Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 11 February 2016


Safilo Group announces pioneering five-year eyewear collaboration with Swatch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/16

INTERNATIONAL. In major breaking news, a powerful partnership is revealed that will see Safilo and Swatch co-design Swatch branded eyewear. The first collection, Swatch The Eyes, launches in spring. “We are adding an iconic brand to our portfolio, complementing our presence in the vast and fast-growing ‘Mass Cool’ consumer segment with a unique proposition that leverages the smart, playful, innovative DNA of Swatch," says Safilo CEO Luisa Delgado.

Safilo renews commitment to Special Olympics with three-year contract

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/16

The partnership, which dates back to 2003, has seen Safilo provide more than one million optical frames and sunglasses to Special Olympic athletes.

Luxottica posts net sales of €9 billion in 2015; simplifies structure

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/02/16

Luxottica Group SpA has closed 2015 with net sales growth of +5.5% as it announces a simplified organisational structure and the departure of Adil Khan.

Luxottica unveils Burberry’s Spring/Summer 2016 sunglasses range

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/16

Inspired by Burberry’s global flagship store in London, The Regent Collection of sunglasses and optical frames features the brand's signature check pattern.

Essilor signs up with Levi’s to launch unisex eyewear collection

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/01/16

A new range of sunglasses and optical frames will be delivered by Essilor subsidiary FGX International, as the group strikes an agreement with Levi's.

Bolon names actress Anne Hathaway as new brand ambassador

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/01/16

Hathaway, said to “perfectly symbolise” what the eyewear company stands for, will lead Bolon’s promotional campaign which is set to launch in China next month.

‘Tailor-made and customer-led’: ARI pledges world-class offer in Abu Dhabi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/12/15

UAE. Speaking to The Moodie Report after the Abu Dhabi tender award, ARI CEO Jack MacGowan pledges an "immersive, multi-sensory shopping experience".

INVU by Swiss Eyewear Group scoops top EyeVote award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/12/15

Swiss Eyewear Group's INVU range, which launched last year, has been named the favourite new sunglass brand in the EyeVote Reader's Choice Awards 2015.

Revo launches Vision Over Visibility sunglass collection by Bono

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/11/15

INTERNATIONAL. US$10 from sales of each pair of sunglasses in the range designed by Revo and Bono will go towards preventing blindness in 5 million people.

Lagardère Travel Retail says Eye Love at Cairns Airport domestic terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/11/15

AUSTRALIA. Lagardère Travel Retail has opened its fourth expression, and "a fresh face", of the Eye Love specialist eyewear concept in the Pacific region.

Fourth T Galleria by DFS in Macau opens at new Studio City resort

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/11/15

HONG KONG. Beauty hall mixes global companies with increasingly popular Japanese and Korean brands and store also features a sunglasses boutique.

Safilo records a +2.2% Q3 net profit increase to reach €2.4 million

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/11/15

ITALY. Company reports robust business growth in Europe, North America and the Middle East, but warns of continued challenges in Asia and Brazil.

Winners step out from the shade at Sunglasses Workshop & Awards 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/11/15

FRANCE. Gebr. Heinemann, Kappe International, DFS and Heathrow Airport among the winners in the annual awards ceremony held in Cannes last month.

Jigsaw International adds watches and eyewear to its brand portfolio

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/10/15

With the global launch of the Cosmopolitan fragrance, Jigsaw is focusing on becoming a global leader in the fast moving consumer goods category.

Drawing inspiration: DFS Hawaii and Ray-Ban partner in graffiti promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/10/15

USA (HAWAII). An edgy and innovative graffiti-inspired Ray-Ban activation at T Galleria by DFS, in Waikiki, encourages consumers to help change the world.

Luxottica partners with Heinemann in Ray-Ban corner at Frankfurt Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/10/15

The personalised corner is part of a revamped sunglasses zone, geared for higher passenger visibility, within the Heinemann Duty Free walk-through store.

Kering announces new collections launch at T Galleria by DFS in Macau

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/10/15

INTERNATIONAL. Kering has announced two new eyewear collections to be launched at the new T Galleria in Macau in partnership with DFS Group.

The Moodie Interview: Kering Eyewear President & CEO Roberto Vedovotto

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/10/15

In the latest edition of his regular interview series with influential travel retail figures, Martin Moodie speaks to Kering Eyewear President & CEO Roberto Vedovotto.

Dufry to exclusively launch Revo’s sunglass collection in Europe

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/10/15

Eyewear specialist Revo has confirmed a deal with Dufry to exclusively launch its performance and lifestyle sunglass range in key European locations.

Essilor debuts at Cannes with latest eyewear collections

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/10/15

The Bolon 2016 sunglasses collection includes over 200 Italian-designed models while Polinelli seeks a top spot in travel retail’s reading glasses category.

B+D sets its eyes on Bold new product offer in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/10/15

The Danish eyewear company is set to present the latest additions to its foldable Reader and Sunglass collections at this month's TFWA World Exhibition.

Tyko Brands introduces latest Breo sunglasses for kids and adults

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/10/15

With an additional 55 new skus on show at TFWA World Exhibition, Breo says it is reinforcing its commitment to and investment in the travel retail market.

Mondottica teams up with Exclusive Brands International in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/15

The eyewear specialist is partnering with Exclusive Brands, part of the International Brands Group, to drive the growth of its business in the travel retail sector.

Marchon showcases new MCM Eyewear Collection at Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/15

Marchon is set to present a new MCM Eyewear Collection at TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes, with ranges available in the market from January 2016.

De Rigo Vision and Dunhill announce exclusive license agreement

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/09/15

INTERNATIONAL. Men's fashion brand Dunhill and De Rigo Vision unveil a powerful license deal for the Dunhill-branded optical and sun collection.

Less is more: Silhouette to showcase minimalist models in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/09/15

Silhouette is poised to return to the TFWA World Exhibition where it will present its minimalist Silhouette Sun Collection 2016 and new Adidas models.

Marcolin Group seals deal to develop Moncler eyewear range

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/15

The five-year renewable contract should see the launch of Moncler branded eyewear and ski masks for men, women and children by March 2016.

Luxottica refreshes Ray-Ban Icons range for 2016 Spring/Summer season

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/09/15

Leading sunglasses brand owner Luxottica has updated its Ray-Ban range using new technology, up-to-date colours and fresh styles.

Safilo Group strikes deal to develop Havaianas eyewear range

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/15

Consumers will be able to sport the iconic Havaianas brand from head to toe, after Safilo strikes a major licensing agreement with the flip-flop manufacturer.

World Duty Free Group opens specialty stores at Miami International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/09/15

USA. World Duty Free and local partner Master ConcessionAir add five branded stores at Miami Airport: MAC, Desigual, Coach, Tumi and Tous.

Safilo Group announces nine-year licensing agreement with Elie Saab

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/15

In a major development, the first eyewear collection by the Lebanese designer will be launched by Safilo under a nine-year licensing agreement.

B+D boosts inflight presence with new listings in Asia and USA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/15

Danish eyewear company B+D announces key new inflight listings in Asia and the USA for its Readers line and Sunglasses Traveler Collection.

LS travel retail Pacific to open four new speciality concepts at Melbourne Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/08/15

AUSTRALIA. LS travel retail Pacific is preparing a strong presence with four speciality stores at Melbourne Airport’s Terminal 4, which opens later this month.

Malaysia Airports issues retail tender at Kuala Lumpur International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/08/15

MALAYSIA. Malaysia Airports has tendered a series of retail concessions, mainly for fashion & accessories stores, at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Softness in Asia, positive momentum in core markets for Safilo

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/08/15

Core markets of North America & Western Europe performing well; Latin America, the Middle East & Africa too. But key north Asia markets remain 'subdued'.

LS travel retail Pacific says ‘Eye Love Auckland’ with specialist store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/08/15

NEW ZEALAND. It's a case of the eyes have it at Auckland Airport as LS travel retail Pacific opens the fourth edition of its eyewear retail concept.

Revo partners with Bono for ‘Buy Vision, Give Sight’ campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/15

Eyewear company Revo has unveiled a charity partnership with U2 singer Bono, which aims to raise funds to help prevent vision impairment and blindness.

Rating the retailers: The Moodie Report ‘Dreamstore’ 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. How did the world’s leading brand owners rate the world’s leading travel retailers, airport by airport and category by category?

Kering Eyewear announces new appointments for Asia Pacific & EMEA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/06/15

Kering Eyewear has appointed Pietro Scognamiglio as Head of Travel Retail Asia Pacific and Marco Cancellara as Area Sales Manager Travel Retail EMEA.

Tampa awards 11 retail and F&B contracts; WDFG captures duty free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/06/15

USA. After the biggest commercial tender at Tampa International in over 40 years, the airport awards 11 retail and food & beverage concessions covering 65 outlets.

B+D to present Sunglasses Traveler Collection at 19th ASUTIL Conference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/06/15

The Danish eyewear specialist, a sponsor of the opening lunch at the event this week, will be showcasing its Sunglasses Traveler Collection for the Americas.

Essilor expands regional distribution of flagship Bolon sunglass brand

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/05/15

Following its TFWA Asia Pacific debut last week, Essilor International has added new locations to its Bolon distribution network, including Korea, Taiwan and China.

The Moodie Report: A message to our valued industry partners

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. As The Moodie Report changes ownership, we carry an important message about invoicing and payment to our industry partners.

Nominations are now open for revamped 2015 Sunglasses Awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

The industry's annual Sunglasses Awards will incorporate a number of changes in 2015, to include updated categories and a new, bespoke communication platform.

Bolon continues to expand in travel retail with new Changi listing

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

SINGAPORE. Essilor has announced a new listing for its Bolon brand with DFS at Changi Airport T3 as it introduces an innovative new E-SPF index for its lenses.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Print Edition May 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to the digital, iPad-compatible version of The Moodie Report Print Edition for May 2015, available in full – editorial and advertising.

World Duty Free Group’s Sunglasses Boutique makes debut at Heathrow T3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/15

UK. World Duty Free Group has introduced a new premium concept store for sunglasses, called Sunglasses Boutique, at London Heathrow Airport T3.

Maui Jim takes flight with three new ultra-light, rimless sunglasses

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/05/15

Named after birds, the new beta-titanium designs feature super-thin nose bridges, MauiPure lenses and rubber-sheathed temples with distinctive disk hinges.

Essilor gears up for travel retail push with Bolon debut at TFWA Asia Pacific

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/04/15

The ophthalmic optics company believes the time is right for its flagship Bolon sunglass brand to enter travel retail, based on its success in China's domestic market.

Ray-Ban launches wood version of Clubmaster model for Autumn/Winter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/04/15

Luxottica has launched Ray-Ban’s A/W 2015-2016 collection, which includes the brand's iconic Clubmaster style reproduced in wood and offset with rubber.