Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Tuesday 03 May 2016


Dufry America wins ‘Top Workplace 2016’ award in Florida

Source: Sun Sentinel; The Moodie Davitt Report - 02/05/16

USA. Dufry America has been recognised as a ‘Top Workplace’ for the second year running in awards for companies that have offices in South Florida.

Organic sales growth buoys Dufry in Q1 as WDF integration gathers pace

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 02/05/16

INTERNATIONAL. “We had a good start in 2016, with the continuation of the improving organic growth trends we started to see in Q4 2015. Europe had another strong quarter and countries impacted by Brazilians and Russians continued to recover." Dufry CEO Julián Díaz reacts to the retailer's Q1 2016 results, which showed solid organic sales growth, and rising EBITDA, but net earnings fell sharply in the period.

Desigual scoops Best New Retail Concept award for LaGuardia store

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 29/04/16

The brand has been recognised at the tenth 'Quest for the Best' awards for its innovative approach to female fashion and accessories in travel retail.

Hudson opens local confectionery store at Chicago O’Hare International

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 29/04/16

USA. Sarah’s Candies offers products sourced exclusively from women-owned local businesses and will have a grand opening on Monday (2 May).

Global expansion for HMSHost’s Airport Restaurant Month promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 28/04/16

USA/EUROPE. Autogrill-operated restaurants in European airports will participate in the event for the first time, raising the total number to more than 90.

Brown-Forman names new Head of Global Travel Retail Marketing

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

USA. Eric Helms, who joined Brown-Forman in 2014, replaces Tim Young and Jeannine Wise who have both moved to different areas of the company.

Brown-Forman set to acquire BenRiach in US$415 million Scotch whisky deal

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

USA. The deal, which includes The GlenDronach, BenRiach, and Glenglassaugh brands, marks Brown-Forman's re-entry into Scotch whisky.

Danzka vodka returns to US domestic market with CIL US Wines & Spirits

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

USA. The Danish brand, now thriving under the independent ownership of Waldemar Behn, makes a return to one of the world's key vodka markets

Duty Free World Council releases latest Global Shopping Monitor

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

INTERNATIONAL. The Duty Free World Council has released its quarterly KPI Monitor for Q1 2016, revealing the latest consumer perceptions about travel retail.

Canadian land border duty free sales surge by double digits in Q1

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 26/04/16

CANADA. Land border sales climbed by a healthy +12% year-on-year in Q1 2016, and by +10% in March, reports the Frontier Duty Free Association.

HMSHost captures contract for three new restaurants at Toronto Pearson

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 26/04/16

CANADA. HMSHost will open Shanghai 360, Smoke’s Burritorie and Smashburger restaurants after winning an eight-year contract at Toronto Pearson International. .

ACI underlines role of service quality on commercial revenues

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 25/04/16

INTERNATIONAL. "Analysis suggests that prioritising customer service results in the greatest positive impact on non-aeronautical revenue," says ACI World Director General Angela Gittens.

Dallas Fort Worth Airport adds retail and F&B units in Terminal E

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 25/04/16

USA. The new concessions include women's accessories store Marshall-Rousso, electronics unit InMotion Entertainment and two local F&B concepts.

Bally hosts star-studded events to mark LA and Ginza store openings

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 22/04/16

Designed by David Chipperfield Architects, the new stores in Ginza, Japan, and Beverly Hills are part of a 15 store global rollout planned for 2016.

SSP America wins contracts for two restaurants at San Francisco Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 21/04/16

USA. Local Southern American-inspired restaurant and burger chain Wendy’s will open in the airport’s International Terminal by the end of January 2017.

Local authority calls RFP for Peace Bridge Duty Free contract

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 15/04/16

CANADA. The Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority has called an RFP for the the 28,000sq ft duty free shop at the land border crossing, with a 15-year contract.

Three new F&B concessions open at Tampa Airport’s Airside C

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 13/04/16

USA. RumFish Grill, Time Zone/Shades and Starbucks are among the first wave of 65 new shops and restaurants coming to Tampa International Airport.

HMSHost appoints Sarah Naqvi as EVP and Chief Information Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 12/04/16

USA. The experienced technology professional will oversee all IT resource planning, budgeting and operational initiatives for North America.

HMSHost offers its customers a sweet way to support Earth Day

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 11/04/16

USA. Sales of dark chocolate bars at selected HMSHost airport and motorway locations across the USA will go towards an environmental cause throughout April.

Picture Gallery: OTG reveals Global Bazaar concepts at Newark Terminal C

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/04/16

USA. Leading travel restaurateur OTG has opened the first in a series of ‘dynamic’ Global Bazaar concepts at Newark Liberty Airport’s Terminal C.

Tucson International Airport will add new retail and F&B outlets

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 11/04/16

USA. Addition of shops and restaurants is part of a US$28.3 million terminal improvement programme that aims to enhance the customer experience.

‘Pub for the people’ set to open at Minneapolis–Saint Paul Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 11/04/16

USA. Republic will showcase local food and craft beer and offer pre-flight entertainment as a live music venue featuring a range of styles and genres.

Dallas/Fort Worth Airport triumphs at 2016 ACI-North America Concessions Awards

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 06/04/16

NORTH AMERICA. We present a full list of the ACI-NA Airport Concessions Awards, a roll-call of excellence in airport retail, F&B and other commercial services.

InMotion named in list of North America’s top electronics retailers

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 06/04/16

USA. It is the only airport retailer to make the cut in the list of 101 companies, with InMotion also announcing a +17.5% increase in sales activity in 2015.

Boom in American overseas travel benefits range of destinations in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 05/04/16

USA. Caribbean countries led the way in leisure travel, while the global hub airports used by US travellers shifted significantly, according to travel retail analyst Air4Casts.

Zippo appoints Mark Paup as new President and Chief Executive Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 05/04/16

The long-serving former Vice President of Sales and Marketing replaces Greg Booth, who is retiring after 16 years as CEO of the company.

‘Let’s get more creative’: ACI chief Angela Gittens addresses IAADFS

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/04/16

NORTH AMERICA. A guest speaker at the Americas duty free show, ACI World Director General Angela Gittens called for greater creativity in retail.

Edmonton Airport launches ‘first-of-a-kind’ Priority Pup Program

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 01/04/16

CANADA. The enhanced passenger experience programme for canine travellers aims to cement the airport's position as “top dog” in Canadian aviation.

DFASS partnership wins appeal in duty free dispute at Denver Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/03/16

USA. Contract controversy continues to rage in Colorado as the decision opens up a potential path to damages and/or a potential new RFP.

Lindt aims to capitalise on “substantial” progress made in the Americas

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/03/16

The Swiss confectioner is looking to build on its US business, which has been "successfully" integrated into Lindt Travel Retail, at the upcoming IAADFS show.

Houston we have lift off: Paradies Lagardère & Univision open third store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/03/16

USA. Spanish is the loving tongue at the new store, the third airport collaboration between Paradies Lagardère and the Hispanic media specialist.

Promotions driving confectionery purchase decisions, says m1nd-set

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/03/16

NORTH AMERICA. Confectionery is an important impulse purchase driver in North America, with savings promotions and tastings effective in enticing travellers.

SSP America brings local delicatessen to Portland International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/03/16

USA. Kenny & Zuke’s Delicatessen & Market will open this autumn as SSP America wins ten-year contract to develop and operate the 3,000 sq ft unit.

St. John appoints Alice Woo as lead consultant for travel retail and duty free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/03/16

USA/ASIA PACIFIC. Respected former Nuance-Watson and DFS executive Alice Woo to lead US luxury fashion house's key strategic drive in travel retail.

William Grant & Sons appoints Richard Bush to Americas regional role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/03/16

Former Camus Cognac Area Sales Manager Richard Bush joins the William Grant Global Travel Retail team as Regional Marketing Manager – Americas.

Registration now open for the 2016 Trinity Forum in Mumbai, India

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/03/16

INDIA/INTERNATIONAL. Early registration discounts are available until the end of June for the Trinity Forum, which takes place on 12-14 September this year.

Hawaiian Host introduces a taste of paradise to North American duty free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/16

The macadamia nuts specialist’s new Paradise Delights, offering three flavours in one package, will be launched at the upcoming IAADFS show in Orlando.

HMSHost adds a touch of California to dining at Chicago O’Hare

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/16

USA. HMSHost says the opening of the Summer House Santa Monica in Terminal 2 "raises the bar for airport dining in terms of quality, variety and authenticity".

Lagardère Travel Retail pledges robust sales and earnings growth to 2019

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/16

FRANCE. Lagardère Travel Retail has outlined its plans to deliver strong sales and earnings growth through to 2019 in its latest investor conference.

Canadian airport and border duty free posts healthy gains in February

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/16

CANADA. Airport and land border duty free sales each climbed by double digits year-on-year in February, the FDFA reports.

In the front line: ARI names Star Employees of the Year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/16

IRELAND/INTERNATIONAL. CTC-ARI's George Charalambous is named ARI's Star Employee of the Year, with runners-up from stores in Beirut and Dublin.

‘Local flavour and culinary innovation’: Chicago O’Hare hosts chef challenge

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/16

NORTH AMERICA. HMSHost and the Chicago Department of Aviation partnered this week to host the final of Channel Your Inner Chef in front of travellers at T2.

Gerry Savaria takes key planning and development role at Paradies Lagardère

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/16

NORTH AMERICA. Gerry Savaria is named Senior Vice President for Strategic Planning and Business Development, as John Cugasi takes a consulting role.

HMSHost serves up two airport firsts at Alaska’s Fairbanks International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/03/16

USA. The northernmost airport location of a Starbucks has already opened and will be joined by proprietary concept The Local this spring, says restaurateur.

Paradies Lagardère offers mindful eating with F&B sustainability initiative

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/03/16

USA. Company’s proprietary restaurants are serving grass-fed beef, hormone- and antibiotic-free poultry, rGBH-free milk, trans fat-free products & cage-free eggs.

Dufry and partners reveal expanded duty free offer at Denver Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/03/16

USA. Dufry, Hudson and their minority partners have revealed a new-look duty free offer at Denver Airport, extending retail space to around 6,000sq ft.

Dufry: Strong project pipeline set to drive growth in 2016 and beyond

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/03/16

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry CEO Julián Díaz talks organic growth, the concessions pipeline, brand partners and duty free versus duty paid growth with investors.

FLIO scoops international travel industry mobile innovation award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/03/16

UK/USA. Global airport app is named Best Mobile Travel Solution at Eyefor Travel’s fifth annual Mobile Innovation in Travel Awards, held in San Francisco.

Dufry Group delivers solid commercial performance in 'transformational year'

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/03/16

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry Group turnover climbed by +46.3% to reach CHF6,139.3 million in 2015 amid what the company described as "a transformational year".

Pacific Gateway Concessions appoints Joe Waller as Chief Executive Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/03/16

USA. Appointed on the back of new business growth, the former Westfield and HMSHost executive will oversee the company's continued expansion.