Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Sunday 19 April 2015


Giorgio Armani diversifies Sì with new eau de toilette fragrance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/15

The new eau de toilette version of Giorgio Armani Sì was showcased last month at Paris Charles de Gaulle and London Heathrow Airports.

Heinemann Duty Free presents Hennessy Time Barrel promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/15

Hennessy and Heinemann Duty Free have partnered for a major promotion at Frankfurt and Hamburg airports to mark the Cognac house’s 250th anniversary.

L’Oréal highlights Biotherm brand with Oslo hydration promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/15

L’Oréal Travel Retail’s biggest Biotherm promotional podium of the season, which features Oculus Rift virtual technology, is at Oslo Airport from 1 March-30 April.

Puig invites passengers to party with 212 VIP Club Edition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/15

The first limited-edition line from the 212 VIP Carolina Herrera universe, 212 VIP Club Edition, is being promoted by WDFG at Barcelona and Madrid Airports.

Cadbury and Blackjack Promotions join forces in London airport activations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/15

Cadbury's ‘Say it with Chocolate’ promotions at Stansted Airport and Heathrow T5 will include sampling and the opportunity to personalise gift packs.

Frankfurt Airport posts record traffic despite strikes and weather

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/15

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport handled 4.6 million passengers in March, up by +2.5% year-on-year; the airport set new traffic records for the month and quarter.

The Body Shop extends and promotes Hemp collection

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/15

The Body Shop – known for using quirky, edgy ingredients – is showcasing its Hemp collection at a number of leading European airports during March and April.

DFS revenues hit by 'currency and geopolitical developments' in Q1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. LVMH posted a +16% increase in reported Q1 2015 revenue, but DFS continued to be affected by "a complex situation in Asia".

Gatwick Airport delivers 25th consecutive month of passenger growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/15

UK. Gatwick Airport handled 2.96 million passengers in the busiest March of its 57-year history, as traffic surged by +9.2% year-on-year.

International passenger traffic maintains healthy growth rate in February

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. Global passenger traffic increased by +6.3% year-on-year in February, driven largely by international volumes (+7.3%), ACI reports.

London Heathrow Airport sets record for March passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/15

UK. London Heathrow Airport posted its busiest ever March with a record 5.95 million passengers, an increase of +3.4% over the same month a year earlier.

SSP opens Bar 11 amid redevelopment of Newcastle Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/15

UK. SSP Group has opened a new bar and dine-in restaurant, Bar 11, at Newcastle International Airport’s new £14 million departure lounge.

Manchester Airport posts record passenger traffic in financial year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/15

UK. The airport handled 22.32 million passengers during the 2014/15 financial year as it introduced new long haul flights and extra frequencies.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Tornado time in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. We examine the repercussions of Dufry’s industry-changing buy-out of World Duty Free Group, assessing industry reaction and examining an impressive acquisition record.

Brussels Airport opens first walk-through duty free store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/15

BELGIUM. Brussels Airport has opened its first walk-through duty free & travel retail store, as part of a major development called the Connector project.

EU airports support European passenger traffic surge in February

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/15

EUROPE. Passenger traffic at Europe’s airports climbed by +5% year-on-year in February, driven mainly by a +6.2% surge in EU airport traffic.

Eye Airports delivers real-time weather forecasts to UK airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/15

UK. The UK airport advertising specialist has announced a partnership with The Weather Network to offer real-time weather information at airports across the UK.

HMSHost partners QikServe to offer mobile ordering and payment solution

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/15

The ‘Waiter in your Pocket’ app, developed by QikServe, allows customers to order and pay directly by mobile phone and is now being rolled out at Schiphol Airport.

Icebox Café brings flavours of the Mediterranean to Miami Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/15

USA. The Mediterranean Kitchen, a new quick-serve concept offering healthy food and drinks, is part of Icebox Café's plans for further expansion in US airports.

Kipling opens pop-up store at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/15

VF Corporation-owned Kipling is running a pop-up store for two months at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in a bid to increase its European travel retail presence.

Coccinelle welcomes new airport openings in Spain and Switzerland

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/04/15

Coccinelle has opened a 6sq m corner in the Items D’Ho store at Barcelona Airport T1 and a 10sq m personalised corner in Nuance’s Zurich Airport Atelier store.

Aelia, Dufry and Relay France capture key retail concessions at Nice Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/04/15

FRANCE. Aelia has captured the eight-year duty free contract at Nice Airport, with Dufry and Relay France awarded the gastronomy and ‘chic souvenirs’ concessions.

London Gatwick Airport names Raymond Melee Development Director

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/04/15

UK. Melee will oversee a £1 billion infrastructure investment programme. He will also work on a proposed new runway, if authorities approve the project.

Swiss International Air Lines partners FORMIA to offer winter amenity bags

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/04/15

SWITZERLAND. FORMIA will supply a range of winter seasonal amenity bags, which include beanie hats, neck warmers and iPad cases, on board SWISS.

Tilly Holland joins Essential Communications in marketing role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/04/15

Tilly Holland has been appointed Essential Communications Marketing and New Business Development Manager, effective 1 April.

Aelia Duty Free reveals plans for next wave of retail openings

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/04/15

FRANCE/INTERNATIONAL. Aelia has revealed details of some major retail openings over the next two years, as it rolls out the Aelia Duty Free brand.

Frankfurt Airport reopens T2 Food Plaza with Europe’s largest McDonald’s

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/04/15

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport has reopened its Terminal 2 Food Plaza, featuring new German and Italian concepts, plus Europe's largest McDonald's restaurant.

Munich Airport partners BMW Open in tennis promotion at MAC Forum

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/04/15

GERMANY. In the run-up to the ATP BMW Open tournament, Munich Airport has organised a series of tennis-related activities including day camps for children.

Paul & Shark opens new store with CTC-ARI at Larnaca Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/04/15

The 32sq m outlet, featuring Paul & Shark’s Summer/Spring 2015 collection, was opened at Larnaca Airport on 5 March in partnership with travel retailer CTC-ARI.

Travel retail agents team up to create IBG International Brands Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. A number of travel retail specialist agencies have teamed up to create a network under the title IBG International Brands Group.

ETRC renews its commitment to European Alcohol and Health Forum

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/03/15

EUROPE. ETRC has renewed its membership to the European Alcohol and Health Forum, a stakeholders’ platform set up to tackle alcohol-related harm.

Gebr Heinemann reveals annual sales, unveils €130 million investment plan

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/03/15

GERMANY. Gebr Heinemann has reaffirmed its desire to remain independent in a fast-consolidating travel retail sector, and plans to invest €130 million this year.

Budapest Airport launches Runway Run 3.0 for children's and cancer charities

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/03/15

HUNGARY. Budapest Airport and are inviting runners from across the aviation community to take part in this year’s race on its 13R-31L runway.

Dufry-World Duty Free deal set to create US$8.1 billion market leader

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. “The acquisition of WDF is a transformational transaction and is a milestone for the travel retail industry,” says Dufry CEO Julián Díaz.

Ken O’Toole named Managing Director of Manchester Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/03/15

UK. Ken O’Toole is named as the new Managing Director of Manchester Airport and Andrew Cowan becomes the group’s new Chief Strategy Officer.

Aer Rianta International announces major executive team reshuffle

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/03/15

IRELAND. ARI has announced a restructuring of its senior executive team, reflecting what it says is “a more growth-orientated operating model”.

The Restaurant Group unveils Halo Fizz Bar at Stansted Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/03/15

UK.The airport restaurant specialist designed the new bar concept for Stansted Airport as part of an £80 million terminal development.

Gebr Heinemann acquires 60% stake in Schiphol Airport Retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/03/15

NETHERLANDS. Schiphol Group sells a 60% stake in Schiphol Airport Retail to Gebr Heinemann, forging a joint venture at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

SSP UK opens first James Martin Kitchen at London Stansted Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/03/15

UK.The leading food & beverage operator has opened the first ever James Martin Kitchen as part of its seven-year contract with Manchester Airports Group.

The Moodie Report Interview: ACI Europe chief Olivier Jankovec

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/03/15

EUROPE. ACI Europe Director General Olivier Jankovec talks about the importance of commercial revenues to airports amid a tough economic environment.

Macintyre Scott Xtra to supply liquor to P&O Cruises’ Britannia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/03/15

UK. Travel retail specialist Macintyre Scott Xtra will supply five gins and 30 British bottled beers as part of a new deal for P&O Cruises’ newest ship, Britannia.

HMSHost awarded Corporate Partnership Award for community work

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/15

US. The leading travel restaurateur was honoured by non-profit organisation Interfaith Works for its contribution to the poor and homeless in Montgomery County.

Lotte declares interest in World Duty Free Group acquisition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/15

SOUTH KOREA. Lotte Group, parent of Korea’s leading duty free retailer Lotte Duty Free, today publicly declared its interest in bidding for World Duty Free Group.

Luxair names Dutyfly Solutions as inflight retail partner

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/15

LUXEMBOURG. Dutyfly Solutions, the joint venture between Aelia and Servair, has captured the inflight retail contract for Luxair, following a tender.

Gebr Heinemann launches new mobile app for consumers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/15

GERMANY. Gebr Heinemann has launched a new mobile app, with a range of new functions and information about shopping with Heinemann Duty Free.

Qatar Investment Authority to team up with Dufry in WDFG bid – Reuters

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. Qatar Investment Authority is to partner with Dufry in a bid for World Duty Free Group, according to a report from Reuters today.

ARI names Montréal's Nivine Fahmi as Star Employee of the Year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/03/15

IRELAND. Aer Rianta International has named its Star Employees of The Year, with Nivine Fahmi from ARI-North America (Montréal-Trudeau) capturing the top prize.

Fraport Group retail revenue per passenger dips sharply in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

GERMANY. Fraport Group has reported its annual results, with the key performance indicator of net retail revenue per passenger falling by -4.7% to €3.43.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Print Edition for March/April 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to the digital, iPad-compatible version of The Moodie Report Print Edition for March/April 2015, available in full – editorial and advertising.

Key commercial partners capture Schiphol Consumers Awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

NETHERLANDS. Schiphol Group’s leading business partners captured many of its Consumers Awards last week, across a range of categories.