Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Monday 31 August 2015


First-half duty free income flat for Norwegian airports group Avinor

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/08/15

NORWAY. Airport group Avinor has reported that sales and rental income from duty free sales climbed marginally in the first half of 2015, compared to H1 2014.

Schiphol Group average retail spend dips in first half amid renovation work

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/08/15

NETHERLANDS. Schiphol Group revenue from concessions climbed by +4.3% year-on-year in the first six months, but average spend in retail stores fell by -1.6%.

World Duty Free Group launches ‘Style Goes Live’ campaign across network

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/08/15

UK. World Duty Free Group is to host a series of events under its ‘Style Goes Live’ campaign during September, with support from leading brand owners.

ARI seeks senior buying managers amid global corporate restructure

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/08/15

IRELAND. Aer Rianta International has launched a recruitment drive for global category managers, advertising the opportunities through The Moodie Report.

Charlotte Christiansen to leave London Gatwick; Toby Tait promoted

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/08/15

UK. London Gatwick Business Development & Retail Performance Manager Charlotte Christiansen is to take on a new role outside the industry.

BTA opens Needstop food & drinks outlet at Riga International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/15

LATVIA. The Needstop store is BTA's third service point at the airport and offers sandwiches, snacks and drinks to passengers at gates B10 and B19.

Flemingo's Baltona Duty Free extends retail concession at Lviv Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/15

UKRAINE. Baltona Duty Free, a division of Flemingo International, has renewed its retail concession at Lviv Airport for a further three years and enhanced its offer.

TFWA to host its first dedicated Research Workshop at Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/15

FRANCE. The workshop will present key findings of the association’s most recent research studies, including the TFWA Airport Series and Category Reports.

Lagardère Travel Retail and Aelia Duty Free celebrate the Summer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/15

EUROPE. It's time to ‘Enjoy Summer’ at Aelia Duty Free shops in France (excluding Paris) and Europe, with a a flurry of low prices and multi-buy offers.

Dufry advances WDF acquisition; focuses on final group structure

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/15

SWITZERLAND. Once the mandatory takeover offer is complete, the retailer's attentions will switch to finalising the structure of its newly integrated entity.

Frankfurt Airport unveils graffiti mural celebrating city landmarks

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/08/15

GERMANY. Graffiti artist Helge “Bomber” Steinmann adds a dash of "local colour" with images drawn on a 320m wall across from Frankfurt Airport's Terminal 1.

Moodie Analysis: Getting the facts straight on UK airport retail pricing

Source: ©The Moodie Report; HMRC - 17/08/15

UK. Amid a furore over UK airport VAT charges, The Moodie Report presents a much-needed factual perspective and talks to HM Revenue & Customs.

Peel Group signs deal to expand Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/08/15

UK. Funding will provide for terminal refurbishment works and expansion of facilities as airport experiences an upsurge in business over the last year.

Christian Vonthron to retire from travel retail role at Oettinger Davidoff

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/08/15

SWITZERLAND. Highly respected Oettinger Davidoff Senior VP Global Travel Retail Christian Vonthron retires, to be replaced by Martin Kaufmann.

Danzka and Heinemann bring the beach to Copenhagen Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/08/15

Heinemann Duty Free and Danzka vodka are running a summer seasonal campaign at Copenhagen Airport this month, co-sponsored by Carrera sunglasses.

Copenhagen Airport sets monthly record for passenger traffic in July

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/08/15

DENMARK. Travellers seeking to escape an “unsettled” Danish summer drove a +5.1% increase in passenger numbers in July to set the new record.

Frankfurt Airport posts all-time monthly passenger traffic high in July

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/08/15

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport set new daily and monthly passenger traffic records in July, with volumes climbing by +6.6% to 6.2 million in the month.

MSX wins contract to supply two new brands to entire P&O fleet

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/08/15

UK. MSX will provide Cornwall ale Doom Bar and Somerset cider Orchard Pig onboard the full fleet of P&O ships after a trial period on the Britannia.

Travel retail faces UK media storm amid accusations of ‘airport VAT scam’

Source: The Independent; The Moodie Report - 12/08/15

UK. UK airport retailers are facing accusations that they are ripping off travellers by failing to pass on VAT savings; but WDFG has defended its position.

Bremen Airport calls duty free, general retail and F&B tenders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/08/15

GERMANY. Bremen Airport is calling open tenders for duty free, other retail and Food & drinks operations. Read on for details on submitting Expressions of Interest.

Focus on retail boosts Copenhagen’s H1 commercial performance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/08/15

DENMARK. An enhanced retail and dining offer helped drive a strong non-aeronautical performance at Copenhagen Airport in the first six months of 2015.

Gatwick posts record July traffic as it maintains pressure for new runway

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/08/15

UK. London Gatwick Airport says traffic growth in the last 12 months puts it "ten years ahead" of Airports Commission forecasts, exposing flaws in its analysis.

Global airport traffic ‘resilient’ in H1 despite external challenges

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/08/15

INTERNATIONAL. Passenger traffic at the world’s airports climbed by +5.7% year-on-year in the first six months of 2015, ACI reports.

Key emerging markets help drive strong passenger growth at Heathrow

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/08/15

UK. Heathrow Airport passenger traffic hit new heights in July, buoyed by strong performances from emerging markets such as China and Mexico.

Aelia stores in France become launch pad for latest Grey Goose vodka line

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/08/15

FRANCE. Aelia says the innovation and sophistication of the Grey Goose vodka offering is "key to unlocking conversion potential in travel retail".

Global airline passenger traffic posts healthy growth in June

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/08/15

INTERNATIONAL. Passenger traffic among the world's airlines climbed by +5.7% year-on-year in June, with international traffic rising by +5.3%.

Heinemann teams with Beam Suntory for digital campaign at Frankfurt Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/08/15

GERMANY. An interactive out-of-store theatrical installation will feature alongside in-store displays in the multi-sensory activation, backed by social media.

Fedon Group further expands in Italy with Malpensa store opening

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/08/15

Italian lifestyle brand Fedon Group continues to expand in European travel retail with the opening of a space in Departures at Milan Malpensa's Terminal 1.

Frankfurt Airport App ensures nothing is lost in translation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/08/15

GERMANY. Reading foreign language signs at the airport can be a struggle for some – but not at Frankfurt where a new App is translating them for global travellers.

Fraport Group retail performance rebounds in first half to June

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/08/15

GERMANY. Higher average passenger spend, the weak Euro and traffic growth combined to deliver a strong retail performance for Fraport Group in H1 2015.

EU airport traffic growth in H1 2015 more than doubles non-EU rate

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/08/15

EUROPE. Passenger traffic at Europe’s airports grew by +4.5% in H1 2015, with EU airport volumes climbing at a faster rate than non-EU airports.

First independent passenger lounge opens at Heathrow's Terminal 5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/08/15

UK. The Swissport and Collinson Group operated lounge will feature a British-inspired seasonal menu, reclining loungers and Bliss Spa’s first ever airport location.

Regional airline Flybe awards inflight catering and retail contract to Newrest

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/08/15

EUROPE. Multi-sector caterer Newrest will now deliver a full end-to-end retail solution across the airline's European network after winning the five year contract.

Excess Baggage Company opens new outlet at Gatwick’s North Terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/08/15

UK. Offering a diverse selection of travel goods and luggage, Excess Baggage Company has opened a new outlet at London Gatwick Airport North Terminal.

Autogrill takes a step forward in H1 as the impact of its new outlets kicks in

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Autogrill has reported a +10% increase in consolidated revenues in the first half of 2015 – up to €1,967 million from €1,787 million the year before.

Copenhagen Airport taps into Chinese market with charter airline drive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/15

DENMARK. Copenhagen Airport will add thousands more Chinese visitors this Autumn after striking a deal with charter carrier Beijing Capital Airlines.

Heathrow retailers to take part in pancreatic cancer fundraising drive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/15

UK. A number of food and drinks retailers at Heathrow Airport are participating in a fundraising drive throughout August in an effort to help fight pancreatic cancer.

Lagardère Travel Retail H1 revenues dip on disposals and deconsolidation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/15

FRANCE/INTERNATIONAL. Lagardère Travel Retail sales hit €1,640 million in the first half of 2015, down by -11.4% on a reported basis and up +3.5% like-for-like.

Major retail and dining hub to open at London’s Paddington railway station

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/15

UK. Graphic renderings of how a new retail and dining hub at London’s Paddington station will look have been released by rail operator Network Rail.

SPI Group acquires Spain’s Arinzano estate for new wine division

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/15

Luxembourg-headquartered SPI Group has acquired the Arinzano winery. The Spanish estate will now form part of SPI’s new luxury wine division, HEW Holding.

Wild Geese now easily spotted at Shannon International duty free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/15

Shannon International Airport is stocking The Wild Geese Collection, which includes Irish whiskey, vodka, rum and honey liqueur, in its entirety for the first time.

World Duty Free Group H1 sales climb strongly but profits slide

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. World Duty Free Group's first-half revenues rose +23.7% but profits fell sharply, due to increased Spanish airport rents and the onerous Düsseldorf Airport contract.

Commercial strength boosts TAV Airports’ first half 2015 results

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/15

TURKEY. A strong performance in duty free and retail was “instrumental” in TAV Airports Holding's first half 2015 results, with an €88 million net profit recorded.

Dufry posts solid H1 turnover and EBITDA growth despite ‘challenging environment’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry Group turnover climbed by +30.5% year-on-year in H1 2015, despite the challenges of currency and economic difficulties in some markets.

Duty free concession income buoys Spanish airports group Aena in H1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/15

SPAIN. A robust commercial performance, including a surge in income from duty free contracts, buoyed half-year results (to 30 June) at Spanish airport company Aena.

Russian travel decline hits St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/15

RUSSIA. The sharp decline in Russian travel numbers hit St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport in the first half, with overall traffic down by -4.4% and international by -21.5%.

Heinemann Duty Free launches new Hugo Boss men’s fragrance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/07/15

Hugo Boss’ latest fragrance for men is launching at Heinemann Duty Free shops across a range of European airports, after a successful pre-launch in Norway.

Suntory sells Louis Royer to Terroirs Distillers for €100 million

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/07/15

France’s Terroirs Distillers is to acquire Cognac maker Louis Royer from Suntory Holdings, with the purchase price set at approximately €100 million.

Dufry prices €700 million Senior Notes to part fund WDFG purchase

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. As anticipated, Dufry has priced senior notes for a total of €700 million to part fund its second blockbuster acquisition of recent times.

Heathrow Airport posts solid retail growth in first six months

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/15

UK. Heathrow Airport posted a solid retail performance in H1 2015, with the key figure of net retail income per passenger rising by +3.9% to £6.67 in the period.