Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 26 November 2015


FDFA honours best of Canada at 2015 Gold Standard Awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/11/15

CANADA. The Frontier Duty Free Association celebrated excellence across the country's duty free market at its 30th annual convention this week.

Growth trend at Canada’s airport and land duty free stores continues

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/15

CANADA. October sees strong +17% year-on-year increase in airport duty free sales and a 5% rise in overall land border duty free sales.

World Duty Free exclusively launches two Jackson-Triggs wines

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/11/15

CANADA. World Duty Free (WDF) has partnered with Constellation Brands to offer two Jackson-Triggs wines from British Colombia exclusively at Vancouver.

DFW Airport partners with M2mobi for revamped mobile app

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/11/15

USA. Airport mobile app specialist M2mobi has redesigned DFW Airport's app to include more user friendly and experience-enhancing features.

Paradies Lagardère goes for the win with New York JFK sports store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/15

USA.The Scoreboard stocks officially licensed products from local teams and New York location represents the first for the concept in the USA.

The Estée Lauder Companies makes key appointments to executive team

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/15

USA. John Demsey and Jane Hertzmark Hudis will join the company's executive team as it looks to further align its expanding portfolio of brands.

Chef Michael Symon kicks off Paradies Lagardère’s Treat Our Troops campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/11/15

USA. As in past years, Paradies Lagardère is offering military personnel a free menu item and drink at its restaurants throughout the USA during Thanksgiving week.

North Star Connect teams with Comply365 for onboard retail solution

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/11/15

USA. Specially targeted retailing and document management system is designed to improve mobility in the passenger travel industry.

Jose Cuervo strikes a chord with Rolling Stones pop-up unit at JFK T4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/15

An innovative pop-up at JFK Terminal 4 celebrates the role Jose Cuervo tequila played in ‘fuelling’ the 1972 North American tour by the Rolling Stones.

ARI plots US$50 million-plus investment in airport retail network

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/11/15

IRELAND/INTERNATIONAL. "We don’t want to be the biggest but we want to be the best," says the Irish travel retailer's CEO Jack MacGowan.

Lagardère Travel Retail revenue dips on distribution divestments

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/11/15

FRANCE. Strong growth in Europe buoyed Lagardère Travel Retail in the first nine months, though revenue dipped due to the deconsolidation of distribution activities.

Ottawa International Airport issues RFP for duty free concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/11/15

CANADA. Ottawa International Airport Authority has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for its duty free business, currently run by ARI-North America.

US architecture firm Perkins+Will acquires Portland Design Associates

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/11/15

UK/USA. Architecture and design firm Perkins+Will has acquired the branding, retail and design consultancy Portland Design Associates, led by Ibrahim Ibrahim.

Latin America leads growth in international passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/11/15

INTERNATIONAL. Leading travel retail analyst Air4Casts reveals the latest data for September passenger traffic, with healthy increases in the Americas.

Westfield unveils ‘One Airport Journey. One Holistic Experience.’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/11/15

USA. Westfield has unveiled an all-inclusive development strategy to give customers a seamless airport experience and grow non-aeronautical revenues.

Rebound in Europe fuels global growth in tourist arrivals

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/11/15

INTERNATIONAL. Buoyed by healthy gains in Europe, international tourist arrivals grew by +4.3% in the first eight months of 2015, according to the UNWTO.

'Worldclass, Worldwide': New-look Dufry logo & structure unveiled

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/11/15

INTERNATIONAL. Travel retail’s most powerful player Dufry has unveiled a new corporate logo and brand identity, as it reveals solid nine-month results.

First post-security 7-Eleven opens in the US at Dallas/Fort Worth airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/10/15

USA. Located in the newly-renovated Terminal A, the Paradies Lagardère Travel Retail operated convenience store will set DFW apart, according to the airport.

HMSHost continues CSR drive with school Learning Garden donation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/10/15

USA. Outdoor classroom seeks to educate students about the importance of nutritious food and healthy eating and is also open to the wider community.

ALD lounges in Phoenix and Atlanta boosted by HMSHost restaurant menus

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/10/15

USA. ‘The Club’ customers will be able to order dishes from popular local restaurants as part of the collaboration between the two companies.

Booster Juice named as a Silver winner in Canadian retail design awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/10/15

CANADA. Stores at Toronto Pearson win praise for dynamic and enticing appearance, as company prepares for opening of third outlet at the airport.

Canada’s airport and land border duty free stores see strong September

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/10/15

CANADA. Airport duty free sales rise +12% to C$33.9 million for the month, with land border sales up +17% to C$14.6 million.

Dufry reveals new regional structure and Group Executive Committee

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/10/15

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry reveals details of its new structure after two years of major acquisitions; it includes new regions and Executive Committee members.

HMSHost and Chef Mike Isabella open Kapnos Taverna at Reagan National

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/10/15

USA. A taste of Greece comes to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport with the opening of Kapnos Taverna by HMSHost and celebrity chef Mike Isabella.

Philadelphia Airport hails Vino Volo and Pandora for Q1 performance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/10/15

USA. Philadelphia International Airport has named Vino Volo and Pandora as Restaurant and Retailer of the Quarter respectively for Q1 2015-2016.

The Estée Lauder Companies to invest in Korean skincare house Have & Be

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/10/15

Big breaking news as the American beauty giant buys its way into (and onto) the Korean beauty wave via skincare brands Dr. Jart+ and Do The Right Thing.

Lagardère Travel Retail completes acquisition of Paradies

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/10/15

NORTH AMERICA. Lagardère Travel Retail has closed the acquisition of Paradies, creating a regional industry powerhouse with US$800 million in sales.

DFS Group granted ten-year extension to Honolulu International Airport duty free and retail concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/15

USA. DFS Group has been granted a ten-year extension to its retail and duty free concessions at Honolulu International Airport, among other commercial contract extensions there. The retailer commented: “Hawaii has been an important part of DFS’ business for more than 50 years... DFS looks forward to continuing to improve the experience of travellers to Honolulu International Airport.”

Plaza Premium Group reveals new airport service brands amid expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Airport services provider Plaza Premium Group has announced its latest expansion plans and unveiled details of forthcoming brands and locations.

SSP America appoints Raskin as VP Marketing and Brand Innovations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/15

USA. Raskin will lead SSP America’s efforts to market and brand local, regional and national concepts, while building a comprehensive promotions program.

JFK Airport's Terminal 4 turns pink for breast cancer awareness

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/10/15

USA. Pink is the colour this month at JFK Airport Terminal 4 as it joins forces with the American Cancer Society to raise funds for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Amazon’s e-commerce dominance highlights travel retail challenge

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/10/15

USA.Take note travel retail: "If retailers want to slow Amazon's dominance, they must integrate technology that creates frictionless customer experiences."

Spending growth flat in Hawaii but Chinese arrivals increase again

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/10/15

USA (HAWAII). New record for arrivals is set in Hawaii in August but fails to translate into increased visitor expenditure, with the Japanese tourism market still soft.

HMSHost brings Italian family dining to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/10/15

USA. Carrabba’s Italian Grill at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Concourse C aims to offer travellers a real taste of Italy based on traditional recipes.

Bacardi Global and DFS meet for cocktails at Los Angeles International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/10/15

USA. A ‘Cocktails of the World’ promotion highlighting selected Bacardi brands drove sales and brand awareness at Tom Bradley International Terminal.

Booster Juice eyes expansion for its network of airport stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/10/15

CANADA. With more than 300 outlets in Canada, the smoothie and juice chain plans to increase its international presence, with airports key to growth.

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport launches new brand identity

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/15

USA. Dallas Fort Worth International Airport today revealed its new logo and corporate branding, with the tag line ‘Travel. Transformed.’

Michael Kors supports campaign against hunger with new initiatives

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/15

In honour of World Food Day on 16 October, fashion brand Michael Kors has revealed some big initiatives designed to support the Watch Hunger Stop campaign.

Plaza Premium Lounge opens at Winnipeg International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/15

CANADA. Plaza Premium Group opened a new airport lounge at Winnipeg Richardson International this week, as it extends its presence in Canada.

Brown-Forman breaks ground on Irish whiskey distillery at Slane Castle

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/15

The official groundbreaking ceremony for Slane Distillery marks Brown-Forman’s entry into Irish whiskey and the opening of its first distillery outside the USA.

Airmall USA adds Martini cocktail bar to F&B offer at Pittsburgh International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/09/15

USA. The 1,000sq ft Martini outlet offers craft and classic cocktails as well as a fast-food menu including local dishes, Pittsburgh Chips and The Burgh salad.

Airmall USA hits a sweet spot with new Cleveland candy offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/15

USA. Giant lollipops, candy bars, jelly bellies and Malley’s Chocolates are all on offer at the airport’s new Natalie’s Candy Jar confectionery store.

Paradies and Kent Rathbun capture dining concessions at Dallas/Fort Worth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/15

USA. Texas culinary brand Kent Rathbun and airport restaurateur Paradies will open three new dining concessions at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport in late 2016.

ARI opens MAC Cosmetics counter at Montréal-Trudeau Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/09/15

CANADA. Aer Rianta International-North America has opened a MAC Cosmetics counter at Montréal Airport, where the retailer manages the duty free business.

Barton & Guestier makes anniversary statement with Héritage release

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/15

Celebrating its 290th anniversary, the winemaker has released its Héritage label and noted a boom in sales on the key US market.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Print Edition September 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/15

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to The Moodie Report Print Edition for September 2015, available in full – editorial and advertising – in digital and iPad-compatible format.

Washington Dulles Airport unveils new luxury retail wing

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/09/15

USA. Master developer MarketPlace Development and its retail partners have opened a new luxury wing at Washington Dulles International Airport.

International tourist arrivals climb by +4% in the first half of 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/15

INTERNATIONAL. International tourist arrivals grew by +4% year-on-year in the first half of 2015 according to the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.

One week to go to Trinity Forum 2015; online registration closes today

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/15

HONG KONG. Online registration for the world’s most influential airport commercial revenues conference closes today but on-site registration will be available.

Rakesh Sardana & Saveria file US$168 million suit against Vienna Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/15

USA/AUSTRIA. The well-known travel retail executive claims he lost tens of millions of dollars in profits and expansion opportunities at JFK, and all his businesses at Vienna Airport.