Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Friday 09 October 2015


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.

Airmall USA adds ‘British pub’ to dining options at BWI Marshall

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/15

USA. The Firkin & Flyer offers a modern take on traditional UK pub fare. The menu includes fish ‘n’ chips and cottage pie with a décor reminiscent of the London Underground.

Chicago Department of Aviation announces RFP for Midway Airport concessions programme

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/15

USA. The Chicago Department of Aviation has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a single-entity to manage and operate concessions at Midway International.

July ‘a banner month’ for global airport passenger traffic, says ACI

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/15

INTERNATIONAL. Passenger traffic at the world’s airports climbed by +7.9% year-on-year in July, making it "a banner month" for aviation, reports ACI.

U’Luvka vodka teams up with Haleybrooke International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/09/15

Haleybrooke International to represent the super-premium Polish vodka in duty free and travel retail in the Americas and Caribbean.

World Duty Free Group opens specialty stores at Miami International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/09/15

USA. World Duty Free and local partner Master ConcessionAir add five branded stores at Miami Airport: MAC, Desigual, Coach, Tumi and Tous.

Áreas to manage four new dining locations at LAX Terminal 1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/15

USA. Travel restaurateur Áreas has won a ten-year contract to manage four new food & drinks outlets at Los Angeles International Airport Terminal 1.

Momentum builds for Trinity Forum; over 350 delegates set to attend

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/15

HONG KONG. More than 350 delegates have registered to attend this year's Trinity Forum, which takes place in less than two weeks in Hong Kong.

Paradies to raise funds for No Kid Hungry campaign at airport venues

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/15

USA. Airport restaurateur and concessionaire will donate 25 cents for every cup of coffee sold at 40 participating locations across 18 airports.

Dubai confirmed as world’s busiest airport by international traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/15

INTERNATIONAL. ACI's latest World Traffic Report confirms Dubai as the world's busiest airport for international traffic in 2014, followed by Heathrow and Hong Kong.

Westfield adds Californian flavour to dining offer at LAX Terminal 1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/15

USA. Westfield adds Reilly’s Irish Pub of West Hollywood, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, California Pizza Kitchen and Deli & Co to the T1 lineup at Los Angeles.

Strong July performance for both airport and land border duty free in Canada

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/08/15

CANADA. Airport duty free sales grew by +18% to C$33 million in July, while land border duty free sales rose +12% to C$18 million, reports the FDFA.

Paradies set to open Hickory concept at Dallas Fort Worth Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/15

USA. North American travel retailer and airport restaurateur Paradies will open a Hickory food concept at Dallas Fort Worth, with partner Kent Rathbun Concepts.

Tender launched for speciality retail store at San Francisco International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/15

USA. Proposals for a speciality retail store in the airport's International Terminal are now being accepted, with the lease covering a 2,233sq ft location.

Paradies builds ‘3rd region of strength’ says Lagardère Travel Retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/15

NORTH AMERICA. Lagardère Travel Retaill's purchase of Paradies will transform the business in a key region, says Chairman & CEO Dag Rasmussen.

TFWA to host its first dedicated Research Workshop at Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/15

FRANCE. The workshop will present key findings of the association’s most recent research studies, including the TFWA Airport Series and Category Reports.

Delaware North gains two Minneapolis-St. Paul contracts as winners finalised

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/15

USA. Retail and dining concessions won by Delaware North ahead of PhaseNext Hospitality and World Duty Free Group North America but most recommended bidders are awarded contracts.

HMS Host partners with football legend at Port Columbus International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/15

USA HMSHost has partnered with Port Columbus International and football legend Eddie George to open an upscale sports restaurant in the modernised Concourse B.

Currency fluctuations hit Estée Lauder travel retail revenues

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/08/15

USA. Decrease is attributed to the “impact of accelerated orders and softness of some key foreign currencies affecting the mix of travellers and their consumption”.

Minneapolis-St. Paul awards contracts to most recommended bidders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/08/15

USA. Delaware North features in both variations from the recommended bidders for the airport's food & drinks and retail awards. UPDATED STORY.

‘The next dimension of travel’: OTG & United reveal bold Newark concepts

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/08/15

USA. United Airlines and OTG have revealed the first in a series of stunning new concepts to revolutionise the traveller experience at Newark Liberty Terminal C.

HMSHost commits to hiring 5,000 workers through employment 'coalition'

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/08/15

USA. 100,000 Opportunities is a nationwide initiative which seeks to help young Americans aged between 16 and 24 into employment.

New York LaGuardia revitalises food and retail offer in Terminal B

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/08/15

USA. The redevelopment of LaGuardia Airport Terminal B’s retail and food & drinks offer, featuring new concepts and brands, is being marked with a two-week celebration.

San Francisco Airport launches major tender drive for dining concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/08/15

USA. The San Francisco Airport Commission has launched a tender for 12 food & drinks concessions covering 17 locations at San Francisco International.

United Airlines App aids airport navigation with interactive maps

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/08/15

USA. Interactive airport maps help passengers to quickly find retail and dining outlets, while additional location technology is being trialled in New York.

San Francisco Airport calls duty free contract briefing at Trinity Forum

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/08/15

USA/HONG KONG.With the world's leading travel retailers present, San Francisco Airport has chosen the Trinity Forum as the ideal platform for discussing the forthcoming duty free tender.

Bidders line up to consider Detroit duty free, speciality retail options

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/08/15

USA. Prospective bidders for duty free and speciality retail concessions at Detroit Metropolitan Airport will attend a pre-proposal conference & site visit tomorrow.

Duty Free Americas opens Furla store at Miami International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/08/15

Italian leathergoods brand Furla has strengthened its travel retail presence in North America with the opening of a 12sq m store at Miami International Airport.

Global airport traffic ‘resilient’ in H1 despite external challenges

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/08/15

INTERNATIONAL. Passenger traffic at the world’s airports climbed by +5.7% year-on-year in the first six months of 2015, ACI reports.

Lagardère Travel Retail to acquire Paradies for US$530 million

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/08/15

USA. Lagardère Travel Retail is set to acquire North American airport retailer Paradies, from Freeman Spogli & Co, the Paradies family and other shareholders, for US$530 million.

Bacardi takes John Dewar & Sons Emporium to Toronto Pearson

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/08/15

Bacardi Global Travel Retail has taken its John Dewar & Sons Fine Whisky Emporium to Toronto Pearson Airport, the first location in the Americas for the concept.

Appeals court denies Duty Free Americas challenge in Lauder case

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/08/15

USA. A long-running dispute between the country's biggest beauty supplier and one of its leading travel retailers continues to rumble on.