Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Sunday 23 November 2014


ATÜ Duty Free signs contract for Salalah Airport master concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/14

OMAN. The retailer and Oman Airports Management Company have signed a 10-year contract for key commercial activities at the new airport.

King Power (HK) and Adidas capture branded store concessions at Changi T3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/14

SINGAPORE. King Power International, a division of King Power Group (Hong Kong), and Adidas have captured the latest fashion concessions at Changi Airport T3.

Airport property listings service Airportxo launches new website

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. Airportxo Solutions Inc., a property and RFP listings service for airports, has recently launched its new website,

Chinese visitors surge as Incheon Airport duty free tender nears

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/14

SOUTH KOREA. Chinese visitor numbers soared by +57.3% for the first nine months, paving the way for a blockbuster duty free tender at Incheon International Airport.

Global Exchange wins currency exchange tender at Tenerife Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/14

SPAIN. The foreign exchange operator has secured a five-year concession covering two currency and tax refund outlets at Spain's seventh busiest airport.

Ottawa Airport issues RFP for indoor advertising concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/11/14

CANADA. Ottawa International Airport Authority is seeking a partner to operate its seven-year advertising concession within the passenger terminal.

Polish Airports State Enterprise seeks car park operator for Warsaw Chopin

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/11/14

POLAND. Polish Airports State Enterprise has issued a Request for Information as it begins the process to select a car park operator at Warsaw Chopin Airport.

IDutyFree Conference underlines dramatic changes in Korean travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/11/14

SOUTH KOREA. The inaugural IDutyFree Conference in Incheon this week highlighted huge upheaval in the country’s travel retail landscape.

Dallas/Fort Worth Airport to launch key commercial RFPs in December

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/11/14

USA. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport will tender more than 30 concessions covering retail (including duty free), service and food & beverage.

King Power Group (HK) and Sky Connection/Shilla JV poised to begin Macau Airport concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/11/14

MACAU. King Power Group (HK) and a JV between The Shilla Duty Free and Sky Connection are set to begin their duty free concessions at Macau International.

Incheon International duty free tender to be issued this month

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/11/14

SOUTH KOREA. The long-awaited duty free tender at Incheon International will be issued later this month, with the business split into multiple packages.

Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur issues Nice Airport retail tenders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/11/14

FRANCE. Today Nice Côte d’Azur Airport issued the retail tenders for Terminals 1 and 2. Bids are due by 15 February 2015; the award decision by 30 March 2015.

Airport Authority invites bids for ‘Hong Kong Concept’ retail zone

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/11/14

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong has issued tenders for new concessions in a ‘Hong Kong Concept’ retail zone, located in the airport’s East Hall.

Dubai Airports seeks F&B partner to operate staff canteens

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/11/14

UAE. Dubai Airports is seeking a partner to fit out and operate staff canteens at Dubai International and related properties, as it upgrades the wider F&B offer.

DutyFly Solutions partners with Blue Air for inflight concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/10/14

ROMANIA. DutyFly Solutions is to operate the inflight concession for Romanian airline Blue Air from early 2015, marking the concessionaire’s entry into eastern Europe.

WHSmith captures travel essentials concession at new Melbourne T4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/10/14

AUSTRALIA. WHSmith has been named as Melbourne Airport’s travel essentials partner for its new T4 development, with four stores set to open next July.

Auckland duty free decision early 2015 as five vie for prize

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/10/14

NEW ZEALAND. Auckland Airport expects to make a decision on the awarding of its two duty free retail contracts in early 2015, the company revealed today.

Saipan International Airport weighs up next move on duty free concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/10/14

SAIPAN. Saipan International Airport is weighing up the next move on its master commercial concession, after it received submissions last week from stakeholders.

Tourvest In-flight Retail Services retains Kenya Airways concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/10/14

KENYA. Tourvest In-flight Retail Services has retained the contract to manage inflight duty free sales for Kenya Airways, following a competitive tender.

AENA rejects World Duty Free Group approach to renegotiate at Madrid

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

SPAIN. Airport authority AENA Aeropuertos has rebuffed an approach from World Duty Free Group to revisit its duty free concession terms at Madrid Barajas.

Airport Authority Hong Kong tenders Chinese-themed food stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong has called a tender for three concessions in the East Hall offering Chinese food & delicatessen items.

Dufry to sign Nairobi concession as final legal obstacle is cleared

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

KENYA. The national airports authority has confirmed that it will sign a contract with Dufry after a late legal challenge from Suzan General Trading was dismissed.

UPDATED: Dufry signs Jomo Kenyatta International Airport concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

KENYA. As anticipated this morning, Dufry has signed the concession with Kenya Airports Authority to operate over 750sq m of space at the new Terminal 1A.

ACSA issues commercial tenders at George and Bram Fischer airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/10/14

SOUTH AFRICA. Airports Company South Africa is seeking operators for speciality retail and food & beverage outlets at the two regional airports this month.

World Duty Free Group challenges Madrid duty free terms

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/10/14

SPAIN. World Duty Free Group is talking tough as it challenges the terms of its ‘Lot 1’ duty free retail concession at Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport.

DFS Group launches suit against Guam International Airport Authority

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/10/14

GUAM. The retailer returns to court in the long-running dispute after the Office of Public Accountability declined to accept its procurement appeal.

Setur Duty Free and LS bid jointly for Istanbul Airport duty free concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/10/14

TURKEY. Setur Duty Free and LS travel retail are bidding as a partnership for the duty free concession at Istanbul’s new airport, scheduled to open in 2018.

Aéroports de Montréal launches major F&B tender at Montréal Trudeau

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/10/14

CANADA. The airport authority is seeking operators for 17 food & beverage outlets at the airport, to be tendered in four packages. Bids are due on 8 January.

That-Es-Salasil and WDFG retain Kuwait Airport duty free contract

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/10/14

KUWAIT. The incumbent has retained the concession after tabling the highest bid among five parties, offering a US$26.9 million annual flat fee over a five-year term.

Valiram and Active World capture latest Changi T3 brand name concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/10/14

SINGAPORE. Luxury Ventures (The Valiram Group) and Active World have won the latest speciality/brand name concessions at Singapore Changi T3.

Saipan Airport duty free and master concession to be debated publicly

Source: ©The Moodie Report; Marianas Variety; Saipan Tribune - 12/10/14

SAIPAN. The Commonwealth Ports Authority goes public in mulling its options for the airport master concession agreement held by DFS. Now Lotte declares its interest.

Auditor to examine Denver Airport duty free result after DFASS protest

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/10/14

USA. Denver Auditor reviews the Denver Airport duty free contract award to Dufry after DFASS appeals but injunction attempt fails. UPDATED story.

Markets react well to Moodie story on Auckland Airport duty free line-up

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/10/14

NEW ZEALAND. The Moodie Report's revelation of a strong, five company line-up for the Auckland Airport duty free tender sees a leading analyst upgrade the stock.

Quality quintet of travel retailers vie for Auckland Airport duty free contract

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/10/14

NEW ZEALAND. Incumbents JR/Duty Free and DFS face strong competition from LS travel retail; Lotte Duty Free; and respected Irish company Aer Rianta International.

ATÜ, Gebr Heinemann and Hamila win Tunisian duty free tender

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/10/14

TUNISIA. A powerful partnership between ATÜ Duty Free, Gebr Heinemann and Hamila Duty Free pulls off a major contract coup ahead of tough competition.

Cayman Islands Airports Authority seeks commercial revenue consultant

Source: The Moodie Report; CNSBusiness* - 08/10/14

CAYMAN ISLANDS. The authority has issued an RFP as a major airport improvement programme is set to boost space at Owen Roberts International.

Park Wan-su inaugurated as Incheon Airport CEO; all eyes on duty free tender

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/10/14

SOUTH KOREA. With a new CEO in place, the stage seems set for the world's biggest duty free tender. But potential bidders may have to wait a few more weeks.

Tampa Airport issues RFPs for duty free, speciality retail and F&B

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/10/14

USA. Tampa International Airport has issued RFPs for its duty free, speciality retail and food & beverage concessions amid a major redevelopment programme.

King Power Group (HK) and Sky Connection/Shilla jv set for November start in Macau

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/10/14

CHINA (MACAU). The two-operator model is set to begin operation at Macau International Airport next month.

Cost of Spanish airports retention weighs heavily on World Duty Free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. The onerous cost burden of retaining its Spanish airports duty free business was spelled out yesterday by World Duty Free Group to investors.

Incheon Airport duty free tender imminent as new CEO is appointed

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/10/14

SOUTH KOREA. The appointment of Park Wan-su after several months without a CEO at the airport is likely to reignite the planned tender process at Incheon.

Keflavik Airport names new speciality retail and food & beverage partners

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/10/14

ICELAND.A combination of local Icelandic and international companies have won retail and F&B concessions at Keflavik Airport's new-look Departures Lounge.

World Duty Free Group extends Heathrow Airport concession to 2026

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. World Duty Free Group has agreed a 6.5-year extension at Heathrow Airport, its largest contributor to sales and EBITDA, until 2026.

Dufry renews duty free contract at Phnom Penh and Siem Reap till 2020

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/10/14

CAMBODIA. Dufry has signed a long-term contract with Cambodia Airports to operate duty free stores at Phnom Penh and Siem Reap airports. UPDATED STORY.

Dufry secures Denver Airport duty free concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/09/14

USA. The retailer’s local joint venture Denver Duty Free has won the seven-year concession to operate duty free and duty paid retail at Denver International Airport.

Dufry wins duty free master concession at Jomo Kenyatta Airport T4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/09/14

KENYA. Dufry Group overcame appeals from two rival bidders to reach the award in the new tender, which follows an annulled initial tender and award to Nuance.

Aéroports de Montréal to call F&B tender for 17 locations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/09/14

CANADA. The company is preparing to launch an international search for operators for several food & beverage outlets at Montréal-Trudeau Airport.

Guam tender dispute enters new stage as DFS files bid protest appeal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/14

GUAM. The previous incumbent at A.B. Won Pat Airport takes its appeal against the tender process to the Office of Public Accountability.

Bristol Airport tenders retail opportunities amid terminal expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

UK. The airport is seeking retailers across several speciality categories to occupy space created by a recently approved terminal extension.

Gebr Heinemann ties up with Dick Smith for Sydney Airport electronics business

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/14

AUSTRALIA. Gebr Heinemann has formed an alliance with local consumer technology retailer Dick Smith to run seven specialist stores at Sydney Airport.