Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Wednesday 23 April 2014


Capella Industries grows travel retail team as business expands

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 16/04/14

The maker of Lambretta watches announces two new appointments to its travel retail sales team as the company looks to grow its travel retail presence.

Hermès partners DFS in exclusive launch of Heure-H Rouge Casaque

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 16/04/14

The limited edition collection of red-strapped watches from Hermès is now available exclusively at DFS’s airport stores and downtown Gallerias.

Tyko Travel Retail takes charge of its business in the Asia Pacific market

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 15/04/14

Gearing up for next month’s TFWA Asia Pacific exhibition Tyko Travel Retail has announced that it will handle all new business in the region directly from the UK.

Chinese investment company acquires The Dreyfuss Group

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 14/04/14

The family-run Swiss watch business has been acquired by China Haidian Holdings, a Hong Kong-listed investor with two of the top four watch brands in China.

Capi counts down to launch of Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 10/04/14

The Galaxy S5, regarded as Samsung’s flagship smartphone, will be available together with Gear smartwatches at all Capi locations from 11 April.

Ice-Watch to grow Middle East presence with Chalhoub partnership

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 10/04/14

The watch company will work with luxury goods distributor company Chalhoub Inc to bring its colourful watches to new markets in the region, including the UAE and Qatar .

Chinese demand for luxury watches remains strong at Baselworld

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 09/04/14

A strong Chinese delegation made its presence felt at Baselworld 2014, with luxury brands keen to reach Chinese travellers at major hubs.

Travel Retail Solutions expands airline presence for Artisan Beads

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 07/04/14

Specialist industry marketing and distribution company Travel Retail Solutions is expanding the presence of Artisan Beads in the airline business.

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

Source: İThe 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.

Tag Heuer celebrates SFR40 million investment in manufacturing

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 02/04/14

The LVMH-owned watch brand launched its year-long Art of Manufacturing celebrations and showcased its latest timepieces at Baselworld 2014.

Titan focuses on travel retail with new watch collection

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 02/04/14

Aiming to increase investment in travel retail, Titan will launch a new range of fashion watches for women during next month’s TFWA Asia Pacific in Singapore.

Chinese maintain luxury watch demand: World Watch Report

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 25/03/14

Ahead of Baselworld 2014, the annual report by Digital Luxury Group shows that emerging markets continue to dominate the demand for luxury timepieces.

Ice-Glow watches light up the night with glowing band

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 25/03/14

A new collection of pastel-hued watches from Ice-Watch feature a glow-in-the-dark silicone wristband that uses sunlight to emit a glow after dark.

Tyko Travel Retail appoints Janice Smith as European Sales Manager

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 25/03/14

Smith will be responsible for developing current European accounts and securing new inflight opportunities for Tyko’s top brands, including breo and Hippie Chic.

Ice-Watch acquires luxury watch brand Patton for undisclosed sum

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 21/03/14

Belgian company Ice Group announces the acquisition of luxury watch brand Patton Watches at a press conference ahead of Baselworld in Switzerland.

Tyko reports solid start for Americas business following Orlando show

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 21/03/14

Tyko Travel Retail says reactions to its Breo, Hippie Chic and One Tribe brands at its inaugural IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas have been positive.

Luminox rockets into the stratosphere with new space series

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 14/03/14

Watch brand Luminox, in partnership with space flight firm SXC, has unveiled its new space collection. The SXC PC carbon GMT model will be listed on KLM flights.

Time Products adds Accurist watches to its portfolio

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 13/03/14

UK-based owner and distributor Time Products, whose range includes the popular Sekonda watches, has acquired the Accurist brand.

Braun watches continue winning streak with German Design Awards

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 11/03/14

Following the IF and Red Dot awards of 2013, Braun's BN0095 watch range picked up four awards at the German Design Awards ceremony in Frankfurt last month.

Rotary unveils classic contemporary ranges for Spring/Summer

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 11/03/14

Swiss watch brand Rotary has revealed several new ranges for the Spring/Summer season at a launch event at W Hotel in London today (11 March).

Worldclassbrands named as Tyko Travel Retail agent for Americas

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 28/02/14

Worldclassbrands has been named Tyko Travel Retail’s agent for Americas travel retail, and will showcase the company’s portfolio in Orlando next month.

Ice-Watch sharpens focus on airports as travel retail surges in 2013

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 21/02/14

With sales volumes in travel retail up +48% in 2013 and a strong presence in the inflight channel, Ice-Watch will further intensify its focus on airports this year.

Rotary launches Avenger range of watches

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 13/02/14

UK luxury watch company unveils five new watches created from archive 1970 Rotary model for its latest collection, which is priced under £200.

Airmall USA adds Erwin Pearl luxury jewellery at Pittsburgh International

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 07/02/14

USA. The 500sq ft store in the airside Center Core area of the airport offers a range of designer pieces and fashionable jewellery.

Longines named official partner for Latin American horse racing body

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 03/02/14

Swiss watch brand Longines is named as official timekeeper of the OSAF horse racing institution and lends its support to one of the major races in Latin America.

Schiphol set to complete striking Lounge 1 retail investment

Source: İThe 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.

Ice-Watch adds bold turquoise hue to range of timepieces

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 21/01/14

Turquoise is the latest new colour from Ice-Watch in its Ice-Forever range, taking the total palette to 10 colours across several watch models.

Chinese consumers drive demand for high-end watches in 2013

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 20/01/14

SWITZERLAND. New report reveals luxury watch sales to Chinese buyers increased nearly +60% in 2013 despite lower sales in mainland China.

Frederique Constant unveils new look for Slimline Moonphase Manufacture

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 20/01/14

Frederique Constant has updated two of its Slimline Moonphase Manufacture models with a sporty new look, which will be presented at Baselworld 2014.

Rotary names Lara Lambert as Head of International & New Business

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 20/01/14

Rotary has named Lara Lambert as Head of International & New Business; the watch company also announces 2013 sales, showing growth in travel markets.

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

Source: İThe 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.

Capella Industries expands portfolio with two new watch brands

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 13/12/13

Capella Industries has added the Velox and Panos Emporio brands to its portfolio and is set to introduce a new Cielo collection called 'Gelato' for SS2014.

Nuance-Watson brings Burg Smart Watches to Hong Kong travel retail

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 11/12/13

Customers at Nuance-Watson stores in HKIA and The Venetia Macao Resort Hotel can buy the Burg Smart Watch ahead of the corresponding domestic markets.

DFS Group unveils stunning Masters of Time exhibition in Macau

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 09/12/13

CHINA (MACAU). "The most exciting collection of timepieces we have ever shown," says DFS as the luxury retailer unveils the fifth Masters of Time exhibition in Macau.

Nuance opens Bulgari stores at Zürich and London Heathrow airports

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 05/12/13

UK/SWITZERLAND. The decade-long partnership between retailer and brand will continue with another boutique opening at Heathrow Terminal 2 next year.

Montblanc offers chance to win a moment in time with Dubai Duty Free

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 28/11/13

A unique Montblanc TimeWalker Twinfly Chronograph watch will be a raffle prize on 20th December to coincide with Dubai Duty Free’s 30th anniversary.

Kelly Rowland pops up at Dubai International for a surprise concert

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 25/11/13

UAE. Multiple Grammy Award-winning American singer, actress and TV personality appears before enthralled audiences twice in a day in Dubai.

DFS Group offers a preview of 2013 Masters of Time collection

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 14/11/13

DFS Group's Masters of Time collection, now in its fifth year, has expanded to include four new watchmakers, 35 luxury brands and a selection of over 400 pieces

Shilla captures prized Singapore Changi Airport T3 watches concession

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 12/11/13

SINGAPORE. The Shilla Duty Free has captured the hotly contested watches concession at Singapore Changi T3, beating stiff competition for the business.

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

Source: İThe 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.

Strong DFS performance buoys LVMH retail arm in first nine months

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 15/10/13

INTERNATIONAL. Sales growth at DFS helped drive a +16% revenue increase at LVMH’s Selective Retailing business group in the first nine months of 2013.

Philip Stein targets travel retail expansion with Sleep Bracelet

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 07/10/13

Utilising Natural Frequency Technology that is believed to improve quality of sleep, the Sleep Bracelet is a “perfect fit” for travellers and inflight crew.

Rotary named Global Official Timekeeper of Chelsea Football Club

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 07/10/13

The family-owned Swiss watch brand has announced an exclusive four-year sponsorship deal as the Global Official Timekeeper of Chelsea FC.

Longines continues equestrian link as title partner of the CSI Basel

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 04/10/13

The Swiss watch company underlines its commitment to equestrian sports with its new title partnership with the leading indoor equestrian tournament.

SKYlink boosts fashion credentials with new brands in growing portfolio

Source: İThe 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.

Helsinki hails new watch and jewellery stores and transit traffic growth

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 20/09/13

FINLAND. The two new Finngold-operated stores are a boost to the commercial offer at Helsinki Airport, which saw good growth in international transit traffic this summer.

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

Source: İThe 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.

Rotary makes a Revelation with travel inspired timepieces

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 14/09/13

The watchmaker's new Revelation range, offering two faces in one watch, is the result of intense research to develop a "truly landmark" collection of modern watches.

Ice-Watch maintains leading position in core watch segment in Europe

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 10/09/13

Ice-Watch continues to maintain its leading position in the €50–99 price bracket for watches in the European market, according to market research institute GfK.

Thailand to scrap luxury import duties in bid to lure more travellers

Source: Bloomberg; Bangkok Post - 10/09/13

Thailand’s government is to scrap import duties on luxury watches, clothes and cosmetics as it competes with Hong Kong and Singapore for wealthy travellers.