Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Tuesday 02 September 2014


M&M’s brought to life in World Duty Free promotion at London airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/14

Mars has teamed up with World Duty Free Group in a confectionery promotion that will see giant M&M's characters roaming three London airports until 9 September.

Regus to open drop-in business centre at Copenhagen Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/14

DENMARK. The business services and workspace company will open a drop-in business centre at Copenhagen Airport Terminal 3 this year.

Roel Huinink joins Airport Retail Group in senior management role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/14

NORDIC REGION. Roel Huinink, previously Managing Director at Arlanda Schiphol Development Co, has joined Nordic travel retailer Airport Retail Group.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol average retail spend falls sharply in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/08/14

NETHERLANDS. Schiphol Group announced first-half results today, with the key figure of average retail spend per departing passenger airside falling sharply.

Sharp fall in Chinese sales hits Pernod Ricard’s full-year results

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/08/14

A sharp fall in Chinese sales (-23%) and an unfavourable currency impact were key factors in Pernod Ricard reporting a -7% fall in sales for the 2013/14 financial year.

Spanish government initiates tender for 21% stake in airports group AENA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/08/14

SPAIN. The Spanish government, through holding company ENAIRE, today launched a tender to sell a 21% stake in national airports company AENA.

The Moodie Report challenged as ARI takes icy plunge for ALS in Cyprus

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/14

CYPRUS. The ice bucket cometh as the internet craze, raising awareness and funds for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis charities, reaches travel retail.

New initiatives boost passenger satisfaction at Frankfurt Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/14

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport has been ranked first among German airports across a range of service categories by a leading business magazine.

Tallink Group posts dip in retail and restaurant sales in H1 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/14

NORDIC REGION. Tallink Group, the world’s largest maritime travel retailer, posted a -1% dip in retail and restaurant sales in the six months to June 2014.

CTC-ARI and Dior launch latest pop-up store at Larnaka Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/08/14

CYPRUS. CTC-ARI, Hermes Airports and Dior have teamed up to open the latest in a series of promotional pop-up stores at Larnaka International Airport.

Edinburgh Airport seeks jewellery & watches and pharmacy retailers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/08/14

UK. Edinburgh Airport is seeking retailers to operate a new jewellery & watches store, as well as a pharmacy outlet, in the Departures Lounge from Q3 2015.

Pop-up restaurant gets passengers talking at Copenhagen Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/08/14

DENMARK. An innovative restaurant from F&B operator SSP and social dining pioneers I’m A Kombo aims to encourage dialogue between travellers.

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.

Drambuie gets ready to debut exclusive limited edition at Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

The 1L bottle featuring a black and white zig-zag motif will be showcased at the TFWA World Exhibition, ahead of its release into major airports worldwide.

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.

UK tax free sales at five-year low as visitors face currency woes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

UK. International tax free spend in the UK has fallen by -4% for the seven months to July as major visitor groups wrestle with economic uncertainty.

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.