Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Sunday 01 March 2015

THE FOODIE REPORT

Denmark’s first YO! Sushi concept opens at Copenhagen Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/15

DENMARK. Yesterday (Tuesday) marked the opening of Denmark's first YO! Sushi concept, at Copenhagen Airport. The menu features over 80 Japanese-inspired dishes.

Westfield and Hudson Group revamp New York JFK Terminal 8

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/15

US. Eight new shops – including Victoria’s Secret and seven renovated Hudson locations – are now open at New York JFK International Terminal 8.

Nice Côte d’Azur Airport hails ambitious food & beverage overhaul

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/02/15

FRANCE. Nice Côte d’Azur Airport is pledging “innovation and excellence” from its new food & beverage offer, after awarding contracts to SSP and Relay.

Denver Airport F&B partner to participate in city's Restaurant Week

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/15

USA. Timberline Steaks & Grille will be the first Denver International Airport food & beverage offering to participate in the city’s annual Restaurant Week.

OTG uses chalk art to showcase The Delta New York Experience

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/15

USA. Leading food & beverage operator OTG has enlisted chalkboard artist Rajiv Surendra to create artworks in LaGuardia Airport’s Delta terminals.

Starbucks launches Evenings Programme at UK airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/15

UK. Starbucks has launched its Evenings Programme in the UK, initially at its renovated Stansted Airport store operated in partnership with with SSP.

Concessions International to open Bar Symon at Washington Dulles

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/02/15

USA. Concessions International is set to open a Bar Symon concept at Washington Dulles International Airport, one of a number of new openings at the location.

SSP secures €180 million food & beverage contract at Nice Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/02/15

FRANCE. Travel restaurateur SSP has won an 11-year deal to run ten outlets at Nice Côte d’Azur Airport, including the first Jamie’s Italian in France.

Ottawa International Airport issues RFP for airside restaurant concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/02/15

CANADA. Ottawa International Airport Authority has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for an airside restaurant concession, with bids due on 23 April.

Heathrow Airport in seasonal drive to capture Chinese consumer spend

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/15

UK. Heathrow Airport has embarked on a drive with its retail partners to encourage spending among Chinese travellers during the Chinese New Year period.

HMSHost invites travellers to showcase their cooking skills at Chicago Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/15

USA. HMSHost is inviting travellers and employees at Chicago O’Hare Airport to submit an original recipe as part of its “Channel Your Inner Chef” contest.

London Luton launches major commercial tender programme

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/15

UK. London Luton Airport announces a major commercial tender programme via The Moodie Report, embracing 47 units and 7,027sq m of retail and F&B space.

SSP Switzerland opens upscale restaurant Walter at Zürich Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/15

SWITZERLAND. SSP Switzerland has added to Zürich Airport's upscale F&B offer by opening a premium Mediterranean-style dining venue called Walter.

Xi’an Xianyang Airport to open China's first walk-through duty free shop

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 05/02/15

CHINA. Xi'an Xianyang International Airport, a key gateway to China's northwest, is rolling out a series of exciting enhancements to its retail and F&B offer.

Concessions International brings Philly-style hoagies to Reagan Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/15

USA. Concessions International has opened Taylor Gourmet Handcrafted Hoagies at Reagan National Airport, offering Philly-style gourmet sandwiches.

Seattle-Tacoma Airport duty free sales climb to US$21 million in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/15

USA. Duty free sales at Seattle-Tacoma Airport climbed by +27% year-on-year to a record US$21 million in 2014, amid a strong overall commercial performance.

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.

Dallas/Fort Worth Airport launches health and wellness campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/15

USA. Dallas/Fort Worth International has launched the ‘Healthy + Happy’ campaign, offering nutritious culinary options and healthy-living amenities to passengers.

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.