Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Sunday 01 March 2015

EUROPE

Eye Airports unveils world-first advertising screen at Stansted Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/15

UK. The 12-metre curved screen is part of an £8 million investment spanning London Gatwick, Manchester, Stansted, Bristol and Newcastle airports.

Humberside Airport parking revenue surges with AeroParker programme

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/15

UK. In the six months from July 2014 the English airport saw a +12.5% year-on-year increase in parking revenue using AeroParker’s pre-book system.

LS travel retail raises more than €200,000 for Action against Hunger

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/15

Mobilising its vast network of retail stores in France, Switzerland and the UK, LS travel retail has raised €208,017 towards the elimination of hunger and malnutrition.

Copenhagen Airport Shopping Centre posts solid revenue rise in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/02/15

DENMARK. The increased revenue is a result of record passenger numbers as well as improved food & beverage offerings and speciality shop concepts.

World Duty Free Group hails German debut at Düsseldorf Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/02/15

GERMANY. It's a red-letter day for World Duty Free Group as it marks the official opening of its operations at Düsseldorf Airport and the unveiling of a new retail brand, Düsseldorf Duty Free. The Moodie Report Vice Chairman Dermot Davitt reports on a landmark occasion for the retailer. UPDATED WITH FURTHER NEWS, REACTION AND IMAGES.

Denmark’s first YO! Sushi concept opens at Copenhagen Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/15

DENMARK. Yesterday (Tuesday) marked the opening of Denmark's first YO! Sushi concept, at Copenhagen Airport. The menu features over 80 Japanese-inspired dishes.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Print Edition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to The Moodie Report Print Edition for February/March, brought to you via our acclaimed digital format and packed with compelling stories.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: All change for duty free at Auckland Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. In this week's issue Martin Moodie examines the surprising outcome of the Auckland Airport duty free tender and has reactions from key players.

WDF Group share price surges amid talks of Dufry, Lotte and LS interest

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. World Duty Free Group shares shoot up again Tuesday on the back of intense speculation that a divestment is imminent.

Heathrow Airport posts 1.5% rise in net retail income per passenger

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/02/15

UK. Heathrow Airport retail income climbed by +2.4% to £503 million in 2014. Income to the airport from duty and tax free operations climbed by +1.6%.

Peter Ayling named Chairman of UK Travel Retail Consortium

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/02/15

UK. Peter Ayling has been elected as Chairman of the UK Travel Retail Consortium for a two-year period, after Richard Thorpe steps down from the role.

Nice Côte d’Azur Airport hails ambitious food & beverage overhaul

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/02/15

FRANCE. Nice Côte d’Azur Airport is pledging “innovation and excellence” from its new food & beverage offer, after awarding contracts to SSP and Relay.

Starbucks launches Evenings Programme at UK airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/15

UK. Starbucks has launched its Evenings Programme in the UK, initially at its renovated Stansted Airport store operated in partnership with with SSP.

TAV Airports posts rise in revenues and surge in net profits for 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/15

TURKEY. TAV Airports has reported a +9% jump in revenue for 2014, with net profits surging by +64%, but duty free spend per passenger dipped in the year.

TFWA announces Michele Miranda as Conference Manager

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/15

FRANCE. TFWA has named Michele Miranda as Conference Manager. She joins as a new member of the association’s Paris-based permanent staff.

Asia and Middle East traffic grows sharply at Paris airports in January

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/02/15

FRANCE. Aéroports de Paris handled 6.7 million passengers in January, up by +2.1% year-on-year, with above average growth on Asia and Middle East routes.

Strong Swiss Franc hits Zürich Airport commercial performance in January

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/02/15

SWITZERLAND. The impact of the surging Swiss Franc against the Euro continues to hit sales to consumers at Zürich Airport, as the latest commercial figures show.

ACI Europe retail and commercial event to tackle missed opportunities

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/02/15

EUROPE. The 24th ACI Europe Commercial & Retail Conference takes place on 21-23 April in Milan, with details emerging of the key sessions.

Mouton Cadet marks Year of the Sheep with Heinemann promotions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/02/15

Mouton Cadet is celebrating its link with the Year of the Sheep – ‘mouton’ is sheep in French – with a series of Chinese New Year promotions at Frankfurt and Changi.

Samsonite acquires airport retail specialist Rolling Luggage

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/02/15

Samsonite International has completed the acquisition of leading airport luggage and travel products retailer Rolling Luggage for a cash consideration of £15.75 million.

SSP secures €180 million food & beverage contract at Nice Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/02/15

FRANCE. Travel restaurateur SSP has won an 11-year deal to run ten outlets at Nice Côte d’Azur Airport, including the first Jamie’s Italian in France.

Aigner spotlights SS15 collection in new pop-up store at Munich Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/02/15

Aigner has opened a pop-up store for the month of February in partnership with Eurotrade, showcasing accessories and bags its Spring/Summer 2015 collection.

Incheon, Delhi and Seoul Gimpo airports among big winners of ASQ awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. ACI has named the winners of the 2014 Airport Service Quality Awards, with Incheon capturing the top prize in the largest airport category.

Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur opens new restaurant at Cannes Mandelieu

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/02/15

FRANCE. Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur has opened a new restaurant at Cannes Mandelieu Airport, which specialises in business aviation and private aircraft.

Passenger traffic posts healthy increase at world’s airports in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. Global airport passenger traffic climbed by +5.1% year-on-year in 2014, Airports Council International (ACI) has reported.

Healthy long-haul traffic growth lifts Frankfurt Airport in January

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/02/15

GERMANY. Solid growth in intercontinental passenger traffic buoyed Frankfurt Airport in January, with Fraport Group airports also posting strong increases.

Heathrow reports busiest ever January with 5.4 million passengers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/02/15

UK. Heathrow Airport has reported its busiest ever January with 5.45 million passengers; Latin American traffic showed the strongest growth among key regions.

International frequencies drive Copenhagen Airport traffic rise

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/02/15

DENMARK. Solid growth in international traffic and additional frequencies among leading carriers buoyed Copenhagen Airport passenger volumes in January.

Heathrow Airport in seasonal drive to capture Chinese consumer spend

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/15

UK. Heathrow Airport has embarked on a drive with its retail partners to encourage spending among Chinese travellers during the Chinese New Year period.

London Luton launches major commercial tender programme

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/15

UK. London Luton Airport announces a major commercial tender programme via The Moodie Report, embracing 47 units and 7,027sq m of retail and F&B space.

m1nd-set survey highlights online opportunities for travel retailers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/15

EUROPE. Travel retail research company m1nd-set has called on airports and retailers to be more proactive in reaching travelling consumers online.

Strong travel retail sales performance buoys Lagardère Services in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/15

FRANCE. A strong performance from travel retail helped lift Lagardère Services’ net sales by +1.8% in 2014, with the figure hitting €3.81 billion. UPDATED.

Dublin Airport passenger traffic climbs by double digits in January

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/02/15

IRELAND. Almost 1.5 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport in January, a healthy +14% increase over the same period last year at the Irish gateway.

Mondelez World Travel Retail signs up as Platinum Sponsor of Trinity Forum

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. Mondelez World Travel Retail has signed up as a Platinum Partner for the Trinity Forum 2015, which takes place on 16-18 September in Hong Kong.

Global airline travel climbs strongly against mixed economic backdrop

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. Global airline travel grew by a robust +5.9% in 2014 compared to 2013, ahead of the industry’s ten-year average growth rate, according to IATA.

London Stansted Airport reveals £8 million Departures area expansion plans

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/02/15

UK. London Stansted has announced the next phase of its airport transformation: an £8 million upgrade of its Satellite One departure gate area.

Passenger traffic posts solid rise at Europe’s airports in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/15

EUROPE. Passenger traffic at Europe’s airports climbed by +5.4% year-on-year in 2014, with non-EU airports showing robust increases, ACI Europe reports.

SSP Switzerland opens upscale restaurant Walter at Zürich Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/15

SWITZERLAND. SSP Switzerland has added to Zürich Airport's upscale F&B offer by opening a premium Mediterranean-style dining venue called Walter.

Currency impact and geopolitics dampen DFS performance in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. The LVMH Selective Retailing division, which includes DFS Group, has reported a +7% rise in revenues but a -3% dip in profits in 2014.

Dublin Airport Authority raises €210,000 for three Irish charities

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/02/15

IRELAND. DAA's 2014 fundraising efforts in aid of Special Olympics Ireland, Jack & Jill Foundation and Cystic Fibrosis Ireland bring its nine-year total to €1.5 million.

Aer Lingus crowned Airline of the Year at ISPY Awards 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/15

UK.The Inflight Sales Person of the Year event culminated last night with a gala awards ceremony recognising airlines and crew members from around the world.

Budapest Airport recognises best commercial and service partners

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/15

HUNGARY. Budapest Airport last night held its Annual Awards for business partners, extended this year for the first time to retail and food & beverage.

Georgia Revenue Service to call tender for new border duty free operation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/15

GEORGIA. Georgia Revenue Service is preparing to call a tender for a new duty free operation on the Georgia-Turkey border, at Kartsakhi.

Pasco expands airline presence and extends product range

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/15

Electronics distributor Pasco is developing exclusive bundling and packaging solutions for inflight retail and seeking new sales channels as it pursues growth.

SSP UK raises £300,000 for Cancer Research UK in charity drive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/15

UK. Leading travel restaurateur SSP has raised £300,000 for leading charity Cancer Research UK following a year of fund-raising activities across the business.

Russia currency crisis hits tax free shopping but Chinese spending grows

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/15

RUSSIA. Russian spend on tax free shopping dropped by -33% in Q4 2014 while Chinese spending continued to grow, says tax refund company Global Blue.

World Duty Free Group share price surges as deal speculation intensifies

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. WDF Group’s shares surged by almost +9% on Thursday, hitting €9.59 amid intense market speculation of a deal. UPDATED STORY.

Bottega announces new distribution agreement with Interbrands USA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/15

Bottega SpA has announced an agreement with newly established Interbrands USA to distribute its portfolio to the cruise industry, exclusive of duty free.

Condor Ferries welcomes Condor Liberation to its ferryboat fleet

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/15

UK. The new ferry is scheduled for a late March launch following the completion of internal fittings, which will include a duty free shop and a range of dining outlets.

ETRC looks to the future after record Business Forum attendance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/15

BELGIUM. The 2015 Forum focused on the effect of the single market in duty free and travel retail, attracting more than 75 member companies and association representatives.