Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Saturday 31 January 2015

THE FOODIE REPORT

Budapest Airport recognises best commercial and service partners

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/15

HUNGARY. Budapest Airport last night held its Annual Awards for business partners, extended this year for the first time to retail and food & beverage.

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.

SSP UK raises £300,000 for Cancer Research UK in charity drive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/15

UK. Leading travel restaurateur SSP has raised £300,000 for leading charity Cancer Research UK following a year of fund-raising activities across the business.

Washington Dulles Airport names concessions award winners for 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/01/15

USA. Concessions developer MarketPlace Development has revealed the winners of the 2014 Concessions Excellence Awards at Washington Dulles International.

HMSHost adds MKT marketplace-dining concept to restaurant portfolio

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/15

USA. HMSHost has developed a new marketplace-style dining concept called MKT, offering garden-fresh options to foodie and health-conscious travellers.

L’Oréal Group Travel Retail goes Platinum at 2015 Trinity Forum

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. L’Oréal Group Travel Retail has signed up as a Platinum Partner for the Trinity Forum 2015, which takes place on 16-18 September in Hong Kong.

‘A high price island’: Zürich Airport adapts to strong Swiss Franc

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/01/15

SWITZERLAND. Zürich Airport posts an impressive commercial performance in 2014 but it faces huge challenges as the result of the rebased Swiss Franc.

HMSHost offers a Twist on airport dining at Toronto International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/15

CANADA. HMSHost has partnered celebrity chef, TV host and cookbook author Roger Mooking to open Twist by Roger Mooking at Toronto Pearson International Airport.

ACI Europe event to focus on 'challenging the business model'

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/15

EUROPE. ACI Europe says that “challenging the traditional business model” will be the theme for its Airport Commercial & Retail Conference in Milan in April.

SSP America appoints Anthony Montepare as SVP of Procurement

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/15

USA. In his new role, Montepare will provide oversight on the purchasing and distribution of all goods and services across SSP’s North American operations.

SSP brings back the elegance of travel with new bar at Newcastle Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/15

UK. Cabin Bar aims to offer “a premium experience in a first-class environment”, with a distinguished drinks menu and a selection of small bites and large plates.

WestJet renews, expands inflight retail programme with GuestLogix

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/15

CANADA. GuestLogix's long-running agreement to manage the airline’s onboard retail and food & beverage programmes is extended to an “omnichannel roadmap”.

Ambitious Detail Design plots expansion in airport retail and F&B sector

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/15

SWITZERLAND. Design and architecture firm Detail Design marks its 15th anniversary and reveals ambitions to grow in the airport retail market.

JFKIAT and Delta unveil extension to New York JFK Terminal 4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/01/15

USA. Terminal operator JFKIAT and Delta Air Lines today unveil 11 new gates and 75,000sq ft of additional space at New York JFK International Airport Terminal 4.

LS travel retail Pacific launches two new F&B concepts at Cairns Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/01/15

AUSTRALIA. The travel retailer is boosting its presence within Foodservice with the opening of two new concepts at Cairns Airport: Eagles Boys Express and The Bar.

Tastes on the Fly opens Modmarket at Denver International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/01/15

USA. Award-winning airport restaurateur Tastes on the Fly has opened a Modmarket outlet at Denver International Terminal B, offering healthy dining options.

Portland focuses on the connected passenger at CNN Traveller Café

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/01/15

UAE. Portland Design outlines its role in creating the CNN Traveller café project at Abu Dhabi International Airport, which aims to keep travellers connected.

SSP sales 'in line with expectations' despite impact of strong Pound Sterling

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/01/15

UK. A strengthening Pound Sterling has affected the food & beverage operator’s revenues for Q1 of the 2014/15 financial year.

Autogrill expands in Europe with Utrecht Centraal station contract win

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/14

NETHERLANDS. Autogrill Group has captured a ten-year concession to operate three new food & beverage outlets at Utrecht Centraal railway station.

SSP opens Starbucks outlet at Bordeaux Mérignac Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/14

FRANCE. Food & beverage operator SSP has this week opened the first Starbucks outlet in the Bordeaux region, at Bordeaux Mérignac Airport.

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.

Gatwick responds to passenger demand with wagamama opening

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/12/14

UK. The airport will host the popular Japanese restaurant chain at its North Terminal after demand was highlighted in recent surveys.

HMSHost goes wild in Minnesota with hockey-themed restaurant

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/12/14

USA. The operator has partnered with local ice hockey team Minnesota Wild to open a restaurant at Minneapolis-St Paul Airport.

Milan Malpensa revamp gathers pace with Piazza del Gusto opening

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/12/14

ITALY. SEA Milano continues its restyling of Milan Malpensa Airport’s commercial offer with a new 2,200sq m airside retail and F&B area in Terminal 1.

Westfield reveals new-look dining environment at Newark Liberty Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/12/14

USA. The Liberty Terrace replaces previous food courts at Newark Airport terminals A and B following a US$3.5 million transformation by Westfield.

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.

SSP opens world’s first CNN Traveler Café at Abu Dhabi International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/12/14

UAE. SSP and Abu Dhabi Airports have opened the world’s first airport café from CNN, named CNN Traveler, at Abu Dhabi International Airport Terminal 3.

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.

Elie Maalouf joins InterContinental Hotels Group as Americas CEO

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/12/14

USA. The former HMSHost President and CEO sets his sights on a different part of the travel experience with a key role at the leading hotel company.

Autogrill extends Frankfurt Airport presence with ten-year deal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/12/14

GERMANY. Autogrill has struck a vital new food & beverage deal at Frankfurt Airport, extending its concession for ten more years, with new units planned.

Áreas extends offer at A Coruña Airport with Divers and La Pausa outlets

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/12/14

SPAIN. The operator has invested €831,000 in a Divers food-to-go, news and gifts outlet and a La Pausa landside restaurant at the Spanish airport.

Luxembourg Airport to tender duty free and food & beverage contracts

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/12/14

LUXEMBOURG. Luxembourg Airport is seeking partners to operate duty free and speciality retail, plus food & beverage, as it plans a new wave of expansion. The retail and F&B concessions will be tendered separately in a series of packages. A pre-qualification process has just begun, with a deadline for submissions of 9 January.

SSP smashes fundraising target for Cancer Research at Belfast Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/11/14

IRELAND.The food & beverage operator's Belfast team has raised more than £10,000 for Cancer Research throughout the year through a range of activities.

SSP reports like-for-like sales growth as underlying profits soar

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/11/14

UK. Food & beverage operator SSP Chief Executive Kate Swann hails a ‘good performance across the group’ for the year ended 30 September.

Nice Airport appoints SSP and Relay for food & beverage concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/14

FRANCE. The two operators will share around 20 points of sale across both terminals, with new concepts to open early next year in T1.

SSP appoints Paul Heflin to North America design and construction role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/14

NORTH AMERICA. Experienced architect Heflin becomes Vice President of Design and Construction in another senior appointment for SSP's regional team.

American Express and airport retailers partner in Foursquare campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/11/14

UK. American Express card users can receive statement credit on purchases at several UK airports through offers via location-sharing network Foursquare.

SSP to open M&S Simply Food outlet at London Stansted Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/11/14

UK. The new 2,000sq ft store at Stansted is the ninth M&S Simply Food outlet operated by F&B specialist SSP and will open on Wednesday.

Paradies outlets ‘Pay It Forward’ to military troops for Thanksgiving

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/11/14

USA. Paradies will thank active and retired military service men and women with free meals at its airport food & beverage outlets from 24-27 November.

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.

HMSHost donates US$25,000 to provide Coca-Cola to America’s troops

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/14

USA. HMSHost seeks to provide "that taste of home" and support traveling troops in over 30 United Service Organizations centres at airports across the nation.

Westfield reveals retail and F&B line-up at new-look LAX T6

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/14

USA. Westfield and Los Angeles World Airports have revealed the list of retail and food & beverage brands at the new-look Los Angeles International T6.

Network Rail retail and F&B sales buck UK trend in third quarter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/11/14

UK. Sales at the company’s 18 rail stations grew by +6.23% like-for-like between July and September as high street sales in the UK fell by -0.05%.

HMSHost puts winning dish on the menu at Sammy’s Bar & Grill

Source: ©The Foodie Report - 16/11/14

USA. The operator and partner Sammy Hagar have participated in an episode of cooking competition and reality television show On The Menu.

OTG unveils extraordinary ambition at Newark Liberty Terminal C

Source: ©The Foodie Report - 16/11/14

USA. OTG and terminal manager United Airlines will create a spectacularly innovative commercial offer at the airport according to plans revealed today.

Vienna Airport opens new Pier West with vibrant F&B and retail offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/11/14

AUSTRIA. Vienna Airport has completed a major project to remodel its Pier West and C-Gates area, which now houses a fresh F&B offer and expanded retail space.

Aéroports de Paris posts solid retail revenue growth in first nine months

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/14

FRANCE. Aéroports de Paris’ retail revenue climbed by +3.2% year-on-year in the first nine months, with a strong performance from duty paid activities.

Autogrill Group posts marginal decline in nine-month revenue and EBITDA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. Autogrill Group consolidated revenues for the first nine months of 2014 hit €2,868.6 million, down by -0.9% year-on-year.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Le Clos captures the greatness of Grange; DFS shows a masterly touch in Singapore

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. In this edition of travel retail's only weekly magazine (and the channel's fastest-growing media) we spotlight an outstanding wine initiative from Le Clos and Penfolds Grange at Dubai International, and we examine DFS Group's stellar wines & spirits showcase in Singapore. Martin Moodie also reports from South Korea and a travel retail market undergoing structural change.

The 'Big Obama' burger arrives at Brisbane Airport for a limited time

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/11/14

AUSTRALIA. The 27cm tall gourmet burger was created by Windmill & Co restaurant to mark the US President’s arrival in Brisbane this week for the G20 Leaders Summit.