Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Friday 01 August 2014

EUROPE

Boux Avenue expansion accelerates with first airport store at Manchester

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/08/14

Fast-growing British lingerie retailer Boux Avenue is poised to open its first airport store next week in Departures at Manchester Airport Terminal 1.

LS travel retail performance lifts Lagardère Services in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/08/14

FRANCE. LS travel retail sales climbed by +8.1% on a reported basis, and +4.3% like-for-like in the first half of 2014, parent group Lagardère has reported.

Aéroports de Paris retail revenue shows solid increase in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/14

FRANCE. Aéroports de Paris retail revenue rose by +3% in first-half 2014, with duty paid activities and new shops in Terminal 2F making a strong contribution.

Areas opens four new F&B outlets at Porto after striking new deal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/14

PORTUGAL. Leading food & beverage company Areas has opened four new outlets at Porto Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport after striking a fresh six-year deal.

Autogrill reveals solid first half as major markets improve

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/14

ITALY. The food & beverage operator drives post-tax profit up, while revenues suffer from unfavourable comparisons with the previous period.

Longchamp welcomes new store at Madrid Barajas Airport Terminal 4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/14

The new 102sq m space, offering a range of bags and accessories, is the fifth Longchamp store in Spain and the first airport store operated by the brand itself.

Mondelez completes major overhaul of distribution and supply chain

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/14

Mondelez WTR has completed the 14-month consolidation of its distribution centres in Europe, offering retail partners “a step change” in supply chain efficiency.

Network Rail reveals brand line-up for Birmingham New Street project

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/14

UK. Network Rail has revealed details of a major project to redevelop Birmingham New Street station, including new brands that will feature at the location.

Campari HQ staff drive Aperol summer campaign at Milan Malpensa

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/14

The campaign was supported by staff from Campari's Milan headquarters, with the 90-minute promotion generating nearly half of brand's daily sales at the airport.

Dufry accelerates organic growth as turnover rises +6.7% in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/14

SWITZERLAND. The retailer posts a solid sales rise for the first half, driven by organic growth, including the opening of 16,200sq m of retail space in the period.

Helsinki Airport to track passenger flows with new technology

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/14

FINLAND. The technology will allow both the airport and its concessionaires to optimise their offer by providing pinpoint passenger flow data.

Luton Airport seeks Expressions of Interest for duty free concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/14

UK. London Luton Airport is seeking Expressions of Interest for its duty free contract, currently operated by Aelia. The concession begins in October 2015.

Plaza Premium set to open first European lounge at Heathrow T2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/14

UK. Plaza Premium Lounge launches its first European operation at London Heathrow Terminal 2 this week, with two more outlets to follow at the UK hub.

Puig cultivates Prada Candy Florale fragrance at Heathrow T5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/14

The Prada Candy Florale fragrance business is blooming at Heathrow T5, thanks to a promotion in partnership with World Duty Free Group.

Bacardi ignites innovation agenda as Grey Goose VX takes off in Paris

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/14

Bacardi Global Travel Retail says the super-premium vodka launch this month is emblematic of an innovation drive bearing fruit across its portfolio.

Inflight Sales Group returns to French market with Newrest alliance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/14

FRANCE. Inflight Sales Group (Hong Kong), in partnership with Newrest Group, has won inflight retail tenders onboard Corsair International and Aigle Azur.

Bric’s expansion gathers pace with Milan Malpensa Airport store opening

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/14

Italian leather and travel goods brand Bric's has bolstered its presence in the travel retail channel with a new store at Milan Malpensa Airport.

European Commission approves Aelia and AdP acquisition of Zagreb retailer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/14

CROATIA. The Société de Distribution Aeroportuaire partnership will operate stores at Zagreb Airport under the Aelia Duty Free fascia.

Excess Baggage extends retail and services offer at London Heathrow

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/14

UK. The retailer and luggage services provider has opened three new spaces deploying new technology and branding at Heathrow terminals 2 and 3.

SSP Norway chef wins prestigious global prize for second time

Source: ©The Foodie Report - 28/07/14

NORWAY. Oslo Airport Executive Chef Christer Rødset was part of a duo winning the Global Chef Challenge in Norway earlier this month.

The Famous Glasgow 2014 brings Commonwealth spirit to Scotland

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/14

The Famous Grouse has released a limited edition single malt, The Famous Glasgow 2014, to mark its sponsorship of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Zürich Airport welcomes summer with The Nuance Group and SSP

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/14


SWITZERLAND. The airport has built an attractive seasonal campaign at the Airside Center in partnership with its major retail and food & beverage operators.

Giorgio Armani harnesses digital delights for Acqua di Giò

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/07/14

In June Giorgio Armani promoted its Acqua di Giò and Acqua di Gioia fragrances in selected European airports with two innovative digital events.

Heathrow posts marginal retail growth amid T5 luxury investment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/07/14

UK. The strong Sterling and investment in a luxury extension at Terminal 5 suppressed retail income growth at London Heathrow Airport in the first half.

Munich Airport hits a high note as it plays host to flying pianist

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/07/14

GERMANY. As part of his ‘Orange Piano Tour’, musician Stefan Aaron made a stop at Munich Airport, descending on a ‘flying carpet’ suspended from a helicopter.

Giorgio Armani Beauty continues to advance in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/14

L’Oréal Luxe has opened a number of new airport doors for its Giorgio Armani Beauty and Armani/Privé collections, with more to follow by the end of 2014.

Heathrow Airport appoints Brian Woodhead as Commercial Director

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/14

UK. Former Heathrow Retail Director Brian Woodhead is set to take the senior commercial role after stints as Operations Director at Terminals 4 and 2.

Matthew Fort named as St Pancras International Food Curator

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/14

UK. St Pancras International has appointed BBC2 Great British Menu judge and food writer Matthew Fort as its first ever Food Curator.

Nestlé Kit Kat promotion boosts sales at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/14

The Branded Headphones activation is part of Nestlé International Travel Retail’s global summer campaign in selected airports in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Biotherm Homme scores in Lisbon with football-themed animation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

In May and June, L'Oréal's Biotherm Homme brand took full advantage of FIFA World Cup Fever, by installing a soccer animation at Lisbon Airport.

Kazan Duty Free opens new operation at Tomsk Bogashevo Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

RUSSIA. The multi-airport retailer, partnered by Gebr Heinemann, has opened a new duty free store at Tomsk Bogashevo after winning a tender for the space last year.

Louis Vuitton to open first European airport store at London Heathrow T5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

UK. Heathrow Airport scores a major coup as Terminal 5 is selected to become the venue for Louis Vuitton's second airport store worldwide.

Áreas unveils new food & beverage offer at Madrid Barajas Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

SPAIN. The company has opened three quarters of its units at the airport after winning the €1.48 billion mega-tender at Madrid last year.

No.1 Traveller launches new casual lounge concept at London Gatwick

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

UK. No.1 Traveller has created a new take on airport lounges with the launch of My Lounge, offering a games room for kids, study area and free Wi-Fi facilities.

Pavo Duty Free opens first Capi franchise store at Zhuliany Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/14

UKRAINE. The 45sq m electronics shop at Kiev's Zhuliany Airport is the first of a series of franchised outlets that Capi Global aims to establish at other airports.

CTC-ARI boosts Larnaka Airport retail offering with new pop-up stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/07/14

CYPRUS. CTC-ARI has enhanced its existing retail offering at Larnaka International Airport with two new pop-up stores for Ray-Ban and Lacoste.

Rémy Cointreau posts quarterly sales decline as Asian sales slow

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/07/14

The Cognac and spirits supplier has pointed to continued destocking in Asia as the prime reason behind a -15.3% decrease in sales of Rémy Martin.

Áreas launches new customer loyalty platform Travelers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/07/14

SPAIN. Members of Travelers – hailed as Áreas’ first travel community – get a -10% discount at over 500 outlets across Spain, plus other benefits and privileges.

Lalique set to sparkle at Heathrow with World Duty Free Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/07/14

Luxury crystal house Lalique is once again partnering with World Duty Free Group to create a pop-up boutique at Heathrow Airport T5, from 23 July to 5 August.

Aelia opens biggest Spanish airport luxury area at Madrid Barajas T1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/07/14

SPAIN. Aelia Retail España this week opened The Fashion Gallery at Adolfo Suarez Madrid Barajas Airport Terminal 1. UPDATED with video.

Glenmorangie celebrates Open golf major with UK airport promotions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/07/14

Glenmorangie, the Official Whisky of The Open Championship, has launched a series of golf-themed promotions at Manchester, Liverpool and Heathrow.

Stansted releases retail tenders for transformed Departures lounge

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/07/14

UK. The airport is seeking concepts for 13 permanent stores and three pop-up outlets to open from August 2015 in the new international Departures hall.

Nuance adds a touch of luxury to Heathrow T2 with Bulgari boutique

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/14

Nuance has opened a new Bulgari boutique at Heathrow Airport’s T2, designed to be reminiscent of the brand’s celebrated Via Condotti location in Rome.

Passengers inspire trial service concepts at Helsinki Airport TravelLab

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/14

FINLAND. Finavia has tested a host of new passenger services under an innovative programme responding to feedback from airport users.

Stansted Airport commercial overhaul gathers pace with retail openings

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/14

UK. Stansted Airport has revealed the new retail offer to open later this month in the first phase of its international departure lounge development.

TAV takes over domestic terminal management at Milas-Bodrum Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/14

TURKEY. TAV Airports has taken over management of the terminal following the signing of a concession agreement with state airport authority DHMI.

Nigerian and Middle Eastern visitors spur UK tax free spend in June

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/14

UK. Strong growth from several high-spending nationalities drove overall tax free spend in the UK up by +6% in June, according to Global Blue.

Plymouth Gin activation exceeds expectations at London Heathrow T5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/14

Pernod Ricard Travel Retail Europe has adapted the promotion for London Gatwick Airport and Heathrow T3 after the initial campaign beat forecasts by +300%.

China and Turkey routes buoy Heathrow passenger traffic in June

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/07/14

UK. London Heathrow Airport handled 6.6 million passengers in June, an increase of +1.1% on June 2013 and a new all-time record for the month.

Diageo GTME partners with Gebr Heinemann for Smirnoff White launch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/07/14

Diageo Global Travel has partnered with Gebr Heinemann to bring travel retail exclusive vodka Smirnoff White to market at selected European airports.