Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Sunday 07 February 2016


Rotary Watches opens its first stand alone boutique in China

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

The 20sq m outlet, in Guangdong Province's Foshan City, extends Rotary’s footprint in China where it has opened 24 shop-in-shops since last summer.

Shilla IPark Duty Free targets US$1 billion in sales within five years

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/16

SOUTH KOREA. The new Shilla IPark Duty Free will hit US$500 million in first-year sales and US$1 billion in annual sales within five years, says the company.

Sydney Airport adds Tiffany & Co. to new T1 luxury retail line-up

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/02/16

AUSTRALIA. Sydney Airport has announced an Australian airport first, with jeweller Tiffany & Co. confirmed among the big names in the T1 luxury precinct.

Ten easy pieces: Meet Daniel Wellington Founder Filip Tysander

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/16

The latest in a series of 'Ten easy pieces' interviews about travel retail personalities features Filip Tysander, Founder of Swedish watch brand Daniel Wellington.

Swarovski's Spring/Summer collection sparkles at Heathrow T5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/01/16

Swarovski's Spring/Summer 2016 range, said to be suitable for any mood or personality, is available now at the Collection shop in Heathrow T5.

Watch brand Moon goes Uptown in travel retail with new collection

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/01/16

'Sleek and stylish': Moon's new Uptown watch set, priced at £15, is said to be "perfect" for day and night. Included in the set is a matching beaded bracelet.

Tous makes Asian travel retail debut with Shanghai Hongqiao store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/16

The jewellery and accessories brand has opened its first airport store in Asia, at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport. The 75sq m space is located in Terminal 2.

Longines slaloms into St. Moritz with new Conquest edition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/01/16

The second addition to the Conquest collection has been created to celebrate Longines' status as the Official Watch of popular Swiss ski resort St. Moritz.

Family spirit: Spanish jewellery brand Tous takes on travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/16

From small watch repair shop to producer of over 100 million pieces of jewellery, the Tous story is a tale of family, passion and innovation, as Helen Pawson discovers.

TFWA adds space for new brands at Singapore show in May

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/16

ASIA PACIFIC. TFWA will add further exhibition space to its Asia Pacific event in Singapore, with an increased number of brands expected to take part.

Accurist poised for travel retail debut at Birmingham Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/01/16

Time for travel retail take-off: Accurist's specially created travel retail exclusive watch range will be available at Birmingham Airport's The Watch Collection.

Buckley London targets younger audience with S/S 2016 collection

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/01/16

The Spring/Summer 2016 range, comprising new London Rocks, Be You and Eclipse lines, reflects the company’s aim to target a younger audience.

Swarovski invites customers to get fit with Activity Tracking range

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/01/16

Mixing fashion with fitness: Swarovski is gearing up to introduce its first smart range of activity tracking jewellery, featuring its signature crystal, to travel retail.

Wellington Global cruises into 2016 with new Asia Pacific listings

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/01/16

New year, new business: Wellington Global is looking ahead to a positive 2016 with new inflight and cruise listings confirmed for its skincare and jewellery brands.

Pandora celebrates Valentine’s Day with dedicated jewellery collection

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/01/16

Ahead of Valentine's Day, Pandora is launching a special collection, featuring innovative stone settings, to underline the brand's commitment to craftsmanship.

ARI hails Abu Dhabi Midfield Terminal Building duty free contract win

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/12/15

UAE. Aer Rianta International CEO Jack MacGowan and ARI-Middle East Chairman Abdulla Buhindi hail the duty free contract award at Abu Dhabi's Midfield Terminal.

Chanel opens second boutique at London Heathrow Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/15

UK. Chanel has opened a new fashion boutique in 288sq m of space at Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, housing watches, jewellery, accessories and ready-to-wear.

Qatar Duty Free debuts first regional IWC Schaffhausen pop-up store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/15

QATAR. Qatar Duty Free delivers another first for the Middle East with the opening of a pop-up unit from Swiss luxury watch brand IWC Schaffhausen.

Swarovski takes flight with Christmas spectacular at Hong Kong Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/12/15

HONG KONG. Swarovski, in association with JCDecaux, has unveiled a magnificent giant jewelled hot-air balloon feature for the festive period.

‘A programme that’s simply unmatched’ – DFS Group celebrates seventh annual Masters of Time exhibition in Macau

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/12/15

MACAU. DFS Group launched its seventh annual DFS Masters of Time exhibition in Macau on Saturday, 5 December, bringing together what it claimed to be the world’s largest retail exhibition of fine watches and jewellery. “This year’s Masters of Time exhibition is inspired by the traveller and the thrill of discovery,” says DFS Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Philippe Schaus.

Moodie Picture Gallery: Shinsegae Duty Free opens in style at Incheon Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/12/15

SOUTH KOREA. We present a range of images from Shinsegae Duty Free's impressively eclectic new retail offer at the country's main gateway.

Clogau introduces travel retail exclusives and new pricing options

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/12/15

The Welsh jewellery company has introduced 40 exclusive pieces and a three-level price structure, aimed at meeting varying demands of travel retail.

Tyko Brands records “phenomenal” growth in 2015 for Breo

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/12/15

Tyko's Breo brand has recorded +75% year-on-year growth since 2014, with average monthly sales of 150 to 730 units. 2016 will see five new lines introduced.

Buckley London targets younger consumers with fresh product offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/11/15

The brand says it is looking forward to a “strong start” in 2016 following the positive response from buyers to its refreshed product range and pricing.

LVMH Group takes minority stake in Italian jewellery brand Repossi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/11/15

The new partnership, which will see LVMH Group take a minority stake in Repossi, is aimed at developing the jewellery brand's distribution network.

Perfect mystery shopping score for Pandora man in Birmingham

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/11/15

UK. One lucky salesman scored 100% in Pandora’s 2015 mystery shopping programme and was rewarded with a visit to Thailand.

Swarovski gets a hand from DFS Group in Christmas styling activation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/11/15

Swarovski is teaming up with DFS Group this festive season to offer travellers in-store hand decorations at locations in Hong Kong and Macau.

Shanghai Tang opens second outlet at Hong Kong International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/11/15

HONG KONG. The brand has opened a boutique in HKIA's Terminal 1 West Hall in a bid, it says, to become the “global creator of modern Chinese chic”.

‘The Joy of Giving’: ARI opens pop-up gifts store at Dublin Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/15

IRELAND. ARI offers a showcase for Irish designers at its new pop-up store, 'The Joy of Giving,' designed to add to travellers' gifting options over Christmas.

Milor Group names Artemis Couroupaki as Business Development Director

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/11/15

Artemis Couroupaki has been appointed to lead Milor Group’s global new business development strategy across all channels, including travel retail.

Ulysse Nardin names Olivier Scemama as Head of Travel Retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/15

Swiss watchmaker Ulysse Nardin has appointed Olivier Scemama as Head of Travel Retail as the brand looks to increase its presence in the channel.

Tyko Brands reports strong response to fresh product offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/15

According to Tyko Brands, feedback on its refreshed product offer, which was launched in Cannes, has confirmed the demand for affordable fashion jewellery.

Picture Gallery: Grupo Wisa celebrates 'unique opportunity' at Melancia mall

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/11/15

URUGUAY. We bring you the first photos from Grupo Wisa’s newly opened La Riviera store in the Melancia mall on the Uruguay-Brazil border.

Frey Wille combines art and history for new men’s designs

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/11/15

History meets art in Frey Wille’s latest Men’s Collection creations, which include cufflinks in Etruscan Dolphins, San Marco and Lion of Babylon designs.

Not lacking in lustre: Misaki presents Cheek to Cheek collection

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/11/15

Monaco-based jewellery brand Misaki has unveiled its latest jazz and dance-inspired collection, Cheek to Cheek, which features pieces made from pearls and mink.

Frederique Constant gets connected with Horological Smartwatch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/11/15

Watch maker Frederique Constant says its new Horological Smartwatch can engage and entertain the consumer in travel retail. It will be available from next year.

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.

Mondaine Group reveals smart new watch from Helvetica

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/10/15

When horology meets technology: Mondaine's first smart watch, Helvetica No 1 Smart, features an analogue clock face and a battery life of over two years.

'The thrill of discovery': DFS reveals line-up for Masters of Time 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/10/15

MACAU. DFS to launch the seventh annual DFS Masters of Time retail exhibition on 5 December, featuring 400 fine watches and jewellery masterpieces.

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.

Philadelphia Airport hails Vino Volo and Pandora for Q1 performance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/10/15

USA. Philadelphia International Airport has named Vino Volo and Pandora as Restaurant and Retailer of the Quarter respectively for Q1 2015-2016.

Grupo Wisa seeks swift resolution to Guatemala City impasse

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/10/15

GUATEMALA. Grupo Wisa anticipates a prompt reopening of its Guatemala City International Airport duty free stores, closed temporarily by court order two weeks ago.

Swatch Group’s Hour Passion wins Watch and Jewellery contract in Nice

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/10/15

SWITZERLAND. One multibrand concession will open in each of the terminals at Nice Côte d’Azur Airport, with the contract running until 2023.

Swarovski creates new showcase with pop-up store at Heathrow T5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/10/15

Swarovski partners with World Duty Free Group to open a pop-up store at Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, which will remain in place through Christmas until early 2016.

Fossil Group and Heinemann open Michael Kors store at Frankfurt

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/10/15

GERMANY. The 35sq m shop-in-shop at Frankfurt Airport is the largest space in travel retail dedicated to the Michael Kors watches and jewellery ranges.

Frederique Constant revives the tradition of the pocket watch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/10/15

SWITZERLAND. The Swiss manufacturer has launched the Frederique Constant Pocket, paying tribute to the traditional Lépine watch.

Bvlgari’s ‘The Temple of the Jeweller’ store pops up at Paris CDG

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/10/15

FRANCE. Throughout October, Bvlgari’s ‘The Temple of the Jeweller’ pop-up will take passengers at Paris CDG's Terminal S4 on a "voyage of the senses".

DFASS launches Time Travel concept at Denver International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/15

USA. DFASS has opened a new watches, eyewear and fashion accessories store called Time Travel at Denver Airport, featuring a range of upscale brands.

Kansai Airport to debut Swatch Group’s Hour Passion boutique

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/09/15

JAPAN. Opening Japan’s first Hour Passion watch boutique this week caps off a series of Terminal 1 retail additions for Kansai Airport.

Watch this space: Scorpio gets set for Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/15

From 1940s vintage to super-modern Superdry, fashion is the focus for Scorpio Worldwide’s new watch lines.