promotion at Aelia Duty Free's La Scene space at Nice Airport Terminal 1.

Satellite terminal at Munich Airport will officially open on 26 April

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/01/16

GERMANY. Serving Lufthansa passengers, the T2-linked facility will feature three duty free shops and a range of retail and food & beverage outlets.

Fazer looks East for travel retail expansion in 2016 and beyond

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/01/16

FINLAND. Celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2016, Finnish confectioner Fazer is aiming to build on its rich history to create a bright future in travel retail.

Passenger numbers on Dublin-London route up +9% to 4.5 million in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/01/16

IRELAND/UK. Dublin Airport hails “very strong year” for Europe’s busiest air route – and the second busiest international air route in in the world.

Adnams appoints Macintyre Scott Xtra as travel retail partner

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/16

UK. The travel retail distribution specialist has been appointed to store and deliver Adnams beer and spirits to well-known UK cruise ships.

CEETRA launches revamped website promoting regional co-operation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/16

EUROPE. Association representing the travel retail industry in Central and Eastern Europe said its aim was to strengthen the voice of members on current issues.

Vienna Airport posts annual passenger traffic record in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/16

AUSTRIA. Airport handled 22.8 million passengers for a +1.3% year-on-year improvement, with long-haul routes the main driver of growth.

Heinemann and partners introduce ski campaign at Copenhagen Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/16

A Heinemann promotion at Copenhagen Airport, featuring Waldemar Behn and Akita Electronics, highlights Danzka and Dooley’s and includes a ski simulator.

Munich Airport passenger traffic passes 40 million for first time in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/16

GERMANY. Munich Airport posted an all-time high for passenger traffic in 2015, with volumes climbing to 41 million, buoyed by surging long-haul growth.

WH Smith’s Travel division sees total sales rise +12% in Christmas statement

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/16

UK. Like-for-like sales increased by +5% in the 20 weeks to 16 January with total sales up +12%, driven by growth initiatives and improved passenger numbers.

The Design Solution to lead Toulouse-Blagnac Airport terminal project

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/16

FRANCE. Toulouse-Blagnac Airport will receive a facelift, including a new duty free shop, with the goal to deliver a stronger commercial performance.

Dublin Airport posts all-time high for passenger traffic in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/01/16

IRELAND. Dublin Airport was buoyed by strong double-digit growth in traffic in 2015, aided by surging passenger numbers on European and transatlantic routes.

Gebr Heinemann expands Eastern European border store network

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/01/16

EAST EUROPE. Gebr Heinemann takes control of a border store network in Ukraine, Georgia and Armenia and new airport business in Moscow.

Helsinki Airport passes 16 million passenger mark to set annual record

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/01/16

FINLAND. Airport company Finavia said the +3% annual rise in passengers in 2015 was buoyed by strong growth in demand during the final quarter.

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, Chairman of King Power, to receive honorary degree

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/01/16

UK. The University of Leicester is to confer the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws on King Power International Group Chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

Alpha LSG strengthens leadership team with two senior appointments

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/16

UK. Alpha LSG names Richard Wood as Managing Director, responsible for its Heathrow operations, and Paul Gurnell as UK Sales and Marketing Director.

Budapest Airport calls tender for key advertising concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/16

HUNGARY. Budapest Airport prepares to tender its advertising concession with a contract of seven to ten years; bid documents are available until 26 January.