Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Monday 06 July 2015


Rating the retailers: The Moodie Report ‘Dreamstore’ 2015 is revealed

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to The Moodie Report’s ‘Dreamstore’ 2015 survey, in which the world’s leading brand owners rate the world’s leading travel retailers, airport by airport and category by category. The annual report provides a real reflection of excellence around the world of travel retail today. Our top-ranked retailers for 2015 are: DFS (spirits), FNA International (confectionery) and LS travel retail ASPAC (fashion & accessories) at Changi Airport, World Duty Free Group (beauty) at Heathrow, Gebr Heinemann (wines) at Frankfurt, Dubai Duty Free (tobacco) and Kappé Schiphol (sunglasses).

LS travel retail gives world debut to new Relay concept at Toronto Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/06/15

CANADA. LS travel retail North America debuts the revamped Relay concept as it spearheads a 25-store ‘Travel Essentials’ offer at Toronto Pearson International.

New retail and F&B brands set to open at Washington’s airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/06/15

USA. Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has revealed the next wave of retail and dining brands that will open at Reagan National and Dulles International.

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.

OTG opens District bar concept at Washington Reagan National

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

USA. OTG this week opened a new bar concept called District at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Terminal A, as part of a major development.

Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport set to issue tenders for T4 concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/06/15

USA. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is set to issue tenders for a series of key retail concessions at Terminal 4, covering over 40,000sq ft, in two phases.

OTG and Dubai Duty Free join Trinity Forum sponsors

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. Top travel restaurateur OTG and Dubai Duty Free, the world’s leading travel retailer at a single airport, pledge support to The Trinity Forum.

SSP hails US$298 million F&B contract at Tampa International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/06/15

USA. SSP America has hailed the award of a ten-year food & beverage contract at Tampa International, and offered further details on the concepts it will feature.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Sydney Airport’s T1 transformation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. In our cover story Sydney Airport General Manager, Retail Glyn Williams talks about the changing face of commercial at Terminal 1.

HMSHost debuts F&B and retail concept 1897 Market at Charlotte Douglas

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/06/15

USA. HMSHost has opened 1897 Market, a new “urban gourmet” dining concept, at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, in partnership with chef Todd English.

HMSHost opens first Bob Evans Express at Port Columbus Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/06/15

USA. The new fast casual restaurant concept from Columbus-based Bob Evans makes its debut at Concourse B of Port Columbus International Airport.

Los Angeles World Airports and Delta complete renovation of LAX T5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/06/15

USA. Los Angeles World Airports and Delta Air Lines have completed the US$229 million renovation of Los Angeles International Airport Terminal 5.

Villa Enterprises captures food court concession at Orlando International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/06/15

USA. The Food Hall by Villa will feature Villa Italian Kitchen, Chipotle, Green Leaf’s & Bananas, Asian Chao, Jersey Mike’s and The Market by Villa from next year.

Interest builds in Trinity Forum 2015 as powerful agenda is revealed

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/06/15

HONG KONG. The Trinity Forum 2015 will host one of the strongest speaker line-ups in the event’s history as the agenda for the conference is published.

Global airline industry profits set to surge in 2015, reports IATA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. IATA has revised its 2015 outlook to project a US$29.3 billion net profit for airlines worldwide, well ahead of the US$16.4 billion net profit in 2014.

Boingo awarded Wi-Fi concession contract at Los Angeles International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/06/15

USA. Los Angeles-based Boingo Wireless Inc has won a seven-year, US$5.9 million contract to upgrade, manage, operate and market the Wi-Fi network at LAX.

Deborah Ale Flint nominated as next Executive Director of LAWA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/06/15

USA. Oakland International Airport Director Deborah Ale Flint has been nominated as the new Executive Director of Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA).

Tampa awards 11 retail and F&B contracts; WDFG captures duty free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/06/15

USA. After the biggest commercial tender at Tampa International in over 40 years, the airport awards 11 retail and food & beverage concessions covering 65 outlets.

Brand line-up revealed for Vancouver Airport's McArthurGlen outlet mall

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/06/15

CANADA. McArthurGlen Group has announced the list of brands that will feature in the soon-to-open designer outlet mall adjacent to Vancouver Airport.

Dufry publishes terms of capital increase to fund World Duty Free deal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry has announced the terms of a capital increase and rights offering to help fund the acquisition of World Duty Free Group.

SSP America awarded US$70 million contract at Orlando International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/06/15

USA. SSP America has been awarded a seven-year contract for new F&B operations at Orlando Airport, estimated to be worth US$70 million in sales.

LS travel retail North America opens 7-Eleven at LAX, a US airport first

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/06/15

USA. LS travel retail North America has opened the first 7-Eleven convenience store at a US airport – a 950sq ft unit at Los Angeles International.

JCDecaux and Burberry create striking LAX airport campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/06/15

USA. JCDecaux North America partnered with Burberry to deliver an eight-week campaign to arriving passengers at Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX.

LaGuardia Airport set to begin first phase of US$3.6 billion redevelopment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/05/15

USA. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has selected LaGuardia Gateway Partners to undertake an overall redevelopment of LaGuardia Airport.

Quintessential Brands and Monarq strike up new distribution deal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/05/15

Quintessential Brands has appointed Monarq as its exclusive importer, regional distributor and marketer in selected Latin America, Caribbean and US markets.

Westfield reveals fresh details of LAX commercial transformation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/05/15

USA. Westfield has named a number of new brands that will appear as part of the commercial transformation at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Terminal 6.

Canadian government to invest C$30 million in new tourism campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/05/15

CANADA. The government of Canada has pledged its support for a major new tourism campaign, titled ‘Connecting America’, to attract more American visitors to Canada.

The Moodie Report: A message to our valued industry partners

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. As The Moodie Report changes ownership, we carry an important message about invoicing and payment to our industry partners.

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.

Celebrity Cruises and Diageo Global Travel unveil ‘World Class Bar’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

Celebrity Cruises and Diageo Global Travel Americas have launched the first ‘World Class Bar’ onboard the Celebrity Eclipse, with more such bars to open soon.

The Moodie Report e-Zine Issue 165: Hitting new heights at Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. In this issue Martin Moodie takes a look inside DFS Group’s extraordinary new duplex store at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3.

Pittsburgh Airport’s Airmall extends shopping and dining offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/05/15

USA. The Airmall at Pittsburgh Airport has extended its shopping and dining offer with the opening of two new units and two refurbished stores.

Stoli Group USA names Patrick Piana as Chief Executive Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/05/15

USA. The North American subsidiary of SPI Group has appointed Patrick Piana to lead the company’s initiatives and brand portfolio in the US and Canada.

Edizione rebuts FT claims over Dufry-World Duty Free Group deal

Source: The Financial Times; The Moodie Report - 15/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. Benetton family-controlled Edizione has rebutted claims made in The Financial Times about Boyu Capital’s offer to buy WDFG.

Hudson Group honours US and Canadian armed forces with free coffee

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/05/15

USA/CANADA. Hudson Group is repeating its initiative of offering free coffee to uniformed members of the armed forces at more than 50 cafes across North America.

Manchester Airports Group names Rosemarie Andolino as US chief

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/05/15

USA. Manchester Airports Group has appointed Rosemarie Andolino to the newly created role of Chief Executive Officer and President of MAG US.

An Apple a day: OTG integrates Apple Watch into Newark operations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/05/15

USA. Travel restaurateur OTG has today begun using the Apple Watch at Newark Liberty Airport to provide managers with real time updates on operations.

HMSHost calls for donations for Nepal earthquake relief effort

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/05/15

USA. HMSHost is calling for donations towards the Red Cross’s efforts of bringing aid to the people affected by the recent earthquake in Nepal.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Print Edition May 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to the digital, iPad-compatible version of The Moodie Report Print Edition for May 2015, available in full – editorial and advertising.

Andrew Peller opens Canadian wine boutique at Toronto Pearson Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/04/15

CANADA. The new T1 store features a selection from Canadian wineries such as Peller Estates, Trius Winery, Thirty Bench Wine Makers and Wayne Gretzky Estates.

ARI ‘ahead of schedule’ to double profits, says CEO Jack MacGowan

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/04/15

IRELAND. Aer Rianta International (ARI) and parent DAA have revealed annual results, with ARI profits falling from €29.4 million to €18.1 million year-on-year.

Canadian airports post +39% surge in duty free sales in March

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/04/15

CANADA. Airport duty free sales in Canada rose by a solid +39% to hit C$35 million in March 2015, while land border duty free sales fell marginally by -0.3%.

Duty Free World Council urges support for Economic Impact Study

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. The Duty Free World Council has urged support for its Economic Impact Study, after a “disappointing” response to requests for data.

ACI North America unveils winners of 2015 Airport Concessions Awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/04/15

USA. The winners were announced during an awards gala dinner at the first-ever ACI-NA Business of Airports Conference held this month in Phoenix, Arizona.

ACI North America presents JFKIAT with Griesbach Award of Excellence

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/15

USA. JFKIAT has won the Richard A. Griesbach Award of Excellence for its concessions programme at JFK Airport T4, which was named Best Retail Program.

The Moodie Report e-Zine 162: Re-shaping the offer at Schiphol

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. In this issue we talk to Schiphol Airport Retail about its latest retail developments and about the impact of Gebr Heinemann as majority shareholder.

SSP Canada wins ten-year F&B concession at Montréal Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/04/15

CANADA. SSP Canada has been awarded a seven-year contract (with a three-year extension option) at Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport.

HMSHost captures food & beverage concessions in Houston and Montréal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/04/15

NORTH AMERICA. HMSHost doubles the size of its operations at Houston George Bush Intercontinental and expands at Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau.

LS travel retail acquires assets of Saveria USA at JFK T4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/04/15

USA. LS travel retail North America has acquired certain assets of Saveria USA, gaining it entry to 20,000sq ft of retail space at JFK International Airport T4.

OTG opens chef-driven, technology-led food hall at New York LaGuardia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/04/15

USA. Travel restaurateur OTG has unveiled a new technology-enhanced, 10,000sq ft food hall concept at New York LaGuardia Airport Terminal C.