Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Saturday 29 August 2015


Charlotte Christiansen to leave London Gatwick; Toby Tait promoted

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/08/15

UK. London Gatwick Business Development & Retail Performance Manager Charlotte Christiansen is to take on a new role outside the industry.

Sajibumi captures key Cambodian airports’ food & drinks concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/08/15

CAMBODIA. Sajibumi has renewed its contract to manage food & drinks outlets at Phnom Penh and Siem Reap international airports, following a tender.

Areas opens four new dining outlets at Santiago International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/15

CHILE. The opening of the outlets, which include Expression by Lavazza, Johnny Rockers, Telepizza and Heineken, is a “qualitative leap” for the culinary offer.

BTA opens Needstop food & drinks outlet at Riga International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/15

LATVIA. The Needstop store is BTA's third service point at the airport and offers sandwiches, snacks and drinks to passengers at gates B10 and B19.

Paradies set to open Hickory concept at Dallas Fort Worth Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/15

USA. North American travel retailer and airport restaurateur Paradies will open a Hickory food concept at Dallas Fort Worth, with partner Kent Rathbun Concepts.

Hong Kong International Airport plots next commercial expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/15

HONG KONG. Executive Director Commercial Cissy Chan outlines some of the airport's big projects to The Moodie Report in advance of The Trinity Forum in Hong Kong next month.

Chicago Midway Airport calls concessions Networking Event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/15

USA. The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) has announced a Midway Airport Concessions ‘Networking Event' on 27 August through The Moodie Report.

Paradies builds ‘3rd region of strength’ says Lagardère Travel Retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/15

NORTH AMERICA. Lagardère Travel Retaill's purchase of Paradies will transform the business in a key region, says Chairman & CEO Dag Rasmussen.

Abu Dhabi Duty Free offers golden opportunities to shoppers and diners

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/15

UAE. It's a case of all that glitters is gold at Abu Dhabi Duty Free in an innovative summer ‘Scratch & Win’ promotion across shops and food & drinks outlets.

Lite Bite Foods opens first Belgian Fries outlet at Delhi International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/15

INDIA. A new outlet opens at Delhi Indira Gandhi Terminal 1D and will particularly appeal to young people, according to Lite Bite Foods CEO Sharad Sachdeva.

Perth Airport names new partners for A$54 million travel retail makeover

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/15

AUSTRALIA. Perth Airport has revealed several of its commercial partners for the new T1 forecourt and retail hub, designed to transform the travel experience.

Delaware North gains two Minneapolis-St. Paul contracts as winners finalised

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/15

USA. Retail and dining concessions won by Delaware North ahead of PhaseNext Hospitality and World Duty Free Group North America but most recommended bidders are awarded contracts.

HMS Host partners with football legend at Port Columbus International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/15

USA HMSHost has partnered with Port Columbus International and football legend Eddie George to open an upscale sports restaurant in the modernised Concourse B.

Minneapolis-St. Paul awards contracts to most recommended bidders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/08/15

USA. Delaware North features in both variations from the recommended bidders for the airport's food & drinks and retail awards. UPDATED STORY.

Sydney Airport takes control of T3 and reports robust H1 retail growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/08/15

AUSTRALIA. Sydney Airport announces a deal to take control of Terminal 3, including retail operations, from Qantas, as it reveals a robust set of half-year figures.

‘The next dimension of travel’: OTG & United reveal bold Newark concepts

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/08/15

USA. United Airlines and OTG have revealed the first in a series of stunning new concepts to revolutionise the traveller experience at Newark Liberty Terminal C.

HMSHost commits to hiring 5,000 workers through employment 'coalition'

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/08/15

USA. 100,000 Opportunities is a nationwide initiative which seeks to help young Americans aged between 16 and 24 into employment.

MTR records solid +8.5% commercial revenue increase in first half of 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/08/15

HONG KONG. First half revenue from the station commercial businesses reaches HK$2.58 billion (US$333 million) with station retail revenue rising +11.2%.

New York LaGuardia revitalises food and retail offer in Terminal B

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/08/15

USA. The redevelopment of LaGuardia Airport Terminal B’s retail and food & drinks offer, featuring new concepts and brands, is being marked with a two-week celebration.

San Francisco Airport launches major tender drive for dining concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/08/15

USA. The San Francisco Airport Commission has launched a tender for 12 food & drinks concessions covering 17 locations at San Francisco International.

United Airlines App aids airport navigation with interactive maps

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/08/15

USA. Interactive airport maps help passengers to quickly find retail and dining outlets, while additional location technology is being trialled in New York.

Bremen Airport calls duty free, general retail and F&B tenders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/08/15

GERMANY. Bremen Airport is calling open tenders for duty free, other retail and Food & drinks operations. Read on for details on submitting Expressions of Interest.

Chicago Dpt of Aviation calls Midway Airport Concessions ‘Industry Day’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/08/15

USA. The Chicago Department of Aviation has announced a Midway Airport Concessions ‘Industry Day’ through The Moodie Report.

Chicago Midway to issue RFP for single-entity concessonaire

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/08/15

USA. Chicago Midway International will issue a Request for Proposals for a single-entity concessions operator in September, as part of a US$248 million renovation.

Food & drinks Request for Proposals issued for Cairns and Mackay airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/08/15

AUSTRALIA. North Queensland Airports Group has issued an RFP for food & drinks at Cairns and Mackay airports, with a 7 September deadline.

Melbourne Airport to feature 34 retailers in new domestic Terminal 4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/08/15

AUSTRALIA. The new Terminal 4 at Melbourne Airport will showcase more than 30 retailers, with an accent on fashion, beauty, and food and drinks.

Melbourne Airport prepares to open ‘the best domestic terminal in Australia’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/08/15

AUSTRALIA. Consumer choice is the theme as Melbourne Airport begins opening its long-awaited domestic Terminal 4 on a phased basis from this month.

RIOgaleão issues Requests for Proposals for 26 food & drinks outlets

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/08/15

BRAZIL. The commercial transformation of Brazil's second biggest airport continues as the RIOgaleão consortium issues a RFP for 26 food & drinks concessions.

Sydney Airport begins transformation of Terminal 2 casual dining zone

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/08/15

AUSTRALIA. Travellers through Sydney Airport T2 can expect a "world class experience" in the new casual dining area as a big investment begins.

Three Sydney outlets to be operated by SSP following £32 million contract win

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/08/15

AUSTRALIA. SSP Group will open Chur Burger, Roll'd and Hokka Hokka as part of a revamp of food options at Sydney Airport's T2 Departures dining precinct.

HMSHost snaps up 14-outlet food & drinks contract at Tampa Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/08/15

USA. HMSHost and joint venture partner Tinsley-Bridgeman have been awarded contracts for 14 dining spaces at Tampa International Airport in Florida.

Autogrill takes a step forward in H1 as the impact of its new outlets kicks in

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Autogrill has reported a +10% increase in consolidated revenues in the first half of 2015 – up to €1,967 million from €1,787 million the year before.

Heathrow retailers to take part in pancreatic cancer fundraising drive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/15

UK. A number of food and drinks retailers at Heathrow Airport are participating in a fundraising drive throughout August in an effort to help fight pancreatic cancer.

Lagardère Travel Retail H1 revenues dip on disposals and deconsolidation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/15

FRANCE/INTERNATIONAL. Lagardère Travel Retail sales hit €1,640 million in the first half of 2015, down by -11.4% on a reported basis and up +3.5% like-for-like.

Duty free concession income buoys Spanish airports group Aena in H1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/15

SPAIN. A robust commercial performance, including a surge in income from duty free contracts, buoyed half-year results (to 30 June) at Spanish airport company Aena.

HMSHost and Lite Bite Foods team up in bid to win food & drinks contracts

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/15

INDIA. Lite Bite Foods and Autogrill-owned HMSHost have created a joint venture partnership with the aim of winning new contracts across India and Asia.

HMSHost and TV chef Susur Lee team up for Toronto Pearson venture

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/15

CANADA. TV chef Susur Lee has opened an Asian fusion restaurant at Toronto Pearson International Airport featuring new recipes created for travellers.

New Muscat Airport tenders attract heavy interest

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/07/15

OMAN. Oman Airport Management Company has attracted stellar fields for its duty free & luxury retail and food & drinks contracts at New Muscat International Airport.

Ottawa International Airport opens two new food & drinks concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/07/15

CANADA. Ottawa International Airport Authority has opened its two newest food & drinks concessions, Tulip Bar and Wine Lounge and Good Earth Coffeehouse.

Lagardère Travel Retail reveals vibrant new commercial offer at Warsaw Chopin

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/15

POLAND. Lagardère Travel Retail and Polish Airports inaugurated a striking new commercial offer at Warsaw Chopin Airport on Thursday.

SSP opens M&S Simply Food at Newcastle Central Station

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/15

UK. A new M&S Simply Food outlet opened today at Newcastle Central Station, managed by concession partner SSP, amid a national roll-out of the brand.

HMSHost opens Dallas Cowboys Club at Dallas/Fort Worth International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/15

USA. The travel restaurateur yesterday officially opened the new Dallas Cowboys Club restaurant at Dallas/Fort Worth, which offers regional and Tex-Mex dishes.

Travel Food Services launches K Hospitality, a new corporate brand

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/15

INDIA. Travel Food Services (TFS), one of India’s largest travel food & drinks players, has launched a new corporate brand and identity, K Hospitality.

OTG and Carla Hall open new Page eatery at Reagan National Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/07/15

USA. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport has brought a local flavour and the latest technology to its Terminal A with the new restaurant Page.

HMSHost brings Lynn Crawford restaurant to Toronto Pearson Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/07/15

CANADA. HMSHost has partnered with celebrity chef Lynn Crawford to open The Hearth restaurant at Toronto Pearson International Airport Terminal 1.

HMSHost unveils winning dish from Chicago O’Hare cook-off

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/07/15

USA. Winner of HMSHost's 'Channel Your Inner Chef' culinary competition Nikkia Stone presented her winning dish yesterday at Chicago O'Hare Airport.

SSP wins US$90 million six-year contract at Hong Kong International

Source: ©The Foodie Report - 16/07/15

HONG KONG. East meets West as the travel food & drinks specialist secures a key contract in a long-time Asia Pacific airport stronghold.

Grain Store Café & Bar set for debut at London Gatwick Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/07/15

UK. The Zetter Group, Airport Retail Enterprises and Bruno Loubet will open the Grain Store Café & Bar at Gatwick Airport South Terminal this Autumn.

Sydney Boulevard is born amid major Terminal 1 food & drinks RFP

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/07/15

AUSTRALIA. Get set to take a stroll down Sydney Boulevard as the airport's drive to create a world-class commercial offer steps up a gear.

Aelia, SSP & Valora triumph in Luxembourg travel retail tender

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/07/15

LUXEMBOURG. The airport aimed “to bring the commercial offer up to the highest standards and to obtain profitability guarantees for the long term in order to consolidate its economic model".