Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Monday 26 January 2015


Paul & Shark celebrates opening of first Milanese showroom

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/01/15

Officially opened to correspond with the beginning of Milano Moda Uomo, the 1,000sq m showroom showcases the brand’s Fall/Winter 2015-16 collections.

Aéroports de Paris posts record year for passenger traffic in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/01/15

FRANCE. Aéroports de Paris handled 92.7 million passengers in 2014, an increase of +2.6% and an all-time high, with Middle East and Asia Pacific traffic key drivers.

ACI Europe event to focus on 'challenging the business model'

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/15

EUROPE. ACI Europe says that “challenging the traditional business model” will be the theme for its Airport Commercial & Retail Conference in Milan in April.

Airports contribute 4.1% of GDP in Europe, claims new ACI study

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/15

EUROPE. A new study documenting the economic contribution of the airport industry in Europe says that the sector contributes 4.1% of GDP in the region.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Claus Heinemann hails Istanbul victory

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. As Unifree Duty Free and Gebr Heinemann celebrate winning the mega-tender for New Istanbul Airport, we talk to Claus Heinemann about the deal.

Unifree Duty Free captures 'world's biggest' contract at New Istanbul Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/15

TURKEY. Unifree Duty Free, in which Gebr Heinemann has a 60.8% stake, has won the 25-year contract to operate all airside retail space at Istanbul New Airport.

Victoria’s Secret makes Hungary debut at Budapest Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/15

HUNGARY. Heinemann Duty Free has opened a Victoria’s Secret shop at Budapest Airport Terminal 2A. It is the brand’s first boutique in Hungary.

WDFG opens Victoria’s Secret beauty and accessories store at Manchester

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/15

World Duty Free Group (WDFG) has opened a Victoria’s Secret beauty and accessories store at Manchester Airport Terminal 1.

Beam Suntory introduces Kilbeggan 21yo to European travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/15

The limited-edition bottling of the blended Irish whiskey is the first of two new releases for travel retail and follows the domestic launch of the award-winning 18yo.

Kipling names new Travel Retail Manager for EMEA and South America

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/15

BELGIUM. Kipling has strengthened its travel retail team with the appointment of Thomas Falcy as Travel Retail Manager EMEA and South America.

UK tax free visitor spend slips in 2014 despite China and Middle East growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/15

UK. Tax free spending by Chinese and Middle Eastern visitors increased in 2014 but growth was offset by a decline in Russian and Thai spend, says Global Blue.

Paul & Shark names Daisy Petevis as Travel Retail Area Manager

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/15

ITALY. The luxury sportswear company has appointed former Devanlay Lacoste Travel Retail Inflight Manager Daisy Petevis as Travel Retail Area Manager.

SSP brings back the elegance of travel with new bar at Newcastle Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/15

UK. Cabin Bar aims to offer “a premium experience in a first-class environment”, with a distinguished drinks menu and a selection of small bites and large plates.

Munich Airport records all-time high for passenger traffic in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/01/15

GERMANY. Passenger traffic at Munich Airport recorded an all-time high in 2014, hitting 39.7 million, with international volumes making a big contribution.

World Duty Free Group outlines three-year plan; targets €3 billion in sales by 2017

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. World Duty Free Group has outlined a three-year plan based on maximising its existing portfolio, improving profits in Spain and expanding in the USA.

Çelebi Ground Handling unveils new lounges at Budapest Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/15

HUNGARY. The refurbished lounges at Terminal 2B and the General Aviation Terminal cater to premium airline cardholders and VIP travellers.

Coindrum expands services to Ireland West Airport Knock

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/15

IRELAND. Coindrum, which allows passengers to convert unwanted Euros into airport retail vouchers, expands in Ireland after launching at Dublin Airport.

ERV UK and Eye Airports launch last-minute travel insurance solution

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/15

UK. ERV Go is available across multiple mobile devices and offers passengers a cost-friendly solution to purchasing travel insurance just before departure.

Frankfurt Airport posts record passenger traffic in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/15

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport handled 59.6 million passengers in 2014, an increase of +2.6% year-on-year (despite strike-related disruptions) and a new annual record.

Ambitious Detail Design plots expansion in airport retail and F&B sector

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/15

SWITZERLAND. Design and architecture firm Detail Design marks its 15th anniversary and reveals ambitions to grow in the airport retail market.

Heathrow reveals upgraded retail offer at new-look Terminal 5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/15

UK. London Heathrow Airport today opened its refurbished Terminal 5, featuring brands such as Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Rolex and Fortnum & Mason.

WDFG launches designer fragrance area in Heathrow Terminal 5 store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/15

UK. World Duty Free Group has dedicated an area in its London Heathrow T5 store to niche, designer fragrances from some of the world's premier fragrance houses.

Xavier Rossinyol steps down from Dufry to become CEO at gategroup

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/15

SWITZERLAND. Xavier Rossinyol, Chief Operating Officer EMEA and Asia at Dufry, is stepping down to become CEO at airline services specialist gategroup.

Copenhagen Airport passenger traffic posts solid growth in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/01/15

DENMARK. Passenger traffic at Copenhagen Airport hit a new record of 25.6 million in 2014, buoyed by healthy growth in long-haul international volumes.

Inflight Service names Lars Löfgren as President and Chief Executive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/01/15

SWEDEN. Nordic travel retailer and distributor Inflight Service has named Lars Löfgren as President and CEO; outgoing CEO Björn Ulfberg remains an advisor.

m1nd-set highlights growth in 2014 and makes key appointment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/01/15

SWITZERLAND. The travel retail and consumer research company added ten clients to its portfolio in 2014 and plots further growth in the year ahead.

St Pancras International launches mobile app for railway users

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/01/15

UK. The StP App provides commuters with details about the London train station and the St Pancras area and includes special retail offers and travel information.

Dublin Airport passenger traffic leaps by +8% year-on-year in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/01/15

IRELAND. Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport increased by +8% last year, with European traffic climbing by +5% and transatlantic by +14% year-on-year.

Glasgow Airport records +4.8% growth in busiest year since 2008

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/01/15

UK. More than 7.7 million passengers travelled through Glasgow Airport in 2014, after a strong final quarter, with 8 million predicted in 2015.

ISG and partner add Rossiya and DonAvia to European airline network

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/01/15

RUSSIA. Inflight Sales Group has struck an agreement with Russian partner Aeromar to offer duty free retail onboard Aeroflot subsidiaries Rossiya and DonAvia.

London Gatwick Airport passenger traffic surges to 38 million in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/01/15

UK. London Gatwick Airport recorded its busiest ever year in 2014, hitting 38 million passengers, with a sharp rise in December (+8%) closing the year.

London Heathrow Airport posts record passenger numbers in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/01/15

UK. London Heathrow Airport posted record passenger traffic in 2014, to 73.4 million, with strong growth from Latin America, Middle East and East Asia.

World Duty Free Group receives ‘Habanos Specialist’ accreditation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/01/15

SPAIN. World Duty Free Group in Spain has been accredited as a ‘Habanos Specialist’ by Habanos distributors worldwide - in a global first for travel retail.

ING launches ‘World, here I come!’ campaign at Schiphol Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/01/15

NETHERLANDS. ING's 'World, here I come!' campaign at Schiphol Airport aims to demonstrate the bank's purpose of empowering people to reach their goals.

SSP sales 'in line with expectations' despite impact of strong Pound Sterling

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/01/15

UK. A strengthening Pound Sterling has affected the food & beverage operator’s revenues for Q1 of the 2014/15 financial year.

Duty free store project central to Condor 102 high-speed ferry fit-out

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/01/15

UK. Interior refurbishment specialist Trimline has started the fit-out of Condor Ferries' Condor 102 ship, including the delivery of a new duty free shop.

Passenger traffic posts healthy growth at Europe’s airports in November

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/01/15

EUROPE. Passenger traffic at Europe’s airports grew by +5.3% year-on-year in November, with EU airports matching the solid growth at non-EU locations.

Gebr Heinemann wins accolade for new Erlensee logistics centre

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/01/15

GERMANY. Gebr Heinemann's new logistics centre has received the 2014 Gold SAP Quality Award for its Extended Warehouse Management system.

The Trinity Conversations: Hugo Boss Head of Travel Retail Jesper Gustafsson

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/01/15

In the latest instalment of our video series, Hugo Boss Global Head of Travel Retail Jesper Gustafsson talks to Andrew Carter about the brand’s ambitions in the channel.

The Trinity Conversations: The view from Mondelez World Travel Retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/01/15

In this latest edition of The Trinity Conversations, Mondelez World Travel Retail executives Anna Szentivanyi and Nicole Hatt discuss the opportunities facing confectionery.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol hits record 55 million passengers in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/01/15

NETHERLANDS. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol handled a record 55 million passengers in 2014, an increase of +4.6% compared to the previous year.

Travel retail alliance hails European agreement on credit card fees

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/01/15

EUROPE. The Travel Retail Fair Payment Alliance (FPA) has hailed news of a deal that should offer retailers fairer credit card fee and rate structures in the EU.

‘World first’ as ATÜ Duty Free receives Green Office certification

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/12/14

TURKEY. ATÜ Duty Free is recognised for its drive to protect the environment with the Green Office Certificate, which it says is a world first for duty free.

Macintyre Scott extends distribution partnership with NAAFI

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/12/14

UK. Travel retail distribution specialist Macintyre Scott Xtra signs a two-year deal to deliver products to Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes sites worldwide.

ACI Europe study reveals trends in social media use at airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/12/14

EUROPE. ACI Europe has released its Digital Report 2014-2015, which outlines how airports are communicating with their passengers through social media.

MasterCard opens new lounge at Budapest Airport SkyCourt

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/12/14

HUNGARY. MasterCard has opened a new lounge for premium MasterCard holders in Hungary, which is nearly +50% larger than the previous one it opened in 2011.

'Remarkable results': UNWTO predicts record international tourism in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/14

INTERNATIONAL. The UN World Tourism Organization expects global tourist numbers to reach 1.1 billion after growth of +4.7% to the end of October.

Autogrill expands in Europe with Utrecht Centraal station contract win

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/14

NETHERLANDS. Autogrill Group has captured a ten-year concession to operate three new food & beverage outlets at Utrecht Centraal railway station.

Beam evokes Parisian age of Extravagance for Courvoisier launch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/14

Courvoisier Extravagance joins the brand's existing range of travel retail exclusives and is said to be inspired by the Golden Age of Paris in the late 1800s.

Eye adds digital advertising screens at Newcastle International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/14

UK. Eye Airports has installed 70-inch digital screens at the airport, complementing restricted outdoor advertising space across the city.