Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Saturday 25 October 2014

The Moodie Report China Newsroom

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.

Nuance-Watson (HK) first to launch Philips Lumea in Greater China

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/08/14

The Philips Lumea IPL Hair Removal System SC2004 and SC2006 is now available at the retailer's Sound & Vision Enriching Life stores at HKIA East Hall.

LS travel retail performance lifts Lagardère Services in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/08/14

FRANCE. LS travel retail sales climbed by +8.1% on a reported basis, and +4.3% like-for-like in the first half of 2014, parent group Lagardère has reported.

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.