Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Saturday 10 October 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.

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.

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.

Gebr Heinemann reports strong second quarter amid big expansion drive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/15

GERMANY/INTERNATIONAL. Gebr Heinemann Executive Director Retail and Human Resources Raoul Spanger says that core European markets performed well in Q2, notably Turkey and Germany, and he outlines plans for new and refurbished retail space at Oslo and Sydney. Amid these developments and the addition of new concessions, the retailer is embarking on an ambitious management recruitment drive, from buying to operations.

Inflight Service Europe extends contract with partner TUI Fly Nordic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/15

NORDIC REGION. Inflight Service Europe has extended its retail and packing services deal with long-time airline partner TUI Fly Nordic, effective from May 2016.

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani heads TFWA speaker line-up at Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

FRANCE. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and TUI Group Joint CEO Peter Long are keynote speakers for the TFWA World Exhibition & Conference.

Heinemann’s Arctic Adventure campaign doubles sales for partners

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/06/15

NORWAY. Gebr Heinemann's Arctic Adventure campaign, which ran in February and March at Norway’s airports, doubled sales for partner brands in the period.

Keflavik Airport issues tenders for foreign exchange and banking services

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/06/15

ICELAND. Keflavik Airport operator Isavia is seeking proposals for the operation of foreign exchange, ATMs and VAT refund services at Iceland‘s major gateway.

Chanel, Heinemann mark N°5 Eau Première launch in Copenhagen

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/05/15

DENMARK. Chanel partners with Gebr Heinemann in a spectacular activation at Copenhagen Airport to celebrate the launch of its new N°5 Eau Première.

Nordic Travel Retail Seminar tackles consumers and regional challenges

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/05/15

NORDIC REGION. A high-quality Nordic Travel Retail Seminar 2015 took place in Copenhagen on Wednesday, focusing on consumers in a key regional market.

Victoria’s Secret to make Finnish debut at Helsinki Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/05/15

FINLAND. The leading lingerie and beauty retailer will open its first store in Finland later this summer as part of Finavia’s service reform at Helsinki Airport.

SSP posts healthy profits and like-for-like sales growth in H1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

UK/INTERNATIONAL. SSP has revealed revenue growth of +2.6% for the half year to 31 March, as well as a sharp profit rise, though the strong Pound had a negative impact.

Nordic Travel Retail Seminar programme bolstered by Oslo Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/15

DENMARK. Oslo Airport Director of Business Development Roar Ødegaard joins Scandinavian travel retail executives to discuss issues in the Nordic market.

Nuance reveals latest multi-category concept at Stockholm Arlanda T5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

SWEDEN. Nuance has opened its latest store at Stockholm Arlanda T5, combining its Timebox and Sun Catcher concepts with a Swarovski shop-in-shop.

China remains number one nationality for tax free shopping spend in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. Chinese travellers grew their tax free shopping spend by +18% in 2014, and account for 30% of tax free shopping worldwide, says Global Blue.

Eva Rehnström named Chairperson of Nordic Travel Retail Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/03/15

NORDIC REGION. Viking Line's Eva Rehnström is named as Chairperson of the Nordic Travel Retail Group, replacing John Baumgarter of Inflight Service Europe.

Amber Beverage Group to distribute Beam Suntory in the Baltic region

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/03/15

The partnership will allow Amber Beverage Group, part of SPI Group, to strengthen its position in the whiskey, Cognac and tequila segments in the Baltic markets.

Oslo Airport issues major retail and food & beverage tender programme

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/15

NORWAY. Oslo Airport has issued a major retail and food & beverage tender for a number of outlets in its arrivals and departures zones.

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.

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.

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.

Copenhagen Airport passenger traffic posts solid growth in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/01/15

DENMARK. Passenger traffic at Copenhagen Airport hit a new record of 25.6 million in 2014, buoyed by healthy growth in long-haul international volumes.

Inflight Service names Lars Löfgren as President and Chief Executive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/01/15

SWEDEN. Nordic travel retailer and distributor Inflight Service has named Lars Löfgren as President and CEO; outgoing CEO Björn Ulfberg remains an advisor.

Helsinki Airport unveils new-look luggage hall inspired by nature

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/01/15

FINLAND. Helsinki Airport has teamed up with Finnish interior designer and sculptor Stefan Lindfors to redesign its luggage lobby Exit 2B, inspired by Finnish nature.

Inflight Service launches Jumpseat, a new airline crew magazine

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/12/14

NORDIC REGION. Leading airline retailer and distributor Inflight Service has launched Jumpseat, a new magazine to inform, educate and inspire cabin crew.

CPI completes concession planning project for Keflavik International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/12/14

ICELAND. Concession planning specialist CPI has completed a project to plan the new commercial spaces and help select concessionaires at Keflavik International.

Inflight Service Europe extends inflight retail agreement with SAS

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/14

NORDIC REGION. Inflight Service and Scandinavian carrier SAS have extended their inflight retail agreement, which includes onboard and pre-order services.

Viking Line opens Victoria’s Secret Beauty & Accessories shop

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/11/14

FINLAND. Viking Line has opened the first Victoria’s Secret Beauty & Accessories shop in Finland – and the first on a cruise vessel – onboard the M/S Viking Grace.

Inflight Service extends purchasing and distribution deal with Eckerö ferry group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/11/14

NORDIC REGION. Nordic travel retail specialist Inflight Service has extended its strategic purchasing agreement for beauty with ferry company Eckerö.

Autogrill Group posts marginal decline in nine-month revenue and EBITDA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. Autogrill Group consolidated revenues for the first nine months of 2014 hit €2,868.6 million, down by -0.9% year-on-year.

Copenhagen Airport heads for new annual record as October traffic climbs

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/14

DENMARK. Copenhagen Airport handled 2.3 million passengers in October, up +7.1% year-on-year, as the Nordic hub targets 25 million in the full year.

Duty Free World Council to explore creation of an industry Academy

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. The Duty Free World Council is to explore the establishment of a Duty Free and Travel Retail Academy to promote industry education and training.

Copenhagen Airport builds F&B portfolio with three new outlets

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/11/14

DENMARK. Copenhagen Airport will build on its strong food & beverage offer by opening three new brands in early 2015: Aamanns, Gorm’s and YO! Sushi.

Dufry maintains revenue and EBITDA growth momentum in first nine months

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry Group’s turnover climbed by +9% year-on-year in the first nine months of 2014 (+12.4% at constant exchange rates) to CHF2,930.9 million (US$3 billion). The increase came through a combination of organic growth and the consolidation of Nuance since September. CEO Julián Díaz said: “2014 has been a year of many challenges and great achievements. Having executed well in many of the projects, we now focus our efforts on the integration and generation of synergies in the Nuance acquisition.”

Sunglasses Awards short-list revealed; record number of entries received

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. The shortlist is announced for the annual Sunglasses Awards, which will be presented at TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes next week.

Scandlines Bordershop whisky retail concept wins gold at POPAI Awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/10/14

UK. The Scandlines Bordershop Glenfiddich Whisky Corner, created by HRG for William Grant & Sons, was named Best Shop in Shop at the annual awards.

Keflavik Airport names new speciality retail and food & beverage partners

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/10/14

ICELAND.A combination of local Icelandic and international companies have won retail and F&B concessions at Keflavik Airport's new-look Departures Lounge.

Finnair completes sale of travel retail arm to World Duty Free Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/10/14

FINLAND. Finnair has completed the sale of its Finnair Travel Retail operations at Helsinki Airport to World Duty Free Group, with 58 staff transferring to the new owner.

Russia and East Europe airline retail event set for Latvia in February

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/10/14

LATVIA. Amber Sky 2015, a travel retail event that gathers East European airlines, suppliers and distributors, will take place in Riga next February.

LS travel retail captures Keflavik Airport food & beverage concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

ICELAND. LS travel retail has been awarded a major food & beverage concession in the new Departures lounge at Keflavik International Airport.

Keflavik Airport aims for commercial boost through CA+ solution

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/14

ICELAND. Keflavik International Airport has selected the Concessionaire Analyzer+ (CA+) solution to help boost its non-aeronautical revenues.

Mellow yellow: L’Occitane brings the south of France to Norway

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/14

L’Occitane’s yellow well-being truck is bringing a touch of Provence to Oslo Gardermoen Airport this September, in partnership with Gebr Heinemann.

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.

Duty Free Americas responds as border project threatens San Ysidro store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/14

USA. The retailer’s proposal for a new multi-use complex is gaining local support as its flagship store is marked for closure under a border development plan.

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.

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.

Finnair strikes major inflight duty free deal with Gebr Heinemann

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/08/14

FINLAND. Following news of the divestment of its Helsinki Airport retail operations to WDFG, Finnair Travel Retail strikes an agreement with Gebr Heinemann for inflight retail and supply.

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.

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.

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.