Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Tuesday 29 July 2014

The Moodie Report China Newsroom

China Travel Retail and China Airport Commercial Summit set for November

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/14

CHINA. The third China Travel Retail Summit will take place on 12-13 November in Shanghai, alongside the China Airport Commercial Summit, says organiser Ink.

Plaza Premium Lounge opens first independent airport lounge in Macau

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/07/14

CHINA (MACAU). The new lounge at Macau International Airport offers a resting area, complimentary Wi-Fi, a range of food options and a meet-and-greet service.

Chinese supermodel Du Juan to star in T Galleria by DFS FW2014 campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. Inspired by the travel journal, the Fall/Winter 2014 campaign will feature a six-part video series starring international Chinese supermodel Du Juan.

China Duty Free Group set to open world’s largest duty free complex

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/14

CHINA. Get ready for duty free and travel retail shopping on a scale that you've never seen before as China Duty Free Group unveils its breathtaking Haitang Bay Shopping Complex.

China and Turkey routes buoy Heathrow passenger traffic in June

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/07/14

UK. London Heathrow Airport handled 6.6 million passengers in June, an increase of +1.1% on June 2013 and a new all-time record for the month.

Passenger traffic growth led by Middle East and Latin America-Caribbean

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. Passenger traffic at the world’s airports grew by +4.7% year-on-year in May, ahead of the global average for the last 12 months, said ACI.

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.

Asia Pacific visitor arrivals to maintain strong growth to 2018, says PATA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/07/14

ASIA PACIFIC. Visitor arrivals to Asia Pacific will climb by an average +6.5% per year from 2014 to 2018, according to the latest forecasts from PATA.

Beijing Capital Airport Commercial and Trading Co earns trademark accolade

Source: ©The Moodie Report China* - 07/07/14

CHINA. 'Elegance, Passion, Honesty and Excellence’. Those are the qualities epitomised by the Chinese airport retailer's award-winning trademark.

Haikou Meilan Airport to expand duty free in drive for RMB1 billion in sales

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/07/14

CHINA. Haikou Meilan Airport Duty Free Shop will expand its space by 1,000sq m this year as the company aims to hit RMB1 billion (US$161 million) in sales.

Ever Rich Duty Free named Platinum Partner for Trinity Forum 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/07/14

TAIWAN. Ever Rich Duty Free Shop has been named as a Platinum Partner for the Trinity Forum 2014, which takes place in Taipei on 17-19 September.

Meilan Airport buys 49% stake in Hainan airport retail business

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/07/14

CHINA. The airport will become the minority partner in the government-controlled duty free operator after a US$207 million deal with HNA Group.

Hong Kong International Airport boosts luxury line-up with ten new brands

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/14

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong has revealed ten new luxury brands that will open at Hong Kong International Airport Terminal 1 by the end of 2014, with a number of them already in place. The list includes Balenciaga, Blancpain, Bulgari, Christian Dior, Givenchy, Jaeger Le Coultre, Miu Miu, Moncler, Chanel and Tory Burch.

Changi Airport launches S$1 million campaign to win back Chinese tourists

Source: The Straits Times - 30/06/14

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport Group has teamed up with the Singapore Tourism Board and other major tourism players in a campaign to boost Chinese arrivals.

Nuance-Watson (HK) stores recognised in HKIA safety campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/06/14

HONG KONG. Five Nuance-Watson stores were recognised in Hong Kong International Airport’s 2014 Retail Shops and Catering Outlets Safety Campaign.

New licences and sales surge boost Hong Kong Airport results

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/06/14

HONG KONG. Retail and advertising revenue surged by +23.2% at Hong Kong International Airport in the latest financial year, hitting US$794 million.

Chanel opens new two-storey boutique at Hong Kong International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/14

HONG KONG. Chanel has opened its new 4,500sq ft, two-storey boutique at Hong Kong International Airport, which carries watches, jewellery and ready-to-wear.

DFS creates major exhibition in Macau to mark Jaquet Droz anniversary

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/06/14

MACAU. Luxury travel retailer DFS is hosting a major exhibition of Jaquet Droz timepieces at T Galleria Macau, to mark the brand's 275th anniversary.

Surging Chinese passenger traffic buoys Sydney Airport in May

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/06/14

AUSTRALIA. Double-digit growth in Mainland China passenger traffic was among the key contributors to a healthy traffic increase at Sydney Airport in May.

Rakhita Jayawardena: 30 years in inflight retail and still going strong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/06/14

INTERNATIONAL. We talk to inflight retail veteran Rakhita Jayawardena, named Personality of the Year at this week's Airline Retail Conference.

Strong traffic growth continues at Hong Kong International in May

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/06/14

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport passenger volumes reached 5.1 million in May, (+8.9%), with China and Taiwan traffic recording big increases.

Frankfurt Airport passenger traffic hits record high in May 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/06/14

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport handled 5.3 million passengers in May, a rise of +3.7% year-on-year and a new record for the month, reports parent group Fraport.

Brisbane Airport aims to boost China services with fresh strategy

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/06/14

AUSTRALIA. Brisbane Airport has launched a fresh ‘China Strategy’ in a push to increase its connections with China and to engage better with Chinese travellers.

Travel food specialist SSP posts surge in operating profit in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/06/14

INTERNATIONAL. SSP has posted a +16.6% surge in operating profit (+28.2% at constant exchange rates) for the six months to 31 March.

Dufry CEO hails Nuance acquisition as a global powerhouse is born

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/06/14

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry CEO Julián Díaz talks about the impact of the Nuance acquisition, the integration plan and the company's ambitions for category growth.

Duty free boon to Korean retailers as Chinese arrivals soar +58.8% in April

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/06/14

SOUTH KOREA. Chinese visitor numbers surged +58.8% in April to 531,947, a 42.5% share of the inbound travel market, according to Korea Tourism Organization.

LS travel retail ASPAC hails new klia2 opening and signals expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/06/14

ASIA PACIFIC. LS travel retail ASPAC has hailed the opening of its MY Lifestyle Gallery at klia2, and underlined its aim to expand in multiple trading channels.

LS travel retail forecasts +5-10% annual sales growth to 2016

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/05/14

INTERNATIONAL. LS travel retail is forecasting sales growth of +5-10% a year to 2016, and plans to lift EBITDA margin by one percentage point.

Nuance to acquire remaining 50% stake in Nuance-Watson joint ventures

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/05/14

ASIA PACIFIC. The Nuance Group has reached an agreement to acquire A.S. Watson’s stake in the Nuance-Watson joint ventures in Asia. UPDATED.

Leading Chinese baijiu brand Yanghe enters travel retail with DFS

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/05/14

Yanghe, one of China’s leading baijiu spirit brands, has made its debut in the travel retail channel with DFS Group at Hong Kong International Airport.

Dwell time, choice and value key to driving commercial, says DKMA survey

Source: DKMA - 22/05/14

INTERNATIONAL. The DKMA Airport Retail and F&B survey of 15 locations outlined four key areas that airports should address to grow their retail and F&B revenues.

Passenger traffic climbs sharply at Hong Kong International in April

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/05/14

HONG KONG. Passenger traffic at Hong Kong International Airport climbed by +9.5% year-on-year in April, with outbound travel among residents surging +30%.

Retailer and airport numbers climb +8.7% at Singapore show, says TFWA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/05/14

ASIA PACIFIC. The TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference attracted 982 travel retailers and airport landlords this week (+8.7% on 2013), TFWA says.

International visitor spending increases +5% and exceeds long term trend in 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/05/14

INTERNATIONAL. The latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer indicates total export earnings generated by international tourism in 2013 of US$1.4 trillion.

China Duty Free Group gears up for blockbuster Haitang Bay opening

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 12/05/14

CHINA. China Duty Free Group has confirmed ambitious objectives for its Haitang Bay International Shopping Complex, due to open in August.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Print Edition and Category Insight

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/05/14

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to the latest digital and iPad-compatible The Moodie Report Print Edition and Category Insight, available in full – editorial and advertising.

Nuance-Watson Asia captures retail concessions at Xiamen Airport T4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/05/14

CHINA. Nuance-Watson Asia has captured new concessions at Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport’s new Terminal 4, set to be completed later this year.

ARI overseas profits hit €29.4 million; Dublin and Cork stores flourish

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/14

IRELAND/INTERNATIONAL. ARI's offshore operations post €29.4 million profit in 2013, boosted by €11.3 million in exceptional items, mainly from the disposal of its share in Aerofirst.

Ever Rich opens Asia’s biggest duty free shop on the Kinmen Islands

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/14

TAIWAN. Ever Rich Duty Free Shop celebrates the soft opening of the first phase of an extraordinarily ambitious retail-to-leisure investment on the beautiful Kinmen Islands.

DFS hails sales surge of Sheng Xiao duty free exclusive since launch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/05/14

DFS has hailed the early success of channel exclusive cigarette Sheng Xiao, launched in partnership with JTI and aimed at the Chinese traveller.

Dufry posts solid turnover and EBITDA growth in first quarter of 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/05/14

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry’s turnover grew by +9.0% at constant exchange rates in Q1 2014, though there was a strong currency impact in key markets.

Macau Airport duty free concessions attract packed pre-bid meeting

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/04/14

CHINA (MACAU) Interest in the Macau International Airport duty free concession was ramped up today as 11 travel retailers attended a pre-bid meeting and site tour.

TFWA and APTRA announce details of second ‘China’s Century’ conference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/04/14

CHINA. The two-day conference, organised by TFWA in partnership with APTRA, will take place from 10 to 12 March 2015 in Shanghai’s Jing An Shangri-La.

Auckland Airport reveals duty free tender timeline as interest builds

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/14

NEW ZEALAND. Auckland International will release tender documents for its duty free concessions in July with a probable bid deadline of late September.

Strong Chinese growth helps drive Sydney Airport traffic in Q1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/04/14

AUSTRALIA. Surging growth in Chinese passengers helped Sydney Airport’s international traffic to climb by +4.9% year-on-year in the first quarter.

Reuters touts ‘US$1.6 billion’ Sunrise Duty Free as Beijing decision awaited

Source: Reuters, The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

CHINA. A Reuters article, published last week, gives a fascinating insight into the mid-2011 purchase of a controlling stake in privately held Sunrise Duty Free.

Chinese tourists lead spending on tax free shopping in Manchester

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

A strong appetite for designer brands and UK-made items are driving Chinese spending on tax free shopping in Manchester, according to Global Blue.

Frankfurt Airport Q1 traffic shows solid growth despite strike impact

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

GERMANY. Passenger traffic at Frankfurt Airport climbed by +2% year-on-year in Q1 2014 to 12.1 million – despite the impact of two one-day strikes in the period.

ACT assumes Vice Presidential role on Beijing Association for Quality

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/14

CHINA. Reflecting its role in raising industry standards, Beijing Capital International Airport Commercial & Trading Co assumes key role at the Beijing Association for Quality.

Asia Pacific visitor arrivals to maintain strong growth to 2018, says PATA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

ASIA PACIFIC. Visitor arrivals to the Asia Pacific region are projected to surge by +6.5% a year to 670 million in 2018, says the Pacific Asia Travel Association.