Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Wednesday 25 May 2016


Buoyant in Brazil: Dufry extends key airport duty free & duty paid contracts in Rio de Janeiro and in São Paulo

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 17/05/16

In major sector news, Dufry has extended its retail contracts at two key locations. The retailer will now operate duty free operations with RioGaleão in Rio Janeiro until 2023 and the duty paid business until 2021. And in a second big announcement on a huge day for the industry giant, Dufry and Guarulhos International Airport in São Paulo have extended their agreement for the duty free operation until 2032, together with a big expansion of the duty paid offer.

Antigua Airport selects CA+ software for operations management

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 12/05/16

ANTIGUA. Software tool is designed to automate a variety of processes and improve the contribution made from the non-aeronautical sector.

Grupo Wisa rejects US Treasury money laundering charges

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 06/05/16

PANAMA. “These accusations are false and unfounded," says Grupo Wisa President Abdul Waked amid money laundering accusations and sanctions.

Live and online: The Moodie Davitt Report Print Edition May 2016

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

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to The Moodie Davitt Report Print Edition for May 2016, published to coincide with TFWA Asia Pacific, which starts on Sunday.

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.

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.

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.

ASUTIL invites Networking Time bookings for 2016 conference

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 20/04/16

LATIN AMERICA. Contact details for the buyers participating in ASUTIL 2016's Networking Time are now available on the conference website.

ASUR seeks experienced partner for Cancun and Cozumel duty free

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

MEXICO. Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (ASUR) will issue the tender for the ten-year duty free concession at Cancun and Cozumel airports by 30 June.

In memoriam: Farewell to industry friend, leader & statesman Alberto ‘Pancho’ Motta

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

PANAMA. With huge regret we report the passing of a great travel retail leader, Alberto ‘Pancho’ Motta, Director of Motta Internacional and IAADFS President.

GRU Airport extends domestic retail and food & beverage space at T2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/16

BRAZIL. GRU Avenue Terminal 2 will dedicate around 1,750sq m of space to 20 commercial outlets, all with alluring views of the aircraft apron.

ASUTIL pledges strong and varied programme for annual conference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/04/16

LATIN AMERICA. "We expect a very good conference in Santiago even in a tough moment for the industry," says ASUTIL Secretary General José Luis Donagaray.

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.

Guadeloupe Airport calls duty free, F&B and other commercial tenders

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

GUADELOUPE. Guadeloupe Pôle Caraïbes Airport Company has called for Expressions of Interest in a series of tenders from duty free to food & beverage.

Zika virus creates increased demand for MosquitNo products

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/04/16

All-natural insect repellent company MosquitNo has announced its appearance at this year’s TFWA show in Singapore following a boom in sales.

‘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.

ASUTIL grants one-week extension for early bird conference registration

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/04/16

LATIN AMERICA. ASUTIL has postponed the deadline for early bird registration at its 2016 conference until 8 April, and still has stand space available.

ASUTIL stand registration opens tomorrow; early bird deadline nears

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/03/16

LATIN AMERICA. Registration opens tomorrow for the sought-after stand space at the ASUTIL 2016 conference, while early bird delegate registration closes.

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.

ASUTIL confirms Melconian, Mohn and San Jacinto as speakers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/16

LATIN AMERICA. Argentinean economist Carlos Melconian, m1nd-set’s Peter Mohn and Google’s Olga San Jacinto will speak at ASUTIL’s 2016 conference.

Areas named Platinum Sponsor of FAB 2016 Conference & Awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/03/16

INTERNATIONAL. Travel services powerhouse Areas pledges its support for FAB 2016, as a Platinum Partner and Coffee Break sponsor.

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.

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".

Trevor Moore departs lead role at Kai Tak Cruise Plaza in Hong Kong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/16

HONG KONG. Much-respected travel retail executive Trevor Moore has left his position as Managing Director and General Manager at Kai Tak Cruise Plaza.

ACI report underlines growing role of non-aeronautical revenues to airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/03/16

INTERNATIONAL. ACI underlines how critical commercial incomes have become to the business in its latest report into the economics of airports.

Dufry Group builds Asian presence on Board with two new Directors

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/03/16

INTERNATIONAL. Ms. Heekyung (Jo) Min and Ms. Claire Chiang will be elected next month, and add management and leadership experience for Dufry in Asia.

ASUTIL officially launches 20th conference and invites registrations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/03/16

LATIN AMERICA. ASUTIL has officially launched its 2016 conference, which will be held in Santiago with the theme Step by Step in the Right Direction.

Belo Horizonte Airport awards lounge contract to In Flight Solutions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/03/16

BRAZIL. BH Airport has awarded services company In Flight Solutions the contract to manage domestic and international lounges at Belo Horizonte International.

Host Mumbai International Airport Ltd hails influence of Trinity Forum

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/02/16

INTERNATIONAL. Mumbai International Airport Ltd CEO Rajeev Jain says his company will host a hugely memorable Trinity Forum in September.

Incheon and Changi lead ACI’s ASQ rankings in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/02/16

INTERNATIONAL. Airport Council International's 2015 Airport Service Quality Awards are led by the Korean and Singaporean gateways.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Print Edition February/March 2016

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/16

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to The Moodie Report Print Edition for February/March 2016, available in full – editorial and advertising – in digital format.

Announcing The Trinity Forum 2016: leading event set for Mumbai

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/02/16

INTERNATIONAL. The Trinity Forum, the world’s leading airport commercial revenues conference, will take place this year on 12-14 September in Mumbai.

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

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/02/16

INTERNATIONAL. The shortlist for this year's 'The Moodies', the airport-specific digital, mobile and social media awards, has been announced across 14 categories.

IAADFS expects nearly 200 exhibitors at Orlando show in April

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/02/16

USA. Approximately 95% of exhibition space is already booked at the 2016 IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas, say organisers.

Benetton family explores options for Autogrill shares as stock value spikes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/16

ITALY/INTERNATIONAL. The Benetton family, through its Edizione investment vehicle, is exploring options for its share in Autogrill, according to reports today.

Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago names Hayden Newton as GM

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/02/16

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO. Tasked with implementing the authority’s strategic plan, he has been acting in the position of General Manager for more than two years.

Duty Free World Council launches global shopping monitor

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/01/16

INTERNATIONAL. The Duty Free World Council has initiated a Global Shopping Monitor of duty free shopping trends with research company m1nd-set.

London Supply raises US$729,159 through charity golf tournament

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/16

SOUTH AMERICA. London Supply maintains its proud tradition of corporate social responsibility by raising US$729,159 for charity at its annual golf tournament.

The Moodie e-Zine: Puig aims for new heights with Jean Paul Gaultier

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/16

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to travel retail’s only e-Zine, in which Puig CEO Marc Puig talks about his aspirations for the Jean Paul Gaultier fragrance brand.

IAADFS names speakers for 'education session' at Orlando show

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/01/16

USA. IAADFS will host a workshop session at the Duty Free Show of the Americas in April; speakers are ACI chief Angela Gittens and m1nd-set's Peter Mohn.

Calling for FAB Awards nominations as registration opens for Geneva event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/01/16

INTERNATIONAL. Get set for the 2016 Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Awards, recognising excellence in travel-related dining.

Inframerica launches ambitious plan for airport city at Brasilia International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/12/15

BRAZIL. Brasilia Airport manager Inframerica will invest more than US$900 million over the next seven years in a major commercial and tourist expansion.

Paraguay issues call for tender to modernise Asuncion Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/12/15

PARAGUAY. The Ministry of Public Works and Communications has issued a call for tenders to modernise Asuncion International, the nation’s main airport.

Inspiring individuals: The Moodie Report names its People of the Year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/12/15

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report's People of the Year recognises individuals whose deeds and attitudes advanced the industry’s cause and reputation in 2015.

The Moodie e-Zine: People of the Year, 2015 in review and The Foodie Report

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/15

INTERNATIONAL. In the final edition of The Moodie e-Zine for 2015, we bring you our People of the Year, and highlight the big stories of a memorable 12 months.

DFASS steps up Mexican wave with airport duty free concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/12/15

MEXICO. After securing a key concession at Cozumel's Cruise Terminal, DFASS has added retail contracts at Hautulco, Veracruz and Villahermosa airports.

Lower oil prices, economic growth and passenger demand buoy airline profits

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/12/15

INTERNATIONAL. The International Air Transport Association has revealed its industry outlook for 2016, forecasting a sharp rise in profits among airlines.

Japan and South Korea buoyed by Chinese tax free shopping spend

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/12/15

INTERNATIONAL. Mainland Chinese remained the leading nationality for global tax free shopping spend in October, reports tax refund company Global Blue.

Moodie Corporate adds dual-media dynamism to publishing services

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/12/15

INTERNATIONAL. Moodie Corporate extends its portfolio to include both print and e-Zine, allowing clients to benefit from video, audio and other dynamic media.

Dufry's Gustavo Fagundes is named new ASUTIL President

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/12/15

LATIN AMERICA. In dual announcements, ASUTIL confirms its new officers and names Santiago, Chile as its 2016 congress venue.