Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Friday 06 May 2016


HMSHost takes over six restaurants at Piedmont Triad International

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

USA. The Autogrill company was awarded a 10-year contract to run the airport’s dining locations and will rotate in new F&B units throughout the rest of the year.

Live and online: The Moodie Davitt Report Print Edition May 2016

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

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to The Moodie Davitt Report Print Edition for May 2016, published to coincide with TFWA Asia Pacific, which starts on Sunday.

Abu Dhabi Airports reveals Midfield Terminal food & beverage victors

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 03/05/16

UAE. Emirates Leisure Retail, HMSHost, Lagardère Capital and SSP are the big winners of a hotly contested F&B tender at Abu Dhabi's new Midfield Terminal.

FABulous programme revealed for leading airport food & beverage event

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 03/05/16

SWITZERLAND. FAB 2016 features a 'who's who' of the world's leading F&B concessionaires and some of the world's most consumer-minded airports.

HMSHost International to open its first airport F&B outlets in Doha

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 03/05/16

QATAR. Autogrill subsidiary wins contract to operate four dining outlets at Hamad International Airport as it expands its Middle East footprint.

Royal salute: H.H Sheikh Ahmed opens Concourse D at Dubai International

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 29/04/16

UAE. Dubai Airports Chairman H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum has officially opened Dubai International’s new Concourse D, home to 60 airlines.

Buoyant in Bangalore: commercial revenues show “phenomenal” growth

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

INDIA. As retail and food & beverage sales growth outstrip passenger increases, Bangalore International Airport Ltd outlines an ambitious commercial vision.

Global expansion for HMSHost’s Airport Restaurant Month promotion

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

USA/EUROPE. Autogrill-operated restaurants in European airports will participate in the event for the first time, raising the total number to more than 90.

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. .

ACI underlines role of service quality on commercial revenues

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

INTERNATIONAL. "Analysis suggests that prioritising customer service results in the greatest positive impact on non-aeronautical revenue," says ACI World Director General Angela Gittens.

Dallas Fort Worth Airport adds retail and F&B units in Terminal E

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

USA. The new concessions include women's accessories store Marshall-Rousso, electronics unit InMotion Entertainment and two local F&B concepts.

Lagardère Travel Retail opens two F&B outlets at Valencia Airport

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

SPAIN. Quick service restaurant TRIB’S serves a range of fresh products and local favourites and is joined by So!Coffee, another Lagardère brand, at the airport.

Largest Starbucks airport store in EMEA opens at Amsterdam Schiphol

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

NETHERLANDS. Travel restaurateur HMSHost brings Starbucks Evenings menu and Starbucks Reserve coffees to the 470sq m store - called The Pavilion.

Milestone moment: Munich Airport opens €900 million satellite terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 22/04/16

GERMANY. Germany's first midfield terminal features 7,000sq m of retail and dining and raises capacity in Terminal 2 to 36 million passengers per year.

Xi’an Airport deepens stakeholder collaboration with ‘Trinity’ event

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 22/04/16

CHINA. Xi’an Xianyang Airport COO Wolfgang Weil says the creation of a Trinity Executive Committee and sub-committees can improve stakeholder relations.

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.

Heathrow Airport posts sharp rise in retail revenue per passenger in Q1

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

UK. Buoyed by redevelopment at T5 in particular, Heathrow Airport posts a double-digit surge in Q1 retail revenue and a sharp rise in revenue per passenger.

SSP America wins contracts for two restaurants at San Francisco Airport

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

USA. Local Southern American-inspired restaurant and burger chain Wendy’s will open in the airport’s International Terminal by the end of January 2017.

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.

‘Putting the customer first’: Paul Griffiths on Dubai International's Concourse D

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

UAE. "I love the idea of air travel being a human enabler, of reuniting people and bringing whole societies together." - Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths.

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.

SSP wins bakery and snack outlets contract at Frankfurt Airport

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

GERMANY. Five-year contract is valued at US$58 million and includes a number of firsts for the Fraport-operated airport, including a Backwerk unit.

Retail rebound: Zürich Airport posts gains in commercial turnover in Q1

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

SWITZERLAND. Zürich Airport commercial turnover climbed by a solid +4.7% year-on-year in March and by +3.6% in the first quarter of 2016.

Three new F&B concessions open at Tampa Airport’s Airside C

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 13/04/16

USA. RumFish Grill, Time Zone/Shades and Starbucks are among the first wave of 65 new shops and restaurants coming to Tampa International Airport.

HMSHost appoints Sarah Naqvi as EVP and Chief Information Officer

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

USA. The experienced technology professional will oversee all IT resource planning, budgeting and operational initiatives for North America.

Tackling consumers and creativity: ACI Europe commercial conference begins

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

FINLAND. The ACI Europe Airport Commercial Conference opened on Tuesday, with a focus on engaging the consumer and creating new experiences.

HMSHost offers its customers a sweet way to support Earth Day

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 11/04/16

USA. Sales of dark chocolate bars at selected HMSHost airport and motorway locations across the USA will go towards an environmental cause throughout April.

Picture Gallery: OTG reveals Global Bazaar concepts at Newark Terminal C

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/04/16

USA. Leading travel restaurateur OTG has opened the first in a series of ‘dynamic’ Global Bazaar concepts at Newark Liberty Airport’s Terminal C.

Tucson International Airport will add new retail and F&B outlets

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 11/04/16

USA. Addition of shops and restaurants is part of a US$28.3 million terminal improvement programme that aims to enhance the customer experience.

‘Pub for the people’ set to open at Minneapolis–Saint Paul Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 11/04/16

USA. Republic will showcase local food and craft beer and offer pre-flight entertainment as a live music venue featuring a range of styles and genres.

‘FABulous' speaker line-up for Airport Food & Beverage conference

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 08/04/16

SWITZERLAND. A diverse line-up is in place for the Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Conference to be held in Geneva from 29 June to 1 July.

Dallas/Fort Worth Airport triumphs at 2016 ACI-North America Concessions Awards

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 06/04/16

NORTH AMERICA. We present a full list of the ACI-NA Airport Concessions Awards, a roll-call of excellence in airport retail, F&B and other commercial services.

Autogrill opens Bistrot concept in the motorway channel for the first time

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

ITALY. With a focus on craft techniques and the use of local Italian products, the outlet will be located in the Fiorenzuola d’Arda service area on Italy’s A1.

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.

SSP wins US$127 million, seven-year F&B contract at Düsseldorf Airport

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

GERMANY. Two concepts from UK chef Jamie Oliver and a range of offerings showcasing the cuisine and culture of the local area make up part of the brand mix.

Vienna Airport set to add 10,000sq m of retail and food & beverage space

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/04/16

AUSTRIA. Vienna Airport has revealed its plans for terminal development to 2023, including the addition of 10,000sq m of new shopping and restaurant space.

Mumbai International reveals new brands in latest wave of T2 openings

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

INDIA. Mumbai International Airport opens the latest retail and F&B units in Terminal 2 Domestic, and extends space with its new south-east pier.

Marlijn van Straaten–Klemann takes key marketing role at HMSHost International

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

INTERNATIONAL. Marlijn van Straaten–Klemann joins HMSHost International as Director Marketing & Communication, after five years at Schiphol Group.

SSP America brings local delicatessen to Portland International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/03/16

USA. Kenny & Zuke’s Delicatessen & Market will open this autumn as SSP America wins ten-year contract to develop and operate the 3,000 sq ft unit.

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.

Registration now open for the 2016 Trinity Forum in Mumbai, India

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/03/16

INDIA/INTERNATIONAL. Early registration discounts are available until the end of June for the Trinity Forum, which takes place on 12-14 September this year.

HMSHost adds a touch of California to dining at Chicago O’Hare

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/16

USA. HMSHost says the opening of the Summer House Santa Monica in Terminal 2 "raises the bar for airport dining in terms of quality, variety and authenticity".

Lagardère Travel Retail pledges robust sales and earnings growth to 2019

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/16

FRANCE. Lagardère Travel Retail has outlined its plans to deliver strong sales and earnings growth through to 2019 in its latest investor conference.

‘Local flavour and culinary innovation’: Chicago O’Hare hosts chef challenge

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/16

NORTH AMERICA. HMSHost and the Chicago Department of Aviation partnered this week to host the final of Channel Your Inner Chef in front of travellers at T2.

Pret A Manger opens first UAE outlet at Dubai International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/03/16

UAE. In partnership with Emirates Leisure Retail, the Terminal 1 Concourse D outlet offers sandwiches, salads and wraps as well as local specialities.

Gerry Savaria takes key planning and development role at Paradies Lagardère

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/16

NORTH AMERICA. Gerry Savaria is named Senior Vice President for Strategic Planning and Business Development, as John Cugasi takes a consulting role.

Areas named Platinum Sponsor of FAB 2016 Conference & Awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/03/16

INTERNATIONAL. Travel services powerhouse Areas pledges its support for FAB 2016, as a Platinum Partner and Coffee Break sponsor.

Autogrill’s Le Chef concept opens doors to passengers at Geneva Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/03/16

SWITZERLAND. Le Chef, formerly the Altitude restaurant, includes a restaurant, bar and lounge area, terrace and six private rooms for hire.

HMSHost serves up two airport firsts at Alaska’s Fairbanks International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/03/16

USA. The northernmost airport location of a Starbucks has already opened and will be joined by proprietary concept The Local this spring, says restaurateur.