Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Friday 22 May 2015

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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 despite currency impact

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

UK/INTERNATIONAL. Leading travel restaurateur SSP Group today revealed revenues of £859.2 million for the half year to 31 March, up by +2.6% on a constant currency basis but down by -0.8% at actual exchange rates. Like-for-like sales climbed by +3% driven by good performances in the UK, North America and Rest of the World regions, while profits grew by double digits in the period. UPDATED TO INCLUDE AN INTERVIEW WITH CEO KATE SWANN.

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.

Plaza Premium confirms eight new airport lounge projects amid expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. Plaza Premium Lounge Management Limited has confirmed eight new lounge projects for 2015, as it expands its network around the world.

ACI hails customer service at Mumbai, Gimpo and Indianapolis airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. ACI inducts Indianapolis, Gimpo and Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji airports into the Director General’s Roll of Excellence.

Westfield reports soaring sales at Chicago O’Hare Terminal 5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/15

USA. The transformation of Chicago O’Hare’s International Terminal (T5) has delivered surging commercial sales growth, according to master developer Westfield.

Global Spirits USA names Julius Criscione Managing Director Americas

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/15

USA. Global Spirits has established an Americas business unit as it seeks to expand its global presence, appointing Julius Criscione to a key management role.

DFS revenues hit by 'currency and geopolitical developments' in Q1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. LVMH posted a +16% increase in reported Q1 2015 revenue, but DFS continued to be affected by "a complex situation in Asia".

International passenger traffic maintains healthy growth rate in February

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. Global passenger traffic increased by +6.3% year-on-year in February, driven largely by international volumes (+7.3%), ACI reports.

SSP America captures US$316 million F&B contract at Houston Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/15

USA. The ten-year contract will see the food & beverage operator develop and operate 14 units at Houston, including local and national brands.

DFA adds pre-purchase potential to Duty Free Express business app

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/15

US. Duty Free Americas has announced the integration of its Duty Free Express business app into the Concur spend management services solution.

Aéroports de Montréal awards F&B contracts to SSP and HMSHost

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/15

CANADA. Aéroports de Montréal has awarded two new food & beverage contracts, covering 17 outlets, to SSP America and HMSHost.

LS travel retail opens four stores at Los Angeles International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/15

USA. The four concepts – Malibu Shades, Bienvenida Flowers & Gifts, USA TODAY Travel Zone and iStore – are located in the new Tom Bradley International Terminal.

Paradies awarded speciality retail contracts at Houston airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/04/15

USA. Airport retailer Paradies will operate 20 new concepts at George Bush Intercontinental and Houston Hobby airports, after winning a tender.

IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas remains resilient in tough times

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/04/15

USA. In the latest Moodie Podcast, IAADFS Executive Director Michael Payne explains how the show is withstanding the challenging trading climate.

Canadian duty free sales see positive growth in February 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/04/15

CANADA. Both airport and land border duty free sales posted increases in February, growing by +13% and +1% respectively to exceed C$35 million in total.

HMSHost spotlights culinary innovation in Chicago O’Hare cook-off

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/04/15

USA. Nikkia Stone has beat four other finalists to win HMSHost’s ‘Channel Your Inner Chef’ culinary competition, which took place at Chicago O’Hare Airport this week.

Kelowna International Airport unveils C$55.6 million expansion plan for 2015

Source: KelownaNow; ©The Moodie Report - 01/04/15

CANADA. The 2015 plan will include enhancements to the departure lounge, a brand new airport plaza, as well as expansion of the outbound baggage hall.

Travel retail agents team up to create IBG International Brands Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. A number of travel retail specialist agencies have teamed up to create a network under the title IBG International Brands Group.

Gebr Heinemann reveals annual sales, unveils €130 million investment plan

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/03/15

GERMANY. Gebr Heinemann has reaffirmed its desire to remain independent in a fast-consolidating travel retail sector, and plans to invest €130 million this year.

ATÜ Duty Free confirmed as Houston Airport concessionaire

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/03/15

USA. The JV between TAV Airports Holding and Gebr Heinemann-led Unifree Duty Free, wins the duty free concession at George Bush International Airport.

HMSHost awarded Corporate Partnership Award for community work

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/15

US. The leading travel restaurateur was honoured by non-profit organisation Interfaith Works for its contribution to the poor and homeless in Montgomery County.

American Airlines suspends duty free sales amid DFASS ‘disagreement’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/15

USA. American Airlines has ceased the sale of duty free on selected international flights due to “a contractual disagreement" with inflight concessionaire DFASS.

Korean travel retail powerhouse Shilla to acquire 44% stake in DFASS

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/15

SOUTH KOREA/USA. Hotel Shilla, owner of The Shilla Duty Free, has revealed that it is to acquire a 44% stake in leading inflight duty free specialist DFASS.

Qatar Investment Authority to team up with Dufry in WDFG bid – Reuters

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. Qatar Investment Authority is to partner with Dufry in a bid for World Duty Free Group, according to a report from Reuters today.

ARI names Montréal's Nivine Fahmi as Star Employee of the Year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/03/15

IRELAND. Aer Rianta International has named its Star Employees of The Year, with Nivine Fahmi from ARI-North America (Montréal-Trudeau) capturing the top prize.

Fairn & Swanson appoints Joel Sjostrom as Chief Executive Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

USA. Duty free wholesaler and retailer Fairn & Swanson (F&S) has appointed Joel Sjostrom as Chief Executive Officer. He will succeed Achim Fritzen.

Fraport Group retail revenue per passenger dips sharply in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

GERMANY. Fraport Group has reported its annual results, with the key performance indicator of net retail revenue per passenger falling by -4.7% to €3.43.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Print Edition for March/April 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

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

The Moodie Report e-Zine Issue 159: A dash of daring in Dublin

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. In this issue we're on location as ARI opens its first walk-through airport store in Ireland. Plus you'll find the latest edition of The Foodie Report.