Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Tuesday 03 May 2016


WH Smith wins Düsseldorf contract to operate five news and books units

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

GERMANY. British retailer will enter the market in Germany for the first time with the first outlet opening at the airport planned for October 2016.

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.

WH Smith reveals new concept stores at Sydney Airport Terminal 1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/03/16

AUSTRALIA. The stores represent an "evolution from traditional ‘books and news’ operations," says Sydney Airport General Manager, Retail Glyn Williams.

Lagardère Travel Retail named as partner for social enterprise

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/02/16

AUSTRALIA. Lagardère Travel Retail partners with social enterprise Thankyou to launch its latest book, which sells at a ‘pay what you want’ price.

Lagardère Travel Retail renews Relay concession at Hong Kong Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/16

HONG KONG. The specialist news-to-gifts concept, a proven success story at Hong Kong International Airport, extends its presence after tender success.

Luxembourg Airport inaugurates phase one of new retail and dining precinct

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/01/16

LUXEMBOURG. Lux-Airport opened phase one of a new commercial zone this week, featuring Aelia Duty Free, news & books and the country's first Starbucks.

Hudson shows corporate heart with community & military donations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/12/15

USA. Hudson Group underlines its deep commitment to corporate social responsibility with a major donation and an important charitable landmark.

Airport Authority Hong Kong tenders T1 travel essentials concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/11/15

HONG KONG. The 67sq m unit in Terminal 1 offers an “extraordinary business opportunity in a premier location” according to the airport company.

Lagardère Travel Retail opens as master concessionaire in Karratha

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/11/15

AUSTRALIA. Lagardère Travel Retail reveals a new-look travel essentials offer and builds on its food service network at Western Australia's second-busiest airport.

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.

Dufry-owned Hudson opens five convenience stores in Rio de Janeiro

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/08/15

BRAZIL. Dufry has opened five Hudson convenience stores at Tom Jobim International Airport in Rio de Janeiro, operated by the RIOGaleão consortium.

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".

Hong Kong Airport tenders multiple books store concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/06/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport issues another multi-store tender, this time for its key bookstore concession covering ten locations in T1 & T2

LS travel retail gives world debut to new Relay concept at Toronto Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/06/15

CANADA. LS travel retail North America debuts the revamped Relay concept as it spearheads a 25-store ‘Travel Essentials’ offer at Toronto Pearson International.

LS travel retail North America opens 7-Eleven at LAX, a US airport first

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/06/15

USA. LS travel retail North America has opened the first 7-Eleven convenience store at a US airport – a 950sq ft unit at Los Angeles International.

Budapest Airport calls for Expressions of Interest in SkyCourt retail tenders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

HUNGARY. Budapest Airport has called for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from travel retailers in its forthcoming tender for outlets in the SkyCourt shopping centre.

LS travel retail opens four stores at Los Angeles International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/15

USA. The four concepts – Malibu Shades, Bienvenida Flowers & Gifts, USA TODAY Travel Zone and iStore – are located in the new Tom Bradley International Terminal.

WHSmith to open six retail stores at Sydney Airport T1 departures

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/03/15

AUSTRALIA. In the first of a series of new retailer announcements, Sydney Airport has announced WHSmith as the new travel essentials retail operator at T1 departures.

Joe DiDomizio underlines commitment to school dropout prevention

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/02/15

USA. The Hudson Group President & CEO has joined the Communities In Schools Board of Directors in a bid to change the image of education across America.

LS travel retail opens five speciality stores at Montréal-Trudeau

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/12/14

CANADA. “We reaffirm our commitment to deliver a unique experience that truly embodies Montréal and Québec," says LS travel retail's Vadim Motlik.

WH Smith to open two stores at Nadi International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/12/14

FIJI. WH Smith, in partnership with The Tappoo Group, has been awarded the exclusive contract for news, books and convenience at Nadi International Airport.

Hudson Group reveals new retail concepts for LAX Terminal 6

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/14

USA. The retailer has adapted its convenience concept for the terminal and will introduce the first ever Belkin electronics store at an airport.

WHSmith Travel sales climb by +7% in first ten weeks of financial year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/14

UK. Sales at WHSmith’s Travel division climbed by +7% (+2% like-for-like) in the first ten weeks of the financial year, the group reported today in a trading update.

WHSmith captures travel essentials concession at new Melbourne T4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/10/14

AUSTRALIA. WHSmith has been named as Melbourne Airport’s travel essentials partner for its new T4 development, with four stores set to open next July.

New outlets and improved store design drive profit growth at WHSmith

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/10/14

UK. The convenience, books and gifts retailer has reported a +11% increase in trading profit for its Travel division for the year ended 31 August.

John Woodhouse to join WHSmith as General Manager Asia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/10/14

ASIA PACIFIC. Former Aer Rianta International and Nuance executive Woodhouse will replace Patricia Poon in the Hong Kong-based role from next week.

Paradies awarded concession to operate six stores at Los Angeles Airport T2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/09/14

USA. Leading US airport concessionaire Paradies has been awarded the concession to operate six retail and specialty stores at Los Angeles International Terminal 2.

WH Smith opens latest new concept store at Hamad International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/14

QATAR. WH Smith has opened its eighth store, with a new-look concept, at Doha's Hamad International Airport, in partnership with Qatar Duty Free.

Paradies names Renee Tedesco as Vice President of Business Development

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/14

USA. Leading airport concessionaire Paradies has named Renee Tedesco to its executive leadership team as Vice President of Business Development.

Denver International Airport to launch commercial RFPs from November

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/08/14

USA. A series of 11 tenders will cover areas including speciality retail and food & beverage as well as a common-use passenger lounge.

Flemingo opens largest Starter concept at Abu Dhabi T3 SkyPlaza

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/14

UAE. Flemingo International has opened the largest store yet devoted to its Starter convenience concept, at Abu Dhabi International Airport Terminal 3 SkyPlaza.

WHSmith opens four stores at new London Heathrow Terminal 2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/14

UK. The retailer's stores at the new terminal cover 11,000sq ft and feature WHSmith’s latest design concepts as well as extended payment zones.

National Geographic opens first Irish store at Dublin Airport T1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/06/14

IRELAND. National Geographic has opened its first Irish store (and second airport store in Europe) on The Loop shopping street at Dublin Airport T1.

The Tattered Cover opens third store at Denver International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/06/14

USA. Colorado book store company The Tattered Cover has opened the third of four outlets at Denver International, under a licensing deal with Hudson Booksellers.

Nuance reveals impressive retail offer at St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/04/14

RUSSIA. Nuance has unveiled its new duty free and speciality stores in 3,200sq m of space at St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport. UPDATED with videos and podcast.

LS travel retail launches Aelia Duty Free and Link at Adelaide Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/14

AUSTRALIA. LS travel retail Pacific launched Aelia Duty Free and Link in the Australian market with an official opening at Adelaide Airport on 16 April.

Áreas extends Spanish footprint with three new stores at Madrid Barajas

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/04/14

SPAIN. Located in the T4 terminal and T4 satellite terminal, the two new Sibarium outlets and The Market convenience store represent an investment of over €500,000.

Tattered Cover opens latest book store at Denver International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/03/14

USA. Colorado book store brand Tattered Cover has opened a second location in the A Concourse at Denver International Airport, with more outlets to follow.

LS travel retail and Travel Food Services roll out Relay brand in India

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/02/14

INDIA. Travel Food Services and LS travel retail ASPAC plan to open nine Relay stores this year at Delhi and Kempegowda International (Bengaluru) airports.

Áreas adds five retail outlets at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/02/14

USA. Among the new locations at the world's busiest airport are a third Swarovski boutique, a sunglasses outlet and a modern convenience store.

Six new commercial contracts awarded at Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/14

INDONESIA. "A new quality level in the history of Indonesian airport retail.” That's how airport operator Angkasa Pura 1 describes its latest commercial awards.

Hudson Group chief becomes ‘Undercover Boss’ for TV show

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/14

President & CEO Joe DiDomizio went undercover in his company as a newsstand sales associate, barista and replenishment buyer for a US reality show.

Airports Company South Africa issues OR Tambo speciality retail tenders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/01/14

SOUTH AFRICA. The company has issued a request for bids for 13 stores at Johannesburg Airport, including jewellery, electronics and foreign exchange.

ARI Ireland plots major commercial redevelopment at Dublin T1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/14

IRELAND. ARI Ireland is planning an ambitious redevelopment of retail and food & beverage space at Dublin Airport Terminal 1 this year.

LS travel retail to sell Canadian urban retail stores to Gateway Newstands

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/14

CANADA. LS travel retail North America has signed an Asset Purchase Agreement to sell 34 urban retail stores in Canada to newsstand specialist Gateway.

LS travel retail captures news & books contract in St Maarten

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/12/13

ST MAARTEN. LS travel retail is the latest company to capture a concession at St Maarten Princess Juliana International Airport, following a tender exercise.

Flemingo bolsters Indonesian debut with Balikpapan contracts

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/11/13

INDONESIA. The retailer wins convenience, books and F&B concessions at Sepinggan International, adding to gains at Juanda Surabaya last month.

Heinemann Asia Pacific marks Sydney Airport debut with new T1 concepts

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/13

AUSTRALIA. Heinemann Asia Pacific has opened the first National Geographic airport outlet in Australia and a gourmet gift store at Sydney Airport Terminal 1.

SSP to open first high street Starbucks Coffee branch in Finland

Source: ©The Foodie Report - 11/11/13

FINLAND. Located in the Stockmann Academic Bookstore, the branch will have a ‘tasting table’ where customers can interact with trained coffee masters.

WHSmith announces new airport stores as Travel profits rise

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/10/13

INTERNATIONAL. The news & books retailer plans to open 20 new units within its international travel unit, including 13 in airports around the world.