Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 24 April 2014


Frankfurt Airport Q1 traffic shows solid growth despite strike impact

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

GERMANY. Passenger traffic at Frankfurt Airport climbed by +2% year-on-year in Q1 2014 to 12.1 million – despite the impact of two one-day strikes in the period.

World-famous Chef heads diverse speakers’ line-up for FAB Conference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

DENMARK. Claus Meyer, co-founder of Copenhagen’s famous Noma restaurant, heads a powerful speakers’ line-up for the fourth annual FAB Conference & Awards.

Nuance targets Hong Kong downtown store; eyes other expansion options

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. As it prepares for an IPO, The Nuance Group is plotting several key expansion projects, including a downtown travel retail store in Hong Kong.

Dalton DF launches Latin American marketing and distribution service

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/04/14

ARGENTINA. Seasoned industry executives Claudio Boccanfuso and Eduardo Berger are combining to launch Dalton DF, based in Buenos Aires.

World Duty Free Group extends Santiago de Chile retail concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/04/14

CHILE. World Duty Free Group has revealed details of a significant investment in its operation at Santiago de Chile following its contract extension.

In memoriam: Ash Ramchandani and Dinesh Indru Dadlani

Source: Travel Markets Insider* - 01/04/14

With regret we report the deaths of Ash Ramchandani and Dinesh Indru Dadlani, from prominent travel retail companies in Aruba and Jamaica respectively.

Changi named World’s Best Airport by Skytrax; Hong Kong & Heathrow top dining & shopping

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/03/14

INTERNATIONAL. Singapore Changi repeats last year's success at Skytrax's World Airport Awards, being named the world's top airport. Read on for full results.

ASUTIL opens stand bookings for June 2014 Mexico City conference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/14

LATIN AMERICA. From 19 March ASUTIL is accepting bookings for nine stand spaces at its 2014 conference, to be held 3–7 June in Mexico City.

Mondelez appoints Anapaula Gosling Saad to Americas travel retail team

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/03/14

Gosling Saad brings more than 10 years’ experience to her role as Americas Regional Customer Marketing Manager at the global confectionery company.

Dufry posts +7.8% rise in EBITDA for 2013; revenue increases by +13.3%

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/03/14

SWITZERLAND. Despite a heavy increase in Brazillian concession costs, Dufry maintains solid profits growth. Read on for full results.

Frank O’Connell named President of new Duty Free World Council

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/03/14

USA. Frank O’Connell, Alberto Motta and Erik Juul-Mortensen have been appointed to key roles in the Duty Free World Council at its inaugural meeting.

ASUTIL reveals diverse programme for 20th anniversary conference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/14

AMERICAS. ASUTIL today revealed a diverse programme of speakers and topics for its annual conference, which takes place from 3-7 June in Mexico City.

Essence Corp and Dufry bring Moschino fragrance to Brazil and Caribbean

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/03/14

The US luxury distributor has partnered with Dufry to bring new fragrance Chic Petals to airports in Brazil, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

Brasilia and Viracopos airports prepare for big terminal openings

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/03/14

BRAZIL. Brasilia and Viracopos airports pledge that they will have new commercial operations open by their May deadlines, in time for the football World Cup.

Local partnership captures five-year St. Maarten duty free concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/03/14

ST. MAARTEN. A partnership between incumbent retailers ILTT and Penha Group has won the main duty free concession at Princess Juliana International Airport.

Chinese and Russians lead tax free spending worldwide in 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/03/14

INTERNATIONAL. Chinese travellers spent +20% more on tax free shopping year-on-year in 2013, and Russians +13% more, according to tax refund group Global Blue.

Global Retailer to open branded stores at São Paulo Guarulhos T3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/03/14

BRAZIL. Specialist travel retailer Global Retailer is to open two stores, for Ducati and National Geographic, at São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport T3.

GRU Airport and Dufry reveal luxury line-up for São Paulo T3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/14

BRAZIL. GRU Airport has confirmed the 15 brands that will take their place in a new dedicated luxury retail zone, GRU Avenue, to open in May.

Calling for FAB Awards nominations as interest builds in Copenhagen event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/14

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report is calling for nominations for the annual Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Awards with a submission deadline of 18 April.

Moodie Live: Innovation on location at Duty Free Show of the Americas

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/14

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report’s acclaimed Moodie Live service will lead our coverage of the upcoming IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas.

ASUR reports strong year as Cancún drives passenger growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/14

MEXICO. The airport group has posted solid commercial growth in 2013, driven by traffic increases and new openings across its portfolio of nine Mexican airports.

Desigual set to open at São Paulo Guarulhos Airport Terminal 3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/14

Fashion brand Desigual’s expansion in Latin American travel retail will continue this summer with a store at the new São Paulo Guarulhos Airport Terminal 3.

Shortlist announced for 'The Moodies' digital and social media awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/14

INTERNATIONAL. The shortlist for 'The Moodies', the second annual airport-specific digital, mobile and social media awards, has been announced.

Argentinean economic troubles hit neighbours, benefit local retailers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/02/14

ARGENTINA. Economic restrictions in Argentina are hurting travel retail in neighbouring countries but attracting foreign shoppers to the country.

Coty and Avon Products join forces to ink Brazilian deal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/02/14

Avon Products and Coty have signed a letter of intent allowing Avon Brazil to market and sell select Coty fragrances through Avon’s sales representatives.

Faroe Islands airport opts for duty free joint-venture with incumbent

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/02/14

FAROE ISLANDS. Vagar Airport, the only airport in the Faroe Islands, will partner with Atlantic Airways, adjusting an earlier decision to take the business in-house.

Monarq to distribute Ole Smoky Moonshine in Americas duty free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/02/14

Monarq has been appointed as the exclusive distributor of the brand in US duty free, as well as domestic and duty free in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Safilo Group announces travel retail appointments in Americas and EMEA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/02/14

Italian eyewear company Safilo says appointments will help drive business in the travel retail channel and build partnerships in the Americas and EMEA regions.

ACI names the best of the best in annual Airport Service Quality awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/02/14

INTERNATIONAL. Singapore Changi, Incheon International, Seoul Gimpo, Haikou and Changchun airports are winners in their respective size categories.

Rémy Martin to release travel retail exclusive Cellar Master's Selection

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/02/14

Set to make their debut in the Americas, the first two Cognacs in the range celebrate the different characteristics of two specific House of Rémy Martin cellars.

Bacardi Cruise Competition promotes travel-inspired cocktails

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/14

This year’s competition challenges onboard bartenders to reflect how travel has inspired their personal style of cocktail making, using the Bacardi brand family.

Government backs Mexico City Airport in commercial lease stand-off with Fumisa

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/14

MEXICO. Fumisa looks to be on the way out at Mexico City International after a key government ruling, reports Peter Dowling.

Áreas adds five retail outlets at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/02/14

USA. Among the new locations at the world's busiest airport are a third Swarovski boutique, a sunglasses outlet and a modern convenience store.

Pernod Ricard confident in travel retail amid challenging climate

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/02/14

The company described travel retail as a priority and outlined a developing shop-in-shop strategy in comments on its first-half results. UPDATED.

ASUTIL opens registration for 2014 conference in Mexico City

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/02/14

LATIN AMERICA. Registrations are open for ASUTIL’s 2014 conference, to be held 3–7 June in Mexico City, with early-bird rates available until 1 April.

Heineken adds Amstel Radler and Monteith’s to regional portfolio

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/02/14

Heineken Global Duty Free & Travel Retail has added Amstel Radler and Monteith’s to its Beers of the World portfolio for the Americas and cruise markets.

International passenger traffic at world's airports posts healthy growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/02/14

INTERNATIONAL. International passenger traffic at the world’s airports climbed by +5.2% year-on-year in 2013, ahead of overall growth of +3.9%, ACI reports.

Middle East and Asia drive global passenger traffic growth in 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/02/14

INTERNATIONAL. Global airline passenger traffic climbed by +5.2% year-on-year in 2013, the International Air Transport Association has revealed.

ASUTIL Conference 2014 set for Mexico City in June

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/02/14

LATIN AMERICA. ASUTIL has announced that its 2014 annual conference will take place at the Hilton Mexico City Reforma Hotel from 4-7 June.

Tweezerman and Zwilling partner with Premier Global Trading

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/02/14

Tweezerman and the Zwilling Beauty Group have appointed Premier Global Trading to handle the Caribbean and North America travel retail.

Middle East travel retail sales shine in Diageo first-half results

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/14

The drinks company saw double-digit growth in the Middle East travel retail market driven by growing tourism and super/ultra-premium offerings.

Chinese travellers extend lead in global tax free shopping rankings in Q4 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/14

INTERNATIONAL. Chinese travellers posted +13.5% growth in tax free shopping expenditure in Q4 2013, according to tax refund company Global Blue.

London Supply raises record amount at charity golf tournament

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/01/14

URUGUAY. The travel retailer's charity hosted its tenth annual golf tournament in Uruguay, raising over US$560,000 for children's educational projects.

Essence Corp shines in the Caribbean with Azzaro Chrome United

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/14

Beauty distributor Essence Corp has bolstered its Clarins business with the Caribbean launch of the new Azzaro Chrome United masculine fragrance.

Europe and Asia buoyant as tourism arrivals worldwide surge in 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/14

INTERNATIONAL. Tourist arrivals worldwide grew by +5% in 2013, reaching a record 1.087 billion, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Asia Pacific and Europe boosted the figures by posting above-average growth rates. For 2014, UNWTO forecasts +4% to +4.5% growth – above the long term projections of +3.8% to 2020.

Travel F&B group SSP posts solid rise in sales, strong growth in EBITDA

Source: ©The Foodie Report - 17/01/14

UK.Travel F&B specialist SSP Group posts strong EBITDA growth for the year ended 30 September 2013. UPDATED story with comments from CEO Kate Swann.

Frankfurt Airport posts annual passenger traffic record in 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/14

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport posted a new annual traffic high in 2013, handling 58 million passengers; Fraport's airports in Lima and Antalya also performed strongly.

Middle East and Asia demand drives November airline traffic growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/14

INTERNATIONAL. Robust growth in international passenger demand from the Middle East and Asia Pacific sustains airline traffic increases in November.

New distributor for Disaronno and Tia Maria in North America and Caribbean

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/01/14

World Equity Brand Builders has begun distributing Illva Saronno brands in North America and Caribbean duty free, cruise lines and Caribbean domestic markets.

Mexican airports group ASUR records robust traffic increase in 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/01/14

MEXICO. The leading airport company's nine locations handled over 21 million passengers last year, with healthy international and domestic traffic growth.