Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Saturday 28 November 2015


SSP set for debut in Hong Kong rail market after key contract gain

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/11/15

HONG KONG. SSP Asia Pacific will enter the Chinese rail market next year after it won a deal at Hung Hom Station, which handles China-Hong Kong border traffic.

Nice Côte d'Azur Airport draws on local heritage for fresh dining offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/11/15

FRANCE. SSP has opened an airport location of local culinary institution Chez Pipo, which serves savoury cake socca and other regional dishes.

SSP Group reports full year profit and positive trends in travel channels

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/11/15

UK. Food & drinks retailer’s operating profit up +10.1% at actual exchange rates with revenues boosted by new contract openings and like-for-like sales growth.

CSR in travel retail: HMSHost unveils charitable foundation to fight poverty

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/15

INTERNATIONAL. The global restaurateur plans to fight poverty in the local community through food, shelter, education and occupation.

Detroit Airport issues RFPs for dining concessions at McNamara Terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/15

USA. Contracts run for ten years in each case with three one-year renewal options, covering five locations in total across concourses A and C.

‘Move, Nourish & Believe’: Lorna Jane Active Living Room opens in Sydney

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/15

AUSTRALIA. In a global airport first, Sydney Airport passengers can now enjoy a premium yoga session before boarding their flights.

Perth domestic terminal employs innovative hub concept to drive spend

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/11/15

AUSTRALIA. All retail is placed at or near the gates in the new T1 to maximise dwell times and lower passenger anxiety about gate location.

Abu Dhabi Duty Free commercial tenders decision imminent

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/11/15

UAE. Some of the most eagerly awaited duty free and related commercial tender decisions ever are in the final stages of evaluation.

HMSHost’s Gorgeous Kitchen first in list of world’s best airport restaurants

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/15

INTERNATIONAL. Heathrow outlet edges out restaurants in Boston, Tokyo, Paris and Vancouver airports to top list compiled by The Daily Meal.

Lagardère Travel Retail and SumoSalad strike travel retail partnership

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/15

AUSTRALASIA. The first SumoSalad Green Label under the partnership has opened at the redeveloped food court in Sydney Airport Terminal 2.

Over the Finnish line: €13.5 million Ivalo Airport renewal complete

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/15

FINLAND. A focus on Finnish food, fare and furniture marks the ambitious revamping of the old terminal, helping to support the region's vital tourism sector.

FAB is back: Celebrating the best in airport food & beverage in Geneva

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/15

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report & sister title The Foodie Report proudly announce the return of the acclaimed Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Conference & Awards.

Chef Michael Symon kicks off Paradies Lagardère’s Treat Our Troops campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/11/15

USA. As in past years, Paradies Lagardère is offering military personnel a free menu item and drink at its restaurants throughout the USA during Thanksgiving week.

HMSHost opens Café Chocolat outlet at Dubai International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/11/15

UAE. HMSHost has introduced a Café Chocolat outlet to Dubai International Airport's Terminal 3, the brand's first cafe outside Amsterdam.

Oslo Airport awards contracts to SSP and Autogrill's HMSHost International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/11/15

NORWAY. SSP will operate 29 points of sale while HMSHost enters Norway for the first time and sets up joint venture company with Umoe Restaurants.

Chef Bruno Loubet brings popular Grain Store restaurant to Gatwick

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/15

UK. Restaurant which highlights seasonality and sustainability will be located in the South Terminal and is the first offshoot of the King’s Cross location.

Strong airport channel performance drives Autogrill growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/15

ITALY. Autogrill posts +19.6% sales growth (+6.3% at constant rates) in the third quarter in its important airport sector business.

Melbourne Airport Terminal 4 welcomes Italian style café Brunetti

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/11/15

AUSTRALIA. Store will offer airport exclusive packs and adds to Melbourne’s strategy of providing an authentic local experience for travellers.

BTA scoops ‘National Champion’ accolade at European Business Awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/11/15

EUROPE. Turkish airport food & drinks specialist named ‘National Champion’ in the ‘Customer Focus’ category at the European Business Awards.

SSP to open first airport sector M&S Food to Go outlet in Newcastle

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/11/15

UK. Operator announced opening of a Caffè Ritazza at the same airport last week, and both outlets form part of a redevelopment of landside facilities.

Newcastle International welcomes SSP-operated coffee and hot food concept

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/10/15

UK. Caffè Ritazza will open later this year as part of a first phase redevelopment of the airport’s landside facilities and meets passenger needs, says SSP.

HMSHost continues CSR drive with school Learning Garden donation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/10/15

USA. Outdoor classroom seeks to educate students about the importance of nutritious food and healthy eating and is also open to the wider community.

ALD lounges in Phoenix and Atlanta boosted by HMSHost restaurant menus

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/10/15

USA. ‘The Club’ customers will be able to order dishes from popular local restaurants as part of the collaboration between the two companies.

Booster Juice named as a Silver winner in Canadian retail design awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/10/15

CANADA. Stores at Toronto Pearson win praise for dynamic and enticing appearance, as company prepares for opening of third outlet at the airport.

HMSHost and Chef Mike Isabella open Kapnos Taverna at Reagan National

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/10/15

USA. A taste of Greece comes to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport with the opening of Kapnos Taverna by HMSHost and celebrity chef Mike Isabella.

Travel Food Services captures technology award for Food@Gate app

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/10/15

INDIA. Travel Food Services has captured a retail technology award for its innovative Food@Gate app, which takes its dining offer to passengers at the gates.

SSP America appoints Raskin as VP Marketing and Brand Innovations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/15

USA. Raskin will lead SSP America’s efforts to market and brand local, regional and national concepts, while building a comprehensive promotions program.

Heathrow declares world class ambition for retail service

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/10/15

UK.Heathrow Airport unveils an in-depth review of its retail service, partnering with luxury lifestyle group Quintessentially. Martin Moodie reports.

Belo Horizonte Airport awards dining concessions and tenders advertising

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/10/15

BRAZIL. Aeroporto Internacional de Belo Horizonte (BH Airport) tenders its master advertising concession and awards key dining contracts to local Brazilian brands.

HMSHost unveils staff uniforms with a difference at Schiphol airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/10/15

THE NETHERLANDS. Shirts made from 80% recycled PET bottles are in use at GrabandFly outlets in Amsterdam, with an international roll-out now planned.

SSP brings Finnish flavours to Helsinki Airport with new outlet and menu

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/10/15

FINLAND. Collaboration with Finnish chef Matti Jämsen spices up SSP's offering, with a new outlet also showcasing the best of the country's ingredients and design.

HMSHost brings Italian family dining to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/10/15

USA. Carrabba’s Italian Grill at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Concourse C aims to offer travellers a real taste of Italy based on traditional recipes.

Booster Juice eyes expansion for its network of airport stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/10/15

CANADA. With more than 300 outlets in Canada, the smoothie and juice chain plans to increase its international presence, with airports key to growth.

Out now: The Airport Commercial Revenues Study 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/10/15

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report and The S-A-P Group unveil the tenth edition of The Airport Commercial Revenues Study, the acclaimed airport commercial revenues benchmarking study

Airmall USA adds Martini cocktail bar to F&B offer at Pittsburgh International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/09/15

USA. The 1,000sq ft Martini outlet offers craft and classic cocktails as well as a fast-food menu including local dishes, Pittsburgh Chips and The Burgh salad.

'Enhancing value & choice': Sydney issues T1 food & drinks RFP

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/09/15

AUSTRALIA.“The Pier C Departures RFP is an exciting opportunity to be part of enhancing the food & dining offering," says General Manager Retail Glyn Williams.

Airmall USA hits a sweet spot with new Cleveland candy offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/15

USA. Giant lollipops, candy bars, jelly bellies and Malley’s Chocolates are all on offer at the airport’s new Natalie’s Candy Jar confectionery store.

Paradies and Kent Rathbun capture dining concessions at Dallas/Fort Worth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/15

USA. Texas culinary brand Kent Rathbun and airport restaurateur Paradies will open three new dining concessions at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport in late 2016.

SSP wins £48 million contract to operate F&B units at Chinese airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/09/15

CHINA. Ten year deal will see SSP Asia Pacific open the six units at Shenyang Taoxian International in 2016, taking a "strategic foothold" in the region.

Two new ELRA outlets at Brisbane to feature Southern Queensland flavours

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/09/15

AUSTRALIA. The two premium F&B units will open at the airport's Domestic Terminal in December 2015, with ELRA to announce more outlets "shortly".

Emirates Leisure Retail lands key Tasmanian F&B contract

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/15

AUSTRALIA. Emirates Leisure Retail Australia has claimed the master food and drinks concession at Tasmania Launceston Airport, with four outlets to open in December.

1Above eyes expansion as it claims top Auckland Airport retailer award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/15

NEW ZEALAND. The healthy flight drinks company is named as the best speciality boutique retailer in the airport's International Terminal.

TravelPharm named Auckland Airport 2015 Retailer of the Year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/15

NEW ZEALAND. The family company specialising in health supplements and organic skincare products is rewarded for a remarkable sales performance.

Airmall USA adds ‘British pub’ to dining options at BWI Marshall

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/15

USA. The Firkin & Flyer offers a modern take on traditional UK pub fare. The menu includes fish ‘n’ chips and cottage pie with a décor reminiscent of the London Underground.

Manaus International opens four new food outlets and looks for more

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/09/15

BRAZIL. Bob’s, Coffee Square, Pizza Hut and Sorveteria Kibon have opened at Manaus International Airport, which is to tender eight more food & drinks locations.

Sydney Airport issues new RFP for T2 dining transformation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/09/15

AUSTRALIA. “The new RFP offers an exceptional opportunity for compelling fast and fresh food brands to be part of this food and dining transformation,” says Sydney Airport.

Áreas to manage four new dining locations at LAX Terminal 1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/15

USA. Travel restaurateur Áreas has won a ten-year contract to manage four new food & drinks outlets at Los Angeles International Airport Terminal 1.

SSP captures Brisbane Airport five-year food & drinks contract

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/15

AUSTRALIA. SSP has won a five year deal valued at around £23 million (A$50 million) to operate three outlets at Brisbane Airport’s Domestic Terminal.

Drinkmaster joins forces with Exclusive Brands in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/15

UK hot drinks and sealcup specialist Drinkmaster names Exclusive Brands as its travel retail partner to drive growth in the channel, focusing on onboard sales.

Eagle Boys Express revamps menu at Brisbane Airport’s Cavu diner

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/15

Eagle Boys Express has updated the menu at its Brisbane Airport Cavu outlet; it now includes options for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as snacks.