Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Wednesday 23 April 2014


SSP captures seven-year contract at Athens International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/14

GREECE. Leading travel food specialist SSP has captured a seven-year contract to run nine outlets at Athens International Eleftherios Venizelos Airport.

Autogrill and HMSHost named as Platinum Sponsors of FAB 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. Autogrill and HMSHost have been named as Platinum Sponsors of the fourth annual Airport Food & Beverage Conference and Awards (9-11 June).

Plaza Premium Lounge launches FoodPlaza at Hong Kong International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/14

FoodPlaza, a casual dining concept housing four brands, offers travellers a range of culinary options, from Cantonese and Korean cuisine to juices and salads.

Areas opens latest Starbucks outlet amid Madrid-Barajas investment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/14

SPAIN. Starbucks has opened a new coffee shop at Madrid-Barajas Airport Terminal 4 in collaboration with leading retail and F&B services company Areas.

SSP makes board appointments; declines comment on flotation reports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/14

UK. The company has confirmed three board appointments but declines to comment on media speculation that it is preparing to launch an IPO

Montréal Trudeau opening marks next step in Vino Volo expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/14

Wine specialist Vino Volo has opened its first outlet at a dedicated international terminal, at Montréal Trudeau, as part of the airport's wider commercial expansion.

Newcastle Airport completes first stage in £14 million transformation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/04/14

UK. Newcastle Airport has completed the first phase in its £14 million airside departures upgrade, featuring new food & beverage and lounges.

World-famous Chef heads diverse speakers’ line-up for FAB Conference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

DENMARK. Claus Meyer, co-founder of Copenhagen’s famous Noma restaurant, heads a powerful speakers’ line-up for the fourth annual FAB Conference & Awards.

SSP captures Hurghada Airport food & beverage concession after auction

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/14

EGYPT. Leading travel restaurateur SSP has captured the main food & beverage concession at Hurghada Airport, which was tendered via an auction today.

1Above maintains sales growth with new kiosk at Auckland Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

1Above opened a newly relocated kiosk at Auckland Airport last week, and sales over the weekend are said to be "in line" with the previous location.

Concessions International opens first Fly Burger Bar at Atlanta Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

USA. Concessions International has opened the first Fly Burger Bar Boutique, a partnership with a local chef, at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport Concourse B.

Larnaka Airport partners launch ‘Trinity’ initiative to showcase Cyprus

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

CYPRUS. CTC-ARI, Cyprus Airports Food & Beverage and Hermes Airports are collaborating in a drive to showcase the island’s culture at Larnaka Airport.

HMSHost's Sarah Naqvi a finalist in Maryland technology awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/14

USA. Sarah Naqvi contends for 'Chief Information Officer/Chief Technology Officer of the Year' in the Tech Council of Maryland's 26th Annual Industry Awards.

Hong Kong International calls latest food & beverage tenders in T1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/14

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong is tendering a number of food & beverage spaces in Terminal 1 Arrivals and Departures at Hong Kong International.

The Macallan and El Celler de Can Roca join forces for Masters of Taste

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/14

SPAIN. The long-term cooperation will begin with six unique dinners at the restaurant, crowned the world’s best last year, to raise funds for charity.

Áreas extends Spanish footprint with three new stores at Madrid Barajas

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/04/14

SPAIN. Located in the T4 terminal and T4 satellite terminal, the two new Sibarium outlets and The Market convenience store represent an investment of over €500,000.

Bowmore launches travel retail exclusive whisky range

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/04/14

The distiller will debut three new single malt whiskies in travel retail outlets worldwide, with a series of tastings planned at select airports where Bowmore is sold.

Macau International Airport boosts dining offer with two new restaurants

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/04/14

MACAU. Opened in partnership with Future Bright Group, the two restaurants serve Chinese food and international cuisine at departure landside and airside.

New version of XO Royal Cognac aimed at gifting in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/04/14

Maison Prince Hubert de Polignac releases a 350ml format of its XO Royal Cognac in travel retail, aime at the gifting market.

Tampa International set for first commercial tenders in 40 years

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/04/14

USA. The airport's redeveloped concessions programme will comprise 13 concessions for food & beverage, retail, duty free and services.

OTG named as Gold Partner for Airport Food & Beverage event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/04/14

INTERNATIONAL.OTG Management has been named as a Gold Sponsor of this year's FAB Conference and Awards, to be held in Copenhagen on 9-11 June.

SSP appoints former WHSmith travel retail head to key role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/04/14

UK. Simon Smith, formerly WHSmith Travel Managing Director, will become CEO of SSP UK & Ireland in June as Mark Angela moves to a new role in the company.

HMSHost opens Miller Brewhouse at General Mitchell Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/03/14

USA. Opened in partnership with MillerCoors, the new restaurant reflects Milwaukee’s brewing heritage and offers locally-inspired food and drinks.

Detroit Airport strikes concession deals for 25 food & beverage units

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/14

USA. The Wayne County Airport Authority has approved eight new food & beverage concessions covering 25 units at Detroit Metropolitan Airport’s McNamara Terminal.

SSP extends board responsibilities for Everke and Inkster

Source: ©The Foodie Report - 24/03/14

UK. Cornelius Everke takes responsibility for the F&B company’s business in France, Belgium and Netherlands, while Nick Inkster will handle the Nordic region.

SSP named Platinum Sponsor of 2014 Airport Food & Beverage Conference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/03/14

INTERNATIONAL. Travel food & beverage specialist SSP has been named as a Platinum Sponsor of the fourth annual FAB Conference and Awards.

Leading chef Dani García talks passion and provenance in food & beverage

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/14

SPAIN. Dani García, one of the leading figures of the Spanish culinary scene, speaks to The Moodie Report about his influences and the airport F&B offer.

Airport Commercial Revenues Study 2014 survey launched

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/03/14

INTERNATIONAL. Airports which submit data to the ACRS 2014, the industry's respected annual benchmarking survey, will receive a free copy of the report.

Auckland Airport rewards retailers for successful 2013 performance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/03/14

NEW ZEALAND. The Retail Excellence Awards recognises stellar team players, performance and customer service at commercial businesses across the airport.

Autogrill sales slip in 2013 as Italian market and motorways suffer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/03/14

ITALY. Autogrill has posted a -0.3% decrease in revenue for 2013, with a contraction in its home market of Italy offsetting growth in North America.

HMSHost brings Be Free Village gluten-free snacks to Boise Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/03/14

USA. Start-up Be Free Village, winner of the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce’s 2012 b|launched programme, has expanded into Boise Airport with HMSHost.

Oman Airports releases RFP for duty free and F&B at Salalah Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/14

OMAN. Oman Airports Management Company has launched a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a master concession contract at the new Salalah Airport.

Atlanta Airport on track to complete three-year concession overhaul

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/03/14

USA. The airport has opened 122 out of 152 new concessions after launching its redevelopment in 2011, with the rest set to open by the end of the year.

MarketPlace Development plans third leasing phase at Washington airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/03/14

USA. The developer will hold a forum this month outlining forthcoming retail and food & beverage opportunities at Washington Reagan and Dulles airports.

SSP secures 10-year deal at Helsinki Vantaa and regional airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/03/14

FINLAND. The food & beverage operator anticipates sales of €300 million over the course of the contract at Helsinki, Turku, Oulu and Rovaniemi airports.

LS travel retail North America opens first F&B outlet at Denver Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/03/14

USA. LS travel retail North America has opened its first location at Denver International Airport, with local hot dog concept Steve’s Snappin’ Dogs.

Registration opens for FAB 2014; early booking discount available

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/03/14

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report is delighted to invite delegates to register for the leading travel food & beverage conference, in Copenhagen on 9-11 June.

HMSHost captures food & beverage contract at Abu Dhabi International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/03/14

UAE. Autogrill subsidiary HMSHost has captured a food & beverage contract at Abu Dhabi International, which is forecast to deliver €20 million in revenues to 2019.

1Above makes major breakthroughs in Australia and New Zealand

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/14

Healthy flying drink 1Above will go on sale in LS travel retail’s Newslink stores across Australia. Plus the brand lands important new business at Christchurch Airport.

Calling for FAB Awards nominations as interest builds in Copenhagen event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/14

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report is calling for nominations for the annual Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Awards with a submission deadline of 18 April.

Copenhagen Airports to host Airport Food & Beverage Conference 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/02/14

DENMARK/INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report's annual Food & Beverage (FAB) Conference & Awards will take place in Copenhagen on 9-11 June.

OTG to bring ‘sweeping retail and restaurant changes’ to Reagan Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/02/14

USA. OTG and joint venture partner BMG have been selected to manage the Terminal A concessions development at Washington's Reagan National Airport.

HMSHost brings LongHorn Steakhouse to Hartsfield-Jackson

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/14

USA. HMSHost has teamed up with Orlando-based company Darden Restaurants to bring Darden’s LongHorn Steakhouse to an airport for the first time.

Concessions International opens new bars with iPad ordering system

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/02/14

Samuel Adams Atlanta Brew House and Dos Equis Explorer’s Lounge has opened at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson's Concourse B with iPad-enabled ordering systems.

Duty free and food services divisions buoy LS travel retail growth in 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/02/14

FRANCE/INTERNATIONAL. LS travel retail’s sales growth in 2013, first reported last week, was fuelled by strong growth in duty free and food services.

East Midlands Airport opens new food court in time for half-term holiday rush

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/02/14

UK. The brand new food court opens in time for the busy half-term holidays this week, which is expected to see a +2.5% increase in passengers at the airport.

Los Angeles Airport and Westfield issue commercial RFPs for new T2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/02/14

USA. Los Angeles World Airports and Westfield Group have issued RFPs for Los Angeles International Airport’s new-look Terminal 2. UPDATED STORY.

Incheon Airport CEO promises ‘transparent and fair’ duty free tender

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/02/14

SOUTH KOREA. Incheon International Airport Corporation is preparing to unveil the world's biggest duty free tender in mid-2014.

OTG Management named among world’s most innovative companies

Source: ©The Foodie Report* - 11/02/14

USA. Business magazine Fast Company included OTG among the world’s 50 most innovative companies, saying it was “creating an oasis in the airport”.

Delaware North acquires majority stake in Patina Restaurant Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/14

USA. The North American food & beverage operator is set to acquire a majority stake in fine dining specialist Patina Restaurant Group, currently majority owned by Shidax Corporation.