Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Saturday 19 April 2014


Luxottica signs exclusive eyewear licence agreement with Michael Kors

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/14

ITALY. The agreement allows the US luxury goods company to expand its eyewear business, including in travel retail locations worldwide where its collections will be sold.

Oakley unveils new travel retail projects as sales grow by +8% in 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

Following a successful February boosted by sponsorship of Winter Olympics athletes, the Luxottica brand has reported positive 2013 sales in travel retail.

Chicago O'Hare & Westfield reveal transformed T5 retail and F&B offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/04/14

USA. Chicago O’Hare Airport’s new-look T5 includes a 10,000sq ft Dufry walk-through duty free store and a much improved food & beverage offer.

Maui Jim brings ‘Aloha’ spirit to Gatwick South with pop-up promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/04/14

Maui Jim has partnered World Duty Free Group in a promotion at London Gatwick South with pop-up stores featuring the new PureAir collection and other models.

Luxottica unveils its latest Prada Eyewear collection

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/04/14

The eyewear giant's new Spring/Summer 2014 range includes ‘Special Projects’ Prada Voice for women and Prada Society for men.

Luxottica reveals new travel retail exclusive Oakley model

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/03/14

Luxottica has unveiled a new travel retail exclusive Oakley model called Chainlink Ruby Iridium. It will be on-counter in selected locations from 1 April.

Maui Jim announces key marketing appointment and spring promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/03/14

Maui Jim has appointed Jay Black as Vice President Global Marketing in the lead up to the launch of its ‘Like You’ve Never Seen’ spring marketing campaign.

Duty Free Americas installs Ray-Ban and Oakley concept in Atlanta

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/14

Luxottica has partnered with Duty Free Americas to deliver a 210sq ft shop-in-shop that the supplier claims has quadrupled sales of both brands.

B+D to focus on folding eyewear collection in Orlando

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/03/14

B+D will present in Orlando its latest Folding Collection: colourful, pocket-size sunglasses and readers that are easy-to-carry and "a perfect gift".

Luxottica delivers record year, travel retail turns in strong performance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/02/14

Luxottica Group delivered record net sales and profits in the year ended 31 December 2013, with the travel retail division (sales +25.3%) making a strong contribution.

DFS and Safilo see success with Gucci sunglasses promotion at HKIA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/14

The Chinese New Year promotion, held from January through February, took place in one of DFS’s most highly trafficked outlets at Hong Kong International Airport.

Safilo Group ends Americas partnership with Travel Traders; goes in-house

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/02/14

The sunglasses company has announced the strategic decision to create an in-house Americas travel retail team, ending the agreement from 10 April.

Safilo Group announces travel retail appointments in Americas and EMEA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/02/14

Italian eyewear company Safilo says appointments will help drive business in the travel retail channel and build partnerships in the Americas and EMEA regions.

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.

Luxottica Travel Retail and Nuance reach for the Stars in Europe

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/02/14

Luxottica Travel Retail has reported a strong increase in sales through Nuance since the launch of its Stars programme with the retailer in October 2012.

Marcolin signs exclusive agreement with Ermenegildo Zegna Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/02/14

Marcolin has signed an exclusive eyewear license agreement for the worldwide production and distribution of the Ermenegildo Zegna and Agnona brands.

In memoriam: Arnold Schmied Sr, Co-Founder, Silhouette International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/14

Arnold Schmied Sr, who co-founded the Austrian eyewear company in 1964 with his wife, passed away on Friday at the age of 89, after a long illness.

Luxottica Travel Retail to expand LuxAcademy training programme

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/14

Luxottica Travel Retail is developing its LuxAcademy training programme in 2014, after training sales staff from 26 of its travel retail partners last year.

Schiphol set to complete striking Lounge 1 retail investment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/14

NETHERLANDS. Schiphol Group is close to completing a deeply ambitious multi-million Euro renovation of Lounge 1 at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

Strong DFS Group performance buoys LVMH Selective Retailing in 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/14

INTERNATIONAL. Strong sales at DFS Group made a key contribution to double-digit revenue growth at LVMH’s Selective Retailing business in 2013.

Nuance-Watson (HK) unveils ambitious new-look The Atrium in Macau

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/01/14

MACAU. Nuance-Watson (HK) has completed a multi-million Dollar refurbishment of The Atrium Department Store at The Venetian Macao Resort.

Claudia Schiffer by Rodenstock launches at Munich's opti 2014 fair

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/14

Rodenstock’s eyewear collaboration with the supermodel and fashion icon, first announced last September, was presented at Munich’s opti 2014 trade fair last week.

Luxottica and DFS offer cycling-themed 'retailtainment' in Okinawa

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/01/14

The interactive promotion, taking place at DFS Galleria Okinawa until 28 February, features a cycling challenge and aims to increase awareness of the Oakley brand.

Marcolin to acquire American eyewear company Viva International Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/11/13

A stock purchase agreement has been signed with Viva International owner HVHC Inc and the acquisition is expected to become effective in the next few months.

Ray-Ban reinvents icon models with new materials and technology

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/13

Ray-Ban has enhanced a number of its icon models, including the Aviator, Wayfarer and Clubmaster with new materials and cutting-edge technology.

Safilo Group appointments bolster travel retail channel in Asia Pacific

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/11/13

The Italian eyewear company has announced three new appointments within its Asian travel retail division, in a drive to grow brand presence and awareness.

Silhouette unveils new sunglasses collection and Adidas eyewear

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/11/13

The supplier reports that its 2014 collection, which features eight design lines, was well received by delegates at TFWA World Exhibition last month.

Safilo Group launches Dior promotion with DFS at Hong Kong International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/13

Premium eyewear company Safilo Group has partnered with DFS to implement a high-profile promotion for Dior sunglasses at Hong Kong International Airport.

interdutyfree dreams of success with Sleep N Say Sleep Goggle

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/11/13

Last month in Cannes, interdutyfree - founded in 2012 by experienced travel retail executive Marc Mansour - unveiled its innovative Sleep N Say brand.

DFS Group among the big winners at Sunglasses Awards in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/10/13

The fifth annual Sunglasses Workshop and third Sunglasses Awards in Cannes were attended by over 150 executives, with DFS capturing awards in three of six categories.

Ice-Watch unveils innovative eyewear collection at Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/10/13

Launching its new Eyewear range in travel retail, Ice-Watch focuses on “iconic” design, a range of colours and affordable prices.

Dubai Duty Free sales reach US$1.27 billion in first nine months of 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/10/13

UAE. Dubai Duty Free has reported nine-month sales of US$1.27 billion, a leap of +12% that puts it on track for sales of US$1.8 billion in 2013.

Shortlist of nominations announced for Sunglasses Awards 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/10/13

The 2013 Sunglasses Awards judging panel has released the shortlist of nominations for the six category awards to be presented in Cannes next week.

B+D gets compact and colourful with new collections in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/10/13

B+D will present its Folding Collection of sunglasses and readers alongside its 2014 Sunglasses Collection at the TFWA World Exhibition later this month.

Luxottica and DFS eye bright future for Oliver Peoples in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/10/13

Luxottica Travel Retail, in partnership with DFS Group, has launched Oliver Peoples sunglasses in Hong Kong at HKIA and DFS Galleria Sun Plaza in Tsim Sha Tsui.

SKYlink boosts fashion credentials with new brands in growing portfolio

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/10/13

The travel retail distribution company has launched its in-house jewellery and watch brand Haus of Dietrich and signed on hip British sunglasses brand Finlay & Co.

Heathrow Airport reveals luxury fashion line-up for new Terminal 2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/13

UK. Bvlgari, Paul Smith and Hugo Boss will be among the major fashion brands in Terminal 2: The Queen’s Terminal when it opens next year.

Rodenstock announces eyewear collaboration with Claudia Schiffer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/09/13

Rodenstock’s first eyewear collection with supermodel Claudia Schiffer will launch globally in January 2014 featuring sunglasses and optical frames for women.

Marcolin to showcase new seasonal collections from leading brands

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/09/13

The Italian eyewear specialist will highlight new lines from leading fashion brands Balenciaga, Tom Ford and Diesel during next month’s TFWA World Exhibition.

adidas eyewear to launch tycane pro designed for sailing in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/09/13

adidas eyewear’s new tycane pro features hydrophobic filter technology and a wide field of vision and is suitable for all kinds of water sports, especially sailing.

Sunglass Hut opens new stores at Delhi International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/09/13

INDIA. Luxottica Group described the opening of three stores at Delhi International as an important part of its expansion strategy for travel retail.

LS travel retail North America opens iStore, Porsche Design at JFK

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/09/13

US. The two new stores embrace 1,500sq ft of space and are expected to generate about US$23 million in sales over the contract term.

Fifth Sunglasses Workshop & Awards set for TFWA World Exhibition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/09/13

‘From Passenger To Customer’ is the theme of the fifth Sunglasses Workshop & third Sunglasses Awards, which take place at TFWA World Exhibition on 22 October.

Mondottica to present new Adlens and Cacharel Paris brands in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/09/13

The leading eyewear company will showcase its new Adlens and Cacharel Paris brands, as well as one of its most successful brands, Ted Baker, at Cannes.

Maui Jim updates original vintage designs with brand new features

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/09/13

The new Kolohe and Kawika models are based on some of the first original designs ever created by Maui Jim, now updated with new technology and materials.

Sydney Airport opens exclusive travel retail concept in domestic terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/09/13

AUSTRALIA. Nuance Australia has opened StudioT2, a 290sq m fashion and lifestyle emporium tailored to Sydney Airport’s domestic passengers.

Maui Jim unveils new retro sunglass style Liana for summer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/08/13

Maui Jim adds to its retro collection with the new Liana model, which has a curvy shape, three colour options and a suggested retail price of US$229.

Dufry embraces space at Guarulhos T2 Arrivals: first photos

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/13

BRAZIL. First photos of the expanded Arrivals duty free store at São Paulo Guarulhos Terminal 2 reveal Dufry’s liberal use of space to showcase key brands.

Maui Jim introduces new MauiFlex-enhanced aviator sunglasses

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/08/13

Maliko Gulch and Kahului Harbor are the latest styles from the MauiFlex Collection, which uses a proprietary memory metal that remembers its original shape longer than traditional metal frames.

Aelia Duty Free opens at Queenstown Airport in New Zealand

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/13

NEW ZEALAND. LS travel retail Pacific has launched Aelia Duty Free stores in airside Departures and Arrivals at Queenstown Airport in the South Island.