Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Monday 30 March 2015

THE FOODIE REPORT TOP STORY

SSP Group captures F&B contract at Beijing Capital International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/03/15

CHINA. The Asia Pacific division of SSP Group has been awarded a six-year £60 million food & beverage contract at Beijing Capital International Airport.

The Restaurant Group unveils Halo Fizz Bar at Stansted Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/03/15

UK.The airport restaurant specialist designed the new bar concept for Stansted Airport as part of an £80 million terminal development.

SSP UK opens first James Martin Kitchen at London Stansted Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/03/15

UK.The leading food & beverage operator has opened the first ever James Martin Kitchen as part of its seven-year contract with Manchester Airports Group.

Macintyre Scott Xtra to supply liquor to P&O Cruises’ Britannia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/03/15

UK. Travel retail specialist Macintyre Scott Xtra will supply five gins and 30 British bottled beers as part of a new deal for P&O Cruises’ newest ship, Britannia.

HMSHost awarded Corporate Partnership Award for community work

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/15

US. The leading travel restaurateur was honoured by non-profit organisation Interfaith Works for its contribution to the poor and homeless in Montgomery County.

Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago reissues RFP

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO. Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago is again inviting proposals for a shopping mall and entertainment centre.

Restaurant brand itsu in high-profile digital campaign at Stansted Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

UK. Eye Airports has partnered with restaurant brand itsu to create a digital campaign around the launch of a new dining offer at London Stansted Airport.

The Moodie Report e-Zine Issue 159: A dash of daring in Dublin

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. In this issue we're on location as ARI opens its first walk-through airport store in Ireland. Plus you'll find the latest edition of The Foodie Report.

Bar Symon celebrates grand opening at Washington Dulles Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/03/15

USA. Concessions International celebrated the grand opening of the new bistro-style restaurant last week with creator Chef Michael Symon in attendance.

Relay's Trib’s makes its debut at Nice Côte d’Azur Airport Terminal 1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/03/15

FRANCE. Today (17 March) Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur and Relay France opened a new Trib’s restaurant at Nice Côte d’Azur Airport Terminal 1.

HMSHost named Best Overall F&B Operator by Airport Revenue News

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/03/15

USA. HMSHost also claimed Best F&B Brand Operator, plus recognition for its customer service and food donation programme, at the 2015 ARN awards.

Autogrill revenues dip marginally in 2014 but EBITDA climbs

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. A strong showing from Autogrill’s International division (northern Europe, Middle East & Asia) partially offsets weaknesses in other markets.

Brisbane Airport welcomes opening of Mad Mex at International Terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/03/15

AUSTRALIA. Opened on 1 March, Mad Mex Fresh Mexican Grill is the latest addition to the F&B line-up as part of the A$45 million terminal redevelopment.

'Ambitious and audacious': Geneva Airport reveals F&B tender awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/03/15

SWITZERLAND. Autogrill, Caviar House & Prunier and Montreux Jazz Café are among the winners as Geneva Airport awards a series of food & beverage contracts.

Gastrohub completes €25 million renovation at Madrid-Barajas

Source: ©The Foodie Report - 05/03/15

SPAIN. Food & beverage operator Áreas has opened a contemporary dining space that includes an open dining bar, à la carte and set menu dining.

Minneapolis-St Paul tees off with interactive golf facility for travellers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/03/15

USA. Billed as a "golf lifestyle facility", PGA MSP Airport will open in March, offering a golf shop, a HMSHost-operated restaurant and a hands-on PGA golf experience.

OTG reveals glimpse of ambitious plans at Newark Airport Terminal C

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/15

USA. Travel restaurateur and master developer OTG has unveiled initial designs for its ambitious commercial offer to be revealed at Newark Liberty Terminal C.

Sydney Airport seeks Expressions of Interest for T2 dining precinct

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/15

AUSTRALIA. Sydney Airport is set to roll out a newly designed F&B space in its T2 domestic terminal later this year and leasing opportunities are now available.

Denmark’s first YO! Sushi concept opens at Copenhagen Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/15

DENMARK. Yesterday (Tuesday) marked the opening of Denmark's first YO! Sushi concept, at Copenhagen Airport. The menu features over 80 Japanese-inspired dishes.

Nice Côte d’Azur Airport hails ambitious food & beverage overhaul

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/02/15

FRANCE. Nice Côte d’Azur Airport is pledging “innovation and excellence” from its new food & beverage offer, after awarding contracts to SSP and Relay.

Denver Airport F&B partner to participate in city's Restaurant Week

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/15

USA. Timberline Steaks & Grille will be the first Denver International Airport food & beverage offering to participate in the city’s annual Restaurant Week.

OTG uses chalk art to showcase The Delta New York Experience

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/15

USA. Leading food & beverage operator OTG has enlisted chalkboard artist Rajiv Surendra to create artworks in LaGuardia Airport’s Delta terminals.

Starbucks launches Evenings Programme at UK airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/15

UK. Starbucks has launched its Evenings Programme in the UK, initially at its renovated Stansted Airport store operated in partnership with with SSP.

Concessions International to open Bar Symon at Washington Dulles

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/02/15

USA. Concessions International is set to open a Bar Symon concept at Washington Dulles International Airport, one of a number of new openings at the location.

SSP secures €180 million food & beverage contract at Nice Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/02/15

FRANCE. Travel restaurateur SSP has won an 11-year deal to run ten outlets at Nice Côte d’Azur Airport, including the first Jamie’s Italian in France.

Ottawa International Airport issues RFP for airside restaurant concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/02/15

CANADA. Ottawa International Airport Authority has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for an airside restaurant concession, with bids due on 23 April.

Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur opens new restaurant at Cannes Mandelieu

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/02/15

FRANCE. Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur has opened a new restaurant at Cannes Mandelieu Airport, which specialises in business aviation and private aircraft.

HMSHost invites travellers to showcase their cooking skills at Chicago Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/15

USA. HMSHost is inviting travellers and employees at Chicago O’Hare Airport to submit an original recipe as part of its “Channel Your Inner Chef” contest.

London Luton launches major commercial tender programme

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/15

UK. London Luton Airport announces a major commercial tender programme via The Moodie Report, embracing 47 units and 7,027sq m of retail and F&B space.

SSP Switzerland opens upscale restaurant Walter at Zürich Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/15

SWITZERLAND. SSP Switzerland has added to Zürich Airport's upscale F&B offer by opening a premium Mediterranean-style dining venue called Walter.

Xi’an Xianyang Airport to open China's first walk-through duty free shop

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 05/02/15

CHINA. Xi'an Xianyang International Airport, a key gateway to China's northwest, is rolling out a series of exciting enhancements to its retail and F&B offer.

Concessions International brings Philly-style hoagies to Reagan Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/15

USA. Concessions International has opened Taylor Gourmet Handcrafted Hoagies at Reagan National Airport, offering Philly-style gourmet sandwiches.

Strategy changes pay off for Areas as profits soar

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/15

SPAIN. A change of strategy has led to Areas closing its 2013-2014 financial year with a net profit of €19.5 million and +33.8% EBITDA growth.

Budapest Airport recognises best commercial and service partners

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/15

HUNGARY. Budapest Airport last night held its Annual Awards for business partners, extended this year for the first time to retail and food & beverage.

Hong Kong International Airport seeks food court concessionaire

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has issued a tender for a food court concession in Terminal 1’s West Hall, with a bid deadline of 8 April.

SSP UK raises £300,000 for Cancer Research UK in charity drive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/15

UK. Leading travel restaurateur SSP has raised £300,000 for leading charity Cancer Research UK following a year of fund-raising activities across the business.

Dallas/Fort Worth Airport launches health and wellness campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/15

USA. Dallas/Fort Worth International has launched the ‘Healthy + Happy’ campaign, offering nutritious culinary options and healthy-living amenities to passengers.

Washington Dulles Airport names concessions award winners for 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/01/15

USA. Concessions developer MarketPlace Development has revealed the winners of the 2014 Concessions Excellence Awards at Washington Dulles International.

Condor Ferries welcomes Condor Liberation to its ferryboat fleet

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/15

UK. The new ferry is scheduled for a late March launch following the completion of internal fittings, which will include a duty free shop and a range of dining outlets.

HMSHost adds MKT marketplace-dining concept to restaurant portfolio

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/15

USA. HMSHost has developed a new marketplace-style dining concept called MKT, offering garden-fresh options to foodie and health-conscious travellers.

‘A high price island’: Zürich Airport adapts to strong Swiss Franc

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/01/15

SWITZERLAND. Zürich Airport posts an impressive commercial performance in 2014 but it faces huge challenges as the result of the rebased Swiss Franc.

HMSHost offers a Twist on airport dining at Toronto International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/15

CANADA. HMSHost has partnered celebrity chef, TV host and cookbook author Roger Mooking to open Twist by Roger Mooking at Toronto Pearson International Airport.

SSP America appoints Anthony Montepare as SVP of Procurement

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/15

USA. In his new role, Montepare will provide oversight on the purchasing and distribution of all goods and services across SSP’s North American operations.

SSP brings back the elegance of travel with new bar at Newcastle Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/15

UK. Cabin Bar aims to offer “a premium experience in a first-class environment”, with a distinguished drinks menu and a selection of small bites and large plates.

WestJet renews, expands inflight retail programme with GuestLogix

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/15

CANADA. GuestLogix's long-running agreement to manage the airline’s onboard retail and food & beverage programmes is extended to an “omnichannel roadmap”.

LS travel retail Pacific launches two new F&B concepts at Cairns Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/01/15

AUSTRALIA. The travel retailer is boosting its presence within Foodservice with the opening of two new concepts at Cairns Airport: Eagles Boys Express and The Bar.

Tastes on the Fly opens Modmarket at Denver International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/01/15

USA. Award-winning airport restaurateur Tastes on the Fly has opened a Modmarket outlet at Denver International Terminal B, offering healthy dining options.

Portland focuses on the connected passenger at CNN Traveller Café

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/01/15

UAE. Portland Design outlines its role in creating the CNN Traveller café project at Abu Dhabi International Airport, which aims to keep travellers connected.

SSP sales 'in line with expectations' despite impact of strong Pound Sterling

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/01/15

UK. A strengthening Pound Sterling has affected the food & beverage operator’s revenues for Q1 of the 2014/15 financial year.

Autogrill expands in Europe with Utrecht Centraal station contract win

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/14

NETHERLANDS. Autogrill Group has captured a ten-year concession to operate three new food & beverage outlets at Utrecht Centraal railway station.