Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Sunday 29 March 2015


ATÜ Duty Free confirmed as Houston Airport concessionaire

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/03/15

USA. The JV between TAV Airports Holding and Gebr Heinemann-led Unifree Duty Free, wins the duty free concession at George Bush International Airport.

Incheon International Airport awards three SME duty free concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/15

SOUTH KOREA. Incheon International Airport awards three of its four small & medium-sized enterprise duty free concessions, after a re-tender.

Luxair names Dutyfly Solutions as inflight retail partner

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/15

LUXEMBOURG. Dutyfly Solutions, the joint venture between Aelia and Servair, has captured the inflight retail contract for Luxair, following a tender.

London Supply wins key new 30-year Santa Cruz concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/15

ARGENTINA. London Supply has been awarded the concession to operate the Free Zone of Rio Gallegos and Caleta Olivia, in the Province of Santa Cruz, Argentina.

Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago reissues RFP

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

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

Nice Côte d’Azur Airport issues jewellery & watches retail tender

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

FRANCE. Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur has launched an open call for tenders for jewellery & watches retail concessions at Nice Côte d’Azur Airport.

Georgia Revenue Service issues tender for border store contract

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/03/15

GEORGIA. Georgia Revenue Service has launched a tender for a ten-year duty free concession on the Georgia-Turkey border, with a bid deadline of 31 March.

ATÜ Americas named preferred bidder for key Houston contract

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/03/15

USA. In a surprise result, Turkey-based ATÜ Duty Free's US affiliate has been named preferred bidder for the duty free concession at Houston Airport.

APN Outdoor wins tender for Sydney Airport advertising contract

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/03/15

AUSTRALIA. APN Outdoor plans a major investment in advertising sites at Sydney Airport after capturing a 5.5-year contract covering T1, T2 and exterior areas.

Airport Authority Hong Kong tenders latest retail concessions in T1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/03/15

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong has called tenders for several new retail concessions both airside and landside at Hong Kong International Airport.

Shilla ‘the real winner’ of Incheon duty free bid, claims analyst

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/03/15

SOUTH KOREA. Shilla was the big winner in the recent Incheon International Airport duty free tender, according to leading analyst KDB Daewoo Securities Co.

LS travel retail captures key retail concession at Krakow Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/03/15

POLAND. LS travel retail, through subsidiary HDS Polska, has won one of the key travel retail concessions at Krakow Airport’s new-look international terminal.

TAV Operation Services captures Tunis Carthage advertising contract

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/15

TUNISIA. TAV Airports division TAV Operation Services has won the tender for the four-year advertising concession at Tunis Carthage Airport.

Incheon rebids Charmzone duty free space; results due in March

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/15

SOUTH KOREA. The country's small & medium enterprises are learning that duty free retailing has a high cost of entry after another embarrassing failure.

Charmzone withdraws Incheon bid; another blow for SME tender concept

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/02/15

SOUTH KOREA. Charmzone, the Korean cosmetics house awarded a Small & Medium Enterprise duty free contract at Incheon International Airport, pulls out.

Nice Côte d’Azur Airport hails ambitious food & beverage overhaul

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/02/15

FRANCE. Nice Côte d’Azur Airport is pledging “innovation and excellence” from its new food & beverage offer, after awarding contracts to SSP and Relay.

World Duty Free reveals terms of renewed Kuwait concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/02/15

KUWAIT. The new contract is based on a flat payment of KWD7.77 million (currently €23.08 million) for each year. Read on for an unusually open disclosure of bid details.

DFASS strikes inflight services deal with relaunched Eastern Air Lines

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/15

USA. The DFASS Group and newly relaunched carrier Eastern Air Lines have agreed a long-term partnership for inflight services including duty free.

LS travel retail and ARI awarded Auckland Airport duty free contracts

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/15

NEW ZEALAND. LS travel retail and Aer Rianta International have been awarded the two duty free concessions at Auckland Airport, replacing JR/Duty Free and DFS.

Wellington Airport calls for Expressions of Interest in duty free contract

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/02/15

NEW ZEALAND. Wellington International Airport has called for Expressions of Interest for its duty free concession, currently operated by JR/Duty Free.

Incheon tender prompts controversy as 'super bid' details emerge

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/02/15

SOUTH KOREA. Details emerge of Lotte's extraordinarily aggressive bid to secure its dominant position in the Incheon International Airport duty free tenders.

Nuance retains consumer electronics concession at Hong Kong Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/02/15

HONG KONG. Nuance has won the tender for the consumer electronics concession at Hong Kong International Airport, retaining the contract for the third time.

Ottawa International Airport issues RFP for airside restaurant concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/02/15

CANADA. Ottawa International Airport Authority has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for an airside restaurant concession, with bids due on 23 April.

Lotte, Shilla, Shinsegae, Charmzone share Incheon duty free awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/02/15

SOUTH KOREA. Incumbents Lotte and Shilla, together with department store giant Shinsegae and small & medium enterprise Charmzone carry off the spoils.

London Luton launches major commercial tender programme

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/15

UK. London Luton Airport announces a major commercial tender programme via The Moodie Report, embracing 47 units and 7,027sq m of retail and F&B space.

Dallas/Fort Worth Airport reveals ‘bold vision’ for duty free business

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/15

USA. Dallas/Fort Worth Airport has said it wants to rival the best Asian airports with its customer experience and retail offer – with duty free a key component.

Five big players, 6 SMEs contest Incheon Airport duty free tender

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/02/15

SOUTH KOREA. Four Korean giants plus Thailand's King Power International Group and six small/medium enterprises join the world's hottest tender contest.

Bidding closes for Incheon International Airport duty free contract

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/15

SOUTH KOREA. It's almost time to begin assessing offers for the world's biggest duty free contract package as deadline day arrived on Friday for the Incheon concessions. Intense interest is expected in the various opportunities on offer. As revealed by The Moodie Report, Incheon International Airport generated duty free sales of US$2 billion in 2014 – a world-record performance in the history of the airport duty free industry.

Georgia Revenue Service to call tender for new border duty free operation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/15

GEORGIA. Georgia Revenue Service is preparing to call a tender for a new duty free operation on the Georgia-Turkey border, at Kartsakhi.

Hong Kong International Airport seeks food court concessionaire

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has issued a tender for a food court concession in Terminal 1’s West Hall, with a bid deadline of 8 April.

DFASS challenge to Denver duty free award dismissed but appeal certain

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/15

USA. Round one is over but the battle continues as a DFASS-led alliance vows to pursue its challenge of the Denver duty free contract award to Dufry in court.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Claus Heinemann hails Istanbul victory

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. As Unifree Duty Free and Gebr Heinemann celebrate winning the mega-tender for New Istanbul Airport, we talk to Claus Heinemann about the deal.

Unifree Duty Free captures 'world's biggest' contract at New Istanbul Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/15

TURKEY. Unifree Duty Free, in which Gebr Heinemann has a 60.8% stake, has won the 25-year contract to operate all airside retail space at Istanbul New Airport.

Sri Lankan reports of duty free contract annulment wide of the mark

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/15

SRI LANKA. Media reports that Sri Lanka’s new government has cancelled duty free licences at key airports are inaccurate, The Moodie Report can confirm.

DFASS finalises long-term duty free agreement with Vietnam Airlines

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/15

VIETNAM. DFASS, through its Singapore arm, is understood to have finalised a long-term duty free contract onboard the fast-growing national carrier.

Changi Airport Group reveals four winners for T1 speciality concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/01/15

SINGAPORE. Luxury Ventures, Pure Gold Jewellers, Bengawan Solo and LianBee Jeco have captured the latest speciality concessions at Changi Airport T1.

Changi Airport tenders key T1 watch concession and T2 luxury stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/12/14

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport Group has issued a tender for its key watch concession at Singapore Changi Airport T1 and for seven luxury goods stores in T2.

Duty Free Americas wins first Brazilian airport duty free contract

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/14

BRAZIL. Duty Free Americas has been awarded a ten-year contract to operate the duty free concession at Afonso Pena International Airport in Curitiba, Brazil.

Incheon International Airport food & beverage tender draws heavy interest

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/14

SOUTH KOREA. The food & beverage tender at Incheon International Airport closes on 26 December with the evaluation process beginning soon afterwards.

Tender interest rises as Incheon Airport hits all-time duty free sales high

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/14

SOUTH KOREA. Incheon International Airport is on course to race past the US$2 billion mark in duty free sales in 2014 after reaching an all-time annual high.

Kraków Airport tenders commercial space at upgraded international terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/12/14

POLAND. Kraków Airport is seeking retail tenants for its newly expanded international terminal this month. The airport is tendering nine airside units and eight airside outlets covering retail categories including duty free. It will tender for other services in January 2015.

Layam-Sakal Group captures latest retail concessions at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/12/14

ISRAEL. Layam-Sakal Group has won the concession to operate two new toy stores plus one children's fashion outlet at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport.

Dallas/Fort Worth Airport launches duty free, retail and F&B tenders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/12/14

USA. The airport is offering 20 packages covering 34 locations across three terminals, including six duty free locations in Terminal D.

Incheon Airport to factor in T2 opening in future duty free financials

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/12/14

SOUTH KOREA. With Incheon Airport's new T2 due to open in 2018, allowance will be made in the main duty free contracts for any traffic dilution from that point.

Brisbane Airport seeks speciality fashion and F&B for Domestic Terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/12/14

AUSTRALIA. Brisbane Airport Corporation is seeking Expressions of Interest as it begins planning for a redevelopment of the Virgin Australia Domestic Terminal.

Incheon unveils duty free tender; spells out terms and timeline

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/12/14

SOUTH KOREA. The waiting's over. Let battle commence. And what a battle it could be as Incheon International Airport's eagerly anticipated duty free tender is released.

Copenhagen Airport tenders for taxi services and management system

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/12/14

DENMARK. The three-year concession covers an estimated US$108 million in fares and installation of a taxi management system to avoid congestion.

Nice Airport calls for tenders for fashion and hi-tech products

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/12/14

FRANCE. Nice tender process continues apace; the airport authority issues the duty free tender documents, and calls for tenders for fashion and hi-tech products.

Minneapolis-St Paul prepares for major concession programme overhaul

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/12/14

USA. Minneapolis-St Paul Airport aims to launch RFPs covering more than 125,000sq ft of commercial space in two phases next year and in 2017.

D-Day imminent for Incheon International duty free tender

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/12/14

SOUTH KOREA. Further details have emerged of the licence model for the forthcoming duty free tender at Incheon Airport, likely to be released this week.