Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Wednesday 04 May 2016


JR/Duty Free retains Wellington Airport concession after open tender

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 28/04/16

NEW ZEALAND. JR/Duty Free retains its stronghold at the gateway to the nation's capital after “a very thorough and rigorous tender process”.

Athens Airport invites tenders for retail, food & beverage and services

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

GREECE. Athens Airport calls tenders for 21 commercial operations at Eleftherios Venizelos Airport through The Moodie Davitt Report.

HMSHost captures contract for three new restaurants at Toronto Pearson

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 26/04/16

CANADA. HMSHost will open Shanghai 360, Smoke’s Burritorie and Smashburger restaurants after winning an eight-year contract at Toronto Pearson International. .

Bahrain Airport Company launches new terminal advertising tender

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 25/04/16

BAHRAIN. “Our tender programme is another significant milestone in our US$1.1bn transformation," says Bahrain Airport Co's Mohamed Khalil.

Changi Airport names winners of key retail and F&B concessions at T4

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 21/04/16

SINGAPORE. Desigual, Gassan, Coach, Furla, Charles & Keith, Michael Kors and TWG Tea Boutique capture spaces at Changi T4, which opens next year.

Saipan Airport Master Concession RFP likely to be issued in late May

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 19/04/16

SAIPAN. DFS, which played a pioneering role in developing Saipan's tourism infrastructure, has held the concession since the airport opened in 1976.

Boston Logan Airport set to issue RFP for speciality retail and F&B programme

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 18/04/16

USA. Boston Logan Airport plans to issue an RFP to find a master concessionaire for its food & beverage and news & speciality retail programme, with a September deadline. Airmall holds the contract.

Local authority calls RFP for Peace Bridge Duty Free contract

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 15/04/16

CANADA. The Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority has called an RFP for the the 28,000sq ft duty free shop at the land border crossing, with a 15-year contract.

JCDecaux extends advertising concession at Singapore Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 14/04/16

SINGAPORE. JCDecaux has extended its concession with Singapore Changi Airport until 2022 and pledged to deliver new "landmark installations" across the airport.

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.

Changi Airport seeks partner for major T3 fashionwear concession

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 12/04/16

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport Group is seeking a partner to manage a 366sq m fashionwear concession at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3.

Dufry captures treble win in Changi tenders; Lacoste secures more space

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/16

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport Group awards its latest fashion contracts, with Dufry and brand partners plus RSH Singapore (Lacoste) the big winners.

DFASS secures new onboard retail relationship with RwandAir

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

AFRICA. The Miami company grows in Africa with the launch of an onboard duty free retail programme for expanding Rwandan flag carrier RwandAir.

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.

DFS, Lagardère, Tiffany and Saint Laurent win Changi T3 concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 01/04/16

SINGAPORE. DFS Group (representing Burberry), Lagardère Travel Retail (Zegna), Tiffany and Saint Laurent Paris capture luxury contracts at Changi T3.

Seoul Gimpo Airport duty free tender fails to attract any bidders

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 01/04/16

SOUTH KOREA. Excessive minimum annual guarantees expectations are blamed as high-profile Gimpo and Gimhae duty free tenders end in failure. "Due to the minimum rents requested, both would have been heavily unprofitable concessions," notes one senior retailer.

DFASS partnership wins appeal in duty free dispute at Denver Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/03/16

USA. Contract controversy continues to rage in Colorado as the decision opens up a potential path to damages and/or a potential new RFP.

Korean government unveils sweeping changes to duty free licensing system

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/03/16

SOUTH KOREA. Automatic licence renewal for qualified players, and doubling the licence term to ten years are among the changes.

Changi Airport seeks partners for T2 consumer electronics concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/03/16

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport Group has launched a Direct Marketing Exercise in its search for partners to manage consumer electronics concessions in Terminal 2.

Gebr Heinemann extends at Hamburg Airport, reveals strong annual sales

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/03/16

GERMANY. Gebr Heinemann extends to 2027 its Hamburg Airport retail contract and reveals a +13% leap in annual sales in 2015 to €3.6 billion. UPDATED.

Changi Airport seeks F&B partner for Terminal 1 food court concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/03/16

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport Group is seeking a partner for an airside food court in Terminal 1, and is also offering two brand name restaurant contracts.

Kaboom and Avenue Kids capture Changi children’s products concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/03/16

SINGAPORE. Avenue Kids and Kaboom will manage new stores at Changi T2 after winning toys, games, children’s gifts and creative learning concessions.

Stormy Korean hearing debates changes to duty free licensing model

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/03/16

SOUTH KOREA. We bring you reaction from a sometimes stormy public hearing in Seoul today to debate the country’s duty free licensing system.

Baltona Duty Free captures retail and F&B concessions at Katowice Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/03/16

POLAND. Baltona Duty Free will open a walk-through duty free store and two new dining concepts at Katowice Airport’s non-Schengen terminal.

‘Lower prices & improved service’: Auckland Airport hails cab changes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/03/16

NEW ZEALAND. Fed up with rank-bad service? Auckland Airport believes standard weekly rents rather than different guarantee levels are the way forward.

DFASS Group wins Royal Jordanian inflight duty free concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/03/16

JORDAN. Miami-based DFASS promises a “unique programme… appealing to the needs and desires of the Royal Jordanian Airlines customer”.

Duty free licence U-turn in South Korea? Government ministry calls public hearing to consider key regulation changes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/03/16

SOUTH KOREA. It's the story that refuses to die. A dramatic about-turn in the country’s downtown duty free licensing system looms as a real possibility after Vice Minister of Strategy and Finance Sangmok Choi announced a public hearing on 16 March to debate the issue. A doubling of the licence term to ten years, automatic renewal and six new Seoul licences (including the retention of the seemingly lost Lotte World Tower and WalkerHill permits) are all potential changes. UPDATED STORY with further comment and details.

SSP awarded two F&B packages at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/03/16

NORTH AMERICA. SSP America, a division of SSP Group, has been awarded two food & beverage packages at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Changi Airport Group seeks partner to manage T2 lounge concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/03/16

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport Group has invited potential partners to make offers to manage the pay-per-use lounge concession at Singapore Changi T2.

San Francisco International issues 5,200sq ft retail marketplace RFP

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/03/16

USA. Seven-year contract with two one-year options is for a mixed marketplace featuring multiple product category zones in the airport's Terminal 3.

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.

DAA International to manage new T5 at Riyadh King Khaled International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/02/16

SAUDI ARABIA. DAA International has won the contract to manage and operate the new domestic Terminal 5 at Riyadh King Khaled International Airport.

Autogrill Group adds three new outlets at Beijing Capital International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/02/16

CHINA. HMSHost International builds on its presence at the world's second largest airport by passenger volume with the addition of three new outlets.

oOh! extends advertising contract platform at Melbourne Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/02/16

AUSTRALIA. Melbourne's status as one of the world's most digitally advanced airports is set to be advanced following the new contract award.

ARI and BTA named as preferred bidders for key Muscat concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/02/16

OMAN. Aer Rianta International and BTA have been named as preferred bidders for the duty free and F&B contracts respectively at New Muscat International.

BTA hails bid for F&B contract at New Muscat International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/02/16

OMAN. TAV Airports-owned food & beverage specialist BTA will bring 20 dining outlets to New Muscat International Airport after being named preferred bidder.

Inflight Sales Group captures Garuda Indonesia retail contract

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/02/16

INDONESIA. Inflight Sales Group wins its latest onboard concession in Asia Pacific with Indonesian national airline Garuda; the contract begins on 1 April.

Brisbane Airport issues RFP for Domestic Terminal advertising

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/16

AUSTRALIA. Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) is seeking proposals from media companies for advertising in the southern end of its Domestic Terminal Building.

Incheon Airport plots duty free tenders for T2; confirms SkyTeam carriers move

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

SOUTH KOREA. Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC) is planning to issue its Request for Proposals for the duty free concession at the new Terminal 2 in August or September, and bidders will then have at least 60 days to prepare their submissions. In an important related development, IIAC has confirmed that Delta, KLM and Air France will join Korean Air as airline tenants at the new terminal.

BWI Marshall concessions could be opened up to bidding in 2017

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/02/16

USA. Maryland lawmakers promote legislation that would see Airmall contract – set to expire in 2022 – opened for competitive bidding next year.

Duty free contracts at Bandaranaike International set for tender

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/16

SRI LANKA. Five year contracts will be awarded for stores in both arrivals and departures with the government making big changes to the selection process.

Lotte Duty Free gets set to defend Seoul Gimpo Airport concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/01/16

SOUTH KOREA. Lotte Duty Free vows to defend its important Seoul Gimpo concession while reviewing whether to bid on Busan opportunity.

Changi Airport Group invites bids for speciality stores in T1 and T2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/16

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport Group is inviting potential partners to bid on two speciality retail concessions at Singapore Changi Airport terminals 1 and 2.

Flemingo wins duty free concessions at nine Indian airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/16

INDIA. “This win reaffirms our position as the number one duty free player in the region,” says a delighted Flemingo International CEO Atul Ahuja.

Budapest Airport calls tender for key advertising concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/16

HUNGARY. Budapest Airport prepares to tender its advertising concession with a contract of seven to ten years; bid documents are available until 26 January.

Lagardère Travel Retail renews Relay concession at Hong Kong Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/16

HONG KONG. The specialist news-to-gifts concept, a proven success story at Hong Kong International Airport, extends its presence after tender success.

Korean trade union workers demand extension to Lotte Duty Free World Tower licence

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/01/16

SOUTH KOREA. Lotte Duty Free trade union members march in protest against the new, five-year downtown duty free licence system, which they claim has led to job losses.

Hong Kong International Airport calls latest fashion tender in Terminal 1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/01/16

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong calls a tender for a T1 East Hall shop concession that combines fashion accessories, shoes and sportswear.

Plaza Premium Lounge captures Changi T2 speciality F&B concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/01/16

SINGAPORE. Airport lounge management specialist Plaza Premium Group makes a vital breakthrough at Changi T2 by winning a key restaurant concession.

Korean President slams 'rough & ready' downtown duty free licence changes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/12/15

SOUTH KOREA. President Park Geun-hye this week criticised Korean lawmakers for changing the downtown duty free licence system without proper debate.