Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 26 November 2015


CSR in travel retail: HMSHost unveils charitable foundation to fight poverty

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/15

INTERNATIONAL. The global restaurateur plans to fight poverty in the local community through food, shelter, education and occupation.

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.

OTG stocks ethically sourced water at CIBO locations as part of health drive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/15

USA. Partnership with JUST water is latest in a series which puts a focus on offering travellers sustainable and healthy food & drinks options.

Tartan takeover at Heathrow Airport in tribute to Scottish inventors

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/15

UK. Special dishes and drinks are being served up as part of a St Andrew’s Day celebration of Scotland’s contribution to the overall airport environment.

‘Move, Nourish & Believe’: Lorna Jane Active Living Room opens in Sydney

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/15

AUSTRALIA. In a global airport first, Sydney Airport passengers can now enjoy a premium yoga session before boarding their flights.

Perth domestic terminal employs innovative hub concept to drive spend

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/11/15

AUSTRALIA. All retail is placed at or near the gates in the new T1 to maximise dwell times and lower passenger anxiety about gate location.

Abu Dhabi Duty Free commercial tenders decision imminent

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/11/15

UAE. Some of the most eagerly awaited duty free and related commercial tender decisions ever are in the final stages of evaluation.

HMSHost’s Gorgeous Kitchen first in list of world’s best airport restaurants

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/15

INTERNATIONAL. Heathrow outlet edges out restaurants in Boston, Tokyo, Paris and Vancouver airports to top list compiled by The Daily Meal.

Lagardère Travel Retail and SumoSalad strike travel retail partnership

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/15

AUSTRALASIA. The first SumoSalad Green Label under the partnership has opened at the redeveloped food court in Sydney Airport Terminal 2.

Over the Finnish line: €13.5 million Ivalo Airport renewal complete

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/15

FINLAND. A focus on Finnish food, fare and furniture marks the ambitious revamping of the old terminal, helping to support the region's vital tourism sector.

FAB is back: Celebrating the best in airport food & beverage in Geneva

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/15

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report & sister title The Foodie Report proudly announce the return of the acclaimed Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Conference & Awards.

Chef Michael Symon kicks off Paradies Lagardère’s Treat Our Troops campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/11/15

USA. As in past years, Paradies Lagardère is offering military personnel a free menu item and drink at its restaurants throughout the USA during Thanksgiving week.

HMSHost opens Café Chocolat outlet at Dubai International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/11/15

UAE. HMSHost has introduced a Café Chocolat outlet to Dubai International Airport's Terminal 3, the brand's first cafe outside Amsterdam.

Munich Airport celebrates the festive season with its Winter Market

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/11/15

GERMANY. Munich Airport Center opens its annual Winter Market offering passengers a programme of shopping, food and drinks and entertainment.

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.

Oslo Airport awards contracts to SSP and Autogrill's HMSHost International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/11/15

NORWAY. SSP will operate 29 points of sale while HMSHost enters Norway for the first time and sets up joint venture company with Umoe Restaurants.

Chef Bruno Loubet brings popular Grain Store restaurant to Gatwick

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/15

UK. Restaurant which highlights seasonality and sustainability will be located in the South Terminal and is the first offshoot of the King’s Cross location.

Travellers to get artisan coffee with new opening at Brisbane Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/15

AUSTRALIA. Fonzie Abbott partners with SSP Australia to open outlet serving “some of the best coffee in the city” in the airport’s Domestic Terminal.

Gategroup Holding reports solid third quarter as turnaround plan kicks in

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/15

SWITZERLAND. Total revenue of US$853 million is recorded for the period at constant currency, representing a +3.4% year over year increase.

Strong airport channel performance drives Autogrill growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/15

ITALY. Autogrill posts +19.6% sales growth (+6.3% at constant rates) in the third quarter in its important airport sector business.

Lagardère Travel Retail revenue dips on distribution divestments

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/11/15

FRANCE. Strong growth in Europe buoyed Lagardère Travel Retail in the first nine months, though revenue dipped due to the deconsolidation of distribution activities.

Melbourne Airport Terminal 4 welcomes Italian style café Brunetti

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/11/15

AUSTRALIA. Store will offer airport exclusive packs and adds to Melbourne’s strategy of providing an authentic local experience for travellers.

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.

Fraport buoyed by healthy retail performance in first nine months

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/11/15

GERMANY. Strong spending from intercontinental passengers allied to the weakness of the Euro lifted average retail revenue at Frankfurt Airport.

BTA scoops ‘National Champion’ accolade at European Business Awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/11/15

EUROPE. Turkish airport food & drinks specialist named ‘National Champion’ in the ‘Customer Focus’ category at the European Business Awards.

Krakow Airport expands terminal and extends duty free space

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/11/15

POLAND. Krakow Airport recently unveiled an expanded terminal with new Aelia Duty Free stores and a food court; further commercial areas will be completed soon.

SSP to open first airport sector M&S Food to Go outlet in Newcastle

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/11/15

UK. Operator announced opening of a Caffè Ritazza at the same airport last week, and both outlets form part of a redevelopment of landside facilities.

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.

Newcastle International welcomes SSP-operated coffee and hot food concept

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/10/15

UK. Caffè Ritazza will open later this year as part of a first phase redevelopment of the airport’s landside facilities and meets passenger needs, says SSP.

HMSHost continues CSR drive with school Learning Garden donation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/10/15

USA. Outdoor classroom seeks to educate students about the importance of nutritious food and healthy eating and is also open to the wider community.

'Quintessentially Brisbane' – bringing the outdoors in at the new terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/10/15

AUSTRALIA. The Moodie Report’s Senior Editor Peter Dowling reports on location after the opening of Brisbane Airport’s sensational International Terminal.

ALD lounges in Phoenix and Atlanta boosted by HMSHost restaurant menus

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/10/15

USA. ‘The Club’ customers will be able to order dishes from popular local restaurants as part of the collaboration between the two companies.

Booster Juice named as a Silver winner in Canadian retail design awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/10/15

CANADA. Stores at Toronto Pearson win praise for dynamic and enticing appearance, as company prepares for opening of third outlet at the airport.

Heathrow Airport buoyed by retail performance in first nine months

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/10/15

UK. Heathrow reveals strong growth in retail income and average spend for the first nine months, with luxury goods and food & drinks revenues buoyant.

Changi Airport Group seeks partners to showcase Singapore at new T4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/10/15

SINGAPORE. "We aspire to showcase Singapore’s heritage and culinary flavours and dare our operators to dream with us."

HMSHost and Chef Mike Isabella open Kapnos Taverna at Reagan National

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/10/15

USA. A taste of Greece comes to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport with the opening of Kapnos Taverna by HMSHost and celebrity chef Mike Isabella.

Travel Food Services captures technology award for Food@Gate app

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/10/15

INDIA. Travel Food Services has captured a retail technology award for its innovative Food@Gate app, which takes its dining offer to passengers at the gates.

Philadelphia Airport hails Vino Volo and Pandora for Q1 performance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/10/15

USA. Philadelphia International Airport has named Vino Volo and Pandora as Restaurant and Retailer of the Quarter respectively for Q1 2015-2016.

Lagardère Travel Retail completes acquisition of Paradies

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/10/15

NORTH AMERICA. Lagardère Travel Retail has closed the acquisition of Paradies, creating a regional industry powerhouse with US$800 million in sales.

Munich Airport reveals dining & retail offer for new satellite

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/10/15

GERMANY. The terminal features a strong accent on local Munich and Bavarian names in food & drinks, with Sense of Place prominent across the zone.

Commercial revamp at Nice Airport on track as store line-up is completed

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/15

FRANCE. Compelling customer experiences and Sense of Place are key as retail and F&B units blend local flavours with international brands.

SSP America appoints Raskin as VP Marketing and Brand Innovations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/15

USA. Raskin will lead SSP America’s efforts to market and brand local, regional and national concepts, while building a comprehensive promotions program.

Heathrow declares world class ambition for retail service

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/10/15

UK.Heathrow Airport unveils an in-depth review of its retail service, partnering with luxury lifestyle group Quintessentially. Martin Moodie reports.

Aéroports de Paris targets sales per passenger of €23 by 2020

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/10/15

FRANCE. Aéroports de Paris this week revealed an ambitious plan to drive sales per passenger to €23 by 2020 through a big investment in infrastructure.

Darwin Airport captures award for commercial excellence

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/10/15

AUSTRALIA. Darwin Airport has won a major industry award for its new terminal design, which features a striking and fresh retail and dining offer.

Belo Horizonte Airport awards dining concessions and tenders advertising

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/10/15

BRAZIL. Aeroporto Internacional de Belo Horizonte (BH Airport) tenders its master advertising concession and awards key dining contracts to local Brazilian brands.

Hong Kong International awards retail and dining contracts in T1 West Hall

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/10/15

HONG KONG. Some 33 brands will take their place in the shopping and dining line-up at Hong Kong Airport's West Hall after contracts are awarded.

HMSHost unveils staff uniforms with a difference at Schiphol airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/10/15

THE NETHERLANDS. Shirts made from 80% recycled PET bottles are in use at GrabandFly outlets in Amsterdam, with an international roll-out now planned.

SSP brings Finnish flavours to Helsinki Airport with new outlet and menu

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/10/15

FINLAND. Collaboration with Finnish chef Matti Jämsen spices up SSP's offering, with a new outlet also showcasing the best of the country's ingredients and design.

HMSHost brings Italian family dining to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/10/15

USA. Carrabba’s Italian Grill at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Concourse C aims to offer travellers a real taste of Italy based on traditional recipes.