Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Saturday 30 April 2016


Buoyant in Bangalore: commercial revenues show “phenomenal” growth

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 28/04/16

INDIA. As retail and food & beverage sales growth outstrip passenger increases, Bangalore International Airport Ltd outlines an ambitious commercial vision.

Global expansion for HMSHost’s Airport Restaurant Month promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 28/04/16

USA/EUROPE. Autogrill-operated restaurants in European airports will participate in the event for the first time, raising the total number to more than 90.

Athens Airport invites tenders for retail, food & beverage and services

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

GREECE. Athens Airport calls tenders for 21 commercial operations at Eleftherios Venizelos Airport through The Moodie Davitt Report.

HMSHost captures contract for three new restaurants at Toronto Pearson

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 26/04/16

CANADA. HMSHost will open Shanghai 360, Smoke’s Burritorie and Smashburger restaurants after winning an eight-year contract at Toronto Pearson International. .

Dallas Fort Worth Airport adds retail and F&B units in Terminal E

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 25/04/16

USA. The new concessions include women's accessories store Marshall-Rousso, electronics unit InMotion Entertainment and two local F&B concepts.

Lagardère Travel Retail opens two F&B outlets at Valencia Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 25/04/16

SPAIN. Quick service restaurant TRIB’S serves a range of fresh products and local favourites and is joined by So!Coffee, another Lagardère brand, at the airport.

Largest Starbucks airport store in EMEA opens at Amsterdam Schiphol

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 25/04/16

NETHERLANDS. Travel restaurateur HMSHost brings Starbucks Evenings menu and Starbucks Reserve coffees to the 470sq m store - called The Pavilion.

Milestone moment: Munich Airport opens €900 million satellite terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 22/04/16

GERMANY. Germany's first midfield terminal features 7,000sq m of retail and dining and raises capacity in Terminal 2 to 36 million passengers per year.

Changi Airport names winners of key retail and F&B concessions at T4

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 21/04/16

SINGAPORE. Desigual, Gassan, Coach, Furla, Charles & Keith, Michael Kors and TWG Tea Boutique capture spaces at Changi T4, which opens next year.

SSP America wins contracts for two restaurants at San Francisco Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 21/04/16

USA. Local Southern American-inspired restaurant and burger chain Wendy’s will open in the airport’s International Terminal by the end of January 2017.

Saipan Airport Master Concession RFP likely to be issued in late May

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 19/04/16

SAIPAN. DFS, which played a pioneering role in developing Saipan's tourism infrastructure, has held the concession since the airport opened in 1976.

SSP wins bakery and snack outlets contract at Frankfurt Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 18/04/16

GERMANY. Five-year contract is valued at US$58 million and includes a number of firsts for the Fraport-operated airport, including a Backwerk unit.

Three new F&B concessions open at Tampa Airport’s Airside C

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 13/04/16

USA. RumFish Grill, Time Zone/Shades and Starbucks are among the first wave of 65 new shops and restaurants coming to Tampa International Airport.

HMSHost appoints Sarah Naqvi as EVP and Chief Information Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 12/04/16

USA. The experienced technology professional will oversee all IT resource planning, budgeting and operational initiatives for North America.

HMSHost offers its customers a sweet way to support Earth Day

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 11/04/16

USA. Sales of dark chocolate bars at selected HMSHost airport and motorway locations across the USA will go towards an environmental cause throughout April.

Picture Gallery: OTG reveals Global Bazaar concepts at Newark Terminal C

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/04/16

USA. Leading travel restaurateur OTG has opened the first in a series of ‘dynamic’ Global Bazaar concepts at Newark Liberty Airport’s Terminal C.

‘Pub for the people’ set to open at Minneapolis–Saint Paul Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 11/04/16

USA. Republic will showcase local food and craft beer and offer pre-flight entertainment as a live music venue featuring a range of styles and genres.

‘FABulous' speaker line-up for Airport Food & Beverage conference

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 08/04/16

SWITZERLAND. A diverse line-up is in place for the Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Conference to be held in Geneva from 29 June to 1 July.

Dallas/Fort Worth Airport triumphs at 2016 ACI-North America Concessions Awards

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 06/04/16

NORTH AMERICA. We present a full list of the ACI-NA Airport Concessions Awards, a roll-call of excellence in airport retail, F&B and other commercial services.

Autogrill opens Bistrot concept in the motorway channel for the first time

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 05/04/16

ITALY. With a focus on craft techniques and the use of local Italian products, the outlet will be located in the Fiorenzuola d’Arda service area on Italy’s A1.

SSP wins US$127 million, seven-year F&B contract at Düsseldorf Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 05/04/16

GERMANY. Two concepts from UK chef Jamie Oliver and a range of offerings showcasing the cuisine and culture of the local area make up part of the brand mix.

Vienna Airport set to add 10,000sq m of retail and food & beverage space

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/04/16

AUSTRIA. Vienna Airport has revealed its plans for terminal development to 2023, including the addition of 10,000sq m of new shopping and restaurant space.

Mumbai International reveals new brands in latest wave of T2 openings

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 04/04/16

INDIA. Mumbai International Airport opens the latest retail and F&B units in Terminal 2 Domestic, and extends space with its new south-east pier.

Marlijn van Straaten–Klemann takes key marketing role at HMSHost International

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 01/04/16

INTERNATIONAL. Marlijn van Straaten–Klemann joins HMSHost International as Director Marketing & Communication, after five years at Schiphol Group.

SSP America brings local delicatessen to Portland International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/03/16

USA. Kenny & Zuke’s Delicatessen & Market will open this autumn as SSP America wins ten-year contract to develop and operate the 3,000 sq ft unit.

Changi Airport seeks F&B partner for Terminal 1 food court concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/03/16

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport Group is seeking a partner for an airside food court in Terminal 1, and is also offering two brand name restaurant contracts.

HMSHost adds a touch of California to dining at Chicago O’Hare

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/16

USA. HMSHost says the opening of the Summer House Santa Monica in Terminal 2 "raises the bar for airport dining in terms of quality, variety and authenticity".

‘Local flavour and culinary innovation’: Chicago O’Hare hosts chef challenge

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/16

NORTH AMERICA. HMSHost and the Chicago Department of Aviation partnered this week to host the final of Channel Your Inner Chef in front of travellers at T2.

Pret A Manger opens first UAE outlet at Dubai International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/03/16

UAE. In partnership with Emirates Leisure Retail, the Terminal 1 Concourse D outlet offers sandwiches, salads and wraps as well as local specialities.

Areas named Platinum Sponsor of FAB 2016 Conference & Awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/03/16

INTERNATIONAL. Travel services powerhouse Areas pledges its support for FAB 2016, as a Platinum Partner and Coffee Break sponsor.

Autogrill’s Le Chef concept opens doors to passengers at Geneva Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/03/16

SWITZERLAND. Le Chef, formerly the Altitude restaurant, includes a restaurant, bar and lounge area, terrace and six private rooms for hire.

HMSHost serves up two airport firsts at Alaska’s Fairbanks International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/03/16

USA. The northernmost airport location of a Starbucks has already opened and will be joined by proprietary concept The Local this spring, says restaurateur.

Paradies Lagardère offers mindful eating with F&B sustainability initiative

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/03/16

USA. Company’s proprietary restaurants are serving grass-fed beef, hormone- and antibiotic-free poultry, rGBH-free milk, trans fat-free products & cage-free eggs.

Qatar Duty Free brings celebrity culinary flair to Hamad Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/03/16

QATAR. Massimo Capra and Andrea Dipino have created special menus for Soprafino and RED restaurants as part of the Qatar International Food Festival.

Baltona Duty Free captures retail and F&B concessions at Katowice Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/03/16

POLAND. Baltona Duty Free will open a walk-through duty free store and two new dining concepts at Katowice Airport’s non-Schengen terminal.

HMSHost makes switch to cage-free eggs across US airport locations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/03/16

USA. Restaurateur will launch the environmental initiative at four US airports in June, and complete the transition across some 2,000 locations by 2025.

SSP opens Boston Grill and revamped O'Learys at Stockholm Central Station

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/03/16

SWEDEN. SSP opens American-themed restaurant concepts Boston Grill and an updated O’Learys sports bar at Stockholm Central Station.

Zürich Airport hurt by commercial impact of Swiss Franc surge

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/16

SWITZERLAND. Zürich Airport non-aviation revenue climbed marginally in 2015, hit hard by the surge in the value of the Swiss Franc against the Euro.

Autogrill revenues climb sharply and profitability rises across operations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/03/16

ITALY. Global travel food & beverage specialist Autogrill reports revenues of €4,369.2 million for 2015, up +11.2% on 2014, while Ebitda climbs +19%.

Icebox Café opens second concession at Dallas Fort Worth International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/03/16

USA. Located in Terminal B, the outlet is the company’s fourth ever airport opening and offers an all-day menu featuring a range of healthy eating options.

Lagardère Travel Retail boosts profitability, steps up transformation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/03/16

FRANCE. Travel retail is a rising star within the Lagardère group, as born out by 2015 results which show improved profits on a comparable basis.

Villa Restaurant Group opens quick service food hall at Orlando airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/03/16

USA. Located in the airport’s Airside 2 terminal, the 12,000sq ft venue features a mix of carefully selected brands and a ‘media wall’ promoting Orlando.

HMSHost wins US$110 million 11-venue contract at Louisville International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/03/16

USA. A mix of national brands and locally inspired restaurants will be offered, including two outlets celebrating Kentucky’s bourbon making heritage.

SSP awarded two F&B packages at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/03/16

NORTH AMERICA. SSP America, a division of SSP Group, has been awarded two food & beverage packages at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

SSP America brings beauty and the brews to San Francisco International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/03/16

USA. SSP America has opened Union Street Gastropub, a 3,000sq ft bar and dining concept designed specifically for San Francisco airport’s Terminal 3.

The world’s first airport gin distillery is now open at London Gatwick

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/03/16

UK. Located in The Nicholas Culpeper pub landside in the airport’s North Terminal, the distillery is capable of producing up to 12 litres of gin per daily batch.

Motibhai announces Burger King openings after securing franchise deal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/16

FIJI. Special needs children helped to launch the first domestic outlet in Martintar following an initial opening at Nadi International Airport in November.

SSP America opens five restaurants at Winnipeg Richardson International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/16

CANADA. The newly-opened brands aim to provide travellers with “a variety of choices and service styles”, according to the food & beverage operator.

Westfield launches new-look retail & dining programme at LAX

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/16

USA. Westfield's redevelopment at Los Angeles International Airport T1 offers Southwest Airlines customers an ambitious retail & dining collection.

HMSHost wins two ten-year US airport contracts worth US$180 million

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/03/16

USA. The Autogrill subsidiary will operate ten new points of sale at Baltimore / Washington and Piedmont Triad airports, featuring local, chef-driven restaurants.