Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 21 August 2014

EUROPE

Catering and retail revenues slip at gategroup in first half of 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. Catering and retail revenues at inflight specialist gategroup dipped by -2.9% to CHF743.7 million (US$814 million) in the first half.

London Gatwick unveils Burj Al Arab and Chrysler Building sculptures

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

UK. For the next two months London Gatwick Airport will be showcasing two large sand sculptures depicting the Chrysler Building and the Burj Al Arab.

Finnair Travel Retail head takes top role at tour operator subsidiary

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/14

FINLAND. Timo Kousa has become Managing Director of Aurinkomatkat Suntours alongside his role as Finnair Travel Retail Managing Director.

Pernod Ricard and WDFG in airport-wide Beefeater campaign at Gatwick

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/14

World Duty Free Group hails a new, Gatwick Airport-wide Beefeater campaign from Pernod Ricard as one of the retailer's best digital engagement programmes yet.

Vienna Airport profit grows as currency weakness hits Russian and Turkish spend

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/14

AUSTRIA. Slower spending from key passenger groups dented retail and food & beverage revenues at Vienna Airport, up by just €0.4 million.

WHSmith opens four stores at new London Heathrow Terminal 2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/14

UK. The retailer's stores at the new terminal cover 11,000sq ft and feature WHSmith’s latest design concepts as well as extended payment zones.

Aéroports de Paris posts solid growth in July passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/08/14

FRANCE. Aéroports de Paris handled 9 million passengers in July, an increase of +2.6% on July 2013, with long-haul international up by +2.1%.

International passenger growth drives airport traffic worldwide in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. International passenger traffic at world airports climbed by +5% year-on-year in June and by +5.7% in the first six months of 2014, says ACI.

'World first' as London Heathrow opens Personal Shopping Lounge

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/08/14

UK. London Heathrow Airport has announced the opening of what it says is the world’s first Personal Shopping Lounge in an airport, at its new Terminal 2.

Copenhagen Airport posts new record for passenger traffic in July

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/08/14

DENMARK. Copenhagen Airport passenger traffic climbed by +7% year-on-year in July, hitting 2.6 million – a new all-time record for the location.

Tumi continues to support British Heart Foundation for third year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/08/14

Tumi is offering a 'Trade In & Trade Up' deal with a -20% discount on selected purchases, with all profits going towards the support of research into heart disease.

Air France-KLM Chairman and CEO confirmed as TFWA keynote speaker

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. Air France-KLM Chairman and CEO Alexandre de Juniac has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at this year's Cannes conference.

Copenhagen Airports buoyed by commercial performance in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/08/14

DENMARK. Copenhagen Airports has reported a +5.6% surge in H1 Shopping Centre concession revenue, buoyed by healthy retail and F&B results.

Frankfurt Airport records busiest month ever with July traffic gains

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/08/14

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport handled close to 5.9 million passengers in July, (+2.3% year-on-year), making it the busiest month ever in the airport’s history.

Gebr Heinemann partners with Chocolat Frey for exclusive launch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/08/14

Gebr Heinemann is partnering exclusively with Swiss chocolate brand Chocolat Frey to promote the company's new personalised Message for You pralines.

Dubai Duty Free hosts showpiece Shergar Cup racing event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/08/14

UAE.The Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup took place on 9 August, with Team Europe capturing the leading international jockeys’ challenge at Ascot racecourse.

Heathrow reports busiest ever month with close to 7 million passengers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/08/14

UK. London Heathrow Airport handled 6.97 million passengers in July, a marginal increase (+0.5%) over July 2013 and the airport’s busiest ever month.

London Gatwick achieves record monthly passenger traffic in July

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/08/14

UK. Gatwick Airport's growth was boosted by strong European business traffic and the launch of new Norwegian Air Shuttle services to the USA.

Etihad takes 49% stake in Alitalia amid major restructure of Italian carrier

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/08/14

ITALY/UAE. Etihad Airways has taken a 49% stake in Alitalia as part of an overall €1,758 million investment to revitalise the Italian carrier's fortunes.

Finavia invites locals to start a pop-up restaurant at Helsinki Airport

Source: ©The Foodie Report* - 08/08/14

FINLAND. In celebration of Restaurant Day on 17 August, Finavia is giving locals the chance to start their own pop-up restaurant at Helsinki Airport.

TAV Airports’ retail revenues hit by renovations and currency impact

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/08/14

TURKEY. Leading airports group TAV reported a surge in first-half profits, though retail revenues were held back by the impact of shop renovations and currency.

Finnair to sell Helsinki Airport shops to World Duty Free Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/08/14

FINLAND. Finnair Travel Retail has signed a deal to sell its shops at Helsinki Airport to World Duty Free Group, giving WDFG exclusivity over duty free there.

Fraport retail revenue dips in first half; group hails benefits of Airmall deal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/08/14

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport owner Fraport today reported a -4.4% slide in revenue from its Retail & Real Estate segment to €218.7 million in H1 2014.

Russian and Japanese tax free spending falls sharply in first quarter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. Tax free sales to Russian and Japanese travellers fell sharply in the second quarter, says tax refund specialist Global Blue.

Strong Pound Sterling impact hits SSP Group sales in latest quarter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/08/14

UK. SSP Group sales dipped by -1.4% year-on-year in the period from 1 April to 30 June, with currency changes the big factor, the company noted in a trading update.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Airmall swoop underlines Fraport ambitions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. This week the trade’s only digital magazine carries an interview with Airmall USA CEO Brandon Blaylock, following the acquisition by Fraport.

Travel Retail Tradeshow reveals confirmed attendees for inflight event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/08/14

UK.There are now 24 confirmed exhibitors and 13 concessionaires attending the Travel Retail Tradeshow, which takes place from 16-18 September.

Bacardi mixes up holiday spirit with Ready to Serve cocktails

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/08/14

This month Bacardi is greeting passengers arriving at Alicante, Ibiza and Malaga airports with a pop-up bar promoting its Ready to Serve cocktails.

Economic recovery underpins European airport passenger traffic growth in H1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/08/14

EUROPE. Passenger traffic at Europe’s airports climbed by +5.5% year-on-year in the first half, with EU airports making a strong contribution.

Sixt and Eye Airports launch innovative ad campaign at Gatwick

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/08/14

UK. German car rental company Sixt has partnered with Eye Airports to brand London Gatwick Airport’s fleet of mobility buggies, a UK media first.

ATÜ Duty Free hails capture of Salalah Airport master concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/08/14

OMAN. ATÜ Duty Free has hailed the capture of its ten-year master concession at Salalah International Airport, which begins next January.

Copenhagen Airport to merge domestic and international traffic flows

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/08/14

DENMARK. Copenhagen Airport will merge domestic and international traffic in terminals 2 and 3 – a move that should have a positive spin-off for retailers.

Hungarian wine brand sales surge with Budapest 'Trinity' campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/08/14

HUNGARY. Sales of Hungarian wine brand Sauska surged by +418% in July at Budapest Airport’s SkyCourt, during a month-long Trinity promotion of the range.

Nice Côte d’Azur Airport unveils new seasonal additions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/08/14

FRANCE. Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur (ACA) has further updated its shops and services at Nice Airport, for the peak summer season.

Aéroports de Paris seeks partner to operate food & beverage at Paris CDG

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/08/14

FRANCE. In major food & beverage news, Aéroports de Paris is seeking a joint-venture partner to operate F&B activities at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Aviation group Avia Solutions creates new duty free company

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/08/14

LITHUANIA. Avia Solutions Group, a provider of aviation business solutions, has created a duty free retailer called Globus Distribution, with plans to open 40 stores.

Edinburgh Airport celebrates launch of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/08/14

UK. To mark the launch of Edinburgh Festival Fringe, a number of acts and performers will feature at the airport, such as German comedy duo Jan und Friedrich.

Fraport enters US airport concessions market with swoop for Airmall USA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/08/14

USA/GERMANY. Fraport Group has made a vital move into the US airport retail market with the acquisition of concessions specialist Airmall USA.

Surf's up at Munich Airport as it hosts annual surfing extravaganza

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/08/14

GERMANY. Munich Airport Center has been turned into a surfing hot spot thanks to Surf & Style, featuring a 200sq m surfing basin as the event's centerpiece.

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.

World Duty Free Group revenues climb but EBITDA falls in H1 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. World Duty Free Group today reported a solid rise in first-half revenues but a dip in EBITDA for the period. UPDATED STORY.

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.