Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Wednesday 04 May 2016


Peter Eriksson and Christian Binder create pop-up store concept

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/03/16

INTERNATIONAL. The joint venture aims to enrich the retail offer at airports by providing customised, adaptable pop-up shop solutions for all categories.

Portland appoints Terna Jibo as Head of Strategic Insights

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/03/16

UK. Jibo joins Portland from mobile marketing solutions company Somo and will be charged with identifying the influence of broader trends on retailing.

Portland makes Sense of Place the key concept in Oslo food court design

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/02/16

NORWAY. Design company also announces intention to work with parent company Perkins+Will to make travel environments a renewed business focus.

Lotte Duty Free World Tower captures leading design awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/01/16

SOUTH KOREA. The retail environment at the ambitious Lotte Duty Free World Tower has been awarded three leading design awards in the USA.

The Design Solution to lead Toulouse-Blagnac Airport terminal project

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/16

FRANCE. Toulouse-Blagnac Airport will receive a facelift, including a new duty free shop, with the goal to deliver a stronger commercial performance.

The design view: ‘One of the greatest duty free projects ever’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/12/15

UAE. The Design Solution is celebrating client ARI's tender triumph in Abu Dhabi; Director Nick Taylor says the team rose to the airport's "unparalleled challenge".

Portland Design names Charles Billot as Digital Director

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/12/15

UK. Charles Billot joins Portland Design in the newly created position of Digital Director as the consultancy looks to enhance its digital competencies.

The Design Solution to consult on key Taoyuan International project

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/11/15

TAIWAN. Airport retail design specialist The Design Solution will consult on the commercial design for the new Terminal 3 at Taoyuan International Airport.

The Design Solution wins retail planning role at Istanbul’s new airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/11/15

TURKEY. İGA Havalimanı İşletmesi has appointed London-based The Design Solution to help deliver a world-class commercial offer at Istanbul's new airport.

US architecture firm Perkins+Will acquires Portland Design Associates

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/11/15

UK/USA. Architecture and design firm Perkins+Will has acquired the branding, retail and design consultancy Portland Design Associates, led by Ibrahim Ibrahim.

Booster Juice named as a Silver winner in Canadian retail design awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/10/15

CANADA. Stores at Toronto Pearson win praise for dynamic and enticing appearance, as company prepares for opening of third outlet at the airport.

Darwin Airport captures award for commercial excellence

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/10/15

AUSTRALIA. Darwin Airport has won a major industry award for its new terminal design, which features a striking and fresh retail and dining offer.

Kickstarter campaign supports the launch of new Smart luggage scale

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/10/15

The brainchild of a softwear electronics engineer and crowd-funded, Weigh-to-Fly is an extendable luggage scale which sends real-time updates to smartphones.

Narita Airport Terminal 3 wins 2015 Good Design Best 100 Award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/15

JAPAN. Tokyo Narita Airport’s Terminal 3 becomes the first airport terminal to receive the Japan Institute of Design Promotion's Good Design Best 100 Award.

Brown-Forman breaks ground on Irish whiskey distillery at Slane Castle

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/15

The official groundbreaking ceremony for Slane Distillery marks Brown-Forman’s entry into Irish whiskey and the opening of its first distillery outside the USA.

HMSHost's Pier Zero crowns Helsinki Airport’s extensive service revamp

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/15

FINLAND. Official opening for HMSHost's Pier Zero café/restaurant marks a “landmark achievement” in Finavia’s overhaul of F&B and retail.

Portland hails success of LS travel retail Pacific's Amuse Beauty Studio

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/06/15

AUSTRALIA. Portland collaborated with LS travel retail Pacific to create the new retail concept, which made its debut at Sydney Airport in April.

Monarch Airlines to roll out Apple Watch app with Media inMotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/06/15

UK. Monarch Airlines and Media inMotion are co-developing an Apple Watch app designed to seamlessly integrate inflight dining, retail and entertainment.

The Design Solution highlights role in new-look Irish Whiskey Collection

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/06/15

IRELAND. London-based airport retail specialist The Design Solution has hailed the opening of the new-look Irish Whiskey Collection at Dublin Airport T1.

The Design Solution hails Candy Cloud confectionery concept at Dublin T1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/05/15

IRELAND. The Design Solution has hailed the opening of ARI's Candy Cloud confectionery concept at Dublin Airport T1, for which it led the interior design.

Auckland Airport partners TripIt to introduce new and improved app

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

NEW ZEALAND. Auckland Airport has teamed up with top-rated travel organising app TripIt to launch a new smartphone app that aims to be a one-stop planning tool.

Absolut vodka makes a bold new statement with bottle redesign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/04/15

Absolut has engaged a group of creatives to design the new bottle, which features an updated two-line logo, redesigned medallion, new script and a brand signifier.

Hennessy joins forces with EDA Australasia in new POS solution

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/15

Hennessy has teamed up with retail merchandising company EDA Australasia in a new POS approach to drive sales and educate shoppers on its products.

The L’Oréal group partners with National University of Singapore

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/15

SINGAPORE. L’Oréal Travel Retail Asia Pacific has collaborated with Singapore students to help create its exhibition stand for the 2015 Tax Free Asia Pacific show.

Lotte Duty Free partners JHP on winning retail concepts at Incheon

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/03/15

UK/SOUTH KOREA. For its recent bid in the Incheon Airport duty free tender, Lotte worked with London design agency JHP on design proposals for key concessions.

Portland develops strategic commercial approach at Hamburg Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/03/15

UK. Portland Design's latest project with Hamburg Airport aims to develop a commercial strategy to cope with passenger growth demand.

Plaza Premium Lounge strikes partnership with Cambodia Airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/15

CAMBODIA. Plaza Premium Lounge has been appointed to design and operate the airport lounges in the new extensions of Phnom Penh and Siem Reap airports.

Design consultancy Portland to host seminar series on future of shopping

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/03/15

UK. The future notion of the shop is the subject of a new series of seminars hosted by design consultancy Portland, with the first on 23 April in London.

Nuance improves Prestwick duty free store after contract extension

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/03/15

UK. The retailer has begun an ambitious redevelopment of its duty free store at Glasgow Prestwick Airport following a contract extension beyond 2020.

ARI-North America honoured for Montréal-Trudeau store design

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/15

CANADA. Aer Rianta International-North America has been honoured with a leading Quebec design award for its Montréal-Trudeau Airport store.

Westfield announces first retail and F&B destinations in LAX T1 overhaul

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/15

USA. Four new retail shops, a spa and a rock-inspired restaurant mark the first stage of a US$508 million transformation of Los Angeles International Airport T1.

Ambitious Detail Design plots expansion in airport retail and F&B sector

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/15

SWITZERLAND. Design and architecture firm Detail Design marks its 15th anniversary and reveals ambitions to grow in the airport retail market.

Helsinki Airport unveils new-look luggage hall inspired by nature

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/01/15

FINLAND. Helsinki Airport has teamed up with Finnish interior designer and sculptor Stefan Lindfors to redesign its luggage lobby Exit 2B, inspired by Finnish nature.

Portland focuses on the connected passenger at CNN Traveller Café

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/01/15

UAE. Portland Design outlines its role in creating the CNN Traveller café project at Abu Dhabi International Airport, which aims to keep travellers connected.

CPI completes concession planning project for Keflavik International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/12/14

ICELAND. Concession planning specialist CPI has completed a project to plan the new commercial spaces and help select concessionaires at Keflavik International.

SSP appoints Paul Heflin to North America design and construction role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/14

NORTH AMERICA. Experienced architect Heflin becomes Vice President of Design and Construction in another senior appointment for SSP's regional team.

Capture collaborates with LS travel retail on Aelia global rebrand

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/11/14

FRANCE/UK. The agency worked with the retailer to design and implement its new branding and store concept being tested at Marseille Provence Airport.

Ferry operator Færgen targets Swedish shoppers with store upgrade

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/11/14

DENMARK. The company hopes to convince customers to sail the Ystad to Rønne route instead of travelling to Germany to avoid high domestic prices.

William Grant & Sons celebrate POPAI Best Shop in Shop Award in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/11/14

William Grant & Sons, along with Hans Just, Scandlines and HRG, gathered at the TFWA World Exhibition to celebrate the award for the Glenfiddich Whisky Corner.

Design consultancy Portland promotes Keeley Lascelles to Associate role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/14

UK. Leading design consultancy Portland has promoted Senior Designer Keeley Lascelles to Associate, a management position at the company.

Plaza Premium Lounge opens Al Reem Lounge at Abu Dhabi International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/11/14

UAE. Plaza Premium Lounge has unveiled the newly renovated Al Reem Lounge – redesigned with local touches – at Abu Dhabi International Airport Terminal 1.

Scandlines Bordershop whisky retail concept wins gold at POPAI Awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/10/14

UK. The Scandlines Bordershop Glenfiddich Whisky Corner, created by HRG for William Grant & Sons, was named Best Shop in Shop at the annual awards.

London Gatwick aims for global award with two-runway airport design

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/14

UK. Plans for the airport’s new design should a second runway be approved have been shortlisted for a prize at the World Architecture Festival.

Jordan Design appointed by Butterfly Twists to develop new POS displays

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/14

Global travel retail design agency Jordan Design has produced a new range of lightweight, multi-functional POS displays for the women’s folding footwear brand.

Dufry Brasil unveils JHP-designed Arrivals store at Guarulhos T2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/14

BRAZIL. The collaboration between Dufry and JHP has resulted in “a stimulating experience that blends glamour with great prices, commodities with luxury products”.

CDF redefines travel retail with extraordinary Haitang Bay opening

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 01/09/14

CHINA. China Duty Free has marked the opening of CDF Mall, the centrepiece of the extraordinary CITS Haitang Bay Duty Free Shopping Complex. UPDATED.

EDA Australasia strikes up partnership with Coty Travel Retail Asia Pacific

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/08/14

ASIA PACIFIC. EDA Australasia further extends its 15-year partnership with Coty Australia by undertaking a range of new projects for Coty Travel Retail Asia Pacific.

Lightfoot Asia celebrates opening of new office space in Singapore

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/08/14

SINGAPORE. The specialist travel retail marketing and design agency is gearing up for the next chapter of growth with its brand new space at 54 Kandahar Street.

DFS unveils first of six videos in premiere of Fall/Winter 2014 campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. Inspired by the travel journal, the campaign takes consumers on a multimedia journey of iconic T Galleria destinations, starting with Hong Kong.

Portland appoints Isabella Leone as new Head of Developments

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

UK. Design consultancy Portland continues to strengthen its team with the appointment of Isabella Leone as its new Head of Developments.