Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Tuesday 02 September 2014

THE FOODIE REPORT TOP STORY

Denver International Airport to launch commercial RFPs from November

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/08/14

USA. A series of 11 tenders will cover areas including speciality retail and food & beverage as well as a common-use passenger lounge.

Pop-up restaurant gets passengers talking at Copenhagen Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/08/14

DENMARK. An innovative restaurant from F&B operator SSP and social dining pioneers I’m A Kombo aims to encourage dialogue between travellers.

Old Chang Kee makes Changi Airport debut with Curry Times

Source: ©The Foodie Report - 20/08/14

SINGAPORE. Established catering brand Old Chang Kee makes its Changi debut with the all-day casual dining restaurant at Terminal 3.

Westfield begins construction on new amenities at Newark Liberty Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/14

USA. The US$3.5 million project will transform the old food courts at Newark Liberty International Airport’s Terminals A and B into the new ‘Liberty Terrace’.

Airmall USA opens first Kraze Burgers airport location at BWI Marshall

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/14

USA. Maryland-based Kraze Burgers offers classic burgers and specialty creations made from grass-fed, hormone-free beef and locally sourced ingredients.

Flemingo opens largest Starter concept at Abu Dhabi T3 SkyPlaza

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/14

UAE. Flemingo International has opened the largest store yet devoted to its Starter convenience concept, at Abu Dhabi International Airport Terminal 3 SkyPlaza.

Sydney Airport hosts campaign as 'Australia’s busiest coffee hub'

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/08/14

AUSTRALIA. This month Sydney Airport is running the Joy of Coffee campaign, marking its claim to be Australia’s biggest location for coffee sales.

Finavia invites locals to start a pop-up restaurant at Helsinki Airport

Source: ©The Foodie Report* - 08/08/14

FINLAND. In celebration of Restaurant Day on 17 August, Finavia is giving locals the chance to start their own pop-up restaurant at Helsinki Airport.

Strong Pound Sterling impact hits SSP Group sales in latest quarter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/08/14

UK. SSP Group sales dipped by -1.4% year-on-year in the period from 1 April to 30 June, with currency changes the big factor, the company noted in a trading update.

Paradies wins contract for Denver International Airport Concourse C

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/08/14

USA. Paradies will introduce new concepts such as Say Si Bon, Modmarket, eSavvy, and Tapas Sky Bar to the airport's new 39,000sq ft extension of Concourse C.

Aéroports de Paris seeks partner to operate food & beverage at Paris CDG

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/08/14

FRANCE. In major food & beverage news, Aéroports de Paris is seeking a joint-venture partner to operate F&B activities at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Hudsons Coffee opens at redeveloped Brisbane Airport International Terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/08/14

AUSTRALIA. Hudsons Coffee is the latest outlet to open as Brisbane Airport’s A$45 million International Terminal redevelopment continues.

Areas opens four new F&B outlets at Porto after striking new deal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/14

PORTUGAL. Leading food & beverage company Areas has opened four new outlets at Porto Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport after striking a fresh six-year deal.

Autogrill reveals solid first half as major markets improve

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/14

ITALY. The food & beverage operator drives post-tax profit up, while revenues suffer from unfavourable comparisons with the previous period.

Network Rail reveals brand line-up for Birmingham New Street project

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/14

UK. Network Rail has revealed details of a major project to redevelop Birmingham New Street station, including new brands that will feature at the location.

HMSHost expands Norton Sound Seafood House at Anchorage Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/14

USA. The seafood restaurant at Concourse C has been expanded to offer the same menu and full-service dining to pre- and post-security travellers.

SSP Norway chef wins prestigious global prize for second time

Source: ©The Foodie Report - 28/07/14

NORWAY. Oslo Airport Executive Chef Christer Rødset was part of a duo winning the Global Chef Challenge in Norway earlier this month.

OTG completes food & beverage programme at New York JFK T2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/07/14

USA. The travel restaurateur has completed the project at the Delta Airlines terminal with a deployment of 160 iPads at three of its seven restaurants.

Matthew Fort named as St Pancras International Food Curator

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/14

UK. St Pancras International has appointed BBC2 Great British Menu judge and food writer Matthew Fort as its first ever Food Curator.

SSP appoints Les Cappetta as Chairman for North America region

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

USA. SSP has named Les Cappetta, currently CEO, as Chairman of SSP North America. Michael Svagdis will be joining the company as the new CEO for the region.

Áreas unveils new food & beverage offer at Madrid Barajas Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

SPAIN. The company has opened three quarters of its units at the airport after winning the €1.48 billion mega-tender at Madrid last year.

Changi Airport spotlights the best of Singapore’s hawker food at Terminal 3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/14

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport has opened the new Singapore Food Street, featuring a specially-curated selection of popular hawker stalls from across Singapore.

Auckland Airport adds two new outlets to international terminal line-up

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/07/14

NEW ZEALAND. Comvita is targeting the Chinese traveller with its range of natural products including Manuka honey, while JuicyDetails offers fresh food and drinks.

Áreas launches new customer loyalty platform Travelers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/07/14

SPAIN. Members of Travelers – hailed as Áreas’ first travel community – get a -10% discount at over 500 outlets across Spain, plus other benefits and privileges.

Brisbane Airport hails opening of new A$12 million BNE Service Centre

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/14

AUSTRALIA. Brisbane Airport's new BNE Service Centre includes a 24-hour Shell Coles Express, a 24-hour McDonald’s restaurant, and a dine-in food court.

HMSHost imagines the future of airport dining with new innovation lab

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/14

HMSHost's new imagineIT ‘airport terminal’ innovation lab enables the company to explore the latest technological possibilities for its restaurants and travel offerings.

MarketPlace Development to overhaul LaGuardia Terminal B concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/14

USA. The developer will complete a major commercial expansion this year, with new speciality retail and F&B tenants as well as a refit for Duty Free Americas.

Tom Fricke steps down as HMSHost CEO; Steve Johnson named successor

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/07/14

ITALY. Steve Johnson has been appointed HMSHost’s new President and CEO, replacing Tom Fricke as his contract at the company comes to completion.

SSP Group shares priced at 210 pence in initial public offering

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/07/14

UK. SSP Group set its initial public offering share price at 210 pence on Thursday morning, valuing the company at around £997 million as share trading began.

Travel restaurateur OTG names Howard Glaser as Executive Vice President

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/07/14

USA. Leading travel restaurateur OTG has named Howard Glaser, former aide to New York's Governor, Andrew Cuomo, as Executive Vice President.

SSP opens four new restaurants at New York JFK Airport Terminal 4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/07/14

USA. JFKIAT and SSP America have opened four new or refurbished restaurants at New York JFK T4 as part of an expanded concessions programme.

Helsinki Airport to open 70 stores amid big commercial redevelopment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/07/14

FINLAND. Finavia is to open 70 new or refurbished stores and restaurants as part of its ambitious commercial development at Helsinki Airport in the coming year.

SSP reveals details of new-look F&B offer at Stansted Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/07/14

UK. SSP’s new contract at London Stansted Airport will deliver revenues of £135 million over the seven-year term, the company has said.

Saji Bumi (Cambodia) commits to food safety with HACCP certification

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/14

CAMBODIA. Saji Bumi has become the first restaurant operating company in Cambodia to be HACCP-certified by TÜV SÜD ASEAN.

Stansted Airport unveils new F&B line-up as it prepares for retail tenders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/14

UK. Stansted Airport has revealed several exclusive concepts and airport firsts among its new F&B offer following a hotly contested tender.

Giraffe debuts new brand extension at Dubai International Terminal 3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/06/14

UAE. Emirates Leisure Retail has opened Giraffe Stop at Dubai International T3 Concourse B, designed to complement the existing Giraffe restaurant at Concourse A.

SSP captures ten year contract at Sacramento International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/06/14

USA. SSP has been awarded a ten-year contract at Sacramento International Airport’s Terminal A, said to be worth US$80 million in sales over the term.

HMSHost brings first Starbucks to Philadelphia International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/14

USA. HMSHost has teamed up with MarketPlace Philadelphia to open the first Starbucks at Philadelphia International, located at the airport’s B/C connector.

LS travel retail set to open Marks & Spencer Food store at Paris station

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/14

FRANCE. Marks & Spencer and LS travel retail France will open the first Marks & Spencer Food store in Paris at La Défense RER station on 25 June.

The Coffee Club opens new shipping container cafés at Brisbane Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/14

AUSTRALIA. The Coffee Club has opened the country's first franchised recycled shipping container cafés at Brisbane Airport's Domestic Terminal forecourt.

Qatar Duty Free unveils spectacular F&B programme at Hamad Airport

Source: ©The Foodie Report - 23/06/14

QATAR. The retailer has made its food & beverage debut in impressive style, opening more than 30 outlets across 15,000sq m at the new airport.

Paradies captures key F&B contract at Washington National Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/06/14

USA. Airport concessionaire Paradies has captured the contract to operate food & beverage at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport piers B/C and Pier C.

SSP announces intention to go public

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/06/14

INTERNATIONAL. SSP Group, the world’s second-biggest international operator of travel-related branded food & beverage outlets, is to go public on the London Stock Exchange.

Frae Frozen Yogurt returns to Heathrow with summer pop-up store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/06/14

UK. Following a successful pop-up promotion last summer with TRG Concessions, Frae Frozen Yogurt is back by popular demand at Heathrow T5.

Founder of world’s best restaurant throws down the gauntlet at FAB 2014

Source: ©The Foodie Report - 13/06/14

DENMARK. Claus Meyer, co-founder of renowned restaurant Noma, challenged F&B concessionaires to create healthier concepts at FAB 2014.

FAB 2014 speakers deliver powerful call for progress in travel F&B

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/06/14

DENMARK. The global travel F&B industry convened in Copenhagen this week to debate the way forward for a critical component of the travel experience.

GrizForm designs new Legal Sea Foods location at Reagan National

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/06/14

USA. The architecture firm’s first airport project - a 5,560sq ft bi-level space for the seafood restaurant chain - was inspired by the golden age of business travel.

FAB 2014 winners revealed as F&B industry gathers in Copenhagen

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/06/14

INTERNATIONAL. The annual awards were presented at the Airport Food and Beverage (FAB) Conference & Awards in Copenhagen this week.

HMSHost develops new pizza restaurant as part of brand portfolio

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/06/14

The new PZA brand was developed with the on-the-go traveller in mind, offering pizzas by the slice, meatballs and salads at selected locations in coming months.

Incheon to extend F&B contracts as duty free industry awaits tender

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/06/14

SOUTH KOREA. Incheon Airport will offer two-month extensions on its F&B concessions but the timing of the big duty free tender is still to be finalised.