Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 21 August 2014

NORTH AMERICA

Westfield begins construction on new amenities at Newark Liberty Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/14

USA. The US$3.5 million project will transform the old food courts at Newark Liberty International Airport’s Terminals A and B into the new ‘Liberty Terrace’.

Airmall USA opens first Kraze Burgers airport location at BWI Marshall

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/14

USA. Maryland-based Kraze Burgers offers classic burgers and specialty creations made from grass-fed, hormone-free beef and locally sourced ingredients.

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.

DFA poised to retain Washington airports’ duty free concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/08/14

USA. Duty Free Americas (trading as Dulles Duty Free LLC) was the highest bidder in the duty free tender for Washington's two airports.

Delta Air Lines suspends inflight duty free programme with DFASS

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/08/14

USA. Delta Air Lines has abruptly ceased inflight duty free sales, after failing to reach agreement with concessionaire DFASS over restructuring the programme.

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.

New York court orders Diageo to stop using Johnnie Walker Explorers’ Club name; brand owner to appeal ruling

Source: The Moodie Report; New York Post - 06/08/14

In a dramatic blow to its travel retail business, Diageo has been ordered by a New York judge to stop using the Johnnie Walker Explorers’ Club Collection name.

Paradies wins contract for Denver International Airport Concourse C

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/08/14

USA. Paradies will introduce new concepts such as Say Si Bon, Modmarket, eSavvy, and Tapas Sky Bar to the airport's new 39,000sq ft extension of Concourse C.

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.

Airmall launches Thanks Again rewards programme at BWI Marshall

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/08/14

USA. The Thanks Again loyalty and rewards programme offers travellers frequent flyer miles or hotel points for parking, shopping or dining at the airport.

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.

Furla opens corner at Duty Free City's new U.S.-Mexico border store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/14

Furla has unveiled a 15sq m personalised corner in the new 14,000sq ft Duty Free City border store which opened in San Ysidro earlier this week.

New USA border operation Duty Free City opens for business

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/14

USA. Duty Free City opened its flagship store at San Ysidro on the USA-Mexico border this week. The company has plans for 25 stores in the years ahead.

Houston Airport System prepares to tender key commercial concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/14

USA. Houston Airport System is set to launch a series of tenders covering duty free, speciality retail and F&B at its two airports in early August.

HMSHost expands Norton Sound Seafood House at Anchorage Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/14

USA. The seafood restaurant at Concourse C has been expanded to offer the same menu and full-service dining to pre- and post-security travellers.

OTG completes food & beverage programme at New York JFK T2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/07/14

USA. The travel restaurateur has completed the project at the Delta Airlines terminal with a deployment of 160 iPads at three of its seven restaurants.

SSP appoints Les Cappetta as Chairman for North America region

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

USA. SSP has named Les Cappetta, currently CEO, as Chairman of SSP North America. Michael Svagdis will be joining the company as the new CEO for the region.

Hawaii visitor numbers buoyed by Chinese and Korean arrivals in May

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

US (HAWAII). Arrivals from China jumped +29.4% in the month, while arrivals from Korea grew +4.9%, outstripping the +3.9% rise in Japanese visitors.

Air Canada extends duty free agreement with DFASS Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/14

CANADA. “DFASS has the unique ability to balance product, price and technology to deliver a powerful inflight duty free programme,” says Air Canada.

Canadian airports post double-digit duty free sales growth in May

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/14

CANADA. Canadian duty free airport sales surged by +20% to C$24.0 million (US$22.35 million), while land border sales were down -1.5% to C$12.3 million.

HMSHost imagines the future of airport dining with new innovation lab

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/14

HMSHost's new imagineIT ‘airport terminal’ innovation lab enables the company to explore the latest technological possibilities for its restaurants and travel offerings.

MarketPlace Development to overhaul LaGuardia Terminal B concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/14

USA. The developer will complete a major commercial expansion this year, with new speciality retail and F&B tenants as well as a refit for Duty Free Americas.

Passenger traffic growth led by Middle East and Latin America-Caribbean

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. Passenger traffic at the world’s airports grew by +4.7% year-on-year in May, ahead of the global average for the last 12 months, said ACI.

JFKIAT and partners open new branded stores at New York JFK T4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/07/14

USA. Michael Kors, Coach, Thomas Pink, Victoria’s Secret, Hugo Boss and Swarovski are among the new branded stores to open at JFK Terminal 4.

SSP Group shares priced at 210 pence in initial public offering

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/07/14

UK. SSP Group set its initial public offering share price at 210 pence on Thursday morning, valuing the company at around £997 million as share trading began.

Travel restaurateur OTG names Howard Glaser as Executive Vice President

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/07/14

USA. Leading travel restaurateur OTG has named Howard Glaser, former aide to New York's Governor, Andrew Cuomo, as Executive Vice President.

SSP opens four new restaurants at New York JFK Airport Terminal 4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/07/14

USA. JFKIAT and SSP America have opened four new or refurbished restaurants at New York JFK T4 as part of an expanded concessions programme.

Dufry to issue €500 million in Senior Notes to finance Nuance acquisition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry Group plans to issue €500 million in Senior Notes, the proceeds of which will be used to help finance the Nuance acquisition.

USA orders enhanced aviation security checks on inbound flights

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/07/14

USA. Aviation security for USA-bound flights in some countries will be intensified in response to terror threats – with a focus on travellers’ personal electronic devices.

SSP captures ten year contract at Sacramento International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/06/14

USA. SSP has been awarded a ten-year contract at Sacramento International Airport’s Terminal A, said to be worth US$80 million in sales over the term.

HMSHost brings first Starbucks to Philadelphia International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/14

USA. HMSHost has teamed up with MarketPlace Philadelphia to open the first Starbucks at Philadelphia International, located at the airport’s B/C connector.

Westfield seeks proposals for 18 retail and F&B concessions at LAX T6

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/14

USA. Westfield is seeking partners for 18 retail and food & beverage concessions as part of the Terminal 6 redevelopment project at Los Angeles International.

Emporio Armani opens new boutique at Chicago O’Hare Terminal 5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/06/14

USA. Fashion brand Emporio Armani has opened an 80sq m boutique as part of the new luxury offer at Chicago O’Hare International Airport Terminal 5.

Nuance reveals vibrant retail environment at Toronto Airport T1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/06/14

CANADA. Nuance has unveiled one of the most striking new airport retail environments in North America, at Toronto International Airport Terminal 1.

Phoenix Sky Harbor prepares to tender expanded T4 retail programme

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/06/14

USA. The Arizona gateway will issue a RFP covering 18 contracts, including over 2,100sq ft of duty free space, in early December.

Hawaii visitor numbers and spend decline again in April

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/06/14

USA (HAWAII). Hawaii Tourism Authority has reported its eighth consecutive month of declining visitor spend as arrivals fall by -0.7% in April.

Travel food specialist SSP posts surge in operating profit in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/06/14

INTERNATIONAL. SSP has posted a +16.6% surge in operating profit (+28.2% at constant exchange rates) for the six months to 31 March.

Monarq to distribute Richland Rum in North America and Caribbean duty free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/06/14

Monarq has been appointed to introduce, market and distribute the single estate Georgia rum in the duty free channels of North America and the Caribbean.

The Trinity Forum set to move to new Asian venue; details next week

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/06/14

INTERNATIONAL. The 2014 Trinity Forum, due to be held in Bangkok in September, will move to an alternative Asian location due to the political uncertainty in Thailand.

OTG revamps dining and retail offerings at Reagan National Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/06/14

USA. OTG has undertaken a 48-hour makeover to give travellers a preview of new eateries and markets that will be appearing in Terminal A over the next year.

Dufry CEO hails Nuance acquisition as a global powerhouse is born

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/06/14

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry CEO Julián Díaz talks about the impact of the Nuance acquisition, the integration plan and the company's ambitions for category growth.

HMSHost opens first PGA Tour Grill at San Diego International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/06/14

USA. Focused on providing a healthy menu fit for active lifestyles, the new restaurant highlights the San Diego region’s storied history with the PGA Tour.

The Moodie Report publishes From the Rio Grande to Tierra del Fuego

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/06/14

LATIN AMERICA. The Moodie Report presents the compelling story of Latin America’s duty free industry in this special publication.

The Tattered Cover opens third store at Denver International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/06/14

USA. Colorado book store company The Tattered Cover has opened the third of four outlets at Denver International, under a licensing deal with Hudson Booksellers.

HMSHost golf tournament raises US$100,000 for Tampa Bay charities

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/06/14

USA. The 24th annual HMSHost Classic has raised approximately US$100,000 to support vital charity organisations in the Tampa Bay–St Petersburg community.

Plaza Premium Lounge to open at Winnipeg Richardson Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/05/14

CANADA. The pay-per-use lounge operator continues its rapid expansion with its twelfth airport lounge in Canada, open later this year, offering access from C$40.

LS travel retail forecasts +5-10% annual sales growth to 2016

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/05/14

INTERNATIONAL. LS travel retail is forecasting sales growth of +5-10% a year to 2016, and plans to lift EBITDA margin by one percentage point.

Nuance brings SK-II to Canada via Toronto Pearson Airport debut

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/05/14

The upscale skincare brand enters the Canadian market through the travel retail channel, at Toronto Pearson International Airport Terminal 1.

Waldemar Behn and Glazer’s bring Danzka Vodka to US Virgin Islands

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/05/14

The German drinks company will launch Danzka Vodka in US Virgin Islands domestic and duty free markets, through Glazer’s Premier Distributors.