Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Monday 30 November 2015


IATA reassesses forecasts after dip but pax numbers still set to double by 2034

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/11/15

INTERNATIONAL. Over the next 19 years, global air passenger numbers will double says IATA. And that's despite a downwards reassessment.

Picture Gallery: Grupo Wisa celebrates 'unique opportunity' at Melancia mall

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/11/15

URUGUAY. We bring you the first photos from Grupo Wisa’s newly opened La Riviera store in the Melancia mall on the Uruguay-Brazil border.

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.

Picture Gallery: Neutral opens landmark Melancia mall duty free store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/11/15

URUGUAY. We bring you extensive photo coverage as Neutral launches its ambitious 4,000sq m duty free megastore in Rivera.

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.

Dufry extends at São Paulo Guarulhos Airport with six new stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/10/15

BRAZIL. A first Montblanc duty free boutique joins new Dufry Fashion, Dufry Kids, Delicatessen and two last-minute stores at Guarulhos Terminal 3.

Air4Casts: Brazil international passenger numbers steady despite economic woes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/10/15

BRAZIL. Air4Casts says air travel is not driven by economic growth, despite perceived wisdom to the contrary, in its latest analysis.

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.

Grupo Wisa seeks swift resolution to Guatemala City impasse

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/10/15

GUATEMALA. Grupo Wisa anticipates a prompt reopening of its Guatemala City International Airport duty free stores, closed temporarily by court order two weeks ago.

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.

DFASS partnership to develop new duty free store at Belize’s Harvest Caye

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/10/15

LATIN AMERICA. DFASS and its Belize partner, Sam’s International, have signed an agreement for a duty free store at Harvest Caye Island development.

Belo Horizonte Airport awards dining concessions and tenders advertising

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/10/15

BRAZIL. Aeroporto Internacional de Belo Horizonte (BH Airport) tenders its master advertising concession and awards key dining contracts to local Brazilian brands.

Olivier Bottrie receives Haiti’s highest honour for acclaimed school project

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/10/15

HAITI. The Estée Lauder Companies’ Olivier Bottrie has been awarded Haiti's highest honour for his inspirational role in delivering a world-class school.

Airline strikes hit Frankfurt Airport passenger numbers in September

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/10/15

GERMANY. Strikes at Lufthansa forced Frankfurt's passenger volumes down in September, and there were mixed fortunes for Fraport's overseas airports.

DFASS awarded duty free contract for Cozumel Cruise Terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/10/15

MEXICO. The ten-year contract for a 10,000sq ft duty free shop will see 100% exposure to the retail offer for disembarking passengers.

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.

ASUTIL and CEFSU postpone 3rd Border Meeting until 2016

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/15

LATIN AMERICA. Regional associations ASUTIL and CEFSU postpone November 2015 Puerto Iguazú border meeting amidst political and economic uncertainties.

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.

Safilo Group strikes deal to develop Havaianas eyewear range

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/15

Consumers will be able to sport the iconic Havaianas brand from head to toe, after Safilo strikes a major licensing agreement with the flip-flop manufacturer.

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.

Manaus International opens four new food outlets and looks for more

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/09/15

BRAZIL. Bob’s, Coffee Square, Pizza Hut and Sorveteria Kibon have opened at Manaus International Airport, which is to tender eight more food & drinks locations.

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.

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.

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.

Areas opens four new dining outlets at Santiago International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/15

CHILE. The opening of the outlets, which include Expression by Lavazza, Johnny Rockers, Telepizza and Heineken, is a “qualitative leap” for the culinary offer.

DFASS opens duty free Arrivals & Departures store in El Salvador

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/15

EL SALVADOR. “We expect to see a transformation in the duty free retail experience at Romero International Airport,” says DFASS Group Ground Stores President Jon Potash.

Otis McAllister uncorks memorable wine and spirits ranges for travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/08/15

"Some of the most innovative wines in the market." Otis McAllister's wine division is positioning an exciting range of Spanish & Californian wines for travel retail.

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.

Global Exchange extends presence in Ecuador with two new airport units

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/08/15

ECUADOR. The foreign exchange specialist has strengthened its presence in Ecuador with the opening of two units at José Joaquín de Olmedo Airport.

Frankfurt Airport posts all-time monthly passenger traffic high in July

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/08/15

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport set new daily and monthly passenger traffic records in July, with volumes climbing by +6.6% to 6.2 million in the month.

Mexico City International records +61% lift in commercial revenue

Source: Reforma, The Moodie Report - 12/08/15

MEXICO. Taking direct management of all commercial tenancies and car parking delivered a major boost to Mexico City International Airport's 2014 revenue.

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.

Global airline passenger traffic posts healthy growth in June

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/08/15

INTERNATIONAL. Passenger traffic among the world's airlines climbed by +5.7% year-on-year in June, with international traffic rising by +5.3%.

Adda Rodríguez embarks on new business venture with The 7c Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/08/15

INTERNATIONAL. 'People connector' Adda Rodríguez (ex-Heinemann Americas) aims to bring together brands, airports and duty free retailers with her new business venture The 7c Group.

Brazil's border shopping allowance cuts now due in July 2016

Source: ©The Moodie Report, Diário Oficial da União - 05/08/15

BRAZIL. Plans to halve the US$300 personal allowance for Brazilians shopping at border stores are now scheduled for implementation in July 2016.

Dufry-owned Hudson opens five convenience stores in Rio de Janeiro

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/08/15

BRAZIL. Dufry has opened five Hudson convenience stores at Tom Jobim International Airport in Rio de Janeiro, operated by the RIOGaleão consortium.

RIOgaleão issues Requests for Proposals for 26 food & drinks outlets

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/08/15

BRAZIL. The commercial transformation of Brazil's second biggest airport continues as the RIOgaleão consortium issues a RFP for 26 food & drinks concessions.

The Moodie Report names official charities; pledges US$100k to Hand in Hand for Haiti

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/15

The Moodie Report unveils a new CSR programme, focused on (but not restricted to) two nominated charities, Hand in Hand for Haiti and The Royal Marsden Charity.

World Duty Free Group H1 sales climb strongly but profits slide

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. World Duty Free Group's first-half revenues rose +23.7% but profits fell sharply, due to increased Spanish airport rents and the onerous Düsseldorf Airport contract.

Dufry posts solid H1 turnover and EBITDA growth despite ‘challenging environment’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry Group turnover climbed by +30.5% year-on-year in H1 2015, despite the challenges of currency and economic difficulties in some markets.

ARI’s latest liquor concept store aims to change perceptions of rum

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/15

CARIBBEAN. A concept store focused on Caribbean rum has been unveiled at Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados, with an emphasis on heritage.

Latest Boeing forecasts underline long-term strength of global aviation market

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Boeing has released a 20-year forecast showing strong demand for pilots and technicians, underlining how the airline market is expected to grow.

Dufry to issue €500 million in Senior Notes to help finance WDFG purchase

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry Group plans to issue €500 million in Senior Notes; the proceeds will be used to part-finance the acquisition of World Duty Free Group.

Global airline ancillary revenue leaps +21% in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Airline ancillary revenues climbed by +21% year-on-year in 2014 to hit US$38.1 billion, according to aviation industry consultant IdeaWorks.

Mondelez World Travel Retail opens Americas webinar registration

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/15

The free webinar, conducted in Spanish, will provide airports and retailers in the Americas with insights to unlock confectionery's potential in travel retail.

Rafael Echevarne leaves ACI to become Montego Bay Airport CEO

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/15

JAMAICA. ACI World's highly regarded Director, Economics and Program Development is leaving Montreal for the warmer climes of Jamaica and a key role.

Rating the retailers: The Moodie Report ‘Dreamstore’ 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. How did the world’s leading brand owners rate the world’s leading travel retailers, airport by airport and category by category?

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.