Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Sunday 21 December 2014

The Moodie Report China Newsroom

JCDecaux launches Christmas tree campaign at Macau Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/12/14

MACAU. Advertisers can engage passengers through digital and social media campaigns at three Christmas trees and other media across the airport.

International passenger traffic surges ahead in October, reports ACI

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/12/14

INTERNATIONAL. Passenger traffic at the world’s airports climbed by +6% year-on-year in October, with international traffic surging by +6.3%, ACI reports.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: A celestial showcase at DFS’s Masters of Time

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/12/14

INTERNATIONAL. This week Martin Moodie reports from DFS Group’s Masters of Time exhibition in Macau, where he meets a living legend of the watch industry.

Tuniu and DFS enhance shopping experience for Chinese travellers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/12/14

CHINA. Leading Chinese online leisure travel company Tuniu Corporation and DFS Group have joined forces to promote international travel and shopping.

Upbeat IATA forecasts surge in airline passenger traffic in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/12/14

INTERNATIONAL. The International Air Transport Association says passenger traffic will rise +7% in 2015, aided by lower fuel prices and a better global economy.

Picture Gallery: DFS Masters of Time

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/12/14

MACAU. The Moodie Report presents a photo gallery of DFS Group's Masters of Time, the world’s largest retail exhibition of fine watches, supported for the first time by a high-end jewellery selection.

China Duty Free Group prepares grand opening of Angkor store in Cambodia

Source: ©The Moodie Report China* - 04/12/14

CAMBODIA. China Duty Free Group to open its first operation outside greater China on 30 December, a luxurious 4,500sq m downtown duty free department store in Angkor.

Cyril Camus saluted for contribution to China-France relations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/12/14

Cyril Camus, CEO of Camus Cognac, is among 50 distinguished people who have been honoured for their contribution to China-France relations.

Retail and advertising revenues buoy Airport Authority Hong Kong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/11/14

HONG KONG. Strong growth in commercial concessions revenue buoyed Airport Authority Hong Kong’s performance in the six months to 30 September.

Asia Pacific passenger traffic maintains solid growth rate in September

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/14

ASIA PACIFIC. Passenger traffic at Asia Pacific’s airports climbed by +5.1% year-on-year in September, ACI Asia-Pacific reports, with Middle East airports up +9.3%.

Autogrill Group posts marginal decline in nine-month revenue and EBITDA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. Autogrill Group consolidated revenues for the first nine months of 2014 hit €2,868.6 million, down by -0.9% year-on-year.

Capi Global opens store with Haikou Meilan Airport Duty Free Co

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 12/11/14

CHINA. Capi Global continues the expansion of its franchise concept Capi – The Travellers Electronics Company by partnering with Hainan Island retailer.

Nuance to lead luxury shoppers into Temptation at new Macau mall

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/11/14

MACAU. The 20,000sq ft outlet will bolster Nuance’s strong presence on Macau’s downtown market when the Shoppes at Parisian mall opens next year.

King Power Group (HK) and Sky Connection/Shilla JV poised to begin Macau Airport concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/11/14

MACAU. King Power Group (HK) and a JV between The Shilla Duty Free and Sky Connection are set to begin their duty free concessions at Macau International.

Airport Authority invites bids for ‘Hong Kong Concept’ retail zone

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/11/14

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong has issued tenders for new concessions in a ‘Hong Kong Concept’ retail zone, located in the airport’s East Hall.

Dufry maintains revenue and EBITDA growth momentum in first nine months

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry Group’s turnover climbed by +9% year-on-year in the first nine months of 2014 (+12.4% at constant exchange rates) to CHF2,930.9 million (US$3 billion). The increase came through a combination of organic growth and the consolidation of Nuance since September. CEO Julián Díaz said: “2014 has been a year of many challenges and great achievements. Having executed well in many of the projects, we now focus our efforts on the integration and generation of synergies in the Nuance acquisition.”

Air China and China Sales Group mark 20 years of inflight partnership

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/10/14

CHINA/FRANCE. Air China and China Sales Group marked the 20th anniversary of their partnership by hosting business partners at a superb event in Paris.

Louis Dambrine to head LS travel retail ASPAC's Hong Kong operation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/10/14

HONG KONG. LS travel retail ASPAC has named Louis Dambrine as its new General Manager for Hong Kong, with the move effective from next January.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Kai Tak's retail rebirth; Lotte looms large in Seoul

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. This week we examine two very different but equally exciting retail propositions - and settings. Martin Moodie visits make a nostalgic return to Hong Kong's old airport Kai Tak where he discovers a very different type of transport, and retail, facility. And in Seoul, Melody Ng examines Lotte Duty Free's towering achievements at the vast Lotte World Mall.

‘China’s Century’ conference set to take place in Shanghai in March 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/10/14

CHINA. The ‘China’s Century’ conference, organised by TFWA and APTRA, will be held 10-12 March 2015 in the Jing An Shangri-La Hotel in Shanghai, China.

Airport Authority Hong Kong tenders Chinese-themed food stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong has called a tender for three concessions in the East Hall offering Chinese food & delicatessen items.

Hong Kong International posts solid growth in September passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/10/14

HONG KONG. Passenger traffic at Hong Kong Airport climbed by +4.8% year-on-year in September, with strong increases from North Asia and North America.

Sunrise Duty Free unveils new Virtual Mall at 15th birthday gala

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/10/14

CHINA. Sunrise Duty Free has unveiled one of travel retail’s most innovative and ambitious e-commerce initiatives during its magnificent 15th anniversary celebrations.

Speaker line-up for third China Travel Retail Summit announced

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/10/14

CHINA. Key speakers include Dubai Duty Free President George Horan and Incheon International Airport Corporation Director of Concession 1 Team Sang Joon Ahn.

International airline passenger traffic maintains solid growth in August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. Passenger traffic on the world’s airlines climbed by +5.9% year-on-year in August, the International Air Transport Association has reported.

King Power Group (HK) and Sky Connection/Shilla jv set for November start in Macau

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/10/14

CHINA (MACAU). The two-operator model is set to begin operation at Macau International Airport next month.

Belardini, Boyer, Crotti, Piovesana in, Rendek out as Dufry seeks to avoid disruption in Nuance integration

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. In a move to minimise business disruption, Dufry Group has announced a stage one organisational structure following last month's completed acquistion of rival The Nuance Group.

Global Blue anticipates tax free sales surge as Chinese Golden Week begins

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

UK. Tax refund company Global Blue recorded a +35% year-on-year increase in tax free spend from Chinese travellers in the UK during the holiday in 2013.

Xi’an Xianyang International Airport hosts National Music & Culture Week

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

CHINA. The event coinciding with the Golden Week holiday period comprises daily cultural performances and promotions from airport tenants.

Paris airport stores receive China outbound tourism quality certification

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/09/14

FRANCE. Société de Distribution Aéroportuaire is the first European operator to receive the China Outbound Tourism Quality Service Supplier certification.

Furla strengthens Asian presence with new shop-in-shop at Chengdu Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/09/14

Furla has partnered Dufry to open a new 27sq m shop-in-shop at Chengdu Airport's Domestic Terminal 2, showcasing the brand's Autumn/Winter 2014 collection.

The Trinity Forum closes with call for further commercial cooperation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/09/14

TAIWAN. The Trinity Forum 2014 concluded last Friday in Taipei after a strong second day, with Hong Kong announced as next year's venue.

Brisbane Airport Corporation and Shanghai Airports Authority sign MOU

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

AUSTRALIA/CHINA. The MOU reflects both parties' commitment to strengthening key relationships and boosting aviation links between Australia and China.

Hong Kong International Airport posts record August for passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

HONG KONG. Fuelled by strong demand during the summer season, Hong Kong International Airport posted +3.3% growth in passenger traffic in August.

Heinemann & Nuance breakthrough for Primalac Goldmilk baby milk powder

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/09/14

Primalac Goldmilk baby powder, a new product targeted at the Chinese traveller, secures its first listings with Gebr Heinemann and The Nuance Group.

ARI ceases operations at Kunming International Airport in China

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

CHINA. Aer Rianta International (ARI) has ceased operations at Kunming International Airport, where it opened 11 duty paid stores in June 2012.

China Duty Free ‘proud and confident’ after landmark Haitang Bay opening

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 03/09/14

CHINA. China Duty Free Group (CDF) Chairman Peng Hui says the company is highly optimistic about prospects for its spectacular new CDF Mall.

CDF redefines travel retail with extraordinary Haitang Bay opening

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 01/09/14

CHINA. China Duty Free has marked the opening of CDF Mall, the centrepiece of the extraordinary CITS Haitang Bay Duty Free Shopping Complex. UPDATED.

Beijing Airport international passenger traffic set to slow in 2H

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/08/14

CHINA. International passenger traffic growth at Beijing Capital International is expected to slow in the second half of 2014, according to Air4Casts.

Meilan Airport sales surge as Hainan Airlines launches pre-order service

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/08/14

CHINA. Meilan Airport Offshore Duty Free Shop sales grew +58.6% in the first half of the year, while a new pre-order partnership is set to boost business in the second half.

7 days and counting: CDFG set to open the world’s largest duty free complex

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 25/08/14

CHINA. Excitement is mounting as China Duty Free Group puts the final touches to its much-anticipated Haitang Bay Shopping Complex before the trial opening next Monday (1 September). The extraordinary facility boasts the world’s largest duty free shopping centre, supported by a strong duty paid, food & beverage and entertainment offer.

International traffic recovery boosts Beijing Airport retail revenues

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/08/14

CHINA. Beijing Capital International Airport posts a +3.0% revenue rise from retail concessions as international passenger traffic growth accelerates by +5.4%.

Chinese passenger traffic surges at Auckland Airport in July

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

NEW ZEALAND. Chinese passenger arrivals at Auckland Airport surged by +20.9% in July; the figures will be tracked by bidders for the duty free concession.

Nuance changes name of Hong Kong division after Watson exit

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/14

HONG KONG. Following Nuance’s acquisition of AS Watson's share in its Asia joint ventures, the regional division has been renamed The Nuance Group (HK).

North Asia and North America routes drive Hong Kong Airport traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/08/14

HONG KONG. Passenger growth to and from North Asia and North America helped lift Hong Kong International Airport traffic to 5.6 million in July.

International passenger growth drives airport traffic worldwide in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. International passenger traffic at world airports climbed by +5% year-on-year in June and by +5.7% in the first six months of 2014, says ACI.

Beijing Capital Airport Commercial & Trading honoured for service quality

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/08/14

CHINA. Beijing Capital Airport Commercial & Trading Co Ltd is one of 633 companies to be named among the list of China Quality Integrity Enterprises for 2014.

China Duty Free Group announces Cambodia downtown duty free stores

Source: The Moodie Report; ECNS.cn - 12/08/14

CAMBODIA. China Duty Free Group has confirmed that it plans to open a 4,500sq m downtown duty free store in Siem Reap, followed by another in Phnom Penh City.

Hong Kong International calls tender for consumer technology concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/08/14

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong has invited bids for a key consumer technology concession at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA).

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.