Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 02 July 2015

LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN

Francisco sailings boost River Plate sales for Bernabel Trading

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

URUGUAY. Regular operation of the new-generation ferry Francisco is giving a significant boost to duty free sales by onboard concessionaire Bernabel Trading.

Belo Horizonte Airport extends F&B tender deadline to November

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

BRAZIL. Strong international interest prompts BH Airport to extend the deadline for submissions for its master F&B tender at Tancredo Neves International.

Dufry pops up in style with trio of new stores at RioGaleão Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

BRAZIL. Dufry unveils three adjacent pop-up stores at RioGaleão Airport Terminal 2, branded to MAC, Tommy Hilfiger and Watches & Accessories.

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani heads TFWA speaker line-up at Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

FRANCE. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and TUI Group Joint CEO Peter Long are keynote speakers for the TFWA World Exhibition & Conference.

OTG and Dubai Duty Free join Trinity Forum sponsors

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. Top travel restaurateur OTG and Dubai Duty Free, the world’s leading travel retailer at a single airport, pledge support to The Trinity Forum.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Sydney Airport’s T1 transformation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. In our cover story Sydney Airport General Manager, Retail Glyn Williams talks about the changing face of commercial at Terminal 1.

MosquitNo expands reach in Latin American travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/06/15

Mosquito repellent brand MosquitNo is expanding its Latin American market presence in travel retail as well as the domestic market.

Aecon Group sells 45.5% share in Quito Airport to Colombia's Odinsa

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/06/15

ECUADOR. Canada’s Aecon Group has sold its interest in New Quito International Airport concessionaire Corporación Quiport to Colombia’s Grupo Odinsa.

Belo Horizonte Airport issues major food & beverage tenders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/06/15

BRAZIL. Aeroporto Internacional de Belo Horizonte (BH Airport) has issued a series of major food & beverage tenders amid upgrades to its two terminals.

Hengqin Island applies for offshore duty free status: Chinese reports

Source: Macau Business Daily - 10/06/15

CHINA. ‘Offshore duty free’, currently limited to Hainan, may be introduced to Hengqin Island, according to a report in the respected Macau Business Daily.

Interest builds in Trinity Forum 2015 as powerful agenda is revealed

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/06/15

HONG KONG. The Trinity Forum 2015 will host one of the strongest speaker line-ups in the event’s history as the agenda for the conference is published.

Global airline industry profits set to surge in 2015, reports IATA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. IATA has revised its 2015 outlook to project a US$29.3 billion net profit for airlines worldwide, well ahead of the US$16.4 billion net profit in 2014.

ASUTIL 2015: Change, challenge and celebrating achievement

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/06/15

PANAMA. Adapting to change and challenge was the underlying theme of the concluding day of the 19th ASUTIL conference in Panama City last Friday.

Global Exchange expands currency service at Colombian airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/06/15

COLOMBIA. The foreign exchange specialist expands in South America with a new branch at Medellin International Airport now officially open.

ASUTIL 2015 offers perspective on Latin American challenges

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/06/15

PANAMA. The 19th ASUTIL conference is officially underway in Panama City, after a busy first day of networking and opening events.

Faisal Hammoud named Honorary Consul of France in Ciudad del Este

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/06/15

PARAGUAY. Faisal Hammoud, industry pioneer and CEO of travel retailer Monalisa, has been named as Honorary Consul of France in Ciudad del Este.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Dubai Duty Free scores with sports sponsorship

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. In this edition of the industry’s only e-Zine, we talk to Dubai Duty Free about its marketing drive amid its support of the Irish Open.

Dufry publishes terms of capital increase to fund World Duty Free deal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry has announced the terms of a capital increase and rights offering to help fund the acquisition of World Duty Free Group.

Diesel to open new store at Tocumen Airport as it extends LatAm footprint

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/06/15

PANAMA. The Italian lifestyle brand has announced that it will open a 62sq m standalone store in August at Tocumen Panama International Airport's North Pier.

Dufry leverages new Guarulhos stores and expands duty paid presence

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/06/15

BRAZIL. Dufry is pursuing productivity gains at São Paulo Guarulhos Airport as it rolls out Hudson News and Dufry Shopping duty paid concepts nationwide.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Latin America Travel Retail Review

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/06/15

LATIN AMERICA. Welcome to The Moodie Report’s 2015 Latin America Special Edition, published to coincide with this week's ASUTIL Conference in Panama.

Aruba Airport launches ‘world first’ scheme to ease passenger journey

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/06/15

ARUBA. Aruba Airport, in partnership with Schiphol Group, has launched a scheme using facial technology that aims to smooth the traveller's journey through the airport.

ASUTIL 2015: delegate numbers up for next week’s conference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/05/15

LATIN AMERICA. ASUTIL expects up to 350 delegates at its annual conference, which opens this Wednesday 3 June at the Westin Playa Bonita hotel in Panama City.

Quintessential Brands and Monarq strike up new distribution deal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/05/15

Quintessential Brands has appointed Monarq as its exclusive importer, regional distributor and marketer in selected Latin America, Caribbean and US markets.

Tocumen Airport pushes for US$30 million lift in commercial revenues

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/05/15

PANAMA. Aeropuerto Internacional de Tocumen SA (AITSA) is rolling out a raft of new commercial concessions as it seeks to increase income and profitability.

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.

Duty Free Partners pushes niche strategy at Guadalajara and Tijuana

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

MEXICO. Duty Free Partners is pledging to continue its niche strategy following innovative openings at Guadalajara and Tijuana international airports.

SSP posts healthy profits and like-for-like sales growth in H1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

UK/INTERNATIONAL. SSP has revealed revenue growth of +2.6% for the half year to 31 March, as well as a sharp profit rise, though the strong Pound had a negative impact.

Exchange rate declines weigh on retail spend at Bogota Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

COLOMBIA. Depreciation of Brazilian and Colombia currencies hits commercial revenues at Bogota El Dorado Airport, but expansion offers new opportunity.

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.

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.

Infraero to liberalise concession process for Brazil's state-owned airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/05/15

BRAZIL. State airport authority Infraero is moving to implement a more flexible bidding structure for its airport network, including master concessions.

Corporación América buys Engevix shares in Brasilia and Natal airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/05/15

BRAZIL. Corporación América is acquiring its partner Engevix’s shares in Brasilia and Natal airports to take full management control of the Inframérica consortium.

Fraport Group retail spend per passenger rebounds in Q1 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/15

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport owner Fraport’s Retail & Real Estate division generated revenues of €113.4 million in Q1 2015, an increase of +6.5% year-on-year.

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.

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.

Javier Brandwain joins Authentic Brands Group in managing role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/04/15

USA. New York-based Authentic Brands Group has announced the appointment of Javier Brandwain as Managing Director Latin America and Caribbean.

Thomson and First Choice introduce new long haul routes from Stansted

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/15

UK. Next year, for the first time, Thomson and First Choice will operate long haul flights from London Stansted to Mexico’s Caribbean Coast and Orlando, Florida.

Áreas renews contract to operate 23 outlets at Mexico City Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/04/15

The Spanish food & beverage and retailer has renewed contracts to operate 23 outlets at Mexico City International Airport, covering 1,286sq m.

Flemingo names Carlo Bernasconi as Group Chief Operating Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. Flemingo International has named Carlo Bernasconi as Chief Operating Officer; since March 2013 he has headed the retailer's expansion drive.

Abertis completes disposal of airport business with Jamaica and Chile sales

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

SPAIN. The Barcelona-based company sold its stake in Desarrollo de Concesiones Aeroportuarias for €177 million, completing the divestment of its airport interests.

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.

L’Oréal launches Kérastase into Americas travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/15

ARGENTINA. L’Oréal has built on Kérastase’s Asian debut with the opening of a 17sq m counter at Puerto Iguazú in partnership with London Supply.

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.

Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago reissues RFP

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/15

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO. Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago is again inviting proposals for a shopping mall and entertainment centre at Piarco AeroPark.

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.

The L’Oréal group finalises Niely Cosmeticos acquisition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/04/15

BRAZIL. L’Oréal has further extended its haircare portfolio with the acquisition of Brazil’s Niely Cosmeticos, the country's largest independent haircare company.

Dufry-World Duty Free deal set to create US$8.1 billion market leader

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. “The acquisition of WDF is a transformational transaction and is a milestone for the travel retail industry,” says Dufry CEO Julián Díaz.

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.