Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Sunday 07 February 2016


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.

SMI signs duty free & other commercial contracts in Myanmar; strikes ten-year supply deal with DFS

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/12/15

MYANMAR. Yangon International Airport's new Terminal 2 has rich commercial potential says new concessionaire.

‘Tailor-made and customer-led’: ARI pledges world-class offer in Abu Dhabi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/12/15

UAE. Speaking to The Moodie Report after the Abu Dhabi tender award, ARI CEO Jack MacGowan pledges an "immersive, multi-sensory shopping experience".

ARI hails Abu Dhabi Midfield Terminal Building duty free contract win

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/12/15

UAE. Aer Rianta International CEO Jack MacGowan and ARI-Middle East Chairman Abdulla Buhindi hail the duty free contract award at Abu Dhabi's Midfield Terminal.

Lagardère Travel Retail: Delivering the ‘wow factor’ in Abu Dhabi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/12/15

UAE. Lagardère Travel Retail Chairman and CEO Dag Rasmussen talks to The Moodie Report about the huge travel retail opportunity at the Midfield Terminal.

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.

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".

‘An airport terminal like nothing that has been seen before’ – Abu Dhabi Airports Chairman

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/12/15

UAE. “To deliver an amazing gateway to the capital of our great nation, the United Arab Emirates, and our home - Abu Dhabi," vows airport boss.

Gimhae Airport prepares to call new tender after Shinsegae pull-out

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/12/15

SOUTH KOREA. "Gimhae Airport is negotiating with the government regarding the conditions of opening a new tender," says Korea Airports Corporation.

Alpha LSG extends Thomas Cook Airlines inflight deal until 2021

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/15

UK. Alpha LSG has been awarded a new inflight retail contract for Thomas Cook Airlines’ flights, with a pre-order shopping option for UK passengers from January.

San Francisco poised to award F&B contracts; duty free RFP next summer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/15

USA. Airport company plans January announcement for the food & beverage winners while the long-awaited duty free RFP will take place next summer.

Oslo Airport reveals 'broad & varied' speciality store line-up from 2017

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/12/15

NORWAY. Avinor names further retailers that will appear at Oslo's upgraded airport from 2017, including Airport Retail Group, SSP, Tanum and Ting.

'Elevating the retail proposition': Budapest Airport reveals new commercial line-up in Terminal 2B following tenders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/12/15

HUNGARY. Budapest Airport has revealed the winners of its recent retail and dining tenders at Terminal 2B, with key contracts for some big names in luxury including Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger, Desigual and Frey Wille. “With year-on-year retail revenues increased by more than +20%, it is an ideal time for any potential new commercial partners to join Budapest Airport,” said Chief Commercial Officer Kam Jandu.

ISG partnership captures airBaltic inflight retail concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/12/15

LATVIA. Inflight Sales Group partners with SIA Airo Catering Services to provide inflight services to Latvian carrier airBaltic, with a new programme from March.

Pakistan International Airlines tenders inflight duty free contract

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/12/15

PAKISTAN. The concession is for an initial period of five years with an option to extend. Thee airline is seeking a partner that will deliver innovation.

Alicante Airport set for airside retail transformation in Q2 2016

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/12/15

SPAIN. Alicante-Elche Airport to open 16 refurbished stores next year, ranging from fashion to news & books, amid a major upgrade of commercial activities.

Korea counts the cost of downtown duty free licence system

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/12/15

SOUTH KOREA. Lotte Duty Free World Tower and WalkerHill Duty Free sell off heavy inventories in the run-up to the closures of both stores.

Airport Authority Hong Kong tenders T1 travel essentials concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/11/15

HONG KONG. The 67sq m unit in Terminal 1 offers an “extraordinary business opportunity in a premier location” according to the airport company.

Deadline due tomorrow for Muscat Airport duty free and dining tenders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/11/15

OMAN. It's deadline time for New Muscat International Airport’s duty free and food & drinks tenders and the airport expects to attract "headline operators".

SSP set for debut in Hong Kong rail market after key contract gain

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/11/15

HONG KONG. SSP Asia Pacific will enter the Chinese rail market next year after it won a deal at Hung Hom Station, which handles China-Hong Kong border traffic.

Detroit Airport issues RFPs for dining concessions at McNamara Terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/15

USA. Contracts run for ten years in each case with three one-year renewal options, covering five locations in total across concourses A and C.

Interest runs high in MTR duty free tender at Hong Kong railway stations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/15

HONG KONG. Interested parties have until 15 January to express interest in an exciting duty free opportunity advertised through The Moodie Report.

Oslo Airport reveals further details of enhanced commercial line-up

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/11/15

NORWAY. Oslo Airport names further partners for its food & drinks concessions, as well as its convenience store line-up, as it plans the opening of T2 in 2017.

MTR Corporation calls tender for duty free stores at Hong Kong stations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/11/15

HONG KONG. MTR Corp invites retailers, through The Moodie Report, to express their interest in duty free tenders at Hung Hom, Lo Wu and Lok Ma Chau stations.

Seismic change: Korean downtown duty free licence system under fire as trade assesses shock results

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/11/15

SOUTH KOREA. While Doosan and Shinsegae celebrate, WalkerHill Duty Free and Lotte Duty Free are stunned. The government’s new five-yearly competitive bidding system for downtown duty free licences, introduced in 2013, comes under fire as the travel retail sector at home and abroad assesses the shock, industry-transforming results of the latest licence contest.

Lotte retains IPO & global number 1 aims despite duty free licence loss

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/11/15

SOUTH KOREA. Lotte Duty Free dusts itself down after losing Lotte World Tower licence and retains growth ambitions. But touted COEX licence switch doubtful.

Assessing the dangers of Korean duty free licence changes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/15

SOUTH KOREA. In the run-up to four critical duty free licence awards, The Moodie Report Chairman Martin Moodie was interviewed by leading Korean media titles.

Shock losses for Lotte & WalkerHill; Shinsegae and Doosan triumph

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/15

SOUTH KOREA. Korea Customs Service unveils the four crucial (and shock) downtown duty free licence results in Seoul and Busan.

Gimpo Airport duty free tender likely to take place in early 2016

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/11/15

SOUTH KOREA. The incumbents' (Lotte Duty Free and The Shilla Duty Free) contracts run until 12 May 2016, meaning another high-profile bid.

Ottawa International Airport issues RFP for duty free concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/11/15

CANADA. Ottawa International Airport Authority has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for its duty free business, currently run by ARI-North America.

Cairo Airport Company reveals commercial line-up for new T2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/11/15

EGYPT. Cairo Airport Company names Egyptair Duty Free, Dufry and Cairo Airport Duty Free as partners in the new T2, with SSP capturing key food & drinks units.

Court dismisses challenge to Dufry duty free contract in Kenya - reports

Source: The Star; The Moodie Report - 05/11/15

KENYA. The Kenyan High Court has dismissed a further challenge to Dufry’s capture of the duty free concession at Jomo Kenyatta Airport, local media reports.

Hong Kong International calls tender for audio-visual store concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/11/15

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong tenders five consumer technology stores in Terminal 1 Check-In and Arrivals, with a bid deadline of 10 December.

Yangon Airport calls for Expressions of Interest in key concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/11/15

MYANMAR. Yangon Aerodrome Company today called for Expressions of Interest in several key commercial concessions at Myanmar’s main gateway.

WalkerHill Duty Free optimistic of licence tenure extension

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/10/15

SOUTH KOREA. WalkerHill Senior Vice President/Head of Duty Free Division Mikyong Vicky Kwon hopeful of extended licence periods and permit retention.

Oman Airports set to issue RFPs for latest retail and services contracts

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/10/15

OMAN. Oman Airport Management Company will this week launch RFPs for a range of retail categories and services at New Muscat International Airport.

Sydney Airport launches call for integrated financial services provider

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/10/15

AUSTRALIA. The country’s largest airport calls for Expressions of Interest for integrated financial services and currency exchange.

RIOgaleão issues foreign exchange RFP at International Airport Tom Jobim

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/10/15

BRAZIL. One of South America's most exciting airport foreign exchange opportunities has been issued by RIOgaleão via The Moodie Report.

DFS Group granted ten-year extension to Honolulu International Airport duty free and retail concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/15

USA. DFS Group has been granted a ten-year extension to its retail and duty free concessions at Honolulu International Airport, among other commercial contract extensions there. The retailer commented: “Hawaii has been an important part of DFS’ business for more than 50 years... DFS looks forward to continuing to improve the experience of travellers to Honolulu International Airport.”

Hong Kong International announces airport advertising tender

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/15

HONG KONG. One of the world's key airport advertising concessions goes to tender, offering extensive advertising spaces across terminals & outdoor areas.